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As graduating high school seniors receive college responses, many find themselves wait-listed. The wait list has become a rite of passage; neither accepted nor rejected, “listers” are cast adrift in the college application process. Although, I suppose... Read more

From 2011 to 2015, the number of pedestrians killed in our city has tripled. This year alone, six people have been killed in a motor vehicle, bicycle, or pedestrian crash on Boston roads. As elected officials in the city of Boston, we feel the need... Read more

To the Editor:

Bay Cove Human Services and Kit Clark Senior Services are proud, long-standing members of the Dorchester community. For over 40 years, Bay Cove has delivered Early Intervention services in Dorchester – originally in Fields Corner... Read more

Three weeks ago I went to the monthly meeting of the Codman Square Neighborhood Council where two developers were presenting competing proposals for a city-owned lot between Codman Square and the Fairmount Line. In those two proposals lay very... Read more

When I read recently that Boston had the highest income inequality among the 100 largest US cities, I wanted to cry. I was so angry at the politicians and business leaders whose decisions made this happen. That the city we love should have such a title... Read more

I was asleep when the phone rang. Who could be calling at this hour?

I reached over to answer it and said: “Hello, who is this? “It’s me Joan,” came the reply. “Is this some kind of joke,” I said. “No! No! Don’t hang up; it really is me.... Read more

The greater Boston region is facing the largest building boom since the Big Dig. Billions of dollars are slated for development over the next decade and everyone is excited about the number of jobs that will be created and the domino effect on the... Read more

The Boston you enjoy today is not the Boston I knew almost 50 years ago when I was a student at Boston Latin School.  Our vibrant, multicultural, prosperous, and energetic city is the result of a number of factors, some of which result from good... Read more

The decline of a nation usually is the result of internal forces that undermine its strength and confidence. The likely nomination of Donald Trump and the possibility of his being elected president is more than alarming; it’s perilous. I have lived... Read more

As our communities face a dramatic uptick in opiate-related deaths and overdoses, state and city policymakers are working together to find ways to increase the quality and availability of treatment facilities for those in need, as well as address... Read more

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