Category: Opinion

March is Weather Purgatory

With the promise of winter coming to an end and spring just around the corner, we have high hopes for March. The crocuses start to pop through the ground and the sun is noticeably stronger and warmer. There also is a…

The (Climate) News Is All Bad

At the start of World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt reportedly said to his aides, “So far, the news is all bad,” referring to the reports from the front in the immediate aftermath of Pearl Harbor when the Japanese were taking…

Thanks for the Memories, Mookie

It is inconceivable to life-long Red Sox fans such as ourselves that the Sox’ management decided to trade away Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for a few random players. Mookie not only was an amazing talent…

Op-Ed: Black History Is More Than a Month

By Mayor Martin Walsh February is Black History Month and, in Boston, we have a full series of events planned to celebrate the achievements of Black Bostonians– the women and men, seniors and students, veterans and clergy, business owners and…

Op-Ed: Valentine Day Befuddling

By Dr. Glenn Mollette Valentine’s Day is a befuddling time – bewildering, confusing. Flowers that you would buy to give to someone are probably already tripled in price. Our local grocery store sometimes sells a dozen roses for under $30,…

Op-Ed: Remembering Jim Hennigan

By Sal Giarratani I was over at Jim Hennigan’s wake over in West Roxbury where folks lined up to say good bye to an old school political legend. When I was a kid, he got himself elected as a state…

A New Year, A New Decade

The arrival of a new year — especially when it is the start of a new decade — marks a time of reflection for all of us. We pause to think back to the decade that has come and gone,…