Category: Editorials

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…

Politicizing the Pandemic

This past Sunday evening, President Donald Trump held a news conference to announce that the use of blood plasma in treating patients who have contracted Covid-19 has been shown to reduce the death rate from Covid-19 by 35% — a rather…

Letters to the Editor

Supports Gravellese Dear Editor, As the September 1 primary approaches, I’m sure there has been plenty of opportunity to get to know the candidates for the 16th Suffolk district of Revere, Chelsea, and Saugus. But in case you’re still making…

Save the U.S. Post Office

The unprecedented efforts to undermine the operations of the U.S. Postal Service by President Donald Trump and the Republicans are not even a thinly-veiled attempt to make sure that mail-in voting in the November election during this unprecedented pandemic will fail. Trump’s…

Guest Op-Ed: A commitment to Transparency

By Joe Gravellese, Candidate for State Representative My campaign was recently endorsed by Act on Massachusetts – an organization dedicated to increasing transparency in our historically secretive state government. They endorsed me in part because I am one of dozens…

Guest Op-Ed: School Reopening Plans

By Thomas Scott and Robert N. Baldwin, Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS) Across the Commonwealth, school districts are beginning to announce their plans for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. Some communities are choosing not to reopen school…

Letters to the Editor

Supports Ed Markey Dear Editor, As we get closer to Massachusetts’s Democratic Senate primary, we must consider what is on the line for Revere. The last few, trying months, our country and community have gone through make one fact clear:…