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Patrick M. Rose Sr., then union president of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association, testifies at a body camera hearing at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston in 2016.

Who let an accused child molester stay on with the Boston police?

A review of the case of former Boston Police officer Patrick M. Rose Sr. doesn’t name who mishandled the case in the 1990s, but it does provide guidance for the future.


Getting Americans to pay what they owe shouldn’t be controversial

The IRS needs more funding to do its job effectively.

A detail from the chambers of the Supreme Court in Washington.

The Supreme Court must affirm its own decision to broadcast oral arguments

Keeping in place a practice that has worked for the last year and a half could benefit justices who prefer self-imposed incremental change to statutory mandates.

School bus driver John Sullivan (left) accepts a sticker from volunteer Colleen McNamara as he departs a Boston Public Schools vaccination clinic on March 14.

Time for Boston to require city workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19

As employers, and as governments, cities have the power to require vaccinations — and now’s the time to use that power.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky talks to journalists in his office in Kiev on June 1, prior to a summit with US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 16.

Putin’s threats to Ukraine a wake-up call

President Biden needs to offer more than a White House meet and greet to this democratic ally.


Congress must bring antitrust laws into the digital age to hold Facebook accountable

The Biden administration’s efforts to hold Big Tech in check will be only as good as the laws they have sworn to enforce.

A security camera at a Quincy Elementary School in 2013.

Police surveillance is the wrong approach to student safety

School districts considering real-time video surveillance need to ensure that the technology cannot be abused.

A mother of a Hoops and Homework child collects her box of food inside the classroom in April of 2020. Even though Hoops and Homework was closed at the time due to coronavirus or COVID-19, staff still delivered food twice a week to families. The food comes from Lovin' Spoonfuls who pick up perishable food from grocery stores, produce wholesalers, farms and farmers markets and distribute it to more than 160 community nonprofits in Massachusetts.

Giving a boost to nonprofits in their time of need

Restoring the state’s charitable tax deduction is the right thing to do.