The following was submitted by Arlington School Committee member Paul Schlichtman in response to "Arlington Parents Call Out School Committee Candidate, Note Racial Disparities," published May 20, 2020.
State legislators have the opportunity to push through two environmental justice bills that emphasize citizens’ constitutional right to clean air and water and encourage stronger enforcement of existing state laws.
"It makes my life quite a bit better to be doing this than what I was doing before, of just like sitting in my apartment in Brooklyn, not having a lot of work to do."
“I wasn’t too personally worried about getting coronavirus, mostly because I assumed I was going to be positive at some point. It wasn’t for me personally a question of if, it was more a question of when.”
Should violence replace political debate, democracy could end
“We help them understand that they are in danger. Information is very important. This country is different from our [Latin American] countries. In this country, there is a lot of help for victims of domestic violence and many do not know it.”
"Parents have attempted to bring up these disparities in achievement and discipline in the form of conversations with principals and emails to the superintendent’s office and school committee with little to no response."
“It’s impossible to advocate for someone [in court] over the telephone. … Anything you say or your client says is heard by everyone.”
"In addition to beginning to restore access to safe, tested adult-use cannabis, this determination provides a first step in providing meaningful economic relief to the more than 2,000 Massachusetts cannabis employees who will be able to return to work."
COVID-19 continues to pose an existential threat to public health and safety, and many of the churches that flouted social distancing guidelines became hot spots in their regions, increasing infection and death rates.