Category: Opinion

An unfathomable number

When COVID-19 first came into our national consciousness more than a year ago, it was just a blip on the news. The prospect that a viral bug originating halfway around the world would alter every aspect of our lives seemed inconceivable. And…

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…

Joe Biden Needs Our Prayers

With President Joe Biden taking the oath of office this week, America is ready to recover — both physically and psychologically — from the four years of “carnage” that has been left behind by the previous presidential administration. It is…

Let’s Go, Tampa Bay!

It’s okay to admit it, Pats’ fans — we were rooting for Tom and Gronk in their playoff game for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this past Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. It has been jarring to see #12 playing…

Op-Ed: Thank You, Boston

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh On January 12, I held my final State of the City, which was broadcast live from Boston’s newest civic treasure, the completely rebuilt Roxbury branch of the Boston Public Library in Nubian Square.  2020 was…

Letter to the Editor 1-08-2021

Raise the age of military service and ban recruiters from high schools Dear Editor, Ever wonder why it’s legal to serve as a soldier at age 18 in America but you can’t legally have alcohol until you are 21? In…

Editorials 1-08-2021

Emissions bill is a big step for the environment The approval on Monday by both houses of the Massachusetts legislature of a bill that requires the state to reduce its carbon emissions by at least 85% below 1990 levels by…

Virus Is in Our Homes

We now are fully amidst the holiday season. Hanukkah is here and the Christmas and New Year’s holiday week is fast-approaching. Public health officials at all levels of government have been warning us for months that we must change our…