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Opinion
Grandmothers providing child care must get state support
This year for Grandparents’ Day (Sept. 13), I want Governor Baker and state legislators to support low-income grandparents who provide child care.
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We’ve got a horse in the race
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Opinion
We’ve got a horse in the race
Horse racing has been called “the sport of kings” because it was once the activity of nobles and royalty. While Oliver Lewis, a Black jockey, won the first Kentucky Derby in 1875, Black riders were later banned from the sport by the Jockey Club.
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A 4F commander in chief
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Editorial
A 4F commander in chief
Thoughtful Americans will now have to be worried about a commander in chief who has no patriotic attachment to the country whose citizens he is obligated to protect against enemies, foreign and domestic.
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Opinion
Our fall school plans are guided by health, safety and equity
We are still facing uncertainty from coronavirus, but the values that guide us are unchanged. Our plans for the upcoming school year put health, safety and the needs of our most vulnerable students at the center of our plans.
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Opinion
The ‘bad guy’ narrative is back — this time it’s Jacob Blake
You could have mailed this one in. The “this” is the cynical, calculated, cold hearted, factually challenged assertion that Jacob Blake was really the bad guy. The bad guy that Kenosha police officer Rusten Sheskey had almost no choice but to use deadly force to protect himself against. The picture painted of Blake as the villain in the deadly encounter follows almost to the letter the template that is pro forma dragged out every time a Blake or a George Floyd is victimized by police bullets or a police knee to the throat.
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The calculated oppression of working Americans
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Editorial
The calculated oppression of working Americans
Although it was originally supposed to provide an opportunity for workers to meet and develop their political power, Labor Day has become little more than a paid vacation. However, on Labor Day this year, voters who work for a living, even those whose employment has been interrupted by Covid-19, would do well to ponder the classic Election Day question: “Will you be better off with a Democratic or a Republican president?”
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Opinion
Include immigrants in COVID-19 relief
It is unfathomable that people who have regularly paid taxes would be shut out of relief when it’s most needed. This isn’t charity. It’s about doing right by our neighbors
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Time to end Trump’s tyranny
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Editorial
Time to end Trump’s tyranny
Citizens will soon decide whether the United States of America is to survive as a democratic republic.
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MBTA needs to stop overpolicing Black and brown riders
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Opinion
MBTA needs to stop overpolicing Black and brown riders
A recent Boston Globe article shows that Black and Latinx riders on the subway account for almost two-thirds of fare-evasion citations from police — despite being just one-third of subway riders.
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New fieldhouse an investment in the future
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Opinion
New fieldhouse an investment in the future
The vote Aug. 5 by the Boston School Committee to allow Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester to lease land across the street from the Denney Youth Center on Harbor Point is an investment in our young people. Unfortunately, what should have been a positive moment of progress for our youth was clouded by unbalanced discourse.
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Student voice ignored on McCormack field
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Opinion
Student voice ignored on McCormack field
There has been a lot of controversy about whether the John W. McCormack Middle School’s field on Mount Vernon Street should be leased to the Boys & Girls Club. On Aug. 5, the School Committee decided to lease it. I have to say I disagree with this decision.
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Opinion
A hopscotch step backwards?
There is no need for a fight about whether or not students should go back to poorly ventilated, windowless classrooms in the fall.
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