Category: Opinion

Overuse of Antibiotics Threatens All of Us

The discovery and widespread use of antibiotics in the middle of the last century ranks as one of the greatest achievements of modern science. Until the 20th century, infections that we now consider straightforward to treat – such as pneumonia…

Our National Disgrace at the Border

Hundreds of migrant children have been transferred out of a filthy Border Patrol station in Texas where they had been detained for weeks without access to soap, clean clothes or adequate food, the authorities confirmed on Monday,  — The New…

Op-Ed : Criminal Justice Reform

By Nika Elugardo, State Rep. for the 15th Suffolk District In our district, many agree that structural inequities abound in our public institutions. One stark example: the criminal justice system. The belief that we must not only expose, but also…

Op-ed: Investing in Our next Generation

Mayor Martin J. Walsh In 2015, we launched BuildBPS, a 10-year educational and facilities master plan that reflects a $1 billion commitment to our students. This plan is a promise to our young people that their schools will be equipped…

Letter

The Hill and Me Dear Editor For over forty-five years I’ve been climbing Mission Hill streets, making the daily ascent up Calumet to my home on Sachem.  I even jogged up the Hill and around the neighborhood for the Mission…