Millions of guns will still be sold without a background check, despite President Barack Obama’s executive orders. That’s why we still need Congress and our state lawmakers to step up and close the loopholes that make it easy for dangerous people to get guns.
Please rethink the undemocratic procedure for renaming the citywide development master plan process and extend the voting deadline. The four tepid options offered do not reflect the unbounded creativity of the citizenry.
The School Committee met to decide which standardized test our city’s school children will take this spring: MCAS, the state test, or PARCC, a competing national exam, and I came home from the meeting feeling angry and disappointed.
There is not one private or public school, school bus stop, daycare center or religious institution in the city that is not a stone’s throw from a venue that offers addictive substances to the public. Those who continue to object to medical marijuana are on a slippery slope.
True, our way of life is under attack. But not by terrorists wanting a world Islamic caliphate. Rather, we are under attack by divisiveness promoted by those who seek high political office and are willing to exploit such events with this language.
If only everyone voted the way we do in municipal elections. Our ranked method reflects the will of the voters fairly and accurately, and this year revealed some interesting trends as votes flowed from one candidate to another, many in groups called “slates.”
As Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumni engaged in promoting much-needed climate action by the institute, we are deeply disappointed with its Climate Action Plan, which takes a narrow approach inadequate to the practical imperatives of climate change.
Thanks to all of those residents who went to the polls and voted for City Council and School Committee candidates, as well as to the candidates themselves – and more.
An animal-rights group has suggested the state needs to come up with a non-violent idea to thin out the Blue Hills Reservation deer population. The group wants to try using contraception on the herd first.
No one should be fooling themselves: The most likely outcome of Tuesday’s election is that there are going to be a lot of incumbents returning to office, including to their seats on the City Council. But the incumbents have given some good reasons to vote differently.