Editorial: Boston City Council Endorsement

First-time candidate Kenzie Bok wows the District 8 field

Even on paper, Kenzie Bok looks like one of the most qualified candidates to run for City Council in recent memory.

Editorial: Boston City Council Endorsement

Craig Cashman best prepared for District 9

None of the seven candidates has run laps around the rest of the field, and many of them seem up to the job of replacing the retiring Mark Ciommo as councilor for Allston and Brighton.

Editorial: Boston City Council Endorsement

Hyde Park’s Ricardo Arroyo best choice for District 5 council seat

Ricardo Arroyo is a public defender who grew up and still lives in Hyde Park and whose well-known name shouldn’t obscure his own strong qualifications for the job.

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It’s time for a plan B at South Station

The US Postal Service’s plans to make room for South Station’s expansion have been years in the making. Time for another plan.

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Trump’s refusal of TPS status for Bahamians: Cruelty is the point

In rejecting Bahamian refugees, President Trump is resorting to his favorite racist trope.

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Baker’s alien approach to driver’s licenses

We have news for you, governor. Being an “undocumented” or unauthorized alien isn’t the same as being an alien from another planet.

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Doyle’s is the latest victim of Boston’s archaic liquor licensing system

The closure of Doyle’s is just more evidence that the city’s archaic liquor licensing system has to change.

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Pot shop laws cry out for reform

Pay-to-play schemes legal or illegal, ethical conflicts abound in the highly competitive world of would-be weed purveyors.

SCOT LEHIGH

Michael Bennet’s pragmatic case for president

To make lasting change, Democrats must win the purple states, says the senator from Colorado.

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SJC pries open the state’s ‘secret courts’

Supreme Judicial Court’s ruling on “show cause” hearings should provide need transparency.

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BPS owes parents a clearer school rating system

Boston confuses parents with a rating system different from the state’s.

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Trump kicks trade war into high gear

Consumers, farmers, manufacturing all take a hit as this policy-free president continues his quest for a ‘win’ against China.

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How a lawless president funds his wall

Pentagon projects cuts, promises to allies broken to divert $3.6 billion to keep Trump’s ill-advised campaign promise.

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Judge picks wrong fight with DA over protest arrests

Why gum up the legal system with the most trivial of minor crimes?

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Zoning system ripe for corruption

Boston’s unique approach makes it vulnerable to political pressure, favoritism and that’s just the way pols like it.

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Needed: stronger state laws on deadly force

The Golden State has set important new standards on police use of deadly force.

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Trump’s dangerous vote-fraud claims in N.H.

By reviving false claims of voting fraud in New Hampshire, president Trump is stoking the kind of conspiracy theories that sabotage faith in democracy.

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Mass. must move on gun violence

There’s no room for complacency when police, prosecutors begging for more tools to fight flow of illegal weapons.

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Trump’s big leap backward on climate

The fact that the country has managed to cut methane emissions with no noticeable economic impact apparently means nothing to an administration that seems almost to takes pleasure in harming the global environment.

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The most inhumane of Trump’s immigration policies

President Trump’s war on immigrants has hit new depths with the cancelation of medical deferred action. Congress must hold oversight hearings.

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Trump opens door to Putin G7 ‘visit’

Another blow to US leadership on the world stage as president plays the skunk at the summit garden party.

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One way to raise revenue: crack down on tax cheats

Yet lawmakers and the governor can’t get their act together long enough to stop the ‘zappers’ in their tracks.

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Providence might be divine, but the trip still takes too long

The schelp to Providence on the T is just long enough that it “psychologically increases the mental distance between the two markets,” as the Rhode Island report put it, dampening the potential synergies between the two cities.

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Protecting the vulnerable from abuse

Nicky’s Law would shine a light on those who abuse the intellectually disabled so they can’t get away with doing it again.

Call grows for moral budget to see to human needs

“A more aggressive response from the government is required to address the root causes of poverty and addiction.”