Editorials

Curing Alzheimer’s in America

July 14, 2018
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Imagine waking up one morning and not knowing whether you’re in your own home, let alone your hometown. The faces around you are unfamiliar, and you don’t know who to ask for help — or what to say. This is a daily reality for more than 5.7 million Americans. These people suffer from Alzheimer’s...

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Letter to the Editor

July 14, 2018
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Roca responds to comments made at DA Candidates FORUM Dear Editor: District Attorneys have an incredible impact on the young people in our community, especially on the young people who are involved in the criminal justice system. For that reason, Roca is thrilled that the race to Suffolk County District Attorney is attracting our...

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Make the Most of Summer

July 14, 2018
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My father who lived an extraordinary life, used to say, “When you look back on your life, you realize that all you really have is a lot of memories.” What brings these words to mind is the realization that the long, hot summer is upon us. With school out and the excitement of the...

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Real Justice Requires a Fundamentally Different Approach: Prosecuting the Rich When They Steal from Workers

July 7, 2018
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Prosecutors are so conditioned to win at all costs that they have lost their nerve to test the waters in the name of justice. Currently, when corporate executives steal we use civil statutes to punish with fines. These fines help but often employers treat them as a price of doing business, and go right...

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School’s Out — Drive Carefully

July 7, 2018
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With the school year having just ended (thanks to all those snow days that lengthened the school year), motorists need to adjust their driving habits to take into account that children will be in our streets all day long and into the evening. Although operating a motor vehicle during the school year presents its...

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Here Is What I Saw in the Detention Centers

June 29, 2018
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On Sunday, June 24, I flew to McAllen, Texas to find out what’s really happening to immigrant families ripped apart by the Trump administration. The crisis at our border isn’t over. I went straight from the airport to the McAllen Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing center that is the epicenter of Donald Trump’s...

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Promises to Make to Yourself

June 29, 2018
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You make promises to others but what promises do you make to yourself?  Making appropriate commitments to yourself is essential for guiding your life in the direction you desire.  If you don’t take care of yourself, no one else will. Start with a belief in yourself along with recognizing that you have inside you...

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Massachusetts Falling Behind Rest of the Nation in Health Care Access, Efficiency

June 22, 2018
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While Massachusetts has led the nation with health care reform, residents of the Commonwealth continue to lack basic access to primary and specialty care across the state. Poor patient access to care, an uncontrolled opioid epidemic and rising healthcare costs together present a perfect storm.  Many states however, have been proactive about removing practice...

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Is This Really America?

June 22, 2018
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The national disgrace that is occurring at our southern border is something that we never could have imagined happening in the United States of America. The images of children separated from their parents and locked behind chain link fences evokes the worst horrors of the 20th century —  the concentration camps and gulags to...

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New NFL Rules Won’t Silence Fight for Justice

June 16, 2018
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If the NFL thinks it can silence players who speak their conscience with a new anthem-protest policy, it should take a look back at history. Americans just observed Memorial Day to commemorate those who have fought and died for our basic rights, including our First Amendment right to free speech and peaceful protest. We...

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