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Casinos: A Losing Bet For Massachusetts Election 2014

Casinos: A Losing Bet For Massachusetts

By Donald M. Berwick

We have a chance in our state to invest in a declining industry that will harm our economy, reduce property values, kill more jobs than it adds, lower incomes, injure public safety, reduce net government revenues, increase a major mental health burden and selectively harm the poor. Or, we can stop it.

Charlie Baker's Hypocrisy On Child Welfare Election 2014

Charlie Baker's Hypocrisy On Child Welfare

By Eileen McNamara

It takes no small measure of nerve for a public official with a record of callous indifference to the plight of abused and neglected children to impugn the commitment of a woman who has spent her career championing their cause.

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A Win On Beacon Hill For Gun Safety In Massachusetts Guns

A Win On Beacon Hill For Gun Safety In Massachusetts

By John E. Rosenthal

Gun violence claims 88 lives a day in this country, including that of one child every three hours. While there are no fail safes, few states have been more proactive in trying to establish them.

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DCF Inadequately Preparing Child Welfare Workers Policy

DCF Inadequately Preparing Child Welfare Workers

By Emily M. Douglas

DCF is under fire following the deaths of multiple children. Emily M. Douglas says the system is not adequately preparing its employees, and without proper training, more kids will meet the same fate.

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State House Secrets Beacon Hill

State House Secrets

By Mary Z. Connaughton

Massachusetts lawmakers say they believe in transparency in government – for every government body, apparently, except their own. Mary Connaughton Z. explains.

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