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Cochairs of the Special Joint Committee on Redistricting, Representative Mike Moran (center) and Senator William Brownsberger speak about the recently released draft maps of the state legislative districts, at Ashburton Park on Oct. 12.

The House takes the long view on redistricting

State legislators in the House and Senate used different approaches to create new majority-minority districts. The House’s approach maximizes the opportunities to elect a more representative Beacon Hill.

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Cars parked in the lot of Underground at Ink Block, a public art space beneath the Southeast Expressway between the South End and South Boston.

City’s new rules on parking spots are spot-on

A shift away from parking spaces will save money and help the environment.

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The women's pro start of the 125th Boston Marathon in Hopkinton on Oct. 11.

The Marathon returns, but with unwelcome reminders

The government’s choice to push for the death penalty for convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is inadvertently distracting and detracting from the Marathon itself.

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Boston Police Sergeant Clifton McHale testified in the double murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in Suffolk Superior Court in July 2017.

Police reform meets harsh realities of McHale case

Lack of transparency and slap-on-the-wrist justice live on at the Boston Police Department.

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Former Facebook employee and whistle-blower Frances Haugen testified at a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on Capitol Hill, on Oct. 5, in Washington.

A Facebook whistle-blower caught lightning in a bottle. Now Congress must act before the fire fades.

The social media giant knows how to mitigate the harm its products can cause children but has chosen not to act.

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The recycling section at the Williamstown landfill in Williamstown in May 2020.

Time to upgrade our successful bottle law

The law has worked well — but it needs to catch up with the times.

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Last month, following an executive order by President Biden, USPS launched a pilot program in four cities that allows customers to cash checks for up to $500, receiving their money on a prepaid debit card.

USPS is flirting with postal banking. That’s a good thing.

A new USPS pilot program is providing customers in select cities with financial services. But it’s not broad enough.

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A thousand votes would not have changed the outcome of the hotly contested five-way mayoral primary race, but fast forward to Nov. 2 — what if that mayoral final is closer?

Mail-in voting needs a quick fix for cities

Hot mayoral contests shouldn’t hinge on the vagaries of the Postal Service.