Monthly Archives: December 2017

Remembering the Cocoanut Grove Fire 75 Years Later

December 1, 2017
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By Dan Murphy On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Cocoanut Grove fire, the tragedy was commemorated Tuesday with a special program at the Copley Branch of the Boston Public Library. Stephanie Schorow, a former Boston Herald reporter and author of six books, including “The Cocoanut Grove Fire,” “Boston: A History of...

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Energy Lessons from the Recent Hurricanes

December 1, 2017
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By Merrill Matthews Hurricanes Harvey and Irma killed dozens of Americans and caused tens of billions of dollars in property damage. But there’s one silver lining. The storms taught us three invaluable lessons about the U.S. energy market. We need more refineries scattered around the country. Harvey decimated the Gulf Coast, which accounts for...

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GOP:Tax the Middle-Class and Give Cuts for the Richest

December 1, 2017
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Although there still are many variations of the Republican tax plans in the House and Senate that eventually will need to be worked out, they all share a common theme: Raise taxes for the middle class and cut taxes for the very wealthiest. If ever there was a tax plan that could be devised...

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Spartans Beat Crusaders in Thanksgiving Eve Game

December 1, 2017
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By Joe Kasper After a heartbreaking, season-ending loss, in the division 7 MIAA Eastern Mass championship the Spartans had one more game left in their season, against cross town rival, Bishop Fenwick. St. Mary’s won, 28-21. The annual Thanksgiving eve showdown between the two teams was a barn burner. The Spartans won the toss...

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