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Senator John McCain and President Barack Obama are meeting in the Oval Office. Let’s listen in on the conversation:
McCain: “You can’t be serious about pulling out of Afghanistan and Iraq, Mr. President.”

Obama: “Oh, but I am,... Read more

Last week ended with Tobey, Gov. Deval Patrick’s fast-growing and vote-winning black Lab, offering fluid proof of his opinion toward administration critics, micturating on the Corner Office rug – on a Friday afternoon, no less, making the press... Read more

I had the pleasure of hearing Globe columnist and author James Carroll at a BC High lecture recently. The former Paulist priest’s latest book is “Practicing Catholic” in which he explores the history and development of the institutional church... Read more

With the holiday season approaching, Captain Claiborne is encouraging residents to be mindful of their surroundings, and use greater care in protecting property and personal belongings. You can help prevent being victimized by taking some simple steps... Read more

I always considered Bob Coard “The Master of the Metaphor.” For five years in the 1970s, I called him “boss.” It was my job to take his thoughts, write them down, put a period here, a paragraph return there – and then get it out to the press... Read more

When I was a boy and then a young man I hung out at a playground situated on just over two acres in the middle of St. Mark’s parish in Dorchester. It was set off by streets named Melbourne to the east and Brent to the south and Wainwright to the west... Read more

When I was a boy and then a young man I hung out at a playground situated on just over two acres in the middle of St. Mark’s parish in Dorchester. It was set off by streets named Melbourne to the east and Brent to the south and Wainwright to the west... Read more

The Rev. Cathy H. George, Priest in Charge at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Dorchester has announced that there will be a series of free concerts held at the church at 14 Cushing Avenue beginning next Sunday, Oct. 18.

The first concert will... Read more

There are many ways to become dissatisfied with one’s lot in life. The list goes on: not the right job, not the right spouse, not enough money, and not appreciated. Nothing seems to be turning out the way you hoped or planned.

Sound familiar?... Read more

During the 1930s, the gangster Willie Sutton was asked by a reporter why he robbed banks. His famous reply: “Because that’s where the money is!”  If we look at where the bulk of federal spending goes, it is clear that the military budget is â€... Read more

Health care professionals need to do more to educate parents, grandparents, and other relatives who assist new mothers in child care of current recommendations and discuss the risks and benefits of their choices for infant sleeping practices.

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There’s an anecdote of modest historical note that came out of John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, the president, in hat and tails, standing at the top of the steps of the Capitol in the cold, and noticing among the swells a minor political figure from... Read more

I have a brother in western Massachusetts. He recently turned 65 and is as handsome as ever. One of his neighbors hung a sheet near his cabin with “65 & HOT” painted in big red letters.

He has one of those heads that looks good shaved,... Read more

Three years ago, I didn’t have the courage or confidence to address a room full of people.

In May, I stood on the stage in Alumni Hall at Stonehill College explaining to trustees, donors, and alumni how the William Devin Scholarship has given... Read more

The full moon is traditionally associated with temporal insomnia, insanity, and various magical phenomena. Psychologists, however, have found that there is no strong evidence proving these effects on human behavior around the time of a full moon.... Read more

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