Category: Opinion

Op-Ed: Fighting for the Frontline

By Maura Healey More than 300,000 health care workers and first responders in Massachusetts have stepped up to the frontlines in the battle against COVID-19. They suit up in scrubs or uniforms, leave the comfort of their homes, and put…

Op-Ed: Science matters

By Jack Clarke Either science matters or it doesn’t. Policy makers can’t have it both ways and selectively apply it only when it advances a political agenda.  Science should inform and drive public policy not the other way around –…

Editorial 4-3-2020

There are many heroes in the battle against COVID-19 The current crisis in which we find ourselves has been compared to a war. But instead of an opposing army, our enemy is a novel virus that is 1/900th the width…

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…