Editorials

The health care bill

March 23, 2010
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There are among us in this sprawling city where we live thousands of residents and younger people who do not have health insurance. There are also those among us who have lost everything to the health system because a loved one needed expensive health care – and so a home was taken or a...

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Saturday’s warmth

March 23, 2010
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Last Saturday’s warmth, with the temperature rising into the low 70’s, set off one of the most enjoyable early spring days we can recall. We were in our gardens and backyards. We were down the beach. We used the grill for the first time since winter began. By Sunday, the warm streak that lasted...

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Congratulations to the state champions

March 19, 2010
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The St. Mary’s School Girls Hockey Team won its third state championship in a row Sunday night at TD Garden in Boston. This is an incredible achievement given the capabilities of so many teams that the St. Marys Girls competed against in the state. We want to congratulate head coach Frank Pagliuca, Assistant coaches...

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Turning around the Harrington and Connery Schools

March 19, 2010
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It is easier said than done – that is – turning around the failing Harrington and Connery Schools. The teachers haven’t failed. It is the leadership that has failed. We urge the superintendent of schools to come out of the box in searching for solutions to this chronic and nagging problem. If she tries...

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Irishman of the Year

March 19, 2010
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Richard McGuinness is this year’s Friendly Knights of St. Patrick Irishman of the Year. Like his father before him, he is an educator and a former baseball coach at Lynn English. His four children are all college graduates. This is a great guy who has lived a charmed life – and to him –...

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Failing schools are about failing administrations

March 10, 2010
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News from the state last week that the Harrington and Connery elementary schools are failing came as no surprise to those of us with younger children who never have placed our children in such facilities. First and foremost, the facilities themselves doom children who enter them as they give the look and the feel...

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Charter school scam vote

March 4, 2010
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Many, many schools in this city are underperforming or have students who cannot compare statistically to kids living in other towns less than two miles away. More kids here have lower reading and math scores than in most other cities and towns across the Commonwealth. Many, many students in the Lynn School system cannot...

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Barton’s suspension unfair, Draconian

February 25, 2010
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The suspension of Lynn English basketball coach Buzzy Barton by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association is about as unfair as anything having to do with high school sports we have witnessed in years. That the gratuitous complaints of a principal from East Boston could lead to Barton being benched and the Lynn English basketball...

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Tiger Woods

February 25, 2010
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Maybe you listened to him. Maybe you didn’t. But Tiger Woods’ apology on television last Friday was quintessential American media stuff. It was fabulous theater. Tiger even choked up a bit. Bottom line, we thought it was a US Open winning performance by Tiger, who now has come to understand that he has a...

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An injustice

February 17, 2010
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The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association has come down hard on Lynn English High School at a hearing recently held last Friday. The MIAA asserted that a former assistant at Lynn English recruited East Boston High School student Cory McMillan to transfer to Lynn English. The entire series of events and the questions that have...

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