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In defense of nursing home quality

The nursing home provider community is committed to working to ensure the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens continue to have access to high-quality services. — William Bogdanovich

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National Grid sees only a limited role for LNG

“LNG is no panacea for the region’s energy challenges.” — Marcy Reed

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Saying no to Pacific trade deal is no solution to US disparities

“If any economy wants to grow and improve its standard of living, it must focus its resources on helping workers to move up from lower- to higher-wage jobs.” — Kent Jones

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In defense of nursing home quality

The nursing home provider community is committed to working to ensure the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens continue to have access to high-quality services. — William Bogdanovich

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The house call is not exactly a ‘new’ model for health care

“The visiting nurse movement has its roots in Boston.” — Jeanne Ryan

letters | UMass School of Law judged too quickly

School provides road to opportunity

The school “depicted by Jeff Jacoby bears no resemblance to the institution from which I graduated with pride Monday.” — Sara Mycock Cederholm

letters | UMass School of Law judged too quickly

Give UMass Law more time

“As the economy continues to recover, applications will start to rise.” — Joseph Kenyon

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Drugs for rare diseases must be pursued even if few patients need them

“We must look at the benefits innovative treatments can provide and the potential that exists to extend and improve the quality of all patients’ lives.” — John J. Castellani

letters | UMass School of Law judged too quickly

UMass Law serves valuable purpose

“Educating future lawyers who will serve both their community and those who are currently underserved by the legal profession is a noble cause.” — Jennifer Mason

letters | Deflategate sentence fuels larger debate

No comparing Tom Brady to Ray Rice or Adrian Peterson

While criminal, the actions of Rice and Peterson “do not compromise the sense of fairness in the actual playing of a football game.” — Jack Finn

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Solitary confinement reform needed in Mass.

“The Department of Correction sentences prisoners for up to 10 years of solitary confinement for prison offenses, with no hope of release.” — Leslie Walker and Bonita Tenneriello

letters | Deflategate sentence fuels larger debate

What did the NFL expect?

“Lost in all the Deflategate fuss are the conditions which made it possible.” — Joel A. Feingold

letters | Deflategate sentence fuels larger debate

Cheating on field no comparison to violence off it

“Deflating a football shouldn’t be compared to beating a woman senseless?” — Abby Hafer

letters | Deflategate sentence fuels larger debate

Broncos fan amused by Deflategate

“In Denver, we deflate opposing players lungs. We have those players arrive from at or near sea level and we make them play a mile high.” — James Lamme

Tsarnaev trial: BostonGlobe.com readers react

A series of curated comments.

letters | deflategate

A Talmudic take on Patriots’ downfall

“What has happened with the Patriots is a tragedy reminiscent of Esau.” — Mitchell A. Levin

letters | Deflategate

Short takes on Deflategate

Readers weigh in with brevity on the Patriots’ scandal.

letters | Deflategate

From Nixon to Brady, fatal flaw is the undoing

“Hubris apparently got the better of our football heroes.” — Bryan L. Tucker

letters | rethinking the yearly doctor visit

The family doctor plays a key role: listener

“Because of the devaluation of careful listening, patients have lost the opportunity to say what is really troubling them.” — Barbara J. Saltzstein

letters | rethinking the yearly doctor visit

A la carte annual physical is a prescription for trouble

“Too much can change too quickly within the course of a year.” — Phil Salmon

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Youth Police Dialogues are a model for building trust

“Since 2004, this program has brought together police officers with young people in the neighborhoods in which they serve.” — Sylvia Ferrell-Jones

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Iran deal’s foes have right idea

“Any deal that does not firmly stop any Iranian nuclear weapons program is a bad deal.” — Steven B. Kovner

letters | when American troops leave

It’s not the exit strategy that’s at issue

From Vietnam to Iraq, US troops entered too soon. — Ben Myers

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‘Parenting’ — a verb? Or a state of being?

Deidre O’Brien recalls her mother’s ire at the word.

letters | when American troops leave

Vietnam ‘winnable’? That’s hard to fathom

The consensus by 1972 was that enough was enough. — Ron Evett