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My Lego Dilemma Boston

My Lego Dilemma

By Ethan Gilsdorf

Legoland Discovery Center Boston is set to open in Somerville this week. This has Ethan Gilsdorf thinking about whether the toys he grew up with have become too commercial.

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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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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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