Category: Editorials

Saturday’s warmth

Last Saturday’s warmth, with the temperature rising into the low 70’s, set off one of the most enjoyable early spring days we can recall. We were in our gardens and backyards. We were down the beach. We used the grill…

Irishman of the Year

Richard McGuinness is this year’s Friendly Knights of St. Patrick Irishman of the Year. Like his father before him, he is an educator and a former baseball coach at Lynn English. His four children are all college graduates. This is…

Charter school scam vote

Many, many schools in this city are underperforming or have students who cannot compare statistically to kids living in other towns less than two miles away. More kids here have lower reading and math scores than in most other cities…

Barton’s suspension unfair, Draconian

The suspension of Lynn English basketball coach Buzzy Barton by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association is about as unfair as anything having to do with high school sports we have witnessed in years. That the gratuitous complaints of a principal…

Tiger Woods

Maybe you listened to him. Maybe you didn’t. But Tiger Woods’ apology on television last Friday was quintessential American media stuff. It was fabulous theater. Tiger even choked up a bit. Bottom line, we thought it was a US Open…

An injustice

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association has come down hard on Lynn English High School at a hearing recently held last Friday. The MIAA asserted that a former assistant at Lynn English recruited East Boston High School student Cory McMillan to…

Job creation

Since the national economy almost collapsed a little more than twelve months ago, the crying need has been for new jobs and better jobs to replace the millions upon millions of jobs that were lost and which, we believe, are…