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Forever grateful she scheduled that mammogram

Although I do not have an anxiety disorder, of course I was, and still am, anxious about the process, findings, and treatment of this condition.

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State needs to give islands the mechanism to keep residents housed

Allow the islands the right to levy a small transfer fee on property sales that is then used to build and preserve housing for its public safety, health care, small-business, and restaurant workforce.

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Presumption of innocence abandoned, damage done on City Council

Your readers may disagree about the substance of the allegations against Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo but we should all recognize the damage done to our society and polity when we reject due process.

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The halcyon days of a friendlier America — that’s a myth

We punish ourselves in the futile search for a civility and community that will never return, because that bigoted world of so-called civility is gone forever in a much more accessible and open America.

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Clarinetist’s $100m donation to BU medical school resonates

It was always good news to see Edward Avedisian sitting in the first clarinet chair. Now it is an unexpected but not a far-fetched segue to read of his $100 million donation, in honor of his childhood friend, to Boston University’s medical school.

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The sound of the audience is itself a musical accompaniment

We, as presenters, work so hard to get people into the concert hall. After all that effort, we’re then going to ask them to sit on their hands?

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Antisemitic past of German town’s Passion Play is not to be overlooked

The significant news story in 2022 is not the return of the play, having been delayed by COVID-19. Rather, it is the visionary leadership of its current director to finally work toward ridding the play of its ancient tropes.

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What we talk about (now) when we talk about kids and gender

While there is very little legitimate discussion on understanding the lives of trans Americans, the struggles they face, and how their families and communities can support and love them, there is an unrelenting campaign to manufacture political theater.