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Letters:

February 24, 2017
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Space savers anarchy At a press conference on Feb. 10 Mayor Walsh declared that threats posted on space-savers would cause the savers to be confiscated. “I just made up that rule right now!” he added. The next morning my neighbor asked if I had security cameras, since overnight her tires had been flattened. The...

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Letters:

February 10, 2017
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The uncertain future—and response by American left From the Occupy movement of 2011 to the Bernie Sanders campaign, to resisting the Trump administration, the American left is now faced with deciding what to do next—or how most effectively resist and try to force replacement of President Trump’s policies, while strategizing and organizing towards the...

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Op-Ed: Standing up for our values

February 10, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Looking back, I am so proud to be a Bostonian—and to be your Mayor. On Jan. 27, President Trump made good on his divisive campaign rhetoric, and signed a series of executive orders that are designed to promote American isolation, intolerance, and fear. Boston didn’t sit back and accept these...

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JP Observer: Local resistance activities are huge

January 27, 2017
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Starting with ResistARTS performances in JP businesses through the Boston Women’s March the day after the inauguration, local folks, often led by JP people and groups, turned out in droves this month to demonstrate and express their resistance to Donald Trump’s offensive policies, unqualified appointments, and outlandish behavior. ResistARTS is a new collaboration between...

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Op-Ed: Facing Boston’s gender wage gap

January 27, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh When I first took office in 2014 I pledged to listen, learn, and lead. It quickly became clear that leading on gender equity was essential to our City’s success. Not only is it the right thing to do, it is important to our economy as a whole and businesses’ bottom...

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Letter: Honoring Jeanette P. Murphy

January 27, 2017
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We were saddened to read of the passing of Jeanette P. Murphy.  We met Jeanette when we bought our home close to 25 years ago. She was representing the sellers. We ended up liking her better than our own broker – she was straightforward, knowledgeable, and very, very funny.  We continued to be in...

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Letter: Plan JP/Rox needs more work

January 27, 2017
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As a lifelong resident of Roxbury and Jamaica Plain, I stand with hundreds calling for real affordable housing and racial justice. We are your history, present, and future. We are diverse: in age, race, class, gender, and lifestyle. And we are your neighbors. We are united by a fundamental premise:  our community and city...

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Letter: The Donald needs to go for a run

January 27, 2017
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Dear President Trump: I have some genuine advice. Human to human. If you’re an angry, miserable, obese, over-sensitive, self-loathing troll, with no real friends or interests, no joy in life, if your dad didn’t show you enough love and your chemicals are imbalanced and your whole toxic environment has metastasized into a dark sludge...

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Letter: Cats belong inside

January 13, 2017
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Animals large and small typically live in our homes because we make that choice. Sometimes things don’t work out. In those cases, there are shelters that will accept and attempt to adopt those for whom it may be a wrong fit. I have a cat living with me in my apartment. He does not...

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Op-Ed: Helping Boston’s homeowners

January 13, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh When I ran for mayor, I knew I wanted to make Boston a city where every resident can afford to live, work, and raise a family. Since I’ve been elected, Boston has grown—fast. Our population is expanding rapidly and we’re expected to reach over 700,000 residents by 2030. Our tech...

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