Community Comment

By Marty Walsh

I’m lucky to call Boston home. My parents immigrated here with little more than their hope for a better life. They raised me in Dorchester, where I learned the value of hard work, second chances, and standing up... Read more

By James W. Dolan. Special to the Reporter

It’s all about winning. President Trump sees the world divided between winners and losers. He’s the winner-in-chief and opponents are losers incapable of recognizing his unique skills... Read more

By Danielle Sommer and Mike Prokosch, Special to the Reporter

Housing costs a lot in Boston. It’s getting harder to find a home you can rent or own. And people of color are being pushed out of the city, increasing segregation... Read more

The following essay was written by 13-year-old Heaven Lowery, an 8th grader in Mr. Yang’s English class at TechBoston Academy:

“On July 7, 2008, ‘Tiffany’ Lomax (28) was shot to death while riding in a car. The family of a city woman... Read more

By Lew Finfer. Special to the Reporter

This fall you have a chance to help advance a measure that would help most people in Dorchester and another that would help 13,000 of them.

Really. Read on.

The first item is... Read more

By Sonia Chang-Díaz

Thanks to years of significant public pressure, the Legislature is now preparing to take action on criminal justice reform. This is a pivotal moment, and it may not come again for many years.

The... Read more

By Lynn Holmgren, Dorchester

To the Editor:

I was deeply disappointed to read Mayor Walsh’s comments regarding the Morrissey Blvd reconstruction design in last week’s Reporter. I live steps away from Morrissey Blvd., on... Read more

By Sara Merand, Special to the Reporter

To the Dorchester Reporter’s editorial staff: Several issues need to be addressed with regard to the Sept. 7, 2017, column by Boston Police Officer Mike Keaney.

A piece exclusively intending to... Read more

By Mike Prokosch, Special to the Reporter

The hurricanes just keep on coming. Last week, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded left a number of Caribbean islands barely livable.

Two weeks earlier, Hurricane Harvey dumped a whole... Read more

By Sarah Lennox, LICSW, at Mattapan Community Health Center

August 31 was International Overdose Awareness Day, a time to raise awareness of overdose and also reduce the stigma of substance use and its effects. According to the Centers for... Read more

By James W. Dolan, Special to the Reporter

I have mixed feelings about the movement to eliminate Confederate monuments. How do we preserve our history without denying it? Can we honor the often gallant yet imperfect, misguided souls who believed... Read more

By Lee Ridgway, Dorchester

To the Editor:

Dear Mr. Forry,
Responding to your column of Aug. 17, “Best way to treat rally: Ignore it”: That may have been reasonable advice a few decades ago, but unfortunately we now... Read more

By Edward Roche, Dorchester

To the Editor:

OFD means something very special to those people that have moved on to new homes outside of our city but who haven’t forgotten where they came from. I am privileged to have... Read more

The year was 1989. A group of business and community leaders in Boston gathered to search for ways to help heal a racially divided community.

Boston’s reputation was still reeling from years of contentious events brought about by the court-... Read more

By James W. Dolan

My brother and I have a friendly dispute on the existence of an afterlife. He poetically defines the soul as “a power borrowed from the wheel of fire that animates the cosmos.” He compares it to an “ember of that cosmic fire”... Read more

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