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Blocking access to medical records is profit motive at its worst

“Public policy must not permit it.” — Dennis Naughton

letters | electricity costs spiking

We should be looking at how to boost energy infrastructure

“New England, not just Massachusetts, needs to invest in infrastructure to bring down future electric rates.” — Edward Krapels

letters | electricity costs spiking

Two-pronged approach: Boost alternative sources, push conservation

“If the Cape Wind project were in operation now . . . we would have a more diverse energy mix.” — Erik Gehring

letters | electricity costs spiking

Rate hike could be more than many can handle

“This enormous rate increase in one bill could be overwhelming for young families as well.” — Joanne Maguire

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Racing aid — beating a dead horse

“This industry is doomed.” — George Bonoff

letters | should hospitals make staff get flu shots?

Nurses’ refusal a danger to themselves, families

“My wife and I both got sick. I got better. She didn’t.” — Tom Chapman

letters | should hospitals make staff get flu shots?

Brigham nurses know flu vaccine can do harm

“The flu vaccine is only 59 percent effective and carries with it serious health risks.” — Trish Powers

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NFL violence scandal a lesson for young people

“We can have a major impact in how these situations will be handled in the future.” — Hannah Baxter

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Baby boomer disillusion not Ronald Reagan’s fault

“They know the Democrats didn’t help them in 2009 or 2010.” — Monte Pearson

letters | US launches strikes in Syria

War on terror never ends, just like US arrogance

“This war has created scores of enemies against us and is the root cause of the barbarism of ISIS.” — Thea Paneth

letters | US launches strikes in Syria

Food aid key to winning the peace

“The UN World Food Program, because of low funding, has been forced to reduce rations for Syrians.” — William Lambers

letters | the candidate says ‘sweetheart’

Charlie Baker was just in a hurry

“It more likely showed a mild sense of hurried frustration toward a reporter with whom he is generally friendly.” — Nicholas Xenos

letters | the candidate says ‘sweetheart’

Charlie Baker’s remark dismissive toward women

“We can tell him loud and clear what his lack of respect means to us.” — Catherine Bumpus

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Ten Commandments are religious, not secular

“Judge Thomas Prince didn’t seem to know his Bible well.” — Peter Denison

letters | taking stock of the latest MCAS scores

Puzzling MCAS gains at grade 7-12 charters

“Over the past few years, I have noticed a disturbing pattern in many charter school results.” — Bob Weintraub

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Climate march worth Page 1 coverage

“This was the largest climate march in US history” — Jenny Silverman

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Assisted living’s false promises

“My mother-in-law . . . had to be taken out on a stretcher three weeks later.” — Virginia King

letters | taking stock of the latest MCAS scores

Early education urgently needed for later success

“Too many schools continue to struggle, including six schools downgraded to underperforming status.” — Jason Williams

letters | Haunted by tough memories

Time to take Yawkey’s name off the signs

“Thanks to the Globe for a timely article about the racism in the organization of the former owner of the Boston Red Sox, Tom Yawkey.” — Bill Dain

letters | Haunted by tough memories

Tommy Harper’s story pulls back curtain on Boston’s legacy of racism

“What better way for the city to renounce that history” than renaming Yawkey Way after Harper? — Emily Dexter

letters | Haunted by tough memories

Tom Yawkey’s legacy is a tarnished one

He “was despicable regarding race relations, reinforcing a culture that should never have existed.” — Greg French

letters | Haunted by tough memories

Ballplayer’s struggles in organization only underscore his greatness on field

“Knowing what [Tommy] Harper struggled against, I appreciate his achievement even more.” — Joseph Martin

letters | Steve Wynn’s winning hand

And then there’s the matter of the design

“Steve Wynn refers to his proposed Everett casino as a ‘sexy high-rise.’ This would be laughable if the building weren’t so hideously incongruous.” — A. Richard Shain

letters | Steve Wynn’s winning hand

Wynn had better bring his A game to compete against Mohegan Sun

“It’s one thing in business to temporarily steal customers from your competition, it’s an entirely different matter to keep them.” — Eugene Dunn

letters | Steve Wynn’s winning hand

He’ll promise us the moon, till we fall to earth

“Boston, can you feel the tightening grip on local politics?” — Melissa Wylie