Category: Opinion

A Future with Masks?

There has been one positive piece of news during the otherwise tragic COVID-19 pandemic, and that is this: The number of deaths and severe illness caused by the ordinary flu is down dramatically from a typical flu season. Epidemiologists credit…

We Must be Wary of the Virus

With the arrival of the vaccines and the spring season, it is clear that there is a light at the end of the tunnel from our year-long battle with COVID-19. However, the good news that has been seen in the…

Mission Hill: Community Assessment

Imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person. – Mr. Rogers To the Editor, Mr. Rogers eloquently explains how a geographic area becomes…

We Must Be Wary Of the Virus

With the arrival of the vaccines and the spring season, it is clear that there is a light at the end of the tunnel from our year-long battle with COVID-19. However, the good news that has been seen in the…

A Future With Masks?

There has been one positive piece of news during the otherwise tragic COVID-19 pandemic, and that is this: The number of deaths and severe illness caused by the ordinary flu is down dramatically from a typical flu season. Epidemiologists credit…

Letters

Mission Hill: A Community Assessment Imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person. – Mr. Rogers To the Editor, Mr. Rogers eloquently explains…

Minimum Wage Should be at $15

In 1971, the minimum wage across the United States, as mandated by federal law, was $1.60. Today, the federal minimum stands at $7.25. One might look at those two numbers and think that because the minimum wage has increased by…

Oregon Leads the Way on Drugs

For more than 50 years, America has been fighting the “war on drugs,” an endeavor that began under the administration of President Richard M. Nixon, who had the avowed purpose of arresting and incarcerating as many Blacks and other minorities…

Guest Op-Ed: Thank You, Boston

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh       On January 12, I held my final State of the City, which was broadcast live from Boston’s newest civic treasure, the completely rebuilt Roxbury branch of the Boston Public Library in Nubian Square.       …