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Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito speak to the press on Dec. 1 about their decision not to run for a third term.

In wake of Baker-Polito exit, let’s make way for a whole new way of doing politics

A new kind of party, purpose-built around civic information technology, could be highly competitive.

In this Oct. 11, 1991, photo, Anita Hill testifies in the Russell Caucus room on Capitol Hill in Washington where the Senate Judiciary Committee was hearing testimony on the nomination of Clarence Thomas for the Supreme Court. Hill alleged Thomas made unwanted sexual advances and lewd remarks while he was her employer.

30 years ago, Anita Hill inspired women’s group in Concord to form

While a considerable amount of research was available at the time, domestic violence was neither well known nor well understood by the public.

Students sit in an AP class at Cambridge Rindge and Latin in this January 2020 file photo.

Student walkout in Cambridge is an urgent call to action on sexual assaults

We stood in freezing weather for more than two hours and listened to peers speak their pain, trauma, and anger.

A deer walks down a Milton street at 1:27 am on Nov. 7.

When it comes to deer numbers, the evidence can be anecdotal

If you come out to the suburbs, it’s easy to find both deer and evidence of their increasing damage and danger.

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities joined others receiving COVID-19 vaccinations at the Kirbrae Country Club in Lincoln, R.I., in February.

We need to do more to include people with disabilities in measure of health care quality

Health care providers and payers often do not have the information they need either to inform the care and accommodations of their disabled patients or to direct improvement efforts.


State will have its metrics — people and their caregivers, meanwhile, will have their daily challenges

What would be refreshing, almost humane, would be a consideration not only of the individuals seeking care but also of their caregivers and the value that provider-recommended treatments bring to the entire family constellation.

A view of the Northern Avenue Bridge in August 2018.

Fort Point Channel floodgate . . . Northern Avenue Bridge . . . think of the possibilities

Such a combination would make two very useful areas of development into one world-class project, greater than the sum of its parts.


Thank you, grateful ones

Saturday’s Readers’ Forum on gratitude encompassed all it means to be human in this world.