Community Comment

To the Editor,
I am writing in regards to Pete Stidman’s April 2 article, “Menino: Preschool Programs will go on at Murphy, Other Sites.â... Read more

What will I do without The Globe? Am I supposed to carry my computer to the kitchen table each morning to get the news “on-line” before going to work? What about my lifetime ritual of going to the door and picking up the paper before I put on the... Read more

The ink-on-paper broadsheet newspaper titled The Boston Globe, owned by the New York Times Co. since 1993, has been delivering information, analysis, and opinion to its readers for 137 years of wars and shaky peacetimes, of the Depression, recessions,... Read more

Suzy Orman, a personal finance pundit, was on national TV a while back suggesting that in these tough economic times people should stop eating out and stop drinking fancy lattes.  Her advice was to brown bag a lunch and to make your coffee at home. ... Read more

While the number of radio stations is growing, ownership is concentrated in fewer and fewer hands due to widespread media consolidation. This means today's radio often offers national playlists, syndicated programming and other piped-in content that... Read more

In a few short weeks, on April 8, my administration will present the City of Boston's preliminary budget for fiscal year 2010 to the City Council. In crafting budget proposals for next year, I have challenged all departments to do more with less... Read more

Project D.E.E.P. (the Dorchester Educational Enrichment Program) recently asked its students to analyze the 2008 presidential election and then propose a list of priorities for the new president. In short, the children were asked to answer two... Read more

I have always said that partnership is one of the most effective tools that we as leaders can use to achieve progress on almost any front. In difficult circumstances, bringing people together to work toward a common goal becomes even more important.... Read more

To the Editor:

Recently there have been letters to the editor and articles in the Dorchester Reporter telling people that we must not fear the violence in the Dorchester community and that people should go on with their lives as usual.... Read more

All across America this past week, thousands of families have been visiting Catholic schools. Parents are registering their children for the next school year and reaffirming their commitment to Catholic education. Their children will be among the more... Read more

Seeking to assure depositors of his bank's stability, Mt Washington Bank President Ed Merritt has invited customers to a series of evening meetings in the lobbies of the bank's branches. This session took place November 12 at the Gallivan... Read more

I guess it was about ten years ago that then-Captain Robert Dunford let a bunch of us meet at his station house and plan a Dorchester Holiday Celebrations Tour. It was Dorchester's answer to the age-old resident complaint: "How come there is only one... Read more

This week, I traveled to Cleveland, Ohio to take part in a lecture hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women in partnership with Citizens for Safety. The lecture, titled "Where did the gun come from?" dealt with the important but often unasked... Read more

The issue of police details on Boston construction sites brings out strong feelings. Some say the system is a waste of money; others feel the police are being unfairly targeted.

I held a hearing so we could have a clear presentation of the facts... Read more

(Editor's Note: Due to popular demand, we are pleased to reprint Mary Casey Forry's classic column about her schedule of activities around the house for Thanksgiving Day. This article first appeared in the Dorchester Reporter in November 1986.)... Read more