Community Comment

The wind blowing off America’s coastline has the potential to generate 54 gigawatts of electricity, enough to power 42 million homes. To capture some of that energy, this winter the US Department of the Interior leased 354,000 acres off the Bay State... Read more

Last week, a group of Boston parents gathered at Roxbury Community College to share our concerns about the state of education in Boston with state Senate President Stan Rosenberg and a number of state senators, including Linda Dorcena Forry, Sonia... Read more

“As a community we agree that every child, regardless of race, income, ability or home language deserves to have the very best public education possible. We are not there yet.”

Those are the words of Interim Boston Public Schools... Read more

Following are excerpts from the prepared text of President Barack Obama’s speech in Selma, Alabama, last Saturday, the 50th anniversary of the March on Selma on March 7, 1965:

“There are places, and moments in America where this nation’s... Read more

Gov. Charlie Baker presented his first budget yesterday, and now it is prime time for action.

Dozens of special interest groups are already asking people to lobby our legislators and ask them to pay attention to a specific line item that funds a... Read more

Having spent a wonderful thirteen months at Remission Junction, my wife was recently told her cancer had returned. Along with other somewhat grim passengers, we reluctantly climbed back aboard the cancer train, and we’re hoping to get off at Reprieve,... Read more

To the editor:
Why should property taxpayers and high-rent-paying citizens of Boston cede their parking spaces to suburban drivers who don’t want to pay for parking downtown or take the T? These suburbanites have made their choices.

I... Read more

It came as a surprise to many that Boston was even in the running for the Olympic bid. It was, however, no surprise when we found out which cities we were competing against: Los Angeles, which hosted the Olympics in 1932 and 1984; San Francisco,... Read more

Bullies on our tails: What is it that drives so many proprietors of those towering, many-wheeled SUVs and trucks to crowd close behind owners of sedans they are following on the roads in nasty weather? Ego? Contempt? Pity? It is almost impossible to... Read more

Boston faces some of the highest electricity prices in the nation, and in January, rates increased by 29 percent. This puts many Boston residents in a very tough spot, in particular, those residents who heat with electricity.

While the City... Read more

He was the oldest of three boys, one of ten children brought up on Wrentham Street in Dorchester. My mother Mary was the oldest, born in 1907. Their parents were Irish immigrants who met in Waterbury, Connecticut and later moved to Boston where their... Read more