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Restrict ‘so-called’ free speech? Consider who’ll be making those calls

Once you open that door, you make it easier for the government to restrict whatever the administration in charge at the time decides to define as "bad speech."

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5-year-old Angelys Hidalgo of Boston worked on her PreK schoolwork in April 2020. The Hidalgo family was one of many dealing with online classes because of school closures in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.

The state and the nation are primed for a broadband boost

COVID-19 exposed longstanding disparities in digital access across the Commonwealth.

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Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (center) with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (left), and Dr. Diana Bianchi, director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee meeting regarding budget estimates for the NIH and the state of medical research, May 26.

A complicated choice for NIH leader

Re “Who will next lead the NIH” (Business, Oct. 12): People who have worked at or with the National Institutes of Health will tell you that it is a remarkably fruitful but also rather complicated organization.

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Face it: The bottle law is just another tax

Re “Time to upgrade our successful bottle law” (Editorial, Oct. 11): While the editorial tries to make a case for raising the deposit from a nickel to a dime and adding various other containers such as sports drinks, water bottles, teas, etc., to the mix, it fails to mention a very important part of the law: the part about what happens to the deposit when the container is not redeemed.

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A bottle-and-can redemption center in East Boston, 2012. An updating of the Massachusetts bottle law is under consideration in the Legislature.

Updated bottle law takes a long-overdue step in cleaning up the state

At Keep Massachusetts Beautiful, we believe it’s important for residents to take action to clean up the vast amounts of litter along our roadsides, parks, trails, and other public spaces.

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She’s cheered by kids’ letters

What a joy it was to read the thoughtful and articulate letters from Hannah and Nathan Mandell, ages 8 and 5.

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Railroad tracks, not the Pike, were the beginning of a divided Allston

I do take issue with one statement — that the neighborhood was separated from the rest of the city by construction of the Mass. Pike.

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Workplace flexibility needs to be extended to fathers and mothers

There are situations where the mother may be the main earner and it makes sense for the father to be the caregiver.