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Nurse Staffing Ratios Would Harm Cambridge Health Alliance

November 2, 2018
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As the chair of the board of trustees at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a health system that serves more than 140,000 patients in Cambridge, Somerville, Everett, Malden and Revere, I am writing to express concerns about Question 1, the government-mandated nurse staffing ratio proposal on the November ballot. If approved, this mandate would negatively impact...
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No Excuses — Be Sure to Vote, Either Early or on Election Day

November 2, 2018
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This Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day. Americans across the country will have the opportunity to choose a new House of Representatives in Washington and one-third of the members of the U.S. Senate in what commonly is referred-to as a mid-term election. While every election matters, some are more important than others. Based on...
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Are You Ready for Halloween?

October 26, 2018
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Next week, many neighborhoods will become magical places as thousands of children dressed in all types of costumes will descend on the streets in search of candy and treats. Likewise, residents will not only decorate their houses in scary Halloween themes with spiders and ghosts and a few witches thrown in just for luck,...
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Three Reasons to Vote ‘No’ on Question 1

October 26, 2018
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Because I’m a nurse, and I work in a hospital, I’m asked every day how I feel about Question 1.  I’m beyond concerned.  I’m scared—for patients and nurses—and I’m voting “No.”  Question 1 highlights an important topic, but it is a dangerous approach to something as vital as our healthcare. Question 1 is confusing. ...
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Don’t Forget to Sign Up for Medicare Drug Coverage This Fall

October 18, 2018
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Fall has arrived, which means it’s time for flannels, football, and finding the perfect health insurance plan. That’s right — nestled amidst all the seasonal festivities is Medicare’s open enrollment season, which kicked off October 15. Seniors will have until December 7 to select their Medicare plans for the coming year. Seniors have a...
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Study the Three Ballot Questions

October 18, 2018
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There are three questions on the ballot for the upcoming state election on Tuesday, November 6. The three are about as unrelated and disparate as one could imagine. The first question asks voters to adopt a proposed new law that would require minimum staffing by nurses in every hospital in the state. We have...
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Letter to the Editor

October 13, 2018
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VOTE YES ON QUESTION 3 Dear Editor Massachusetts has always been a leader in the nation. The United States looks to our state as a model for progressivism, especially when it comes to civil rights. We were, after all, the first state to acknowledge and legalize the right for same sex couples to marry....
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Massachusetts Must Move Forward on Our Own

October 13, 2018
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With the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, coming on the heels of the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch, it is clear that the America as we have known it for the past 70 years, a time in which the United States attained and maintained its supremacy in the world and achieved...
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Letters to the Editor

October 5, 2018
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David Colpitts Candidate for Register of Deeds stands for UNITY FOR THE COMMUNITY Dear Editor, Growing up on the North Shore and being the son of two parents involved in real estate, I was exposed to the Registry of Deeds at a very young age.  So began my passion for the storage and preservation...
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A Possible Harbinger

September 20, 2018
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The aftermath of Hurricane Florence on the Carolinas is another wakeup call for our communities.  Even though many preparations were made by local officials, there was still the loss of life and millions of dollars in damage. While the wind was not as severe as originally forecasted, having been downgraded from a category four...
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