In mid-July Dr. Deborah Walters, a 63-year-old grandmother, launched a kayaking trip 2500 miles from Maine to Guatemala, solo. No stranger to wilderness, she once camped alone near polar bears on a six-week expedition to the Arctic.
The event was valuable, not only because it was the first time these four politicians came together to discuss mental health, but also because it was the Commonwealth's first Gubernatorial Forum on this topic.
If Massachusetts legislators want to double the contribution limits in state politics, they should, in the light of day, create a stand-alone bill to do that and try to pass it. But, they should not bury it in a disclosure bill and call it reform.
As a pediatrician in some of Boston's lowest-income neighborhoods, I saw firsthand how a child's health is determined by far more than medicine -- it is the air they breathe, the streets they play in, the safety of their communities, their opportunities for a good education, the economic stability of their family. Simply put, doctors can't fulfill their mission in communities affected by inequality and unfairness. Health requires justice for all. That's what makes me want to run for governor.
How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.
This month marks the first anniversary of the Barbara Prey Gallery on Main Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Opening a gallery was not something I had honestly planned.
It took the stage version of Disney's The Little Mermaid quite a while to finally find its sea legs. When the original Broadway production opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater back in January of 2008, the critics were not kind.
While Verizon has continuously told anyone who will listen that using the Title II classification for its broadband networks would harm innovation and investment, Verizon appears to have failed to disclose a basic fact to regulators and the courts.
The story is woven by a remarkable group of local and international visual artists to tell a beautiful tale of a woman who attempts to transform her world through courage and imagination.
For residents of Western Massachusetts, the famous Shay's Rebellion of 1786-87 has yet to come to an end. Now the issue is the extension of the Tennessee Valley Gas pipeline proposal by Kinder Morgan on the Massachusetts-New York border.
Amidst the emotional and political jockeying that has come to characterize the debate over charter schools in Massachusetts, we lose sight of two fundamental questions that should drive public policy decisions: Who benefits? And who pays?
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.
Your guide to Boston -- A to Z.
Here is a letter from Verizon to the Huffington Post editors, followed by my reply: Ed McFadden, Verizon Communications: I run media affairs for V...
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 5, 2014 H...
he process of debating and revising Jefferson's declaration continued on July 3 and into the late morning of July 4. In the evening of July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress "unanimously" approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence.