Category: Editorials

Guest Op-Ed: Science Matters

By Jack Clarke  Either science matters or it doesn’t. Policy makers can’t have it both ways and selectively apply it only when it advances a political agenda. Science should inform and drive public policy not the other way around –…

Once Again, Mass. is Showing the Way

With the launch this past week of of the COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative (CTC) to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in Massachusetts, our state once again is taking a leading role at this critical time for our nation. Massachusetts…

A Light at the End of the Tunnel?

The United States now is the official epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. We have more deaths and more cases of disease than anywhere else in the world. However, this past weekend the experts began to give us a glimmer of hope…

So Let’s Talk About the Weather

The weather this April has been full of irony. We had mild months for January, February, and March, with above-average temperatures (among the warmest on record) and few storms of any consequence. However, April has been anything but spring-like. Temperatures…

Letters to the Editor

Knowledge is an Important Tool Dear Eastie neighbors, Some of you may have seen the recent data from the Boston Public Health Commission showing that East Boston has a Covid-19 infection rate of 27 cases per 10,000 residents, the second…