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Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey speaks to reporters about public safety efforts in Boston, providing an update on the implementation of police reform and the creation of the Office of Police Accountability and Transparency, April 13.

Police transparency in Janey’s hands

It’s time to release the report on Boston’s police commissioner and decide his fate.

Members of the news media report from the memorial at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, as the jury deliberates in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.

Press freedom fight never stops

Here and around the globe, journalists remain under threat for doing their jobs.


The Massachusetts Teachers Association’s misleading anti-MCAS effort

Lawmakers need to deliver a clear “no” to union efforts to end the graduation exam.

A voter filled out their ballot at the BCYF Shelburne Community Center in Roxbury neighborhood on Nov. 3.

A small electorate chooses Boston’s mayors. Let’s change that.

Shifting municipal elections to even-numbered years, so they align with national elections, would boost turnout dramatically.

A police officer receives his COVID-19 vaccination at Gillette Stadium's vaccination site on January 15 in Foxborough. As of last month, 30 percent of State Police had not been vaccinated at department-run sites, indicating that many of them have yet to be vaccinated.

It’s time for employers to impose vaccine mandates

With supply problems behind us, the next hurdle in reaching herd immunity is convincing enough people to actually get the shot. Some workers shouldn’t have a choice.

District lines determine how much power voters’ ballots carry, how much protection incumbent lawmakers enjoy, how difficult it will be for candidates from communities split between districts to run for office, and whether districts truly reflect a community’s demographic complexion.

Home of the gerrymander, Massachusetts should move to independent redistricting

As more states have turned redistricting over to independent commissions, Democrats on Beacon Hill retain their grip on drawing the Commonwealth’s political boundaries.

The Biden administration should seize this opportunity to reach out to a new generation of Cubans — and to a new generation of Cuban-Americans — many of whom are eager to put the old ways and the old grudges aside.

Biden must seize the moment on Cuba

With a new generation in charge, it’s time for a relationship reset.

Army Reserves veteran Honoree Mary L. Anderson was honored with an Outstanding Woman Veteran Award during the Women Are Veterans Too! ceremony at the State House in November 2007. Since Massachusetts’ overall veteran population is far more diverse than that at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home, diversifying Holyoke’s population should be an explicit goal for the future.

Who gets to live in a new Holyoke Soldiers’ Home?

The state’s push to build a new facility in Western Mass. should be secondary to the pursuit of equitable access to long-term care for veterans across the state.