Category: Opinion

Time to End the ‘War on Drugs’

For those of us who have been around for longer than we might care to admit, America has been consumed during our lifetime by the never-ending battle to combat drug abuse. It was in 1971 — almost 50 years ago…

Op-Eds : Welcome back, BPS!

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh  Yellow buses, backpacks and excited kids are here: it’s back to school season. We’re lucky to live in Boston, a city with some of the smartest people in the world. I have a message for…

Letters

Can This be America? Dear Editor,  My great grandfather worked on the transcontinental railroad when the west was still untamed.  My grandfather worked on JFK’s and later, Ted Kennedy’s campaign in Massachusetts.  And I, an Asian American, have lived and…

What Happened to Our Red Sox, Nation?

After 2018’s record-setting season in which our Red Sox won the most regular-season games (108) in their history and then vanquished the Yankees, Astros, and Dodgers in the post-season by a combined 11-3 en route to winning the World Series,…

What is Happening To Our Country?

“I say violence is necessary. Violence is a part of America’s culture. It is as American as cherry pie.”  — Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, also known as H. Rap Brown. America has been rooted in violence since our founding. We broke free…

Letters : You Are Spot On

Dear Editor: Your editorial of July 26 pointed out the threat posed by bacteria that have become resistant to all antibiotics. As infectious disease specialists for children, my colleagues and I face this threat every day. Your points are spot…

Overuse of Antibiotics Threatens All of Us

The discovery and widespread use of antibiotics in the middle of the last century ranks as one of the greatest achievements of modern science. Until the 20th century, infections that we now consider straightforward to treat – such as pneumonia…