Category: Editorials

Be Sure to Vote on Tuesday

This Tuesday, March 2, is Primary Election Day for the four candidates — Valentino Capobianco, Alicia DelVento, Juan Pablo Jaramillo, and Jeff Turco — for the Democratic nomination for State Representative from the 19th Suffolk District, which encompasses all of Winthrop and…

An Unfathomable Number

When COVID-19 first came into our national consciousness more than a year ago, it was just a blip on the news. The prospect that a viral bug originating halfway around the world would alter every aspect of our lives seemed inconceivable. And…

Spring Is in the Air

This winter has not been a particularly difficult one for us in the Northeast, although February has been colder and stormier than January.  But with temperatures reaching the 50s by the middle of this week, there is the feeling that spring is…

Letter to the Editor

Unheard Cries Dear Editor, We’re a charitable Nation. We care for the poor, underprivileged, and help those who suffer. So, I ask: How can a caring Nation allow the killing of 6.2 million babies to continue, supported by government laws…

Use Common Sense When Driving

Perusing through the police reports these days makes it apparent that the winter season is here — and with it, the usual array of traffic incidents and accidents. Although we have not had any of the big blizzard-type of winter…

A North Pole Hurricane

Residents in Texas and along the Gulf Coast have become accustomed in recent years to a seemingly-endless onslaught of devastating hurricanes barreling up from the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Harvey a few years ago dumped more rain and caused more flooding…

Letter to the Editor

Supports Turco Dear Editor, In the wake of Bob DeLeo choosing to step down from his position, a new crop of candidates have thrown their hat into the ring in pursuit of becoming the next State Representative of the 19th Suffolk…

Wintry Blast Is Not So Hard to Take

The polar vortex once again has spun out of control, as it has done often in recent years. Instead of remaining in a tightly-wrapped circular motion around the Arctic, the vortex has been weakened by record-high temperatures in the Arctic in recent…

TB Settled the Goat Question

Yes Pats’ fans, it was bittersweet to watch the duo of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a Super Bowl championship. On the other hand, no Pats’ fan should be deluded into thinking that if the…

Letter to the Editor

Vaccinate the Postal Workers Dear Governor Baker: We, the undersigned members of the Massachusetts General Court, are writing to respectfully request that you prioritize United States Postal Service workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as recommended by the CDC’s national…

Oregon Leads the Way on Drugs

For more than 50 years, America has been fighting the “war on drugs,” an endeavor that began under the administration of President Richard M. Nixon, who had the avowed purpose of arresting and incarcerating as many Blacks and other minorities as possible, especially…

Letters to the Editor

Supports DelVento Dear Editor, With proud enthusiasm, I am supporting Alicia DelVento for State Representative.  In the short time that I have known her, it is obvious that Alicia’s knowledge, perspective, vision, and willingness to listen will continue to make…

The Days Are Getting Longer

Amidst our winter of discontent, there is some good news on the horizon (literally): The days are getting longer.  As this is being written, we will have passed the first full month of the astronomical winter (which starts on December…

Hank Aaron Was a Wonderful Man

Boston baseball fans never got to experience first-hand the greatness of Hank Aaron. The Boston Braves left for Milwaukee in 1953 and Aaron joined the Braves in 1954. With Aaron leading the way, the Braves then embarked on a run of…

Lawsuits Will Bring Out the Truth

The announcement this past week that Dominion Voting Systems Inc., the company that manufactures voting machines that are used widely across the United States, has filed a $1.3 billion lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani for his deliberately defamatory statements about the company,…

Letters to the Editor

Capobianco Is Right Guy for the Job Dear Editor, As a 48 year resident of Winthrop in the 19th Suffolk District, I know that Valentino Capobianco is the right person to fill Speaker DeLeo’s vacant seat in the March 2nd…