Category: Opinion

Letter to the Editor 09-25-2020

We were there working hard Dear Editor: In the article that Seth Daniel published “What’s in a name? Kennedy name no longer enough to best veteran politician Makey in Boston,” left the impression that there was not a real Jamaica…

Editorial 09-25-2020

Winter survival: Masks and flu shots   The testimony of Dr. Robert Redfield, the head of the Centers for Disease Control, before a U.S. Senate subcommittee last week regarding the need for every American to wear a face mask in…

Letters to the Editor 9-11-2020

Journalism’s first obligation is to the truth Dear Editor We are dismayed that the Aug. 28 Gazette chose to publish the report, “USPS Board of Governors announced bipartisan election mail committee.”  (p. 14) This “staff report” (no byline) reads more…

Editorial 9-11-2020

Do not litter your masks For those of us who take note of the problem of litter (and who often bring along a bag to pick up litter when we are walking along a beach), we are accustomed to the…

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…

Op-Ed: Unmasking Toxic White Privilege

By Dorothy A. Clark There is a long history in America of white progressives bravely standing up for Black causes like civil rights, voting rights, social and economic justice, judicial reform, and, more recently, Black Lives Matter. But there is a…