Category: Opinion

Special Interest Money

Dear Editor: Few if any discussions among media pundits and politicians about the future of the Affordable Care Act seem to broach the subject of special interest money that ties legislators to the goals of the insurance and pharmaceutical companies.…

Agrees With Editorial on ClimateChange

Dear editor: Thank you for your timely editorial (“Another Side of Climate Change”) pointing out the   rapidly advancing effects of climate change across the nation. Governor Baker and our Legislature have taken a moderate, incremental approach to reducing greenhouse gas…

On Jamaica St. Project

Dear Editor: On March 26, the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals voted to approve new construction at 79 Jamaica Street in Jamaica Plain. The approval was given despite: — ten violations of zoning codes in the design — the objection…

Hands-Free Driving Makes Sense

Recent statistics indicate that the single-biggest cause of motor vehicle accidents these days can be attributed generally to what is known as “distracted driving.” According to some reports, more Americans now are killed on our roads because of distracted driving…

Tragedy, Sadness in New Zealand

New Zealand is a beautiful country that seems far removed, both literally and figuratively, from the problems facing the rest of our troubled planet. However, the tragic shootings at two mosques in New Zealand this past Friday have demonstrated that…

Sharing the Work of Community Transformation

Sharing the Work of Community Transformation As State Rep for the 15th Suffolk/Norfolk district, the needs of our communities are at the forefront of my mind. I find inspiration in the many examples of transformation in my neighborhood and beyond. For…

Don’t Build Walls; Build Common Grounds

The U.S.-Mexico border is rugged and hot — and filled with row upon row of wire and fencing. Crossing this boundary without permission is risky; evading capture is difficult. On the other hand, the U.S.-Canada border, which stretches more than…