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A successful Donna Summer roller disco party

The party last Friday at City Hall Plaza attracted a large and far more diverse crowd than most public events in Boston.

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Gordon College faces a choice

The college in Wenham must end gay discrimination or give up federal funds.

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In looting crash site, Ukrainian separatists show contempt for victims

No justification exists for the disrespectful abuse of passengers’ remains and the delay in giving access to outside inspectors.

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With unopposed races, Mass. shortchanges democracy

Many are dissuaded from getting in the arena by the whopping campaign war chests that state law permits incumbents to amass.

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Boston taxis: Treat cabbies as employees

There’s one simple way Mayor Walsh can make good on his campaign promise to help taxi drivers.

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Police chiefs need discretion to deny guns to dangerous people

Lawmakers shouldn’t let the gun lobby wedge itself between the police and public safety.

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Workplace bullying is real, but lawmakers must respond carefully

There is a difference between the normal strains of daily work and the systematic targeting of colleagues for abuse.

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Formula for lottery aid falls short

This has never been a system designed to reward cities based on a point-of-sale system for lottery tickets.

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Planet Bieber? Suggestions (mostly) welcome

NameExoWorlds allows ordinary people to directly participate in cutting-edge science.

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Boston animal shelter goes to the dogs

The city-run shelter in Roslindale has been a second-rate operation.

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Bipartisan Highway Trust deal reveals dysfunctional Congress

The bill resorts to accounting trickery.

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Market Basket: Loyal workers are its best asset

Firing the employees who participated in Friday’s rally to support the ousted president would be a big mistake.

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Mass. steps up in child migrants crisis

Governor Patrick is not opening the floodgates in agreeing to help.

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Fish farming goes in the tank

Indoor tank farming increases the possibilities of domestic seafood production.

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Downing of Malaysian jet shows need to calm Ukraine tensions

The incident also hinted at a new threat to the safe passage of international jetliners.

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Flap over Haystack reflects broader angst about parking

A new app that pinpoints parking spaces is just one facet in Boston’s parking problem.

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New England’s whaling past sails into town

Everyone who gets a chance to marvel at the Charles W. Morgan during the ship’s visit to Boston this weekend should thank obsessive weirdos.

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A new global development fund

An alternative development bank could put pressure on the World Bank and IMF to respond more fully to the concerns of debtor nations.

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Iran’s identity crisis stymies nuclear deal

The outcome will depend on whether Iranian leaders can accept the notion of making a deal with the US.

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For Nadine Gordimer, writing was never enough

Nadine Gordimer, who died Sunday, was a Nobel novelist, a literary fighter against apartheid and a champion for writers in developing countries.

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Senate bill reduces barriers limiting opportunity in Mass.

Unlike the House’s economic development bill, the Senate’s version tackles the non-compete clauses that hamper the state’s high-tech economy.

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Germany’s sustainable gift to Brazil

A practice facility for the German soccer team will become an eco-friendly tourist resort.

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Kerry gets a diplomatic win in Afghanistan

Secretary of State John Kerry persuaded both presidential candidates to accept a UN-led audit of all eight million ballots.

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Small payroll tax is best way to cover paid maternity leave

The Family and Medical Leave Act has proved to be inadequate.

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Disclosure bill for super PACs: Voters need to know

This measure would at least let voters know the source of a candidate’s money.