Editor’s Note: The following was written by Paul Doyle, a friend of Bill Brett’s and this page, who lives in Weymouth and currently recuperating from back surgery. We offer these words to mark Veterans Day, November 11, which was started as “Armistice Day,” in 1919, the first anniversary of World War I. In 1926, the US Congress passed a resolution for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. By…

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By Ben Bradlee, Jr. (November 6, 2020) As we sort out the election, I’ve been thinking a lot about the Trump constituency. I’ve had a different experience with the Trump voter, immersing myself in their lives for a 2018 book I wrote, The Forgotten, which used a swing county in Northeast Pennsylvania that played a key role in Trump winning that state in 2016 to do a deep dive into the lives of people who…

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By Marion A. McBride Early on October 26, as the morning light lifted over the iconic Union Oyster House sign, film crews scurried on Union and Marshall streets preparing to film scenes for the pilot of the Lionsgate/HBO Max TV production of “Julia,” about culinary icon Julia Child. Child, who died in 2004, lived in Cambridge for many years and filmed her now classic TV show the “French Chef” for WGBH-TV, when the PBS station…

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