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This week's column from G. Michael Dobbs

Each week, managing editor G. Michael Dobbs looks at issues in the Pioneer Valley that affect our readers.





Past steps damaged city neighborhoods, but future ones could help rebuild them

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

It occurred to me that Springfield has a problem that many communities face: a large number of factors have led to a situation in which neighborhoods lack cohesion. ...
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Patrick’s promotion of Boston 2024 is just politics as usual

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

Sometimes I’m of two minds about a topic and the fact that former Gov. Deval Patrick is involved in promoting Boston Olympics is one of those. Welcome to my inner dialogue....
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Fifty years later, we can still take lessons from march on Selma

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

On the weekend during which many people in this country observed even fleetingly the 50th anniversary of the march for voter rights that originated in Selma, AL, a video emerged from a fraternity at Oklahoma University that showed college students participating in a racist chant....
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Narrow streets call for parking enforcement

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

So how is your street faring this winter? While the main roads in a community usually get a lot of attention from plow crews it is the side streets that often suffer....
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Cathedral answer only creates more questions for diocese

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

We’ve now entered into a new chapter in the ongoing story about Catholic education here. This is indeed the winter of our discontent, to steal a line from the Bard....
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