Editorials

Fighting Big Tobacco for Our Kids

April 1, 2016
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico In the United States, the face of the tobacco industry is rapidly evolving. In recent years, the industry has undergone an era of innovation, creating new products designed to appeal to new customers bound for a lifetime of addiction. And yet, one aspect of the tobacco business has remained the...

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Obama in Cuba

March 25, 2016
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The decision by President Obama to open the diplomatic doors to Cuba and begin the process of bringing that nation into the modern world acknowledges something that has been a reality for decades: the Cold War is over. Yes, the dictatorial regime of the Castro brothers is antithetical to the democratic values we espouse....

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Happy Easter

March 25, 2016
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It’s hard to believe that another Easter already is upon us. Not only does Easter come early this year, but Monday’s snowstorm hardly seemed Easter-like. But regardless of what Mother Nature has in store for us, Good Friday and Easter Sunday will be here this week, and those of the Christian faith will begin...

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Senator DiDomenico Stands Up to Violence Against Women at White Ribbon Day

March 17, 2016
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Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) recently joined his House colleague Representative Jonathan Hecht (D-Watertown) and a number of Cambridge officials at the State House in honor of White Ribbon Day. The Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign invites men and boys to be part of the solution in ending violence against women by taking a pledge...

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‘Spotlight’ is an Important Film for Healing and Renewal

March 11, 2016
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By Cardinal Sean O’Malley Spotlight is an important film for all impacted by the tragedy of clergy sexual abuse. By providing in-depth reporting on the history of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, the media led the Church to acknowledge the crimes and sins of its personnel and to begin to address its failings, the...

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Driving Bill will Save Lives and Injuries

March 11, 2016
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House and Senate elected officials have a chance to pass a solid public safety bill that would put the brakes on Massachusetts drivers using hand-held mobile electrical devices while on the road. The bill would make it illegal to use cell-phones while driving and prohibit drivers from entering information by hand to a GPS...

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“Politics at its Worst”

March 4, 2016
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Those were the words that Mayor Carlo DeMaria used at last Wednesday’s press conference by Wynn Resorts describing Somerville Mayor Joseph Curatone legal filing to stop Wynn from building their casino in Everett. We agree. After years of deliberation, Wynn was awarded the casino license for this area less than two years ago and...

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Isn’t It Time That We Put Kids First

February 26, 2016
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico Massachusetts has long been a leader in education, public health, and innovation. However, when it comes to ensuring that all our children have a chance to succeed, we still have much work to do. To start with, it’s time that Massachusetts gets serious about guaranteeing that every child has a...

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Black History Month Reflections:Race and Health

February 26, 2016
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Race, despite being 300 years removed from emancipation, despite being 50 years removed from the Civil Rights era, despite being 7 years into the presidency of our first president with black heritage, continues to be a defining feature of life in America. From a physician’s perspective, a saddening fact is that race also defines...

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Letter to the Editor

February 26, 2016
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I am a candidate for Democratic State Committeeman My name is Brian Corr, and I am a candidate for Democratic State Committeeman in the Middlesex & Suffolk District. My name will be on the Democratic primary ballot on Tuesday, March 1, and I respectfully ask for your vote. In 2012, I was selected to...

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