As much as we look forward to taking our usual seats in city council and school committee chambers for in-person debates over budgets and class sizes, we recognize that state and local governments need more time to wean themselves from Zoom. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Now that COVID-19 is receding, we can clearly see the lingering impact on individuals afflicted with long-term health problems as well as institutions whose business models were damaged along the way. Among the latter are, ironically, healers that are now suffering -- hospitals whose efforts…
Lawrence General Hospital was in the thick of efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the Merrimack Valley. As of two weeks ago, it had administered more than 235,000 COVID-19 tests through its local clinic, according to President and CEO Deborah Wilson. It had given more than 103,000 vaccines.
With news this week of a consent decree between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Quincy calling for that city to spend in excess of $100 million to cut pollution flowing into adjoining rivers and Boston Harbor, we see continuing progress on this long-standing problem.
The Blue Economy is already a powerful economic engine for the country as a whole and Massachusetts in particular. But it needs investment -- in time, attention and resources -- to continue to grow.
Ordering a drink with your take-out meal — a margarita from Casa Blanca in North Andover, maybe, or the “Somewhat Damaged” martini from Ledger in Salem — is a welcome advent of the pandemic. Long after COVID-19 is a distant memory, one imagines its role in inspiring drinks-to-go as the topic…
When a federal judge in California struck down the state’s 32-year-old ban on assault weapons in early June, he added a volatile new issue to the gun-rights debate.
Alcohol is still the most commonly used drug among high school students. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year approximately 3,500 people under 21 die because of alcohol use.
To revitalize U.S. science and technology with more government spending, it’s time to go big or go home.