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Scott L. Kafker, Governor Baker's choice to fill a vacancy on the state Supreme Judicial Court, is an experienced and well-regarded judge who seems assured of confirmation. That doesn't however, ease the disappointment of the Berkshires and Western … more
"Round 'em up," "ship 'em back," "drug dealers,""rapists," "build a wall," "bad hombres" — such inflammatory words make great applause lines at political rallies. When they are uttered by the leader of our nation, however, they both feed upon … more
What could be more frustrating than knowing about a job opportunity, having the interest and enthusiasm to take advantage of it, yet be lacking the skills required to fill the position? Or worse, what could be more more senseless than giving up on a … more
In a nation full of generic mascots largely referencing various birds and animals, Lenox Memorial Middle and High School has a unique one — Millionaires. The nickname and mascot are periodically controversial, and the student council wants the … more
Why don't more women run for local political office? The answer is far more complex that one might think. Of course, there's residual bias from a time when men did all the leading in public and private life. The way local politics are structured, … more
Imagine being able to tap on a your smartphone screen and have your groceries dropped by drone on your doorstep within the hour. This is the future of retail grocery sales, and it is now much closer than you might think, thanks to Amazon's … more
The life sciences initiative launched 10 years ago by Governor Deval Patrick that was instrumental in making Massachusetts a leader in that field is winding down, and Governor Charlie Baker is seeking to extend it, but with a shift in focus. Going … more
Sometimes an idea makes so much sense, you have to wonder why it took so long to come up with it.The Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency that dispenses money and moral support for arts projects and programs throughout the commonwealth, is … more
"This is a human rights issue at this point. I'm sick of losing people."Those are the words of Jill Shanahan, assistant director of prevention services for Tapestry, a nonprofit organization that provides syringe access services in Western … more
Americans have used the term "melting pot" to describe their nation since its birth at the end of the 18th century, and the concept of a pluralistic society defined by a set of beliefs in the rights of individuals undergirds our basic identity as a … more
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