Americans were bombarded with almost 46 billion robocalls last year. It’s a staggering number until you realize that number was actually suppressed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In 2019, there were more than 58.5 billion such calls, up from 47.8 billion in 2017.

No matter how you spin it, turnout in preliminary elections this month on the North Shore, in the Merrimack Valley, and in Boston, was dismal.

The internet’s capacity to solve problems, connect people and make life more enjoyable is ever expanding and fascinating. But the web is also a sandbox for buffoons. And platforms such as TikTok have an absolute responsibility to keep a check on illegal behavior, even if it’s only suggested.

It’s unclear whether there was disagreement among college administrators or simply a process slowed by the effort to get unanimity, but all 15 Massachusetts community college presidents finally announced Monday that everyone on their campuses must be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus …

A quiet ceremony in a state highway garage the week before last was a chance to again remember a local hero not for the golf shot heard ‘round the Milky Way but for the turn he took at the controls of a gravel spreader and crane back when Interstate 93 in southern New Hampshire was still roa…

Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, the second-ranking Senate Republican, says that “the debt limit needs to be increased.” He also says Republicans are not going to vote for it. He thinks the Democrats can and should do it on their own.

It’s been less than two weeks since President Joe Biden said the federal government would throw its weight behind new COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandates for corporate America and there are already signs of progress.

Recently Haverhill dedicated a Vietnam veterans memorial — a beautiful, peaceful place for veterans, their families and all of us to reflect on the individuals who gave their lives in Vietnam on behalf of you and me. Those who served on this commission provided a great service to us all.