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The people of Massachusetts have spoken, the Legislature has legislated, and now it's up to the newly constituted Cannabis Control Commission to shape and regulate what was once no more than a pipe dream into a fully-fledged recreational marijuana … more
Congress returns from its summer recess following Labor Day, which surely fills most Americans with dread, especially as health care is once again back on the agenda. But there is at least a glimmer of hope that the partisan logjam on health care … more
When a catastrophe strikes — no matter where in this country — the first reflex on the part of many Americans is to ask, "What can I do to help?" Geographical and political differences fade into irrelevance as images of human suffering … more
The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) Tuesday awarded North Adams a coveted cultural district designation, joining Williamstown and Pittsfield among the 43 state cities and towns so designated to date (Eagle, August 30.) The prestigious … more
Massachusetts, normally known for its groundbreaking social advances like legalization of same-sex marriage, finds itself behind the eight-ball on the issue of automatic voter registration. Earlier this week, Illinois became the tenth state to enact … more
A government program that encourages a student to reach beyond a community college associate's degree to acquire a four-year bachelor's degree would seem to be a no-brainer, but it took until the spring of 2016 for such an idea to reach fruition. … more
Change can be intimidating; when people are happy with they way things are, their first reaction to the idea of altering the status quo is to resist it, regardless of whether the change might result in a benefit. Why fix something if it ain't … more
A city can mount the best public relations campaign money can buy, touting its arts scene, nightlife, sophisticated culture, its conduciveness as a place to raise a family — but in the end, one of the pillars its reputation rests upon is the … more
Leadership in the effort to reduce carbon emissions that cause health problems and fuel global warming won't be coming from Washington, D.C., for the foreseeable future. Leadership will have to come from the states, and nine Northeastern states, … more
Massachusetts residents have good reason to strut in the wake of news that the Bay State's workforce is the first-ever in the nation to contain a majority of bachelor's degree holders. The report from the non-profit Massachusetts Budget and Policy … more
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