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On Tuesday, Governor Charlie Baker did what few other Republican leaders around the country would never dare to attempt — he signed into law a bill that would allow family members to petition … more
One of the laments of good-government advocates is the United States' abysmally low voter turnout, particularly when ranked against that of other democracies. Some Western European nations boast … more
Western Massachusetts lies over 2,000 miles from the U.S.-Mexican border, but that did not diminish the passion of the hundreds of conscience-stricken protestors who demonstrated against the Trump … more
On the last day of its session, the Supreme Court handed down a decision long sought by union opponents. Last Wednesday, in a 5-4 decision, the high court ruled that unions requiring the payment of … more
Of New York City, Frank Sinatra sang, "If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere," and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made it big there Tuesday in New York's 14 congressional district primary. But … more
Thursday's massacre of five journalists in the Annapolis Capital Gazette newsroom was most likely committed by a person with a specific grievance against that newspaper. Nevertheless, the tragedy has … more
Anyone who has followed the taffy pull that constitutes the Rest of River cleanup of the Housatonic for the last few years sympathizes with mediator John Bickerman for throwing his hands up and … more
Massachusetts residents may complain about the quality of their public schools but the reality is that they are considered the best in the nation. The latter appraisal is the product of numbers … more
For internet shoppers all over America — including in Massachusetts — the tax-free party's over. The decision is a victory for brick-and-mortar stores and should bring needed revenue into … more
Normally, the anniversary of a business' founding isn't worthy of note. A couple of factors help this one make the grade, however: First, any homegrown enterprise that manages to last 90 years … more
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