Category: Editorials

Be Sure to Vote in the Primary

This Tuesday, September 1, is primary election day in Massachusetts for both national and state legislative offices. Primary elections in Massachusetts typically are of little or no consequence because of the overwhelming Democratic voting enrollment and because most Democrats run…

Politicizing the Pandemic

This past Sunday evening, President Donald Trump held a news conference to announce that the use of blood plasma in treating patients who have contracted Covid-19 has been shown to reduce the death rate from Covid-19 by 35% — a…

Letter to the Editor

Supports Edwards Dear Editor,  I strongly support Councilor Lydia Edward’s excellent recommendation that the MBTA provide sufficient capacity on the Blue Line-which serves East Boston, Winthrop, Revere and other north shore communities-to accommodate bicyclists during rush hour periods as well…

Save the U.S. Post Office

The unprecedented efforts to undermine the operations of the U.S. Postal Service by President Donald Trump and the Republicans are not even a thinly-veiled attempt to make sure that mail-in voting in the November election during this unprecedented pandemic will…

Op-Ed: School Reopening Plans

By Thomas Scott and Robert N. Baldwin, Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS) Across the Commonwealth, school districts are beginning to announce their plans for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. Some communities are choosing not to reopen school buildings,…

Letter to the Editor

Sticking With Ed To the Editor, After much consideration I have decided to enthusiastically endorse Ed Markey for US Senate. I initially endorsed another candidate in this race because of her vision, passion, and fighting spirit for workers. Today, in…

America Is Circling The Drain

On January 30 — what seems like a lifetime ago — the World Health Organization declared that COVID-19 was a world-wide pandemic. On that same fateful date, the United States’ Centers for Disease Control issued a press release that stated…