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Gov. Deval Patrick plans to begin immediately exploring options to replace as much as $43 million in funding for substance abuse treatment and prevention programs that will be lost once the repeal of the state’s alcohol sales tax take effect.
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On Thursday, November 11th, we observe Veterans Day. As a nation, we thank our veterans for their service to our country and remember the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice. All veterans put their lives at risk to protect the freedom, democracy... Read more
There are those who argue that democracy has run its course, that the checks and balances upon which it is dependent no longer work and we now have too many checks and very little balance.
Winston Churchill is reported to have said that... Read more
To the Editor:
I am glad to see attention being given to the needs of Mattapan children, but I’m concerned that your article, “Mattahunt center in limbo; community bypassed, say critics,” leaves a misleading impression about the ongoing... Read more
To the Editor:
I am a parent at the Lee Academy Pilot School on Talbot Ave., one of several small schools targeted by the BPS superintendent’s “Redesign and Reinvest” proposal for next school year. Because the Lee Academy shares a building with... Read more
“The foul odor of mendacity,” uttered by Burl Ives as “Big Daddy” in the 1950s screen adaptation of “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof,” is that film’s most memorable line. It drips with disdain.
It’s another election season and the odor again permeates... Read more
Most voters know about the race for governor. And many of us have heard or read something about other races. But how many of us know about the three ballot questions that threaten our communities? They may be flying under the radar but they are,... Read more
One promise stood high from the Boston Public Library (BPL) management during last spring’s budget process: Cuts in personnel and branch closures would secure the stability – even the improvement – of library services citywide. We recently learned... Read more
Most voters know about the race for Governor. And many of us have heard or read something about other races. But how many of us know about the three ballot questions that threaten our communities? They may be flying under the radar but they are,... Read more
It’s all so familiar: Senseless shootings in those area of Dorchester where the most vulnerable live. Will it ever end or are the poor condemned to live in fear on the streets where danger seems ever present?
I was a judge in Dorchester District... Read more
I just don’t get it! On 9/11, a handful of bad Muslims attacked the homeland.
But in 1991, we and some good Muslims kicked out some bad Iraqi Muslims who had occupied Kuwait. Instead of toppling the Iraq regime at that time, we left the bad... Read more