Category: Editorials

Get That Shot!

The idea of “vaccine hesitancy” is a relatively new phenomenon in our country. For those of the Baby Boom generation, there never was any question about getting shots for all kinds of childhood and adult communicable diseases. Vaccines, along with…

The Biden Deal Is Long Overdue

The ambitious proposal set forth by President Joe Biden last week in his speech to a joint session of Congress has elicited the usual negative response from the usual suspects. However, those who oppose Biden’s $2 trillion plan to invest…

Letter to the Editor

Electric Silver Line Buses for Healthier Neighborhoods To the Editor, I thoroughly agree with a recent public opinion piece co-authored by Senator Joe Boncore and Maria Belen Power in which they rightly criticize the MBTA’s proposal to replace the Silver…

At Last, Spring Has Sprung

Spring officially may have arrived on March 21, but the past month has been anything but spring-like. For those of us who live along the Massachusetts coastline, this is nothing new of course. The prevailing, on-shore sea breezes at this…

Mass Shootings Are Our New Epidemic

Mass shootings with high-powered weapons are nothing new in America. The recent tragedies in Atlanta and Indianapolis are just two more of a long string of the slaughter of innocent Americans who simply were going about their everyday lives at…

Numb to the Numbers

With just about all of the states now reopening their economies, the conventional wisdom among most Americans is that the worst days of the coronavirus are behind us. Yet the reality is that hundreds of Americans continue to die and…

Letter to the Editor

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Dear Friends and Family, The last year has been nothing like any of us would have expected. Due to these once in a generation circumstances, Congress passed  legislation allowing The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide…