Editorials

Congress Ignores Drug Safety with CREATES Act

January 20, 2017
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By Peter J. Pitts Over 60 percent of Americans want the government to take action to lower prescription drug prices, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation survey.  Congress, for once, is listening to voters. Lawmakers are pushing forward with the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act. The bill’s sponsors...
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Congresswoman Clark is Making the Wrong Statement

January 20, 2017
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The announcement by our Congresswoman Katherine Clark that she will not be attending the inauguration on Friday of President-elect Donald Trump as a sign of protest is wrong. As a private citizen, Clark is entitled to make any lawful statement as she deems necessary. However, Clark is not a private citizen. She is an...
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Attention Democrats:Grow Up

January 20, 2017
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Donald Trump is set to be inaugurated on Friday. Certainly, that is a day and an event that no serious person on any side of the political spectrum ever thought might be possible. However, that is the reality that we have to deal with — and it is an outcome that every American unhesitatingly...
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Letters to the Editor

January 13, 2017
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Naloxone can save lives Dear Editor: The use of Naloxone can save a life.  Naloxone, also known as Narcan is an opioid antagonist used in opioid overdoses to counteract the life-threatening depression of the respiratory system. It allows an overdose victim to breathe normally. Although traditionally administered by emergency response personnel, naloxone can be administered by lay...
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Right and Wrong Ways to Address the Drug Cost Conundrum

January 13, 2017
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By Kenneth E. Thorpe Americans are gearing up for higher health care costs in 2017. Average monthly insurance premiums for popular plans on Healthcare.gov, the major Obamacare exchange, are slated to rise by 25 percent. Some consumers will see their health insurance premiums double. Eager to find a scapegoat, some politicians have pointed to...
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Winter’s Here — Bundle Up

January 13, 2017
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Winter arrived in full force earlier this week, with a big snowstorm and skin-numbing temperatures. But we are New Englanders, so we know what to expect and how to prepare for it. Indeed, if you were shoveling snow as we were throughout the past weekend, not only did we benefit from a great workout,...
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What Would Martin Luther King Jr. Think?

January 13, 2017
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When one considers that it has been almost 49 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin...
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Letters to the Editor

January 6, 2017
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Obama Land Mine Policy Dear Editor; Long before Secretary John Kerry entered Washington politics, he was a local politician and a friend to the City of Revere. Revere’s State Senator, Fran Doris introduced John Kerry to Revere in our Columbus Day Parade. He kept in touch with many Revere office holders, including myself ,...
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Guest-Editorial

January 6, 2017
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In 2014, the American Waterworks Association declared MWRA’s water to be the best in the nation. (In fact, it won both first and second place both for the City of Boston’s and the MWRA’s own sample.) This was not a lucky coincidence, but the end result of a carefully crafted and intricate plan to...
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Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

January 4, 2017
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The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2017. The arrival of a new year marks a time for reflection, both as to the year that has passed and as to the year to come. In the words of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson: Ring out the old, ring in...
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Remember Those in Need

December 23, 2016
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Although the holiday season for most of us will be filled with fun and joy, it is incumbent upon all of us who are fortunate to be doing well in our lives to remember that there are many among us, our neighbors and fellow citizens, for whom this holiday season is neither joyous nor...
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Enjoy A Happy — and Safe — Holiday Weekend

December 23, 2016
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By a coincidence of the calendar, both Chanukah and Christmas arrive this weekend, and we wish to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers of the Jewish and Christian faiths (and those of no faith at all) a happy and joyous holiday weekend. The eight-day Festival of Lights gets underway after sundown...
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Letters to the Editor

December 16, 2016
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On The Malden Street Pumping Station Dear Editor: Thanks to you Councilor Charlie Patch and the City Council for passing your motion. The high weeds and wild bushes were cut. The gas emergency s hut off is more visible and the drainage pipe system has been cleared. St. Mary’s ball field now known as...
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Trump and the Vote

December 16, 2016
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We love how many of the national commentators and pundits always point out that while Donald Trump won the presidency, he didn’t get the popular vote. Well, it’s clear Donald Trump’s strategy was to reach the 270 electoral votes he needed to become the President of the United States. And that’s what he did,...
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A Time to Give

December 16, 2016
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Christmas Day is less than two weeks away as hard as it is for many to believe. The hectic gift shopping is in full swing for residents. In these frenzied days many items on a to-do list may just not make the cut. For too many residents in our city, there is not a...
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Letters to the Editor

December 9, 2016
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Let’s have a discussion on marijuana clinics Dear Editor, The City of Lynn passed an ordinance earlier this year regarding the siting of two medical marijuana clinics. They would be allowed in the following locations: The non-waterfront side of the Lynnway from Market Street to the General Edwards Bridge, two sites on Commercial Street and...
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Let’s Stay Cool and Calm on Legal Marijuana

December 9, 2016
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If recent news reports are to be believed, some in our state are hyperventilating about the imminent legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts which was approved by voters in the recent election. Their opposition primarily is two-fold: First, that more under-age youth (under 21) will begin to use marijuana, and second, that there will be...
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The Secret Weapon to Ending America’s Health Crisis:Schools

December 2, 2016
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By Kenneth Thorpe America has a big, fat problem. A whopping 13 million American children are obese  — and millions more are about to join their ranks. By 2025, according to a report in Pediatric Obesity, the nation will house 17 million obese kids.  This is alarming. Obesity can lead to a slew of...
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Congratulations,Coach Cicatelli and the Revere High Football Team

December 2, 2016
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“Sheer joy” are the words that came to our mind Thanksgiving Day morning as we watched the Revere High football team exult in the immediate aftermath of their 14-7 victory over archival Winthrop on McCarthy Field at Harry Della Russo Stadium. The energy with which they performed their “Revere jacks” (a more energetic form...
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Targeting the Untapped Market of Wearables for Elder Care

November 24, 2016
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By Rahmat Shoureshi Today’s 20-something tech wizards might not worry about the challenges of old age. But they should. Seniors represent a huge untapped market for tech companies. While just 13 percent of America’s population is 65 or older today, that slice will jump to 19 percent by 2030. One area that holds particular...
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