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Alternative needed for elderly, sick Mass. inmates

Lawmakers should reject the governor’s efforts to weaken a compassionate release measure for sick and elderly inmates.

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For bike-sharing programs, it’s time to share

Getting cars off the road should be as easy as riding a bike.

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Trump’s quest for a shiny trophy undercuts N. Korea diplomacy

From the start, the Trump administration’s push for a breakthrough looked uncomfortably like a quest for the baubles of achievement, heedless of the perils.

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The gift of life at Boston City Hall

Felix D. Arroyo is back at work, thanks to heroic action, and a new policy that placed a defibrillator on each floor of City Hall.

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The state Senate must fully fund the MCAS

The state Senate needs to fund MCAS testing at the needed level.

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If Nantucket has room for golf, it can tolerate housing

On Nantucket, a battle for housing flares between the workforce and the wealthy.

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More questions for Mount Ida’s former president

Barry Brown served as a trustee for a nonprofit that made a $16.5 million loan to the struggling Mount Ida College in Newton at the same time that he was the college president.

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Banning Airbnb won’t solve anything

Mayor Marty Walsh’s latest effort to regulate short-term rentals is grounded in that love-hate relationship with the industry.

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GOP moderates, step up on DACA discharge

If five more Republicans sign aboard, the House can debate a DACA fix.

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Battery-powered buses could be route to a cleaner T

If you’re waiting for the T — and you’re willing to wait a year for a new test bus — you might be able to breathe easier.

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DeVos hurts students by gutting for-profit fraud probe

In a move garnering more disgust than surprise, Betsy DeVos effectively shut down investigations into possibly fraudulent practices at several for-profit colleges.

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Off-peak toll discount pilot program deserves a shot

Transportation for Massachusetts believes a toll discount for commercial vehicles during off-peak hours is a politically viable way to introduce variable tolling to state roads.

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By skipping hearing, Mount Ida College’s chief gets an ‘F’

Barry Brown should be on Beacon Hill on Wednesday to explain himself.

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Seize the moment on new education bill

Last week, the state Senate approved the most consequential piece of education legislation Massachusetts has seen in a quarter-century.

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Cash-only pot shops court disaster. Feds must step in.

Congress must pass a federal measure that will allow banks to legally handle funds from the burgeoning pot industry.

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Repeal failed but the GOP’s ACA attack continues

Voters should hold Republicans responsible for their efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act.

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Raise the tobacco sales age to 21 — statewide

Most Massachusetts communities have already acted because there is overwhelming evidence that smoking is bad for adults.

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West Station is a win for all commuters

Residents and major landowners in the area want a train station in Allston – and are willing to pay for it. Why isn’t that enough?

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How to build a bridge

Opposition to the plan to rebuild the Long Island Bridge underscore the work that Mayor Walsh needs to do to sell Boston and Quincy residents on the project.

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Mashpee Wampanoag deserve a pathway to a reservation

Members of the tribe greeted the Pilgrims; Congress should restore a pathway to a reservation.

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A bigot gets a warm hug from the Mass. GOP

The convention vote to put anti-gay crusader Scott Lively on the primary ballot is a self-inflicted black eye for the state’s Republicans.

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A lawsuit aims to end the prison telephone racket

No one doubts this practice is usurious and imposes a monopolistic expense on prisoners.

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Mass. Senate walks the walk on Rosenberg inquiry

The Massachusetts Senate handled a painful inquiry with the seriousness that it deserved.

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Middlesex County stitches together a network of care

Using $1.6 million in grant money from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Middlesex County will hire data scientists to pore over records from a variety of sources in a bid to identify people in crisis.

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Legislature, Baker could help UMass Boston find a healthy future

The Legislature should work together with Governor Charlie Baker to find the money needed now and settle a long overdue debt at UMass Boston caused by long-ago corruption.