Editorials

The Opioid Epidemic is Truly Frightening

June 23, 2017
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If you were to ask the typical American what they believe to be the greatest danger to the well-being of our children and citizens, no doubt most would answer the threat from international terrorism. But the reality is that terrorism, even if you count the World Trade Center attack on 9/11, registers barely a...

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Technology is Killing Us

June 17, 2017
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It often is said that technology is a two-edged sword. While it certainly is true that advances in technology bring many benefits, those benefits often find themselves subject to the law of unintended consequences. The dramatic rise in cell phone use represents a clear example of how technology can have an adverse impact on...

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Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

June 9, 2017
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The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order to reduce carbon emissions is yet another example of the sort of straightforward decision-making that has become a hallmark of the Baker administration. Gov. Baker’s...

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Letter to the Editor

June 3, 2017
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THE LYNN HUNGER NETWORK To the Editor:             This May the Annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive made a big difference in the lives of thousands of people in Lynn and surrounding communities. The member organizations of the Lynn Hunger Network are grateful to the Letter Carriers Union Branch #7...

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The Boston Harbor Clean-Up:An Environmental — and Economic — Success Story

June 3, 2017
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A recent report issued by the public interest group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay informs us that the beaches surrounding the Metropolitan Boston area were open for bathing 96 percent of the time during the summer of 2016 and that, barring unforeseen circumstances, the outlook should be the same for 2017. This is quite...

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Happy Memorial Day

May 26, 2017
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The calendar tells us that the Memorial Day weekend is upon is, although with the exception of a few days this spring, the cool and wet weather has not been a harbinger of warmth and sunshine. But for Americans of all ages, the holiday weekend, despite the temperature reading, symbolizes the start of the...

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Repeal of Obamacare is Back, and Seniors Risk Being the Biggest Losers

April 29, 2017
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By Kenneth E. Thorpe As Congressional leaders and the White House restart negotiations on the American Health Care Act and look for other ways to curb federal healthcare expenditures, one program critical to America’s seniors stands to lose the most: Medicare Part D, the drug benefit program that has helped seniors live longer and...

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No Place for Hate

April 29, 2017
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This editorial is not about politics. It is not about an issue that mark us as Democrats vs. Repubilicans, liberals vs. conservatives, pro-life vs. pro-choice, higher vs. lower taxes, amnesty for immigrants vs. big, beautiful border walls, diplomacy vs. bombing No. Korea, Syria, Iran, or anyone else, pro gay, women’s, and minority rights vs....

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A Truly Perilous Time

April 22, 2017
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When President Obama left office, he made it clear to incoming President Trump that the most important foreign policy challenge that the new administration would face would be figuring out how to prevent North Korea from developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could be equipped with a thermonuclear warhead that could reach the...

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Spring Has Sprung….

April 14, 2017
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Although our winter season was a mild one, both in terms of cold and snow, giving us hopes for an early arrival of spring, our optimism proved illusory thanks to a near record-setting chilly and wet month of March that extended into the first week of April. The awful March weather curtailed outdoor activities,...

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