Trump’s trade war on Canada is just dumb

Team Trump’s silly fight with Canada over tariffs is igniting unprecedented blowback from our neighbor to the north. It’s unnecessary — and it misses the big picture. Start with Trump’s insistence that the tariffs are of strategic importance. That’s like saying that Canadians are untrustworthy. He also complains about Canadian subsidies to Quebec dairy farmers. […]

How affordable housing for a few can help us all

A housing project in my district affords 10 working-class families the opportunity to become homeowners. Some may see that as too generous, while lamenting the lack of affordable housing citywide. That’s shortsighted: Affordable homeownership will lead to a stronger, fairer city. Indeed, the Van Buren Green project is exactly what’s right about Mayor de Blasio’s […]

City Hall’s parachute for a failed NYCHA manager

You couldn’t ask for a more damning sign of Mayor de Blasio’s true attitude toward the fraudulent mismanagement at the city Housing Authority that he now condemns: It turns out City Hall helped former NYCHA general manager Michael Kelly land a lucrative new gig. We don’t know how much Kelly knew of the years of […]

Inside ‘Queer Eye’s’ first woman makeover

When Bravo’s “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” was rebooted on Netflix last year, it returned with an important difference: a shorter title. So it was inevitable that “Queer Eye” — full stop — would eventually extend its makeover services to more than just straight guys. We didn’t see much of that in the show’s […]

BruinsBruins sign Matt Grzelcyk to two-year extension

Bruins sign Matt Grzelcyk to two-year extension Jimmy Howard blocks a shot by Matt Grzelcyk. –AP Photo/Michael Dwyer Matt Grzelcyk, who made himself a key component of the Boston backline this past season, came to terms Friday on a new two-year deal at a budget-friendly $1.4 million annual cap hit. Grzelcyk, 24, became the first […]