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Rebuilt Fort Hale Pier Opens

by Thomas Breen | Apr 23, 2018 2:16 pm | Comments (16)

Thomas Breen photosSeven years after Hurricane Sandy destroyed a popular East Shore fishing pier, city and state officials celebrated the grand reopening of a reconstructed pier that includes new amenities for fishing and recreation, and that is structurally resilient enough to withstand higher sea levels and more frequent storms in an era of manmade climate change.

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East Shore Sounds Off On Prescription Costs

by Allan Appel | Apr 5, 2018 8:11 am | Comments (1)

Allan Appel PhotoThe 20 most popularly prescribed drugs in America have increased 12 percent a year for each of the last five years, six of them by 100 percent.

Hearing that fact gave Ralph Zovich, who’s approaching retirement age, an idea: “Let the government declare those 20 ‘essential for life,’”  and give the feds immediate authority to negotiate the price.

“Also authorize the IRS to audit those drug makers. Put the fear of God into them.”

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