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The recycling section at the Williamstown landfill in Williamstown in May 2020.

Time to upgrade our successful bottle law

The law has worked well — but it needs to catch up with the times.

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Last month, following an executive order by President Biden, USPS launched a pilot program in four cities that allows customers to cash checks for up to $500, receiving their money on a prepaid debit card.

USPS is flirting with postal banking. That’s a good thing.

A new USPS pilot program is providing customers in select cities with financial services. But it’s not broad enough.

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A thousand votes would not have changed the outcome of the hotly contested five-way mayoral primary race, but fast forward to Nov. 2 — what if that mayoral final is closer?

Mail-in voting needs a quick fix for cities

Hot mayoral contests shouldn’t hinge on the vagaries of the Postal Service.

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The Baker administration has decided to rebuild the Massachusetts Turnpike and Soldiers Field Road at ground level through Allston. This rendering shows Soldiers Field Road looking east as planned in the project.

A sensible solution for the Allston Interchange

The state made the right decision in moving forward with a plan that rebuilds the elevated part of the Massachusetts Turnpike at ground level.

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Politicians, start unfriending Facebook

Virtual public meetings shouldn’t contribute to the irresponsible social media giant’s profits.

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In this undated file photo released by the Taiwan Ministry of Defense, a Chinese PLA J-16 fighter jet flies in an undisclosed location. China has sent more than 100 military planes toward Taiwan since Oct. 2, according to Taiwan's Defense Ministry.

A democracy under siege as China harasses Taiwan

International engagement can help empower this thriving democracy and secure regional stability.

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A member of the National Guard collects a Covid-19 swab test from a driver at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena drive-thru facility in New Orleans, Louisiana on Aug. 24.

Biden administration must fill workplace COVID-19 testing gaps

Testing for vaccinated workers should be covered by insurance.

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Holyoke, MA - 4/30/20 - An aerial view of Soldier's Home in Holyoke. The healthcare facility to veterans has been hit hard by the Coronavirus as the COVID-19 epidemic sweeps through the Commonwealth.

(Blake Nissen/ For The Boston Globe)

People in government failed the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home. Now they have to fix it.

More than a year after the deaths of dozens of military veterans under state care, the adoption of crucial long-term reform is stalled.