Here’s a vision for waterfront’s future: a true celebration of Boston’s Colonial past

“Faneuil Hall is where people go to get a sense of 18th-century maritime Boston, but most come away with zero knowledge of life or politics at the time of the American Revolution and a much lighter wallet.” — Alan D. Hoch

Words like ‘addict’ serve a purpose — to prevent people from trying drugs

“Some will be tempted to experiment with various drugs. And eliminating disparaging language could make such behavior more enticing.” — William Vaughan Jr.

Doing away with pejorative labels can ease path to getting help with addiction

“We are all multifaceted, complex individuals. No one would suggest or expect that people with a diabetes problem would describe themselves in an introductory setting by saying, ‘I am a diabetic.’ ” — Dr. Joseph Gerstein

Mass. could lead by renaming agency on substance use

“While it can be challenging to change the names of federal agencies, maybe we can start here and be a leader in how we talk about people afflicted with a substance use disorder.” — Michael Levy

Sanders presidency would result in deadlock

“Sanders doesn’t have a prayer of getting any of his poetic promises through Congress.” — Margaret Mariam Rosenthal

Sanders offers the possibility of real change

“Would the powers-that-be offer less resistance to holding on to their prerogatives absent the political passion that the Sanders campaign has begun to arouse?” — Seth Evans

Like ISIS, MS-13 creates sociopaths

“Like ISIS, MS-13 instills in its members a culture of violence.” — Glenn Swanson

‘Lord Jeff’ has honorable meaning today

“I wish students would focus their energies on 21st century issues.” — Peter J. Atkinson

Boom in rental property not only factor driving homeownership down

“Banks require hefty down payments that make home purchases unaffordable for cash-strapped millennials.” — Sheila Grove

Let’s remember that colleges are not employment agencies

“Suggesting that taxpayers pick up the tab for unpaid loans unfairly shifts the burden to others.” — Scott Simpson

Leaders worldwide must work to shore up weak public health systems

“The World Health Organization’s prompt action this week in declaring the Zika virus a global emergency is the latest reminder of the need for much greater investments in pandemic prevention and preparedness worldwide.” — Dr. Jonathan D. Quick and Carolyn Miles

For-profit colleges prey on veterans

“Veterans view the GI Bill as an opportunity for higher education. For-profit colleges, however, see it as an easy revenue stream.” — Matthew Boulay

When the key is affordability, fast food fills the bill

“The $5 organic tomato will still be unaffordable as a way to fill up the kids.” — Art Cabral

The costs of obesity are keenly felt

“Obesity and related chronic diseases are not only killing us; they’re making us poorer.” — Michael Devlin

Story of child’s repeated claims of abuse is portrait of a broken system

“Until we all speak up for those who have no voice, and demand better on behalf of infants and children, there will be no change.” — Ann Jameson

Overstressed child services should make greater use of volunteers

“While they do not replace parents, CASA volunteers take on some of the characteristics that all of us hope for in our parents.” — Charles Lerner


Tom Brady and the Trump jinx

“The Patriots were never the same after Tom Brady, a few months ago, spoke highly of Donald Trump and their friendship.” — Brian T. Watson


Let’s accelerate pace of progress on pay equity

“Working women and their families in the Commonwealth should not have to wait another 42 years for equal pay.” — Kip Hollister


Job of fund-raising does not fall on one person’s shoulders

“No competent board expects a new president’s first year to generate significant gifts, especially without their support.” — David Wilber


Grateful Suffolk alumnus looks on with sadness at current divisiveness

“Suffolk University was the springboard for so many kids like me, from Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, and Hyde Park, who rode the Orange Line to get our valued degrees.” — Donald Donahue


Accreditors could send a team to conduct focused evaluation of Suffolk’s governance

“College presidents cannot be successful managers and fund-raisers when boards interfere in daily operations.” — Ted Landsmark

It’s a parade of harangues — do the candidates even hear themselves?

“I’m trying to understand why so many of the presidential candidates speak in a tone of voice that is grating, consistently strident, and often borderline growling.” — Sharon Cronan

Hungry for change, voters respond to Sanders’ anger because they’re angry themselves

“Joan Vennochi praises Clinton for understanding ‘how hard it is to find the middle ground and bring about change,’ but Americans are not looking for the middle ground. They believe in Sanders’ righteous anger.” — Ann Madigan

A whole new deal in the GOP race

“The Donald bid one club. Iowa responded with one no Trump.” — Paul Pemsler

Let’s hope voters understand we’re not just playing around here

“Here’s hoping that voters are beginning to take their vote as seriously as they take hiring a baby sitter for their child, or a mechanic for their car, or someone to fix their toilet.” — Ann Withorn

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