Category Archives: Opinion

Time for medical release law for terminally ill inmates in Massachusetts

Below is an op-ed I co-authored with Senator Pat Jehlen on why Massachusetts should release terminally ill inmates from incarceration to a supervised community setting in cases where a judge has determined that an inmate is permanently incapacitated and no … Continue reading

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Why Single Payer should be the next step for healthcare reform in MA

Earlier this week, I testified in support of H.1026, An Act establishing Medicare for all in Massachusetts, which was heard before the Joint Committee on Health Care Finance. I wanted to share with you my testimony on why I think … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Volpe and CRA Up-Zoning

Two zoning petitions are currently before the City Council that will dramatically increase the development potential in Kendall Square and East Cambridge. The first is best known as the Volpe Rezoning and the second is a petition by the Cambridge … Continue reading

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Scrapping the Film Tax Credit would hurt working families

Governor Baker has proposed doubling the earned income tax credit (EITC), an essential benefit that provides a boost to the incomes of low-income workers across Massachusetts. While the Governor should be lauded for his commitment to increasing the EITC, he … Continue reading

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Op-ed: Olympic Bid Lacks Transparency and Public Process

The Cambridge City Council recently voted to go on record opposing the hosting of the 2024 Olympic Games in Boston. After the vote, I wrote the following op-ed to help explain my opposition.┬áIt appeared in the Cambridge Chronicle and Cambridge … Continue reading

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