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The editor and I have been discussing a writing project for this newspaper, and, in the meantime, I have been allotted this space for my thoughts on various state issues, of which there are … more
Juno, the Blizzard of 2015, will certainly be remembered as a major winter event, if not as the all-time storm some had predicted. Thanks to the efforts of plow drivers, public works personnel, … more
Sometimes you may just pick up a good book to read, especially during a storm when the Governor’s call for a State of Emergency three days ago because of the blizzard. Yes, being homebound because … more
GRANDMA GLORIA: Gloria Walker with James Russell …
I recognized the free flow of the handwriting immediately. Gloria Walker still sends written notes, not emails or text messages, although I imagine she could do that, too. Better yet, she has her own … more
As the adage goes, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. That, to some extent, is how the city’s vehicle replacement program has worked since the Great Recession of 2008. It’s understandable. There … more
Anyone who has the temerity to believe they hold the talents to be president of the United States must necessarily have such a high degree of presumed self-confidence that they think the planets have … more
NO SWIMMERS HERE: The beach at Bruce Bay in the …
It only seems appropriate to conclude this series about my visit to New Zealand with a story about two beaches. New Zealand has many beaches and I saw a few. One of the most memorable, because of … more
The numbers tell a story. Last week the school administration proposed a $166.6 million budget to the School Committee. It’s a number supported by a raft of other numbers that basically fall into … more
To the Editor: The recent actions of public officials regarding the issue of Gorton teacher Mario Atoyan and the school administration are very troubling to me. All we know is what’s been … more
To the Editor: This is in response to Jane Kenney Austin’s long and vitriolic letter to the Beacon (April 16, 2015) concerning Sewer Enabling Legislation. Her haughty diatribe concerns money … more
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