letters | Verdict in school rape trial, but little resolved

These teens are casualties of a faulty school culture

“Does Owen Labrie deserve to have a dark mark on his forehead for the rest of his life?” — Bob Moss

letters | Verdict in school rape trial, but little resolved

Kids are not too young to say what they mean and mean what they say

“Expecting a teenage boy or girl to sort out finer nuances will inevitably lead to ruined lives.” — Dan Ladd

letters | Verdict in school rape trial, but little resolved

The lines blur, especially for adolescents

“We struggle to reconcile anything that falls outside the boundaries of so-called stranger rape.” — Margot Phelps

letters | Verdict in school rape trial, but little resolved

Imagine if the genders were reversed in St. Paul’s case

“Girls are just as capable of sexual aggression, and of being jerks.” — Abby Swaine

letters

Gas leaks worsen health in cities

“There are social injustices and health consequences disproportionately borne by low-income communities and communities of color in Boston.” — Richard Clapp and Paula Georges

letters

Editorial misses point on Simmons MBA

“We are focused on an MBA with rich and deep online experiences that use an unparalleled technology platform to deliver small classes.” — Helen Drinan

letters | Yes and no to rail link

Expanding Blue Line is more important

“What is desperately needed are major improvements to the rapid transit core system.” — James Lambrechts

letters | Yes and no to rail link

Put Olympic energy into rail link

“The one final thing that would make Boston a world-class city is not hosting the Olympics but building a world-class transit system.” — Tom Duston

letters | Green Line extension

Cost was scandal all along

“If we’re going to create the America of tomorrow, we need to build more efficiently.” — Andrew L. Kalloch

letters | Green Line extension

Rising with or without the extension

“There appears to be no similar embrace of state action to regulate rents.” — Michael Turk

letters | Green Line extension

Learn from San Francisco

“A switch to ‘proof-of-payment’ is the kind of outside-the-box thinking that a crisis like this calls for.” — Kevin Cuddeback

letters | Green Line extension

No tears for real estate speculators

“We’re supposed to accept a $1 billion, 100-percent budget overrun on a Green Line spur to Somerville?” — Rich Schrenker

letters | Green Line extension

Bidding procedure highly flawed

“If the final costs of bids are unknown during the bidding process, the true value of each bid can’t be judged.” — Nicholas Newell

letters

Wrong to bankrupt fishermen over monitors

“NOAA must find a way to support this historic industry and not bankrupt it with bills that they cannot afford.” — Representative William R. Keating

letters | Boston’s need for teacher diversity

BPS falls short on teacher retention

“The district seems to be more earnest in attracting them than ensuring they remain in the system.” — Hayden Frederick-Clarke

letters | Boston’s need for teacher diversity

BPS faces new demographic reality

“While students of color are 86 percent of the district’s students, half the city’s school principals are still white.” — Beatriz McConnie Zapater

letters | Boston’s need for teacher diversity

Teacher diversity crisis not new

“It will . . . take a renewed focus and a new set of strategies to overcome the lack of diversity in our schools.” — Kim M. Janey

letters | Boston’s need for teacher diversity

Diversity more than just a face

“The real challenge is in creating school cultures and a system where all teachers affirm students of all backgrounds.” — Andresse St. Rose and Rosann Tung

letters | prior T efforts failed

Privatization of bus routes prelude to ending service

“The idea that a private company can run any routes at a profit is nonsense on its face.” — Frank S. DeMasi and Ernest Loewenstein

letters

Time to rethink trucks and cyclists

“Remember the old Truck Routes which used to siphon off truck traffic away from main streets?” — Nick King

letters

No comparison between Donald Trump and John Silber

“Trump is a bombastic blowhard and bully whose only guiding principle is narcissistic self-aggrandizement.” — Brian R. Merrick

letters

‘Silber Shockers’ were popular for a while

“The media jumped all over the ‘shockers’ but the public loved it — until they didn’t.” — Michal Regunberg

letters

Jeff Jacoby’s on-the-money condemnation of Donald Trump

“I salute him for recognizing the ugliness and despicable behaviors of one of the many out-of-control, ‘avaricious moguls’ among us these days.” — Thomas Mirabile

letters | Without it, mine spills would be worse

John Sununu ignores underfunding of EPA

“Have you heard of the concept ‘starve the beast’?” — Paul Snyder

letters | Without it, mine spills would be worse

Critic misses good work of EPA

“John Sununu’s tirade of cynicism and hypocrisy completely ignores a host of factors.” — Alison M. Leary

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