Paul Levy is running for Newton School Committee. Why?

Paul Levy was the much-admired executive director of the Mass Water Resources Authority, who, from 1988-1992, led the stunningly successful cleanup of Boston Harbor.  He had previously chaired the Mass. Department of Public Utilities (1983-1987) and followed that with several years as an adjunct professor at M.I.T. After a series of noteworthy accomplishments in the …

Continue reading Paul Levy is running for Newton School Committee. Why?

News media a bulwark nationally and locally

The news media aren't perfect, to be sure, but now, as never before, they're the living embodiment of Thomas Jefferson's opinion that "were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate for a moment to prefer the latter."  If it weren't …

Continue reading News media a bulwark nationally and locally