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Enhance the old, don’t shroud it in high-rise gloom

Lumbering towers are rapidly overshadowing beautiful structures, Rhonda Smith contends.

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Radio license required for a reason

Opposition to the shutdown of a radio station is misguided, Robert Wall writes.

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Password solution

Choose a word you won’t forgot, and make some additions, Clifford Shatz writes.

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Pap smear still needed

Pap smears remain important to detect cervical cancer, Dr. Donald G. Ross writes.

New Englanders aren’t better because of winter

Climate does not make us “a hardy bunch” equipped “to trudge forward,” Adam W. Sweeting says.

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Mortality rate is key number on breast cancer

John A. Lynch believes the benefits of routine mammograms have been oversold.

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No lobbying for sainthood

Sainthood is ultimately up to God, writes Monsignor William P. Fay.

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Foxman’s expediency belies ADL’s mission

Abraham Foxman’s actions regarding the Armenian genocide bely the mission of the ADL, Raymond P. Ajemian writes.

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The Marathon route in Newton was welcoming for spectators

The view from Newton was family-friendly and fun, Rosemary Gatti writes.

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A new motto?

Conrad Squires prefers a different emphasis.

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Who will stop the waterfront behemoths?

A high-rise building is not appropriate for the Boston waterfront, Nathan Green writes.

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Coming soon: Timelier info on health costs

Consumers will soon get timelier information on costs, writes Barbara Anthony, undersecretary of consumer affairs.

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A year ago, we showed the world how strong we can be

“We all wrapped our arms around each other and worked on healing and supporting one another.” — Suad Maow

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Numbers don’t add up for a convention center expansion

“See our current convention center as proof that we won’t take in nearly as much as they claim in new taxes.” — Dale Hobbs

letters | a Boston barrier to medical marijuana

Mayor Walsh’s opposition flies in face of what voters sought

“How can he face this city’s sickest constituents, whom he’s relegating to a continued hell?” — Andrea Cherez

letters | a Boston barrier to medical marijuana

Urgent need for dispensaries is no joke

“I believe it is high time to take politics and profits out of the equation and ensure that the PATIENTS who need medical marijuana can receive it.” — Linda Brantley

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Critique of play about abortion foes misses power of the piece

“In the performance that I attended, I was struck by the depth that [Madeline] Burrows gives her characters.” — Alex Kozlov

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Small businesses beset by state’s costs, rules

“Noncompete agreements, by holding the wrongdoer directly responsible, are the most efficient way to protect business.” — Tim McNamara

letters | an appeal is made to ease telecom rules

In world of endless competition, regulators will always be needed

“We need regulation whenever companies exercise undue market clout or engage in predatory practices.” — Ron Evett

letters | an appeal is made to ease telecom rules

No interest in being a casualty of deregulation

“The regulations that [John E.] Sununu criticizes are protecting me from the greed of businesses who want me to spend more and more.” — Paul Sawyer

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Where 9 to 5 meets 24/7

“If this e-mail and texting obsession continues, I fear for the state of our nation.” — Elaine Gottlieb

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Oh, and by the way, Bela Lugosi wasn’t a vampire

“Please note, Mickey Rooney was an actor. It was a job.” — Deb Putnam

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Another approach for flood-prone regions: learning to live with the sloshing

“The time has come for Boston and other cities to stop thinking about how to keep water out and start considering how to recover quickly and inexpensively.” — Crystal Aiken

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What’s in an e-mail address? For job seekers, a great deal

“Creation of a more appropriate address for job searching would be a benefit.” — Matt Collins

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Push to boost infrastructure will only hit GOP wall

“They come up with lame excuses that these jobs bills be paid for, but anyone with an ounce of common sense knows that these measures pay for themselves.” — Dave Walker