Category: Editorials

Memorial Day, 2020

This will be a Memorial Day unlike any that Americans have known. Ever since the official inception of the holiday on May 30, 1868, when the practice of decorating the graves of the fallen Union soldiers with flowers, wreaths, and…

Letter to the Editor

Say ‘Thank You’ to the Front Line Workers To the Editor, As the week we have all been waiting for over the past few months has come. As the Commonwealth of Massachusetts enters into Phase One of the re-opening period.…

A Newfound Respect For Teachers

The closing of schools across the country for the remainder of the school year because of the coronavirus has presented many challenges for educators and parents alike.  School districts have been experimenting with the implementation of on-line classes in their effort…

Letter to the Editor

Protecting Our Residents and Roadways Dear Editor, As we enter into week eight of the Coronavirus State of Emergency, many things have changed in our community overnight. One particular issue that stands out in my mind, and it’s as clear…

This Sunday Is Mother’s Day

During this time of unprecedented upheaval because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the rituals that most of us traditionally follow either have been eliminated or drastically changed because of the need to practice physical distancing. So too, the manner in which…

This Is No Time for Hooverism

Herbert Hoover had been President for about seven months when the stock market crashed in October, 1929. Although there have been many causes attributed to the onset of the Great Depression, the crash generally is viewed as the trigger point…

Letters to the Editor

Act with Urgency (The following letter was sent recently to Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Bob DeLeo by a group of mayors around the Commonwealth, including Mayor Carlo DeMaria) Dear Senate President Spilka and Speaker DeLeo,  Voting is…