The New Boston Mayor: A Black Woman: Should We Be Surprised?

This week Kim Janey, became acting mayor of Boston on Monday, making her the first Black person to occupy the position as well as the first woman, Many articles on her taking over that job note something to the effect that she was caught up during the Boston busing days and in 1976 at age …

Let’s Keep America Great: Remember Many Of Us Were Once In Their Shoes

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor …

Mayor Walsh’s Big Question: Do You Trust Your Lawyer?

The Boston U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz mentioned in an indictment against Teamsters Local 25 that “a representative from the City of Boston” had called two restaurants to tell them that they would be picketed if they let “Top Chef” film in their locations. These businesses elected to cancel their deals in order to avoid the picketing. …

Are Some People Too Big To Prosecute? How Money Rules Our Prosecutors

The laws I have set out below are being openly flaunted by people and nothing is being done. Walking through South Station the other day billboards announcing the ongoing taking of these bets were everywhere; watching football on television over last weekend it appeared that the people running these gaming operations were closing in on …

Mayor Martin Walsh’s Sit Down When It Was Time To Stand Tall

Here we go again. Are we going to see the old one-two-three-four play? Most of us are now familiar with the act. It has been used too often to fool us. The steps are one, the editorial or spotlight report slanting the facts; two, the follow-up news stories, three, the columnists then carrying the ball, …

How The Massachusetts Judges Stuck It to The Massachusetts People

Years ago when I was a young man the people of the Commonwealth got fed up with having judges who were very old deciding cases. At one time in Massachusetts a judge could sit in judgment of people even if the judge could no longer make a decision for himself or herself. Like we have …