Editorials

Happy Passover And Happy Easter

March 30, 2018
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One of the most significant religious holidays of the year for Jews and Christians alike occurs this week with the observances of Passover and Easter. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. For Christians,...

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Let’s Not Even Think About Spring

March 16, 2018
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Spring has sprung, The grass is riz. I wonder where, The flowers is?    Springtime in eastern New England — now that’s an oxymoron if ever there was one. This Tuesday, March 20, will mark the official start of the 2018 spring season. In view of the trio of nor’easters that have pummeled us...

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Is This Our New Normal?

March 10, 2018
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The intense havoc wreaked by this past weekend’s storm, coming on the heels of the storm of January that similarly brought devastation to many areas throughout the state, has left all of us wondering whether this is the new normal for our sliver of the planet. We read somewhere that both of these storms...

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Ban Plastic Bags

February 15, 2018
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There are 61 communities in Massachusetts including the City of Boston that have placed a ban on those horrible plastic shopping bags and the City of Revere is poised to become number 62 after Revere City Council members Steve Morabito and Patrick Keefe sponsored a motion that is set for a public hearing on...

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The Future of Transportation is Public Transit

February 9, 2018
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Fiat Chrysler and BMW just announced plans to jointly develop self-driving cars. The move puts the automakers in competition with Google, Apple, and other car manufacturers that are also working on driverless vehicles. The question is when, not if, this is going to be commonplace. Self-driving cars might seem to render public transportation obsolete....

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We Will Never Forget the Blizzard of ’78

February 9, 2018
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This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of ’78, the momentous storm that wreaked havoc and devastation across Eastern Massachusetts during a 32-hour period on February 6-7. There have been many remembrances of that catastrophic event in the media this week, but photos and archival film can only tell  so much. Those...

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Have We Become Numb to the Shootings?

February 2, 2018
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Mass shootings seem to be happening too often all across this country, and it seems that we are  becoming numb to them, even if they occur in school buildings and children are the ones who are being shot. The latest mass school shooting in our nation occurred in Kentucky last week and resulted in...

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Energy Companies Have Helped Texas, and the Nation, Recover from Harvey

January 25, 2018
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By Andrew Langer Hurricane Harvey dumped enough rain on Texas to fill the entire Chesapeake Bay. Widespread flooding caused an estimated $190 billion in damage, meaning Harvey could be the most expensive storm in American history. The hurricane hit the energy sector particularly hard. Over a dozen oil refineries along the Gulf Coast shut...

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Have We Hit Bottom Yet?

January 25, 2018
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In the early 1960s, there was an iconic TV commercial for the long-defunct National Airlines (which merged into Pan American in 1980) with the tagline, spoken by the pert blonde stewardess, “Is this any way to run an airline? You bet it is!” Soon enough, that tagline took on an ironic twist in popular...

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What Would Martin Luther King say About Trump?

January 20, 2018
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How ironic it is that President Donald Trump added even further to his ever-growing list of racist comments this past week as Americans were readying to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Day, which has added significance this year as this April will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King in a...

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