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A security camera at a Quincy Elementary School in 2013.

Police surveillance is the wrong approach to student safety

School districts considering real-time video surveillance need to ensure that the technology cannot be abused.

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A mother of a Hoops and Homework child collects her box of food inside the classroom in April of 2020. Even though Hoops and Homework was closed at the time due to coronavirus or COVID-19, staff still delivered food twice a week to families. The food comes from Lovin' Spoonfuls who pick up perishable food from grocery stores, produce wholesalers, farms and farmers markets and distribute it to more than 160 community nonprofits in Massachusetts.

Giving a boost to nonprofits in their time of need

Restoring the state’s charitable tax deduction is the right thing to do.

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In this Oct. 18, 2012 file photo reviewed by the US Department of Defense, towers overlooking a US detention facility are silhouetted against a morning sunrise at Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base, Cuba.

Biden can’t punt on Guantanamo Bay

If President Biden wants to finally shut the military prison down, then his administration has to lead with moral clarity.

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Everett Clayton looks at a digital thermometer on a nearby building that reads 116 degrees while walking to his apartment, on June 27 in Vancouver, Washington.

The heat is on cities — and it’s not going away

Increasingly deadly heat waves demand fixes today and solutions for the long term.

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David Chipman, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Chipman has been the subject of a critical National Rifle Association advertising campaign because of his views on gun control.

David Chipman is the right choice for ATF

Gun zealots who oppose him have long worked to undermine the agency.

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Brenton Abdulah, 13, receiving an anti-COVID vaccination from Dr. Michael Singer at Newton North High School, in May. The state Legislature is considering a measure that would eliminate the religious exemption from the state’s compulsory vaccination law for school children.

After COVID-19, Beacon Hill should tighten state’s vaccine laws

When parents don’t vaccinate their children for supposedly “religious” reasons, it puts the broader community at risk of infectious disease outbreaks.

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Once again, Acting Mayor Kim Janey will be responsible for cleaning up a mess not of her own making, as the City of Boston attempts to answer a federal judge's queries about withheld text messages from a hearing on the admissions process at the city's exam schools.

An angry federal judge, and another mess for Kim Janey to clean up

The city failed to turn over controversial text messages in a case related to exam schools admissions. The court — and the public — deserve to know why.

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Two bills introduced at the Massachusetts State House this week deal with very different sets of constituents. Their passage would speak to our shared values and our shared humanity.

‘Small’ bills would spell big wins

Let’s open doors for students with intellectual disabilities, allow more Alzheimer’s patients to stay home.