Michael A. Cohen

Hillary Clinton’s move left is no flip-flop



The political equation has shifted and, Clinton is being pushed to stake out more liberal positions.

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‘Three Unsafe Crossings,’ a film by Geoff Adams

Will these intersections ever be safe for cyclists?

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Watch these nine short films that have something to say — about family, identity, community, mopeds.


Curtailing solitary confinement

Massachusetts is one of the few states that holds prisoners in disciplinary solitary confinement for up to 10 years. That needs to change.


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Law reflects importance of child protection and family preservation

“As DCF Commissioner Linda S. Spears noted, child protection and family preservation aren’t competing goals.” — Michael Dsida

’95 decisions have been far-reaching in blocks they pose for child protection

“Those Supreme Judicial Court decisions effectively have allowed [DCF] to make decisions that sometimes are in the agency’s own best interests, rather than in a child’s.” — Jane Lyons

Courts need stronger oversight role in DCF decisions

The “courts have a crucial role to play in keeping children safe.” — Georgia Katsoulomitis and Susan Elsen

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Disjointed system fails families; interagency effort is key

“We can attest to the disjointedness of policies and practices across systems that can lead families to, or trap them in, homelessness and poverty.” — Rachel Heller et al.

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