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Don’t judge Tsarnaev by his appearance

“I wish the media would stop interpreting the expressions, posture, gait and general appearance of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the courtroom.” — Bernadette Gardella

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The motive driving Olympics push in Boston

One need only examine a sentence from a recent Globe article. — Alice Shabecoff

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Don’t cut emergency teams — they help mentally ill

“Experienced, skilled treatment by DMH emergency service teams is an important factor in a patient’s recovery.” — Brenda L. Venice

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FBI director’s remarks on Holocaust were accurate

James Comey “was not wrong to allude to actions by other Hungarians and Poles that resulted in the deaths of thousands of Jews.” — Joan Pendleton

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Goood care for monkeys at primate center

“What I found was an extremely caring animal husbandry, laboratory, and veterinary staff who knew each monkey by name and the nuances of each animals’ personality.” — Deborah Caporizzo

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Instead of building pipelines, fix the gas leaks

“Leaks are a major contributor to the amount of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere.” — Peg Preble

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Natural gas, foreign electricity aren’t the solutions

“Not all renewable energy is beneficial.” — Marissa LaFave

letters | remembering history

Some ancestors are best kept hidden

“The news about Ben Affleck’s slave-owning ancestor brought to mind a remark by my grandfather.” — Jerry Morris

letters | remembering history

One family on both sides in King Philip’s War

“I hope we have all learned from Ben Affleck’s experience that most of us can find less than flattering branches on our family trees if we look enough.” — Sarah Brockmann

letters | remembering history

Martin Luther King knew better

“To realize that dream, we all must first acknowledge the past.” — Neil T. Leifer

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‘Right to believe’ isn’t an issue in Arkansas

“There is no law on earth that has the capability of getting inside a person’s head and preventing them from believing what they want to believe.”— Jeanne Walkauskas

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Many questions about lowering T fares for poor

“While the idea sounds like a good public relations pitch, it looks impractical and unworkable.” — Edward Feldman

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DPH delays action on marijuana law

“Yvonne Abraham’s column about the plight of Father Joe Quinn highlights a problem with implementation of the medical cannabis law in Massachusetts.” — Jamie Leaver

letters | The challenge of end-of-life care

Higher medical costs inevitable as death nears

“At all ages, medical care is seldom needed when healthy.” — Stanley Spiegel

letters | The challenge of end-of-life care

Delays in hospice referral can do harm

“Hospice is not a place or simply a provision of service at the end of a person’s life.” — Meg Doherty

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Iran has 80 reasons to fear Israel

“While Israel has never been candid about its nuclear capability, it is widely believed to possess no fewer than 80 nuclear warheads and the means to deliver them.” — Edward S. Van Winkle

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US actions to blame for Cuba’s troubles

“Yes, Cuba is poor, but its socialist government has achieved much in terms of education, the arts, health care, sports, medical aid abroad, housing, and a green environment.” — Tom Miller

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Preservation is often the most efficient choice to save unused churches

“Many industrial buildings . . . provide a solid structural base for productive reuse.” — Ed Nilsson

letters | Pacific trade deal stirs debate

Elizabeth Warren would let China set trade rules

”The Asia Pacific group desperately needs America’s support to counterbalance China.” — Sean F. Flaherty

letters | Pacific trade deal stirs debate

Deal will be bad for family farmers

“Pro-corporate trade policies have a terrible track record in rural America.” — Alicia Harvie

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Obama was right to intervene in Libya

“In 2011, neither eloquent words nor diplomacy could have stopped Khadafy from slaughtering innocents.” — David Wade

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Leveling the public-charter playing field

“I applaud the decision by the Massachusetts Charter School Association to encourage its members to recruit English-language learners and special-education students.” — Linda Murdock

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Does Charlie Baker think the MBTA is overfunded?

“Did the performance of the T’s ancient equipment this winter indicate a surfeit of funds?” — Eric Wooten

letters | reflections on Boston’s marathon

Maickel Melamed a Marathon inspiration

“His race epitomizes what the Boston Marathon is all about.” — Martin Day

letters | reflections on Boston’s marathon

Maickel Melamed’s feat leaves a powerful message

“I propose that the Boston Marathon’s unofficial slogan be changed from ‘Boston Strong’ to Melamed’s words.” — Tom Jacobson