KEEP TALKING – BY TOM CURLEY

A weird thing happened this week. Other than that last week was “Peak Death Week.” (Sorry, I didn’t get anybody a card). For the first time ever I didn’t immediately mute my TV when the Covidiot-in-chief comes on to do the daily “5 O’clock Follies” and spend two-hours doing what he normally would do at … Continue reading KEEP TALKING – BY TOM CURLEY

SORRY, WRONG NUMBER – By GARRY ARMSTRONG

People of a certain age will recall the title from a popular radio drama that became a film noir classic with Barbara Stanwyck as the damsel/wife in distress and Burt Lancaster as the spouse with mayhem on his mind.  You can also dial "M For Murder" with the same theme: the telephone as a nefarious … Continue reading SORRY, WRONG NUMBER – By GARRY ARMSTRONG

BEING AGAINST FORCED BUSING DOESN’T MEAN YOU OPPOSE INTEGRATION – Garry Armstrong

I was in the middle of what I honestly call the Boston busing fiasco. On center stage, it played as a racial divide between Boston’s white and minority communities. It played well in the media – especially national and international media where they didn’t understand the local sentiments. The local news stations did a little … Continue reading BEING AGAINST FORCED BUSING DOESN’T MEAN YOU OPPOSE INTEGRATION – Garry Armstrong

BUSING FAILED. IT’S ABOUT TIME WE SAY SO – Marilyn Armstrong

Watching the Democratic riots (aka "debates")  the other night, I was surprised that Biden didn't tell the real truth about busing. Because this is a subject with which we are intimately familiar here. Garry covered Boston's busing crises and has an Emmy for his work. He interviewed white families, black families, every family. He interviewed … Continue reading BUSING FAILED. IT’S ABOUT TIME WE SAY SO – Marilyn Armstrong

TOO EARLY TO BE DRINKING? – Garry Armstrong

I heard these lines recently in a movie. They made me laugh. “Isn’t it too early to be drinking?” he said. “No,” she said. ” I’m awake.” The line had stayed with me many years after the laughter faded, replaced by memories of work, reporters, bars, and pubs from New York to Saigon. As a … Continue reading TOO EARLY TO BE DRINKING? – Garry Armstrong