Author: staff

A Summer of Chaos and Tragedy

As America approached the Memorial Day weekend of 2020, the death toll from COVID-19 in the United States stood at just under 100,000 of our fellow Americans. But now, three months later, that number soon will have doubled, as our…

Op-Ed: Unmasking Toxic White Privilege

By Dorothy A. Clark There is a long history in America of white progressives bravely standing up for Black causes like civil rights, voting rights, social and economic justice, judicial reform, and, more recently, Black Lives Matter. But there is a…

Letters to the Editor

Supporting environmental justice legislation To the Editor, As a diverse group of city and town elected officials representing hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents, we write in support of environmental justice (EJ) legislation for our communities — specifically H. 4264,…

Editorial 08-07-2020

Waiting for The Big One As we are writing this, we are awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Isaias, which is the earliest-ever ninth named storm of a hurricane season.  Although Isaias was a weak Category 1 hurricane when it made…