Category: Opinion

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…

Desperately Needed Housing

To the Editor, The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council would like to publicly state its objection to the lawsuit filed by Monty Gold against Pine Street Inn and The Community Builders for their proposed development at 3368 Washington Street. In the…

America Is Circling The Drain

On January 30 — what seems like a lifetime ago — the World Health Organization declared that COVID-19 was a world-wide pandemic. On that same fateful date, the United States’ Centers for Disease Control issued a press release that stated…

Car Repossessions Are on the Rise

Although most of the attention of the financial crisis brought about by the coronavirus pandemic has focused on the evictions and foreclosures facing millions of out-of-work Americans, the number of repossessions of motor vehicles because of loan defaults is starting…

Op-Ed: Every American Has Troubles

By Dr. Glenn Mollette  Everybody has troubles. If you don’t believe it then ask any American living in the year 2020. Most of us are accustomed to having troubles occasionally. Some have more than others. Some people think that “some…

Letters

Hyde Square Task Force: Please Don’t Betray the Community Dear Editor: I am writing as a community leader about your article in the July 24, edition, (“Hyde Square Task Force to sell Blessed Sacrament Church building”) When I moved in…

Change Military Base Names Immediately

If you’re like us, then it truly has been a revelation in these past few weeks to learn that U.S. military installations throughout the South were named in “honor” of Confederate heroes in the Civil War. Whenever we would hear…