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The bench reveals a judge’s true character, good and bad, and Ralph Gants rose above

"The role of judge is a strange one. The absence of outside pressures allows your internal character to take its own full form and express itself."

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2018 criminal justice law requires race, ethnicity data — agencies haven’t complied

"Now it’s time for the Baker administration, sheriffs, district attorneys, and the Trial Court to get to work. Witness how quickly the state produced detailed data across thousands of decentralized locations to track COVID-19."

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BPS students’ needs are at forefront of bid to end family homelessness

"Since the launch of the pilot program in January 2018, we housed families of 205 homeless students from seven schools in Roxbury and Dorchester."

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Before dumping on COVID-wary teachers, get real

"Too many people still assume that education is a level playing field in this state. Try working in an 81-year-old school and not being able to open your classroom windows."

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Springsteen himself is a fine argument for, and against, a college education

His words to Boston College students "sing the worth of a college education and act as proof that having one is not necessary in order to become an educated person of infinite value in this world."

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At tinderbox moment for Muslim community, Ralph Gants offered reassurance

In December 2015, "Gants offered balm to a community under siege by bigots and embraced our common humanity."

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Spikes in COVID cases spark concerns beyond campuses

As colleges grapple with outbreaks of COVID-19, readers want the wider communities' concerns taken into account.

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Restaurants need us, and we need them

"This fall and winter, restaurants face an existential threat. They are trying to hang on, but they can’t pay their bills with a dining room that must remain half empty."