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The Necco factory, which manufactured Sweethearts, closed its doors in 2018.
Brent Moore / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/brent_nashville

 


This Valentine's Day, I am heartless, a condition that also describes New England Confectionery Company, or Necco — the maker of Sweetheart candy, those small, chalky, heart-shaped confections that flood candy counters this time of year.

A still from the 1923 movie "The Ten Commandments" by Cecil B. DeMille.
Public Domain

Happy (belated) Public Domain Day!  Welcome, public, to 1923! Welcome, 1923, to the public domain!  

Scales of justice.
Michael Coghlan / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/mikecogh

 

While I’m not a fan of most of Betsy DeVos’s reforms, when it comes to Title IX, I’m in full support.

A scaled model of Wynn's planned casino in Everett, Massachusetts.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

Maybe I’m just a rube.

Making Massachusetts Schools Fairer

Dec 20, 2018
A student works on math.
Masslive / masslive.com/photos

We in Massachusetts need to address an issue that for decades has compromised our standing as an educational leader. Despite the strides we’ve made, our education system is not properly serving all our students.

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