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Developers hoping to transform the former DeSisto School property in Stockbridge aren't shy. They said this week they want full permission for a project that could bring as many as 209 housing units to the 320-acre property two miles south of … more
Determining the effectiveness of the state's correctional system and identifying weaknesses can't be done without the necessary data. The Massachusetts Sheriffs' Association must do better in this regard. State Auditor Suzanne Bump … more
In the wake of the November 8 elections, the Democratic Party is looking for an issue that will enable it to make the argument that it is truly the party of the American working class. The Republican Party may be poised to hand Democrats one. … more
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 were almost immediately compared to the attack on Pearl Harbor of December 7, 1941. Both horrific days are retreating into history but neither is losing its contemporary resonance. Nor should they, ever. … more
Governor Charlie Baker's unseemly haste in making $98 million in painful cuts from the state budget is a strong indication of an ulterior motive. The Republican governor said Tuesday that his unilateral cuts were a response to a gap … more
The news that the National Rifle Association plans to "go on offense" in pushing gun owner rights is surprising from an organization that has never not been on offense (Eagle, December 5.) The national organization's coming assault on state gun laws … more
The last presidential election exposed and inflamed a deep reservoir of anger in America. It often manifests itself in hatred toward minorities and those regarded as the "other." This is not solely an American phenomenon as France (see E.J. … more
First District U.S. Representative Richard Neal appears poised to become the top Democrat on the influential Ways and Means Committee. It will be a good position to be in for the battles that loom ahead. Michigan's Sander Levin is stepping down … more
The escalating tension surrounding the North Dakota pipeline protest may come to a head on Monday, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is threatening to begin making arrests. This would be the latest and worst misstep by all the government … more
The default reaction to change in Pittsfield is often opposition, and skepticism about the new parking fee system for downtown streets was inevitable. Even though making the city parking system self-sufficient was a requirement to receive a state … more
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