Archive | Features

Through the past, darkly: The ’60s at 50, blurred

Woodstock was a flashpoint, a culmination, one easy way to distill a complicated decade into something digestible.

Read the full story

Posted in Features0 Comments

An open letter to Gov. Deval Patrick

It is an undeniable fact: Our population is growing older. In 10 short years, we will see a major increase in the 60-plus population that will effectively redefine the makeup of our commonwealth.

Read the full story

Posted in Features0 Comments

Healthy ears don’t register echoes

By Dr. Robert Mario Voices carry, reflect off objects and create echoes. Most people rarely hear the echoes. Instead they only process the first sound received. For the hard of hearing, though, being in an acoustically challenging room can be a problem. For them, echoes carry. Ever listen to a lecture recorded in a large […]

Read the full story

Posted in Features0 Comments

Veterans are entitled to certain benefits

By Tracey Ingle As I write this article, I am travelling in Europe. Travelling to different parts of the world, always reminds me how lucky we Americans are, and how often we forget that fact. Forget isn’t quite the right word. I suppose it would be more accurate to say that we neglect to appreciate the […]

Read the full story

Posted in Features0 Comments

Soon the government check won’t be in the mail

Officials have settled on the dates when millions of people will no longer be able to get their Social Security and other benefit checks by mail.

Read the full story

Posted in Features3 Comments

Betty White voted AP entertainer of the year

What Betty White did in 2010 doesn’t usually happen: an 88-year-old actress with more than six decades in Hollywood suddenly became the object of adulation of the Facebook-connected masses.

Read the full story

Posted in Features0 Comments