Zhen Ren Chuan 2021
Paid support



CONTACT THE EDITOR

Letters, tips, corrections? Email preferred (Facebook and Facebook Messenger are not): sprague.bob@gmail.com or call 781-641-4490.

Your View

Your View is YourArlington's only blog. It is the site's place for opinion. To publish here, you must use your full name in most cases.

'You don’t have to like them, but you can talk'

The following letter to the editor by Nick Page of Melrose was first published in the Sept. 11 Boston Globe, as the first in a series about the impact of Sept. 11, and is republished with the permission of the author, who leads the Arlington-based Mystic Chorale.

lettersPatch photo

"The men on the train"

A few weeks after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, I was returning by train from New York to Boston. I had led prayer services and was emotionally drained. The train was packed; nobody wanted to fly yet. We were exhausted, but there were two men who were very loud and, I’m guessing, a little drunk. They made rude remarks about others. When I stood up, they made a loud fat joke.

When the train came to a station, they’d rush out for a quick cigarette, waking up people in their path. I was not alone in hating these guys, and as I fumed I thought about what had happened a few weeks before. I decided I didn’t need more enemies.

Continue reading
  590 Hits

Your Businesses

FACEBOOK BOX: To see all images, click the PHOTOS link just below

 

 
Paid support

Your Arts

Your Libraries

Your People

Housing Authority

Development

Your Police, Fire

About | Join | Register | Post opinionFAQs | Privacy | Newsletter

yourArlington.com • Massachusetts residents report about their town

A.J. Liebling: "Freedom of the press belongs to those who own one." | Copyright © 2006-2021. All Rights Reserved.

site design: msgdesign.org