Category: Opinion

Letters to the Editor 6-12-20

I stand with Rachel To the Editor: Recently, our elected District Attorney, Rachel Rollins, used her platform to demand systemic action in response to the newest wave of police brutality. Predictably, she was met with condemnation from the Boston Police…

Letters to the Editor 5-22-2020

On Forest Hill Cemetery Dear Editor,   I thought it was only me who was shocked, disappointed and frankly more than a bit miffed by what seemed to me a little mean-spirited of  Forest Hills Cemetery’s all-of-a-sudden squishing visiting hours…

Memorial Day, 2020

This will be a Memorial Day unlike any that Americans have known. Ever since the official inception of the holiday on May 30, 1868, when the practice of decorating the graves of the fallen Union soldiers with flowers, wreaths, and…

This Sunday Is Mother’s Day

During this time of unprecedented upheaval because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the rituals that most of us traditionally follow either have been eliminated or drastically changed because of the need to practice physical distancing. So too, the manner in which…

This Is No Time for Hooverism

Herbert Hoover had been President for about seven months when the stock market crashed in October, 1929. Although there have been many causes attributed to the onset of the Great Depression, the crash generally is viewed as the trigger point…