Editorials

Healthcare for All

August 16, 2018
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There are many opinions on the types of healthcare Americans should have access to. Republicans in Congress believe we’re all on our own. I believe we’re all in this together. And I firmly believe that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. That’s why I support single-payer healthcare: we need Medicare for all, and...
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National Grid Lock-Out of Workers Did Not Have to Happen

August 16, 2018
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Imagine your employer locked you out of your job, stopped paying you and canceled health insurance for you and your family all as a way to send a message: When you get desperate enough you’ll come back with fewer benefits and worse insurance. It’s unethical and it is exactly what National Grid is doing...
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Letter to the Editor

August 16, 2018
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We Need Clear and Comprehensive Bail Reform Dear Editor, For many decades, cash bail has been at the center of our criminal justice system. Bail is an order set to make sure a person returns to court for the next hearing.  It is not a punishment. Yet, today in Massachusetts, more than half of...
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Dementia-Reporting Bill Will Help Us All

August 16, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a landmark bill this past week that has been hailed as a first-in-the-nation effort to require that medical professionals undergo training in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The legislation also requires physicians who have diagnosed Alzheimer’s in a patient...
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Letters to the Editor

August 11, 2018
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SAFER STREETS FOR EVERYONE Dear Editor: Middlesex County is a fantastic place for cyclists. From the Minuteman Bikeway to the new bike lanes in Cambridge, thousands of residents get on their bicycles every single day. But, I contend we don’t spend enough time  talking about the safety of those biking to work, school, to...
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Encore Boston Harbor Changing Everett- for the Better

August 11, 2018
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The Massachusetts Gaming Act was enacted in 2011 specifically to create new jobs, generate new tax revenue and propel local economic growth. Less than a year before the resort opens its doors, the transformative and positive effect of the Commonwealth’s gaming legislation is already being felt. ÊIn the City of Everett, where I am...
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Summertime — and the Livin’ Is Easy

August 11, 2018
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With this past week’s high temperatures and high humidity, those of us who work and live in air conditioned buildings have had a lot to be thankful for. Even a sojourn to the beach offers no relief from the heat, thanks to the prevailing southwest winds that blow hot air across the sand toward...
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Letter to the Editor

August 2, 2018
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I will protect  the rights of every person Being District Attorney is about more than just prosecuting crimes. According to a 2017 ACLU poll, 60 percent of Massachusetts voters were surprised to learn that District Attorneys can take away money and property from people even if they haven’t been convicted of a crime. This...
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National Grid Open to Negotiations

August 2, 2018
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At National Grid, we’re industry leaders in the clean energy transition. We take seriously our responsibility to help solve major energy challenges, while meeting our customers’ evolving expectations and ensuring that the cost of our service is sustainable for years to come.  Our effort to keep costs reasonable for our customers has led to...
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A Tragedy That Affected All of Us

August 2, 2018
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The news reports this weekend about the tragic motor vehicle accident that claimed the life of a 32-year-old Cape Cod man who had just become a new father  — as he was returning home at night from the hospital after visiting with his wife and child — caused all of us to pause for...
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