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We run together

Runner Jalon Fowler reflects on her training for the Marathon.

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Boston’s trauma teams were trained, ready

Our systems worked especially well on that tragic day, and people survived injuries that would have been fatal.

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Increase the minimum wage

Increasing the minimum wage is smart economics and good values, writes Jeffrey Bussgang of the Alliance for Business Leadership.

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After the bombs: A personal reflection

I’ve never run the Marathon, but I almost always watch. Last year, I was standing 30 feet from the second explosion.

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The next move for independent hospitals

To succeed, community hospitals must be part of integrated health systems, writes Richard H. Aubut, president and chief executive officer of South Shore Health and Educational Corp.

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Making workplaces more welcoming to those with disabilities

The Legislature should pass a bill that would open workplaces to people with disabilities, writes attorney Carol R. Steinberg.

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Real freedom requires justice

Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa calls for greater social and economic equality in Ecuador and across Latin America.

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Advice for the college rejection letter recipient

For those who didn’t get into the college of their choice, a column by the late Globe columnist David Nyhan offers comforting advice.

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A healthy place to live

The Boston City Council should fully implement the city’s rental ordinance, urges Dr. Megan Sandel of Boston Medical Center.

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Northeastern University limits free speech

Northeastern University should reconsider its suspension of Students for Justice in Palestine, writes NU law student Max Geller.

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A matter of safety, not free speech

Northeastern University’s suspension of Students for Justice was warranted, writes NU law professor Richard A. Daynard.

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Anita Hill’s legacy

Florence George Graves and E.J. Graff of Brandeis Univeristy explain how Anita Hill’s unsought moment of celebrity has helped working women press forward toward equal footing with men in the workplace

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Why leaning in can backfire

Research shows that how women negotiate can matter as much as asking in the first place

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The scourge of heroin addiction

If outpatient treatment is not more widely accepted and available, inappropriate hospitalizations and incarcerations will continue, Dr. Steven Kassels argues.

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Let’s change the way we view addiction

Drug addiction still carries the stigma of many outdated prejudices, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Avellone and Massachusetts AFL-CIO president Steve Tolman argue.

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Help for homeowners

US Senator Elizabeth Warren explains the flood insurance relief law.

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‘Night Owl’ gets Boston on track

The MBTA’s “Night Owl” service is important to the vitality of the city, write James O’Brien of the Boston Carmen’s Union and Roger Berkowitz of Legal Sea Foods.

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Overhaul of schools is the wrong diagnosis

A recent report suggseting that Massachusetts’ education system needs a dramatic overhaul ignores the state’s succses and proposes remedies based on ideology not evidence.

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A new tack for economic development

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s economic development plans should focus on small businesses and the city’s most impoverished residents, writes Justin B. Hollander, an associate professor at Tufts University.

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Are our students ready for college?

Mitchell Chester, state commissioner of elementary and secondary education, and Richard Freeland, state commissioner of higher education, explain the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, a new computer-based assessment system that will help educators better gauge whether a student is ready for college.

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Mass. schools must be transformed to compete globally

A new report benchmarking the Massachusetts education system against the best in the world emphasizes the need for systemic innovation rather than incremental reforms. Henry Dinger and Sir Michael Barber of the Mass. Business Alliance for Education explain what’s needed.

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State shouldn’t pursue hydropower from Quebec

The Clean Energy Resources bill would be too costly and risky for Massachusetts consumers, writes Susan Tierney, former assistant secretary for policy at the US Department of Energy.

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How to reform the Medicare physician payment system

Congress can stabilize the Medicare program by repealing the Sustainable Growth Rate, writes Dr. Andrew L. Warshaw, professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School

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How we can help the homeless

Harvard Kennedy School professor Mary Jo Bane and New England Council President John Hailer call on the Legislature to restore funding for programs that help the homeless.

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CRNAs can help reduce health costs

Certified registered nurse anesthetists should play a greater role in health care, write Trudy Pierce of the Massachusetts Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and Dr. William Truswell of Northampton.

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The first sign of spring

Author Bob Muldoon is on his annual search to spot the year’s first butterfly.

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How do we do ELL well?

A coalition of education groups says a new bill would transform the way English language learners are educated in Massachusetts.

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Fiscal arguments against lifting the charter cap are over-stated

Charter schools have not impacted financial support for Boston Public Schools, writes Samuel R. Tyler, president of the Boston Municipal Research Bureau.

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The Ukraine muddle

Former Globe editorialwriter Alan Berger explains the stakes in Ukraine.

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Handicapping our fishermen

Regulations are failing our haddock fishermen, warn Richie Canastra, co-owner of seafood auctions in New Bedford and Gloucester, Vito Giacalone of the Northeast Seafood Coalition, and Jimmy Odlin of Atlantic Trawlers Fishing.

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