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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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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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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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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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Op-Ed: Starting the school year together

September 21, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh The start of the school year brings a lot change into our students’ lives: new classes, new teachers, new subjects to tackle. September can be an inspiring time, a season that brings students, teachers, and families together as they work to accomplish a shared goal: a successful, completed school year....

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JP Observer: Fear itself: President’s behavior keeps us constantly scared

August 25, 2017
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Every few days since Donald Trump was elected president, it seems there’s something new from him—or something resuscitated—to frighten us. We have to be hyper-alert, constantly assessing and triaging the danger he’s causing: How likely is this to go wrong? Did it already? To what degree? Am I personally vulnerable? How far does this...

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August 25, 2017
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Disappointed with Lynch vote I am deeply disturbed that my Congressional Representative, Stephen Lynch, recently voted in favor of two bills which vilify my immigrant friends and neighbors and are based on false assumptions about them. They would waste taxpayer dollars, shackle local law enforcement and public health efforts to protect the public, and...

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