Editorials

A Safe and Healthy Workplace for All

By Senator Katherine Clark   Everyone deserves a safe and healthy workplace.  Unfortunately, instances of workplace abuse and harassment are far too common, with both physical and psychological health consequences for employees.  By some estimates, more than 1/3 of workers…

A Safety Net That Works

By Senator Katherine Clark   As a state and a community, we have a shared responsibility to provide a safety net to assist those who are struggling.  Families on the verge of homelessness, the long-term unemployed, our seniors, women fleeing…

Equal Pay and a Living Wage

By Senator Katherine Clark   Fifty years ago this month, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act prohibiting discrimination against women in the payment of wages and stated that the Act “affirms our determination that when women enter…

That Special Vacation

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By Virginia Ruane   Now is the time of the year when many people think about their summer vacation.  Where to go? When to go?  Who to go with me?  Many people go to the Cape. Many prefer the wonderful state…