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Switch to electronic monitoring for fishing vessels

“The current observer program is expensive — more than $9 million a year — and only covers about a fifth of commercial fishing trips.” — Johanna Thomas

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Why should middle-aged workers pretend to be younger?

“I, for one, expect to thrive while I both learn from and influence everyone around me.” — Allison Daskal Hausman

letters | Ireland votes yes to gay marriage

Dublin Castle a fitting site for celebration of freedom

“It was there in 1922 that seven centuries of British rule ended.” — Robert F. Lyons

letters | Ireland votes yes to gay marriage

Vote is a triumph over church’s hypocritical moral sway

“The collapse of the Roman Catholic Church’s moral teaching authority, especially in the area of sexual ethics, is complete.” — Stephen Parker

letters | Boston’s Olympic bid

Empty World Cup stadiums a warning for Boston

“The 2014 World Cup cost soccer-hungry Brazil $3 billion to build and refurbish stadiums.” — David Pesapane

letters | Boston’s Olympic bid

Don’t tell us what ‘we’ think, Globe

“We who live or work here are not the emotion-driven curmudgeons you insultingly portray us to be.” — Julie A. Nelson

letters | Boston’s Olympic bid

Dear USOC: Pay no attention to Shirley Leung

“Shirley may not want you to listen to us. But you’ll be making a mistake if you don’t.” — Sam Bayer

letters | Boston’s Olympic bid

Shakespearean taunting does not advance Olympic debate

Shirley “Leung uses words and phrases from the remoteness of her laptop to advance the cause of a moneyed elite.” — Thomas F. Schiavoni

letters | Boston’s Olympic bid

Calling critics children is childish

“Shirley Leung could hardly have been more insulting to the entire city of Boston by portraying Olympic opposition to that of 2-year-olds throwing temper tantrums.” — Jason Blanchette

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Obama effort to save pollinators lacking

“The elephant in the room that is being ignored is the exponentially growing use of new classes of systemic pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides.” — Ernie Huber

letters | Chamber of Commerce has energy responsibility

State cannot rest on clean energy laurels

“Ian Bowles’s call for the Boston Chamber of Commerce to prioritize and promote clean energy, rather than criticize or ignore it, is right on the mark.” — Jack Spence

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Maintain parks in Olmsted vision

Frederick Law Olmsted “was a firm believer in the transcendental and restorative power of recreation and rural landscape vistas.” — Clayton Harper

letters | Chamber of Commerce has energy responsibility

Could have more directly challenged the Chamber of Commerce

Ian “Bowles should directly lambaste the Chamber’s flawed complaint.” — Judy Weiss

letters | Chamber of Commerce has energy responsibility

Use leverage to put a price on carbon

The Chamber of Commerce “should lend its support to the growing clean energy sector.” — Frederick Hewett

letters | is BPD really hearing people over the din?

Complaint on motorcycle noise goes unheard

“I’m pretty sure the police don’t know (and won’t find out) about the incident I wanted to report.” — David Holzman

letters | in defense of Vermont’s Bernie Sanders

All Bernie Sanders wants is Euro capitalism

“To imply that his socialism involves the transfer of privately-held entities into public ownership is absurd.” — Gernot Buerger

letters | is BPD really hearing people over the din?

Loud motorcycles should be muffled

“Their high-decibel, low-frequency sound disturbs the peace of almost everyone and needs strong and enforced regulation all over Massachusetts.” — Dale Kline

letters | in defense of Vermont’s Bernie Sanders

Columnist ignores grass-roots support of Bernie Sanders

The “average contribution in the first 24 hours of his campaign was $43.” — Nancy Goldner

letters | in defense of Vermont’s Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders needed in Democratic primaries

“What, exactly, is Alex Beam’s complaint?” — Matthew D. Jones

letters | in defense of Vermont’s Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders’ socialism is quite American

The senator “is neither ‘a pot-smoking socialist’ as President Obama recently joked about him, nor a ‘Pander-bear’ as Alex Beam branded him.” — Anatol Zukerman

letters | Solving the mess of Kendall Square traffic

Inner Belt would have meant no traffic at all

“Kendall Square is actually a story of successful transit-oriented development.” — Ari Ofsevit

letters | Solving the mess of Kendall Square traffic

Zoo deterioration and Kendall congestion symbolize lack of imagination

“Once more, our “leaders” have failed by failing to plan.” — Edward Jacoby

letters | Solving the mess of Kendall Square traffic

Planners need to show ingenuity

“It is no wonder after reading an article like this why Boston has lost its way, despite building America’s first subway.” — Bettina A. Norton

letters | Solving the mess of Kendall Square traffic

When traffic lights are roadblocks

“The Department of Transportation doesn’t seem to understand the concept of timing lights for efficient traffic flow.” — Joseph Misdraji

letters | Solving the mess of Kendall Square traffic

No sympathy for those who could use T

“The first commuter you quote in your article on congestion in Kendall Square spends an hour driving from Hyde Park to Kendall.” — Eli Bortman