Category: Opinion

Letter to the Editor 1-08-2021

Raise the age of military service and ban recruiters from high schools Dear Editor, Ever wonder why it’s legal to serve as a soldier at age 18 in America but you can’t legally have alcohol until you are 21? In…

Editorials 1-08-2021

Emissions bill is a big step for the environment The approval on Monday by both houses of the Massachusetts legislature of a bill that requires the state to reduce its carbon emissions by at least 85% below 1990 levels by…

Virus Is in Our Homes

We now are fully amidst the holiday season. Hanukkah is here and the Christmas and New Year’s holiday week is fast-approaching. Public health officials at all levels of government have been warning us for months that we must change our…

Thank You, Gov. Baker

We’d like to take a moment to express our appreciation to Gov. Charlie Baker, who has demonstrated incredible leadership during the past nine months of a crisis that is unprecedented in our state’s history. Day-after-day, Gov. Baker has confronted a…

Remember the Needy

We saw a statistic the other day that was absolutely mind-numbing: 18% of all Americans, and 24% of American children, do not have enough to eat on a daily basis. We mention this because during this Christmas season, when many…

Letters to the Editor

End the Use of Qualified Immunity Dear Editor, Qualified Immunity is a very flawed and unjust aspect of our justice system. For example, it allows a police officer to ransack a house with some help from a SWAT team and get…

Guest Op-Ed: Together, We Must Fight the MBTA Service Cuts

By Senator Sal DiDomenico              The MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board recently released their “Forging Ahead Initiative,” a series of ill-conceived cuts to MBTA services that will have devastating (and likely long-lasting) impacts on those who rely on public transit to get to…