A threat to civil rights?

This July marks the 50th anniver­sary of the pas­sage of the Civil Rights Act. The land­mark law, spear­headed by Pres­i­dent John F. Kennedy and signed by Pres­i­dent Lyndon B. Johnson, […]

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Seven new ideas for parking and transportation

A city-​​​​run bus system? Parking meter prices that fluc­tuate by the hour? They may sound far-​​​​fetched, but those are some of the rec­om­men­da­tions that have landed on Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s desk. […]

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Mass. limits use of the potent painkiller Zohydro

Saying the state faces a con­tin­uing public health crisis, Gov­ernor Deval Patrick’s admin­is­tra­tion imposed sweeping restric­tions Tuesday on pre­scribing the pow­erful painkiller Zohydro, just before a ban on the controversial […]

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The overlooked part of exercise– recovery

The need for fluids after a hard workout is well known, but what’s the best approach? Dr. Vonda Wright, a marathoner and ortho­pedic sur­geon at the Uni­ver­sity of Pitts­burgh Medical […]

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He who should be named

THIS IS HOW it hap­pens now: Someone com­mits a crime, and everyone turns to his Face­book page, hoping to glimpse his inner thoughts. And there, on the public page of […]

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