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The U.S. census, the decennial head-count of all those living within the borders of the United States, should be above political influence. According to federal law, all inhabitants — citizens, … more
It has happened in towns and villages across America; thanks to their history and the pride and good stewardship of their citizens, they develop a unique character that defines them for years, … more
When it comes to the Trump administration's shortsighted and inhumane policy toward refugees seeking to enter this country, nobody wins and many are harmed. Mr. Trump has capped the number of … more
As the Bay State navigates its way into the uncharted waters of recreational marijuana regulation, a newly created board and its chairman are buffeted by winds from every point on the compass. In a … more
In keeping with Massachusetts' well-earned reputation as an environmentally conscious state, the Sierra Club reports that 61 cities and towns in the Commonwealth — comprising approximately 30 … more
The Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services is a government-funded agency that provides public defenders for indigent clients. In total, it comprises roughly 500 staff attorneys and 3,000 … more
On Wednesday, Jan. 24, the town of Adams and Berkshire County were one twitch away from the kind of racial turmoil that engulfed Jefferson, Missouri, four years ago. On that day, police responded to … more
In Tuesday's State of the Union, the president subtly reinforced the dehumanization of immigrants by offering a "deal" wherein the future of "Dreamers," as those brought to this country illegally as … more
While politicians have been known to stretch sports analogies beyond the breaking point, Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer's naming of a new business development "quarterback" for the city (Eagle, January … more
The Environmental Appeals Board came up with something to make all parties unhappy last week in its assessment of the Environmental Protection Agency's order to General Electric for the Rest of River … more
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