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Long Island Viaduct, Long Ago Boston

Long Island Viaduct, Long Ago

By Steve Brown

The bridge was a metaphor for the connection we on the mainland had with those served by the programs on Long Island: It was shaky. It was tenuous. But at least it was there.

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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After The Market Basket Deal, Congratulations And Thanks Labor

After The Market Basket Deal, Congratulations And Thanks

By Thomas Kochan

First and foremost an enormous thank you goes to the courageous and loyal employees and their families who stood up, together, for each other, for the culture Arthur T. nourished over the years and for fairness in business and employment practices.

Two Views On The Ice Bucket Challenge Media

Two Views On The Ice Bucket Challenge

By Heena Santry and Eric Hansson

Is the Ice Bucket Challenge about raising awareness and money for a disease that has no cure, or is it just about showing off?

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The Nature Of Worry Boston

The Nature Of Worry

By Sharon Brody

Worrying is folly. It represents a flailing effort to gain, or to pretend to gain, some power over the unpredictable comings and goings of life.

Life After A Life-Changing Injury: Reflections From Travis Roy Life

Life After A Life-Changing Injury: Reflections From Travis Roy

By Travis Roy

Like the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, Travis Roy’s life changed in matter of seconds. Now, nearly 20 years after the accident that left him paralyzed, he offers a message of hope and consolation to the survivors struggling to come to grips with a new normal.

The Blessings Of Memory, Even Now Boston

The Blessings Of Memory, Even Now

By Lynda Morgenroth

In Boston’s delicate early spring, subject to changing temperatures and still wintry nights, we are haunted by memories, good and bad.

Designing For Disaster Design

Designing For Disaster

By Renée Loth

Most of our so-called ‘natural’ disasters are at least partly man made: Sandy is just the most recent example. Architects, engineers, and designers are often ahead of the curve, but we’ve got miles to go to prepare for future ‘acts of God.’

Can Boston Claim Canoodling? Language

Can Boston Claim Canoodling?

By Jan Freeman

Move over “gerrymander.” Step aside “scofflaw.” Our resident wordsmith investigates the claim that “canoodling” originated on the banks of the Charles River.

The Wrong Team Stayed Red Sox

The Wrong Team Stayed

By Thomas J. Whalen

When the Braves left Boston in 1953, the Red Sox became the only game in town. But commentator Thomas J. Whelan says the wrong team stayed.

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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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