Editorials

Enjoy A Safe and Sane Fourth

June 30, 2017
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The summer season’s big holiday, the Fourth of July, is upon us. Millions of Americans will be celebrating the holiday — which will be a long and extended four-day weekend for many of us — with friends and family in a multitude of ways. Boating, beaching, mountain hiking, and summer getaways of all kinds...

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The Opioid Epidemic is Truly Frightening

June 23, 2017
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If you were to ask the typical American what they believe to be the greatest danger to the well-being of our children and citizens, no doubt most would answer the threat from international terrorism. But the reality is that terrorism, even if you count the World Trade Center attack on 9/11, registers barely a...

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Technology is Killing Us

June 17, 2017
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It often is said that technology is a two-edged sword. While it certainly is true that advances in technology bring many benefits, those benefits often find themselves subject to the law of unintended consequences. The dramatic rise in cell phone use represents a clear example of how technology can have an adverse impact on...

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Why I’m Fighting on Beacon Hill for Our Schools

June 9, 2017
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico Residents of Gateway Cities throughout the Commonwealth have probably heard quite a bit about how their schools are facing dire budget gaps due to a change in the way the state counts low-income students. This has been an ongoing issue for over two years now, and I have received many...

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Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

June 9, 2017
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The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order to reduce carbon emissions is yet another example of the sort of straightforward decision-making that has become a hallmark of the Baker administration. Gov. Baker’s...

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Time for Elected Officials to Stand Up for Veterans, Memorial Day

June 3, 2017
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Another touching Memorial Day Parade and Exercise went off on Monday despite the cold and rain. The band was there. The veterans were there:  some of them old men and some of them young women. A Gold Star Mother who lost her son in 2008 spoke to the crowd, and said gatherings like these...

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The Boston Harbor Clean-Up:An Environmental — and Economic — Success Story

June 3, 2017
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A recent report issued by the public interest group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay informs us that the beaches surrounding the Metropolitan Boston area were open for bathing 96 percent of the time during the summer of 2016 and that, barring unforeseen circumstances, the outlook should be the same for 2017. This is quite...

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Memorial Day

May 27, 2017
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The calendar tells us that the Memorial Day weekend is upon is, although with the exception of a few days this spring, the cool and wet weather has not been a harbinger of warmth and sunshine. But for Americans of all ages, the holiday weekend, despite the temperature reading, symbolizes the start of the...

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Chelsea Food Truck Ordinance

May 27, 2017
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Councillor Roy Avellaneda Recently, I have been approached by individuals who have been told that I was against having Food Trucks in the City of Chelsea. That is totally false. I welcome food trucks in Chelsea. As a matter of fact, when I was the site coordinator for the Chelsea Latin American Music Festival,...

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May is Mental Health Month: Start Reaching Out

May 27, 2017
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By Sheldon Bycoff One problem of modern life is social isolation. Described in journals as a person’s “perceived social isolation,” i.e., a subjective belief that they are socially isolated, another way of summarizing this condition is simply “feeling lonely.” The opposite feeling – that you have a network of supportive relationships – provides numerous...

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