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Are American classrooms producing mass shooters?
Let’s face it. With all the mass shootings in America today, it is difficult to tease out the various motivations that prompt murderers to unleash their automatic weapons on unsuspecting and innocent individuals they do not even know.
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Help Boston’s working families struggling with debt
In Suffolk County, 22% of folks have a debt in collection — and that number rises to 31% in communities of color. The high cost of living in Eastern Massachusetts compounds the economic pressures around housing costs and inflation that working people face.
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The colossal stakes in the SCOTUS scrap of Roe
Ever since the almost certainly deliberate leak of the memo laying out the SCOTUS conservative majority’s reasoning for scrapping Roe v. Wade, there has been nonstop speculation about just what that means for women, politics and the country.
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Haitians deserve a chance to determine their future
Every year during the month of May, we honor Haitian Heritage Month and recognize the vast contributions of the Haitian diaspora across the Commonwealth and our nation. The Massachusetts 7th Congressional District is home to one of the largest Haitian diaspora communities across the country, and the impact made by our Haitian neighbors is undeniable.
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Statements from local leaders on the Robb Elementary School shooting
“Staying silent is not an option. Growing numb to the violence is not an option.” Merrie Najimy
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They’ve served their time, they deserve safe, affordable housing
While citizens of Boston are acutely aware of the lack of affordable housing experienced by the general population, many are not aware of how the housing issue impacts those recently released from prison, otherwise known as returning citizens.
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He didn’t ‘act alone’
A recent study found that 1 in 3 Americans, presumably white Americans, are convinced that there is a move afoot by unnamed conspirators to replace them.
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Our country, founded on cheap labor
There are those among the wealthy who want to buy our labor as cheaply as possible so that they can have as much as possible. And they do this by keeping cheap laborers believing we are one another’s enemies.
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My school was rightly convicted, but the sentence is wrong
I am a Mission Hill School parent. My family loves the school, and my daughter has thrived in her four years there. Yet our community must now face a cognitive dissonance — loving and devoted educational leaders failed to prioritize the safety of vulnerable children.
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Massachusetts needs free college for all
The most important event in the modern history of higher education was largely ignored last week when the state of New Mexico passed a law making college free for all of its residents.  With support from Republicans and Democrats, this state of about 2 million residents became the first in America to extend the promise of public education beyond K-12.
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Where is the track record for receivership?
Ten years ago, as a member of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, I voted for putting the Lawrence Public Schools in receivership. I was wrong.
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Destroying Biden
Not a moment passes since President Biden took office that somebody, somewhere isn’t making a doomsday prediction that Biden will fail.
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