Category: Opinion

Thank goodness for Dr. Fauci

Watching the daily press briefings of the White House Task Force on the current corona virus crisis, we know we speak for all Americans in being thankful for the calming and professional presence of Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has served…

Letter to the Editor

Canceling Ward 11 Caucus Dear Editor,  “In light of guidance provided by state officials at this Tuesday’s press conference, the Massachusetts Democratic Party is temporarily suspending all caucuses including Ward 11 Caucus in Jamaica Plain scheduled to take place. In…

Op-ed: Stop Big Game Trophy Hunting

By Melissa Martin, Ph.D. “International trophy hunting is a multinational, multimillion-dollar industry practiced throughout the world. Trophy hunting is broadly defined as the killing of animals for recreation with the purpose of collecting trophies such as horns, antlers, skulls, skins,…

Have We Turned A Corner?

For the first time since 2014, life expectancy in the United States has risen after four years of decline, according to a report released this past Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overall life expectancy rose…

Winter: So Far, So Good (and Not So Good)

The winter season thus far has been fairly easy to take for those of us who have lived in New England for all of our lives. The warmer-than-normal temperatures, highlighted by the record-breaking highs in the 70s two weekends ago, have been…

Op-Ed: Remembering Jim Hennigan

By Sal Giarratani       I was over at Jim Hennigan’s wake over in West Roxbury where folks lined up to say good bye to an old school political legend. When I was a kid, he got himself elected as a…