Editorials

A Tragedy That Affected All of Us

August 2, 2018
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The news reports this weekend about the tragic motor vehicle accident that claimed the life of a 32 year-old Cape Cod man who had just become a new father  — as he was returning home at night from the hospital after visiting with his wife and child — caused all of us to pause...
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Hands-Free Driving Law Needed

August 2, 2018
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Public safety advocates have been disappointed this week that the legislature has failed to adopt a bill in this legislative session that would ban the use of mobile electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle unless the devices are used in hands-free mode. Distracted driving is a huge and ever-growing problem, surpassing drunk-driving as...
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How to Address the Coming Shortfall of Primary Care Doctors

July 28, 2018
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About 20,000 students recently graduated from U.S. medical schools. Now, they’re beginning the next chapter of their training, as residents. Yet less than 7,000 will be pursuing careers in primary care. America will be short up to 43,100 primary care physicians by 2030, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Medical schools have...
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Charlie Baker Represents All of Us

July 28, 2018
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A recent news article in The Boston Globe quoted a number of reportedly important RepubIican party members who asserted that they have been disappointed in the performance of Gov. Charlie Baker because he has been “too liberal.” They are upset with his support both for social causes they deem “liberal” and for his assent...
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What President Trump Wants Us to Forget

July 21, 2018
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By now, nearly every American has seen the terrible images of children being torn from their families, heard the sound of children begging immigration officers to call their relatives. Those images and sounds are the truth of what has been happening at our border because of Donald Trump’s despicable and immoral immigration policies. Now,...
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Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival

July 21, 2018
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This weekend marks the 15th annual International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach. Thousands of  Revere residents, as well as hundreds of thousands of visitors from throughout the Boston area, will flock to America’s oldest public beach to view the works of art from 15 sand sculptors from all over the world who will compete...
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Curing Alzheimer’s in America

July 13, 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 13, 2018
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WE ARE VUNERABLE TO CLIMATE CHANGE Dear Mr.Speaker: Last winter  served as a reminder  of how vulnerable Winthrop,Revere and East Boston are to climate change. We saw record flooding and storm surges,and many members of our community lost power.  Our beloved Belle Isle Marsh saw extreme flooding, with salt inundating the upland habitat,killing wildlife,...
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Make the Most of Summer

July 13, 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 9, 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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