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Celebrating strides being made in electronic health records

“Health care technology is still in its infancy. We shouldn’t be surprised to see complex, highly adapted systems in a closely regulated and evolving industry.” — Jaffer Traish

letters

Anniversary of disabilities act only underscores how far we still have to go

“As a disabled woman who was 8 when the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, I think that media coverage of the recent anniversary misrepresents the state of the world.” — Meghan Schrader

letters | push is on in Mass. for a graduated tax

Attack on Fair Share amendment light on context

“Readers deserve a few facts so that they can form their own conclusions.” — Steve Crawford

letters | push is on in Mass. for a graduated tax

Group poised to fight anew against bid for graduated tax

“Citizens for Limited Taxation emerged as the state’s largest taxpayers’ organization after winning the 1976 battle. . . . We will be poised to lead the charge once more.” — Chip Faulkner

letters

Beach memories should be built on natural beauty, not tire tracks

“The proliferation of SUVs has wreaked havoc on our precious and public natural resources.” — J. Perry O’Connor

letters

Net neutrality hasn’t stalled investment after all

“The FCC’s rules have brought certainty to the marketplace.” — Candace Clement

letters

Enlightened by Caitlyn Jenner’s journey

“Who hasn’t had the experience of hiding behind a mask? And how many of us have dared take that mask off?” — Lawrence H. Climo

letters | justice in the age of the police video

In police stops, double standard can be a matter of life or death

“Every officer who pulled me over was courteous and professional. But, hey, I’m white.” — Patricia Floyd Killian

letters | justice in the age of the police video

Tragic cases underscore need for better police training

“What is often forgotten is that the police and ordinary citizens have the same goals of safety and peace of mind for themselves and other members of our society.” — Michael Biales

letters | In aftermath of 2024 bid

Alas, we can’t say we gave it our all in pursuit of the Olympics

“Though I may agree with the outcome, this is not how one is supposed to lose — to wit, not really properly committing to the game in the first place.” — Richard Gonci

letters | In aftermath of 2024 bid

John Fish deserves kudos for putting himself on line to pursue dream

“I would like to thank John Fish for putting his resources and reputation on the line in his quest to bring the 2024 Summer Games here.” — Timothy J. Burke

letters | In aftermath of 2024 bid

Challenge to Olympic bid’s foes is misplaced — their work is done

“Why can’t ‘those who oppose’ simply continue to be concerned citizens who ‘just oppose’?” — Eric Weinberger

letters | Trump continues to stir up GOP race

Trump’s divisive strategy can be traced back to Reagan’s run

“The media treat what people are calling Donald Trump’s racist shout-outs as if this is something unique in a presidential race. It really isn’t.” — Steve Foell

letters | Trump continues to stir up GOP race

Donald Trump’s continuing shelf life defies reason

He “is an aberration, an unguided rocket, a distraction, a crazy uncle.” — Paul Bloustein

letters | getting up off the mat after failed Olympic bid

Our sights should be all about 2030

“We should turn our attention to the very reason to consider hosting the Olympics in the first place: a chance to shape the future of Greater Boston.” — Mark Pasnik

letters | a glass-enclosed city hall?

What Boston City Hall needs is an interior overhaul

“The dark, cold, stark, and windowless concrete interior is like a prison.” — S. Whitney

letters | a glass-enclosed city hall?

Ravages of time would not be kind to glass veil for City Hall

“One need look only as far as the Alewife T station to see how depressing a glass enclosure looks after exposure to a few decades of elements and exhaust.” — Chuck Provancher

letters | a glass-enclosed city hall?

Glass exterior would be just what City Hall needs

“Mayor Walsh, here’s the chance to crystallize your legacy in one welcome stroke.” — David Strauss

letters

45 years later, the name on her MIA bracelet resurfaces

“Could this be ‘my’ Captain Paul Brown, or merely a coincidence?” — Linda Minkoff

letters

Now how about a 2024 bid to feed the hungry?

“World class is just a few million meals away.” — Jay Reeg

letters

‘Burden’ of sexual consent rules is small price to pay

The new mandates “exist to prevent assault and to enable victims — those of all genders and orientations — to seek justice if assault occurs.” — Caitlyn Patton

letters

Dementia must figure in protocols for end-of-life conversations

“Today’s conversation can always be revisited or revised. Putting it off may mean forfeiting the chance to have the conversation at all.” — Lois Ambash

letters | one shooting after another

Underlying issues, from mental health to drugs, need to be addressed

“Comprehensive gun safety laws are vital. But the issues and the people causing fatal gun violence need thoughtful attention.” — Diane Aronson

letters | one shooting after another

Government inaction stands in way of preventing gun violence

“Politicians owe this much to their constituents to protect public safety.” — Eleora Pasternack

letters

In clash between taxis and Uber, let the people — the customers — decide

“The sharing economy is not going away.” — Bruce Bower

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