Monthly Archives: July 2012

Supervisors finally paying the price of sexual abuse cover-ups

Recently, a Philadelphia church official, Msgr. William Lynn, was sentenced to three to six years in prison on one felony child endangerment charge for covering up sexual abuse by the now laicized priest, Edward Avery,  whom he supervised. Lynn was acquitted … Continue reading

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Colorado shooting scares, saddens and stymies us

Shouting fire in a crowded theater is a terrible thing to do. Opening fire is a horror of a whole order of magnitude. Most of America is struggling to make sense out of 24-year-old neuroscience student James Holmes’ rampage, which so far has … Continue reading

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Tanglewood: the Higgs boson of classical music

I can’t really understand, much less explain, the Higgs boson, or the Higgs field that excites the creation of the Higgs boson. Scientists tell us it is the last fundamental piece of standard model of particle physics to be discovered in an … Continue reading

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Patrick vetoes raise questions

What is Deval Patrick is thinking  these days? Other than his campaigning for President Obama, of course.   At issue are the Governor’s support of loosening a ban on gifts to doctors from pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers and his move to … Continue reading

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Tierney v. Tisei: Time to focus on the issues

Last Tuesday, Congressman John Tierney did what he should have done many months ago.  He held a press conference and faced questions about what he knew and when he knew it regarding his brother-in-laws’ illegal activities.  For Tierney, there were no … Continue reading

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Ogunquit fireworks preserve charm of yesteryear

While tens of thousands of Boston concert-goers were being herded from the Esplanade to a tunnel under Storrow Drive under threat of storm, Ogunquit, Maine was celebrating July 4th as tradition would have it: simple and lovely.  Standing on the Marginal … Continue reading

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Hatred trumps culture with Algerian novelist’s trip to Jerusalem

As Syria goes deeper into civil war (and may draw in Turkey) and Egypt’s first civilian president, Mohamed Morsi,  calls for the release of  the 1993 World Trade Center  bombing plotter, “blind sheik”  Omar Abdel-Rahman, here’s a small story that could … Continue reading

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