Category: Editorials

Voting Has Begun!

Thanks to the early voting laws, every registered voter in Massachusetts has the opportunity to cast their ballot for the upcoming Presidential election in the two weeks prior to Election Day itself, Tuesday, November 3. Although the exact locations and times for…

Letters to the Editor

Supporting Candidates Who Believe in Science Dear Editor, As a voter and a patient, I know that it is critical to support candidates who believe in science and believe in the work being done day in and day out by…

Suffolk DA Rollins Steps Up

The announcement this week by Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins that her office will be expanding the database (often referred to as LEAD) that is comprised of law enforcement personnel whose prior conduct could impact their credibility as witnesses in…

Letters to the Editor

Support of Suffolk Downs Development Proposal Dear Editor, The following letter was submitted to the Boston Planning and Development Agency and received by the Journal for publication Dear BPDA Board Members: I am a lifelong neighbor of the former Suffolk…

Letter to the Editor

Changes to Maintenance and Upkeep of Revere Beach Parkway Not Going Well Dear Editor, Recently, Gov. Charlie Baker and his administration took the maintenance and upkeep of the Revere Beach Parkway (Rte. 16) away from the Dept. of Conservation and…

Apocalypse — Now

The photos of the wildfires in our western states that have incinerated entire communities and that have turned daytime skies to night by their heavy smoke have illustrated the dramatic effects of climate change upon the daily lives of millions…

Donald Trump Is No Winston Churchill

Rage, the new book by veteran journalist Bob Woodward about the presidency of Donald Trump, has revealed unequivocally that Trump deliberately has downplayed the lethality of the Covid-19 pandemic from the very beginning of the virus’s detection in the United…

Do Not Litter Your Masks

For those of us who take note of the problem of litter (and who often bring along a bag to pick up litter when we are walking along a beach), we are accustomed to the plethora of styrofoam cups and single-use…

A Summer of Chaos and Tragedy

As America approached the Memorial Day weekend of 2020, the death toll from COVID-19 in the United States stood at just under 100,000 of our fellow Americans. But now, three months later, that number soon will have doubled, as our nation’s…

Be Sure to Vote in the Primary

This Tuesday, September 1, is primary election day in Massachusetts for both national and state legislative offices. Primary elections in Massachusetts typically are of little or no consequence because of the overwhelming Democratic voting enrollment and because most Democrats run…