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EDITORIAL: Amazon wrongfully excludes Roxbury, minority-heavy cities from same-day shipping

EDITORIAL: Amazon wrongfully excludes Roxbury, minority-heavy cities from same-day shipping

Amazon excludes several neighborhoods with high-minority populations from its Prime same-day delivery service, Bloomberg reported in a Thursday article. Bloomberg compared Amazon’s services with U.S. Census Bureau data and found that the company does not offer its service within predominantly black zip codes within six cities. In Boston, Amazon offers same-day delivery service to all neighborhoods — except Roxbury. That […]

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EDITORIAL: New England opioid crisis should not stall marijuana legalization

EDITORIAL: New England opioid crisis should not stall marijuana legalization

Marijuana legalization advocates are looking for the traditionally liberal-minded New England to legalize marijuana, The New York Times reported. However, the region’s recent opioid crisis is stalling legislation. The opiate crisis killed more than 2,000 people in New England last year, according to the Times. A Vermont bill that originally regulated marijuana usage was passed by the state’s senate in […]

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Fans anticipate the passing of their friend Brian Axelrod, of Massachusetts. PHOTO BY KELSEY CRONIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Alcohol optional in Marathon Monday celebration

The Boston Marathon has always been a time for Bostonians to gather together in admiration of the runners’ perseverance and strength. However, for local college students, the day is a celebration of a different kind. Many college students use the day as an excuse to wake up early in the morning and drink until their stomachs revolt. The two sides […]

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EDITORIAL: Charlie Baker’s inconsistent LGBT statements are cowardly

EDITORIAL: Charlie Baker’s inconsistent LGBT statements are cowardly

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker was booed offstage at Boston Spirit Magazine’s 10th Annual LGBT Executive Networking Night Wednesday night, because his noncommittal stance on proposed legislation that would protect the transgender community from discrimination, according to a Boston Globe article. Baker refused to take a stand on the controversial bill, which builds on legislation passed by former Gov. Deval Patrick […]

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EDITORIAL: Sexual harassment claims should be viewed as a wake-up call

EDITORIAL: Sexual harassment claims should be viewed as a wake-up call

Two women, Erin Shyr and Maria Currie, filed a complaint on Tuesday against Boston University professor Eric Ruske, claiming sexual harassment and a university’s inability to handle the situation. The complaint issued in Suffolk Superior Court told a story of Ruske’s alleged inappropriate behavior toward both plaintiffs, including unwanted physical contact towards Shyr and sexually charged email and text messages […]

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EDITORIAL: Driverless taxis do not solve Boston’s transportation woes

EDITORIAL: Driverless taxis do not solve Boston’s transportation woes

Since the emergence of science fiction as a genre, children and adults alike have dreamed of driverless cars, perhaps floating through or above metropolises in the distant future. Now, Emilio Frazzoli and his team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working with their colleagues in Singapore on the Future Urban Mobility project at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and […]

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EDITORIAL: Rhode Island squanders opportunity for reinvention

EDITORIAL: Rhode Island squanders opportunity for reinvention

There’s no island quite like Rhode Island. Throughout Rhode Island’s tourism campaign, the state has continually failed and has drawn ire from residents and out-of-staters alike, The New York Times reported. The state first released a video featuring brief footage of a skateboarder shot in Iceland, not Rhode Island. Then, the state unveiled a new slogan, “Rhode Island: Cooler and […]

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EDITORIAL: The Boston Globe unabashedly satirizes future Donald Trump presidency

EDITORIAL: The Boston Globe unabashedly satirizes future Donald Trump presidency

The Boston Globe offered a glimpse into a possible American future Saturday — one with President Donald Trump. The Globe published “a front page in Trump’s America” Saturday on the cover of the “Ideas” section. The fake front page’s headlines read “Deportations to begin,” “US soldiers refuse to kill ISIS families” and, ironically, “Trump on Nobel prize shortlist.” The Globe’s editorial […]

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EDITORIAL: Telemedicine trivializes visit to doctor through texts

EDITORIAL: Telemedicine trivializes visit to doctor through texts

What would you share with your doctor? People are sending photos of rashes on a diverse array of body parts to their doctors for advice or a diagnosis in a new practice known as “telemedicine,” The Guardian reported. The American Academy of Dermatology requires secure networks, high-quality imaging and for doctors to have worked with patients before telemedicine can be […]

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EDITORIAL: LGBT publications’ straight white covers direly need diversity

EDITORIAL: LGBT publications’ straight white covers direly need diversity

It seems straight white men have taken over the LGBT realm too. In the past five years, they made up 40 percent of LGBT magazine covers (Out, The Advocate and Attitude), while white LGBT people made up 35 percent, LGBT people of color made up 9 percent and transgender or nonbinary people made up 2 percent, according to a study […]

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