In the news: Stan McLaren

Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center has selected Mr. Stan McLaren as their next Chief Executive Officer.

An efficient government is essential

Former President Ronald Reagan endeared himself to conservatives with his belittling assessment of the role of government. He once stated, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are ‘I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.’” After ...

Killer cop trials are America’s big charades

Former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley is the latest in the never-ending revolving door of cops charged with murder, manslaughter, reckless endangerment or any other of the array of charges brought against cops who wantonly kill and walk free.

Are you planning on voting in the September 26 preliminary?

Yes. At this day and time, it’s very important. — Tony, Carpenter, Dorchester

Higher education now more necessary than ever

The cost of education is now so expensive that some have concluded that it makes economic sense to get a job right after high school. The problem with that conclusion is that by 2020, it is projected that 65 percent ...

Amnesty for a convicted felon, 800,000 young people summarily condemned

We were brought as undocumented children by our undocumented parents because they wanted a better life for us and they understood that a life in the shadows in the United States was so much better than a life of economic ...

What do you think it takes to make it in today’s economy?

Perseverance, ingenuity and collective work to change a rigged system.

The NFL still says Kaepernick isn’t being blackballed; here’s why they’re wrong

The NFL guys routinely back up their assertion that Kaepernick is unemployed by endlessly saying, first, it’s a football decision, and second, the NFL is not racist because it is overwhelmingly black, with lots of black coaches and GMs. Many ...

The poor are entitled to justice

With his peremptory pardon of Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, Donald Trump has demonstrated that the principle “no man is above the law” is a fraud.

In the news: Yvonne Jones

The Action for Boston Community Development Board (ABCD) has elected Yvonne L. Jones as the new chair of the board of directors for 2017-2018. The nonprofit supports low-income residents in the Boston and Mystic valley areas to transition from poverty ...

Slavery can’t be edited out of U.S. history

After the organized racist and anti-Semitic violence in Charlottesville, many Americans became aware for the first time of the dynamic influence of the Confederacy that initiated America’s Civil War. Reliable journalistic reports established that there are an estimated 1500 statues, ...

Lessons to learn from Sanders’ voters helping to elect Trump

Three recent reputable post presidential election surveys tell a horrible reality. That is that Bernie Sanders’ backers helped elect Trump. According to the surveys, from 6 to 12 percent of Bernie Sanders’ voters voted for Trump. This made the difference ...

A complex, universal problem

At the time of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, 41 of the 56 delegates owned slaves. As a consequence, it would be an obliteration of the nation’s history if there was a decision to remove any record of or ...

What do you think would make Boston a better city?

Affordable housing. I feel like the community is changing and it’s become less diverse because there’s no affordable housing. People are moving to Brockton, Lynn, Attleboro. — Shantae White, Intern, Roxbury

In the news: Rosalin Acosta

Rosalin Acosta was recently appointed secretary of Labor and Workforce Development by the administration of Governor Charlie Baker.