Editorials

Remember Pearl Harbor

December 9, 2016
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On December 7, 1941 Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on sneak attack early on Sunday morning causing destruction and loss of life, nearly 3,000 casualties. We are mourning on this day of December 7, the 75 year anniversary of Pearl Harbor. We had a lot of veterans visiting Pearl Harbor for memorial every year, especially...

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Trump and the Vote

December 9, 2016
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We love how many of the national commentators and pundits always point out that while Donald Trump won the presidency, he didn’t get the popular vote. Well, it’s clear Donald Trump’s strategy was to reach the 270 electoral votes he needed to become the President of the United States. And that’s what he did,...

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The Secret Weapon to Ending America’s Health Crisis:Schools

December 2, 2016
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By Kenneth Thorpe America has a big, fat problem. A whopping 13 million American children are obese  — and millions more are about to join their ranks. By 2025, according to a report in Pediatric Obesity, the nation will house 17 million obese kids.  This is alarming. Obesity can lead to a slew of...

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Let’s Stay Cool and Calm On Legal Marijuana

December 2, 2016
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If recent news reports are to be believed, some in our state are hyperventilating about the imminent legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts which was approved by voters in the recent election. Their opposition primarily is two-fold: First, that more under-age youth (under 21) will begin to use marijuana, and second, that there will be...

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Remember Those in Need

November 24, 2016
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016
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Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. Thanksgiving has no religious connotations, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It asks nothing more from each of us than just showing up (other than for the person who is doing all the cooking) and enjoying the company of our family and friends and then having a...

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Why Were the Presidential Polls Wrong?

November 18, 2016
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By Dr. Gary Welton The election-night coverage of the 2016 vote began with images of the Clinton campaign team gathering in the Javits Center—under the symbolic glass ceiling. Hillary Clinton supporters were enthusiastic, upbeat, and expectant. The polls gave them every reason to expect that America was electing her as the country’s first female...

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A Great Idea That Has Been Delayed No More

November 18, 2016
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More than five years ago, the leaders of Chelsea, Winthrop and Revere had the idea to establish a Health Collaborative that would serve the three communities and address issues ranging from wellness programs that include flu prevention, smoking prevention, and childhood obesity to the more serious issue of opioid abuse. However, the idea languished...

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One Man’s Grit, Resilience and Perseverance Brought the FBI to Chelsea

November 11, 2016
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By Patricia Simboli If you want to teach the lessons of grit and resilience, perseverance and testing the limits of one’s physical and mental limits, then look no further than Anthony C. Simboli. Seventy-five years ago, nearly 80, he started selling newspapers outside St Mary’s Church in the North End. Riding his bicycle piled...

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Let’s Remember — And Thank — Our Veterans

November 11, 2016
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This Friday, November 11, marks the annual observance of Veterans Day. The holiday originated as Armistice Day in 1919 to mark the first anniversary of the end of World War I, which formally was concluded on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918. The first world war was...

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