Category: Opinion

Letters

Regarding the PILOT Program Dear Editor,       On Election Day, the City published the PILOT payments numbers for FY 2020.  Usually this happens in July but due to the pandemic,  the report was issued in November.  While there were some…

The Bells Rang on Saturday

By Becky Thompson      On Saturday, November 7, church bells rang twelve times at noon and then didn’t stop, ringing for a whole hour as people poured out of their apartments and cars to Centre street in Jamaica Plain. The…

Letters to the Editor 11-6-2020

This is a good start Dear Editor: I applaud Boston Public School Committee’s move to allocate Exam School seats based on zip code population.  While this decision may reduce Exam School spots for Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury students, the…

Letters to the Editor 10-23-2020

We need legislative action To the Editor: I’m writing in response to “Hybrid in-person learning plan put on hold at BPS.” This article quotes Mayor Martin Walsh as stating that increases in positive test rates are “coming mostly from those…

Editorial 10-23-2020

Voting has begun! Thanks to the early voting laws, every registered voter in Massachusetts has the opportunity to cast their ballot for the upcoming Presidential election in the two weeks prior to Election Day itself, Tuesday, November 3. Although the…

Make the Most of the Long Weekend

The arrival of Columbus Day means that the fall season squarely is upon us, the time of year that has special meaning for all of us in New England, even amidst a pandemic. With the weatherman forecasting a beautiful weekend…