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Fans watch as Boston Celtic Al Horford slam dunks on the Brooklyn Nets during first quarter NBA action in Boston on Nov. 24. Proof of vaccination is required for everyone 12 years and older to attend Celtics and Bruins games at TD Garden.

Vaccination IDs now can save pain later

Rising COVID rates even ahead of Omicron point to need for Wu and Baker to get moving on a good idea.

Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz speaks during a Senate Judiciary hearing on Sept. 15.

Justice Department’s inspector general needs more authority

Unlike in other departments, the inspector general at the Department of Justice is too constrained. Congress should change that, whether the Biden administration agrees or not.

Commuters ride on the 28 bus, which routes from Ruggles Station to Mattapan. Mayor Michelle Wu has proposed extending a pilot program that made the 28 free.

Free-bus experiment could lead to something bigger

The road to Mayor Wu’s campaign promise to make Boston’s public transit entirely fare-free starts with this small pilot.

Sarah Keklak, lab manager for City of Boston Archeology Program, holds a fragment from a rhyolite tool found at a dig at the First Church in Roxbury in 2019.

Beyond the Freedom Trail, Boston history rocks

A bid to recognize the cultural and historical significance of a volcanic rock quarry in Mattapan once harvested by the Massachusett Tribe should get its due.

A sign at the entrance to a Target in Clifton, New Jersey, on Nov. 22 announces the store will be closed on Thanksgiving. Target will no longer open its stores on Thanksgiving Day, making permanent a shift to the unofficial start of the holiday season that was suspended during the pandemic.

A holiday blessing from corporate America

A retail Thanksgiving break brought on by the pandemic has become standard operating procedure. That’s good for employees and consumers.

Kyle Rittenhouse, left, and Travis McMichael

A split verdict on vigilantes

Political leaders must summon the courage to reform laws that encourage people to take justice into their own hands, to violent ends.

Calvin Coolidge would likely shed a tear over the current state of the Massachusetts GOP.

The Massachusetts GOP needs a reboot

What happened to the party that once produced national leaders, but now barely limps along?

Brockton Interfaith Community, a federation of Faith in Action, held a press conference in April with Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots and others calling for justice in the case of William Allen.

A Thanksgiving plea for compassion

Governor Baker holds the fate of two men in his hands. Now is the time to offer clemency.