Editorials

Be Sure to Thank Our Veterans

November 7, 2018
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Its was 100 years ago this Sunday, on Nov. 11, 1918, that World War I formally came to a conclusion on what is famously referred to as the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. Americans observed the first anniversary of the end of the war the following year when the...
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Change in Wording, Could Have Larger Issue in Safety

November 2, 2018
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Last week, without much fanfare, the City Council voted 6-5 to change the word “shall” to “may” in the City’s occupancy permit requirements. In doing so, the City Council has made this lifesaving inspection optional and not mandatory. The previous ordinance had stated that each and every rental property owner must schedule an inspection...
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Nurse Staffing Ratios Would Harm Cambridge Health Alliance

November 2, 2018
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As the Chair of the Board of Trustees at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a health system that serves more than 140,000 patients in Cambridge, Somerville, Everett, Malden and Revere, I am writing to express concerns about Question 1, the government-mandated nurse staffing ratio proposal on the November ballot. If approved, this mandate would negatively impact...
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On the Pittsburg Shootings

November 2, 2018
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In the aftermath of the terrible shooting in a synagogue in Pittsburgh this past Saturday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said, “These senseless acts of violence are not who we are as Americans.” We agree with Gov. Tom Wolf . While a majority of Americans still find these senseless acts abhorrent, the fact remains that...
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No Excuses — Be Sure to Vote, Either Early or on Election Day

November 2, 2018
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This Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day. Americans across the country will have the opportunity to choose a new House of Representatives in Washington and one-third of the members of the U.S. Senate in what commonly is referred-to as a mid-term election. While every election matters, some are more important than others. Based on...
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Are You Ready for Halloween?

October 26, 2018
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Next week, many neighborhoods will become magical places as thousands of children dressed in all types of costumes will descend on the streets in search of candy and treats. Likewise, residents will not only decorate their houses in scary Halloween themes with spiders and ghosts and a few witches thrown in just for luck,...
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Letter to the Editor

October 26, 2018
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I’m disappointed on lack of Council discussion over school funding Dear Editor, I am truly disappointed not only as a City Councilor, but also as a lifelong resident in regard to the discussion, or lack thereof, on Monday night about the school funding issue. If we can’t stand up and fight for the teachers...
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Council Should Have Been Able to Weigh in on School Funding

October 26, 2018
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Due to the events of last Monday’s City Council meeting, I feel compelled to write this letter. One of the biggest topics going around the City the past few weeks has been regarding the money for low-income students procured by Sen. Sal DiDomenico. This money from the State is intended to provide much needed...
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Three Reasons to Vote ‘No’ on Question 1

October 26, 2018
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Because I’m a nurse, and I work in a hospital, I’m asked every day how I feel about Question 1.  I’m beyond concerned.  I’m scared—for patients and nurses—and I’m voting “No.”  Question 1 highlights an important topic, but it is a dangerous approach to something as vital as our healthcare. Question 1 is confusing. ...
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Nurse Staffing Ratios Would Harm Cambridge Health Alliance

October 26, 2018
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As the Chair of the Board of Trustees at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a health system that serves more than 140,000 patients in Cambridge, Somerville, Everett, Malden and Revere, I am writing to express concerns about Question 1, the government-mandated nurse staffing ratio proposal on the November ballot. If approved, this mandate would negatively...
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