CHEERS to Dennis Drinkwater, who may be the No. 1 fan of the Boston Red Sox over the last several decades.
President Joe Biden was busy Friday negotiating with Democratic leaders in an effort to move along his social safety net agenda. The ambitious — and extremely expensive — legislation has been billed as “cradle to grave” security for Americans.
Given the deepening of the opioid and educational crises under the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing the state’s investment in its recovery high schools would be a wise move.
In the latest example of misunderstanding Massachusetts drivers, state Transportation Secretary Jamey Tesler outlined a proposal to the MassDOT Board of Directors to have empty buses drive in the breakdown late along a seven-mile stretch of I-93 during the morning and evening rush hours – to…
Most folks like to get through Halloween before thinking about Christmas. This year, however, a steady drumbeat of stories about cargo containers off the coast of California have us worrying whether there will be anything to put under the tree come December.
In a state where some drivers think a yellow traffic light means speed up and view bicyclists in bike lanes as obstacles that prevent passing on the right, it should be no surprise that the pandemic brought a drop in seat belt use.
Question: I am very much part of the “sandwich generation,” squeezed by responsibilities on both sides! I find myself struggling to care for my elderly aunt, who lives with me and has severe arthritis. In addition, I work two part-time jobs. I can’t afford to cut my work hours, but my aunt r…
On pot and politics
Lawrence High School is under siege and it looks like a battleground.
Created in 1977 with the intent of ensuring Black folk access to capital for growth in low-income urban and similarly struggling rural areas, the Community Reinvestment Act was an ambitious attempt at solving problems faced by minorities whose loans had been denied at an alarming rate.
I remember seeing the footage of the 1991 beating of Rodney King in Los Angeles by four uniformed police officers. Their acquittal on charges of using excessive force in King’s arrest sparked the LA riots of 1992, a precursor to the Black Lives Matter movement and protests in response to the…