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Bill Galvin for secretary of state

Galvin has overseen the smooth operation of elections and many other important functions.

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Patricia Saint Aubin for auditor

The Republican has more relevant professional expertise than incumbent Suzanne Bump.

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Bill Keating for 9th District

By pressing for explanations for why law enforcement hadn’t stopped the alleged Marathon bombers, Keating showed why he deserves reelection.

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Niki Tsongas for 3d District

In Tsongas, voters have a representative who has shown a deft touch no matter who runs Capitol Hill.

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Deb Goldberg for state treasurer

Unlike her opponent, Goldberg has held elected office on the local level, gaining valuable political and fiscal experience.

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Maura Healey for attorney general

Her competitive drive is tempered by a deep understanding of complex and high-stakes issues.

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Yes on Question 2: Expand the bottle bill

The measure would address the proliferation of plastic bottles and discourage litter.

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No on Question 1: Keep gas tax tied to inflation

If the referendum passes, the amount of gas tax collected from each gallon would steadily lose its buying power.

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With Smoot design, Harvard Bridge is the latest to shine

A competition is an interesting way to conceive and choose civic improvements and a creative way to bolster local spirits.

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Pumpkin festival chaos in Keene, N.H., leaves plenty of blame to go around

Both the rioters and the police badly need a reality check.

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Mass. regulators shouldn’t stand in way of Manicube

When a startup firm runs afoul of established regulators, it isn’t necessarily the company that needs to change its ways.

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Voter ID laws suppress turnout? Of course they do

The results shown in a new nonpartisan governmental report are dismaying.

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Franklin Park Zoo steps back from the brink

As recently as five years ago there was talk about having to close the zoo.

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At synod, bishops take steps toward transparency, tolerance

A reformist movement within Catholic thought, in retreat during the tenure of the previous two popes, has reemerged under Pope Francis.

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Repair, retraining needed in Bangladesh factories

Consumers are increasingly aware that many of the brands they wear rely on factories where wages are low and conditions are onerous.

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When miscarriages of justice occur, prosecutors must answer for actions

The death of Bernard Baran has brought renewed attention to the travesty of his trial and the tragedy of his imprisonment.

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Just like disaster victims, Syrian refugees need aid

Private donations lag far behind — and are sorely needed.

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Handicapped parking needs an app solution

There is no way for people who need the spaces know where they are or whether they’re available.

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Leadership, bold steps needed on Ebola in the US

If further confirmation was needed that the Ebola epidemic is a menace to be reckoned with, health officials provided it this week.

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Boston Police must adjust to avoid discriminatory patterns

In the interest of community confidence, the police should release newer data and increase documentation of police-civilian interactions.

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Next Boston schools chief faces tough internal obstacles

Dating back to the 1970s, Boston school superintendents have spent lots of time keeping peace among adults.

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International justice: You and what army?

Being indicted by the International Criminal Court gives defendants a strong incentive to cling to office — or to seek it.

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History deserves respect, but overzealousness has a price

Beverly’s Loring House is a warning that preservation commissions can end up being self-defeating.

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Release of terminally ill prisoners is compassionate — and logical

Massachusetts needs to develop the kind of medical placement program that all but a few other states have.

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As codfish dwindle, communities need to reboot

It is clearly time for a new model that shelves the insular response to new quotas and instead draws on lessons from all over the nation.