Editorials

Happy Hanukkah

December 15, 2017
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We want to wish our many friends in the Jewish community a Happy Hanukkah. The celebration began Tuesday night and continues for eight days. On each night of Hanukkah, a special blessing is said during the lighting of the candles on the menorah. Other traditions associated with the “Jewish Festival of Lights” include the...

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Doing Their Part

December 15, 2017
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The East Boston Savings Bank held its annual holiday auction and raised more than $75,000 to help local organizations carry out their missions. Needless to say, the social problems that many non-profits are trying to combat are just constantly increasing, as many of the programs that once provided a safety net for so many...

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America as We Know It Is Over

December 11, 2017
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It is difficult to understate the impact upon the future of our country of the Republican tax bill proposals that have been passed by the House and Senate and await a reconciliation between the two versions for a final vote by both. The most complex piece of tax legislation to be enacted in more...

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AMAC: Aging is a Disease and Science is Determined to Find a ‘Cure’ for It

December 1, 2017
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Is old age a disease?  Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens , says a significant amount of scientific research indicates that aging is, indeed, a disease.  “More important there are many who believe it is a disease with a cure.” Weber cites the work of Dr. Aubrey de Grey, a...

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Energy Lessons from Recent Hurricanes

December 1, 2017
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By Merrill Matthews Hurricanes Harvey and Irma killed dozens of Americans and caused tens of billions of dollars in property damage. But there’s one silver lining. The storms taught us three invaluable lessons about the U.S. energy market. We need more refineries scattered around the country. Harvey decimated the Gulf Coast, which accounts for...

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GOP: Tax the Middle-Class and Give Cuts for the Richest

December 1, 2017
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Although there still are many variations of the Republican tax plans in the House and Senate that eventually will need to be worked out, they all share a common theme: Raise taxes for the middle class and cut taxes for the very wealthiest. If ever there was a tax plan that could be devised...

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Letters to the Editor

November 25, 2017
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Valuable members To the Editor: As a recent candidate for city councilor, District 2, I am well aware of the many requirements, deadlines and protocols that running for office entails. Through all of this, city clerk Jeannette Cintron and assistant city clerk Patricia Lewis were always available to ensure compliance with all aspects of...

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We Can Make It Less Profitable to Traffic Opioids

November 25, 2017
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 By John A. Cassara and Nathan Proctor  The president will now declare what many of us experience first hand, the opioid epidemic is a national emergency.  Frankly, with as many as 59,000 deaths in 2016, there doesn’t seem to be any other possible description.  So many dedicated people in cities and towns, faith communities and schools,...

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Remember Those in Need

November 25, 2017
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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 25, 2017
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Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a thought of a United States of America. Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. It has no religious meaning, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It lacks the commercialism, religiosity, solemnity, and...

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