Category: Editorials

Spring is in the Air

This winter has not been a particularly difficult one for us in the Northeast, although February has been colder and stormier than January.  But with temperatures reaching the 50s by the middle of this week, there is the feeling that spring is…

Use Common Sense When Driving

Perusing through the police reports these days makes it apparent that the winter season is here — and with it, the usual array of traffic incidents and accidents. Although we have not had any of the big blizzard-type of winter…

A North Pole Hurricane

Residents in Texas and along the Gulf Coast have become accustomed in recent years to a seemingly-endless onslaught of devastating hurricanes barreling up from the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Harvey a few years ago dumped more rain and caused more flooding…

Wintry Blast Is Not So Hard to Take

The polar vortex once again has spun out of control, as it has done often in recent years. Instead of remaining in a tightly-wrapped circular motion around the Arctic, the vortex has been weakened by record-high temperatures in the Arctic…

TB Settled the Goat Question

Yes Pats’ fans, it was bittersweet to watch the duo of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a Super Bowl championship. On the other hand, no Pats’ fan should be deluded into thinking that if…

Letter to the Editor

I Stand Shoulder to Shoulder with Those Against the Substation To the Editor, East Boston has a long, storied history of fighting back against special interests with an activist heart. As many Eastie residents know, in the 1960s the Maverick…

Minimum Wage Should Be at $15.00

In 1971, the minimum wage across the United States, as mandated by federal law, was $1.60. Today, the federal minimum stands at $7.25. One might look at those two numbers and think that because the minimum wage has increased by…

Oregon Leads the Way on Drugs

For more than 50 years, America has been fighting the “war on drugs,” an endeavor that began under the administration of President Richard M. Nixon, who had the avowed purpose of arresting and incarcerating as many Blacks and other minorities as possible, especially…

The Days are getting Longer

Amidst our winter of discontent, there is some good news on the horizon (literally): The days are getting longer. As this is being written, we will have passed the first full month of the astronomical winter (which starts on December…

Lawsuits will Bring out the Truth

The announcement this past week that Dominion Voting Systems Inc., the company that manufactures voting machines that are used widely across the United States, has filed a $1.3 billion lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani for his deliberately defamatory statements about the…