The Cambridge Academic Eligibility Standard, which decides if students can participate on interscholastic sports teams, is in conflict with everything Cambridge says it is.
With this year being the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, commemorations honoring the man will be taking place across the country. Who would think this is the time for a Super Bowl ad to use a King voice-over to sell pickup trucks?
It’s doubtful our legislators have the courage to pass a carbon tax bill or that our governor grasps fully the need for immediate, serious climate action. What to do?
From debilitating student debt to stagnant salaries and a vanishing safety net, millennials are in trouble; human-caused global warming only compounds the problem. Massachusetts has the opportunity to lead on the issue, taking bold action by setting a price on carbon.
The City Council and School Committee are overdue for calling for the broadcast, streaming and publicly accessible archiving of its roundtable meetings. The arguments against – never very strong – seem weaker and weirder than ever in 2018.
We need to take time to acknowledge and appreciate our accomplishments, of which there are many, but we must never be complacent, because there are still far too many of our friends and neighbors who are struggling.
A lot happens in the course of a year in a densely packed city of 105,162 people with high-profile industries, clashing interests and significant class disparities. From standing up for the vulnerable to deceiving people who come here to do business, here’s a rundown.
Black women voters in the recent Alabama U.S. Senate race are being thanked for “saving” the state from Republican candidate Roy Moore. We’re being lauded as “the backbone” of the Democratic Party. We take no pleasure in being anyone’s backbone but our own.
Americans with disabilities and their families have much to fear from the GOP’s tax plan in Congress, but the scares pale before the quotidian frustrations of caring for a disabled child in a bureaucratic society where school officials can resent their legal obligations.
The members of the Greater Boston Chapter of We the People Massachusetts wish to express appreciation to state Sens. Pat Jehlen and Sal DiDomenico and state Rep. Marjorie Decker for their support of the We the People Act.