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Nothing exceeds the climate change emergency

I am so glad to see that you are assigning a team of reporters to address climate change issues. It is vital at this time to focus on this complex concern.

Lorena Paulino (holding sign) was among dozens of Charlestown High School students who participated in a walkout on March 7, 2016, to protest public school funding cuts.

Charlestown High has set a pathway to college

The Globe celebrates the idea of early-college programming. As it happens, Charlestown High already has three Early College and Career Pathways, in partnership with Bunker Hill Community College.

Students leave the John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science and Madison Park High School in Roxbury on Jan. 4 and head to the T and buses on Tremont Street.

Yet another hard look taken, again, at Boston Public Schools

Boston schools educate students who face enormous obstacles in getting their education. Some of them do brilliantly well. Others fall far short.

Mass General Brigham offices in Somerville.

Pounding footsteps you hear belong to Mass General Brigham

I’m reminded of pharmaceutical company ads. In MGB’s case, we should have a voice-over warning about all of the potentially dangerous side effects that may occur if the DPH accedes to the health care giant’s demands.

Court-appointed masters (from left) Francis Keppel, Charles Willie, and Edward McCormack walk outside Hyde Park High School in Boston on Feb. 25, 1975, during a tour of a cross-section of Boston's schools before recommending a final citywide desegregation plan. Attorney Eric Van Horn is behind Willie.

For Willie and Flynn, it was a busing journey they took together

Charles V. Willie’s greatest impact on Boston public life began in 1975, when he served as a court-appointed master shaping the first mandatory citywide school desegregation plan.

The Worcester Regional Transit Authority went fare-free at the start of the pandemic and recently expanded the experiment for another year.

Gateway Cities are ideal proving ground for free fares

The pioneering leadership of Gateway Cities such as Lawrence and Worcester suggests that midsize transit systems elsewhere in the state may be the true sweet spot for scaling up fare-free bus programs in Massachusetts.

Governor Baker (shown in a Dec. 30, 2021 photo) last week approved commutation requests for two men serving life sentences for murder.

The quality of mercy is strained, constrained

Two readers offer competing views of clemency for convicted criminals and of the legacy of Willie Horton.

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones tries to elude pressure from the Buffalo Bills defense in the AFC wild-card game Jan. 15 at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y.

A Patriots vs. Bills do-over in the Trumpadrome

Mac Jones was intercepted on a pretty good play, a very good play. Why wasn’t that a touchdown? The referees called it an interception, so they’re obviously losers, in on the scam.