Opinion

Letters:

November 10, 2017
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Problems with the Hyde Square improvements As members of  the Citizens’ Advisory Committee for the Centre and South Streets redesign, we were pleased to see the long-planned improvements to Hyde Square take place.  The new design clearly improves pedestrian mobility and universal access. Sadly, however, the design fails to fulfill the “green” component of...

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Letters:

October 27, 2017
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Airplane noise Thank you for Anastasia Lyman’s letter about noise from airplanes taking off of Logan Airport Runway 27 that fly over southwest Boston. As leader of the Runway 27 Coalition, she worked hard for Boston residents to force Massport and the FAA to reduce the problems created by use of the runway. Anastasia...

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Op-eds

October 27, 2017
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Pivotal moment for criminal justice reform By Local Sonia Chang-Díaz Thanks to years of significant public pressure, the state legislature is now preparing to take action on criminal justice reform. This is a pivotal moment, and it may not come again for many years. The State Senate recently released a much-anticipated criminal justice reform...

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Op-eds

October 13, 2017
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How we’re bringing Bostonians of different generations together under one roof By Mayor Martin Walsh Every year, more and more people are calling Boston home. Our population is growing: we’re expected to surpass 700,000 residents before 2030, which are numbers we haven’t seen in decades. This growth means that housing is in high demand....

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Letters:

October 13, 2017
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Airplane noise As a resident of Jamaica Plain for 43 years and a long-time activist fighting Logan Airport’s Runway 27 airplane noise over our community, I would like to clarify some facts regarding that noise. The current flight path of Runway 27 jets departing Logan was established by the FAA in 1997. All planes...

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JP Observer: More details, examples of Russian meddling needed

September 29, 2017
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We can be sure the Russians tampered with the presidential election in 2016. Our intelligence agencies and almost everyone in Congress, no matter their party, agree that Russia intervened and say they have evidence to back them up. On Jan. 6 this year, the Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National...

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Letters:

September 29, 2017
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It’s time for automatic voter registration If you’re like me, you’re wondering what is happening to our country right now. I have been riding this rollercoaster of anger, sadness, and a desire to take action since last November. We’re very fortunate to live in a city where people can protest relatively safely in the...

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Op-Ed: How we’re recognizing recovery month

September 29, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I wouldn’t be where I am today without the recovery community—and I know many other Bostonians have had the same experience as me. That’s why it’s so important we create strong pathways to recovery, and why I’m proud Boston recognizes September as Recovery Month here in our city. Recovery Month...

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Op-ed: Fall Legislative Update: Community Prosperity Through Behavioral Health

September 29, 2017
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By Local State Rep. Liz Malia This legislative session, the Massachusetts Legislature is tackling criminal justice reform. Presently, our penal system is riddled with policies that ruin lives for non-violent offenses, do nothing to prevent future imprisonment, and make it nearly impossible for people to get and stay on a path to future success...

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Letters:

September 21, 2017
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Whither goest thou from the Common, America? On August 19, tens of thousands of people marched the length of Tremont Street from Roxbury Crossing to Boston Common. They marched because at that very hour a “free speech” rally was due to take place. The rally boasted a lineup of white supremacist and alt-right speakers....

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