Community Comment

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh

One of the most fundamental ways we can improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods is by proactively addressing the basic needs of our residents. The men and women of our Public Works Department do a great job... Read more

City Council President Andrea Campbell delivered the following remarks to the Class of 2019 at TechBoston Academy’s graduation ceremony in Dorchester on Wed., June 5:

“I can’t make it to every graduation, but TechBoston is a... Read more

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By Eve Goldberg
Special to the Reporter

Three years ago, my... Read more

By Karyn Polito and Mike Kennealy

Massachusetts’s economy is firing on all cylinders. While the commonwealth has always been an economic force, recent years have brought unprecedented success. Our state’s longstanding strength in education has... Read more

By Roy Lincoln Karp
Special to the Reporter

Folk wisdom tells us that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” but we often forget this adage when addressing systemic challenges. We pour billions of dollars into the development... Read more

By Steve Joyce
Special to the Reporter

Today, one in five contractors in the construction industry commits tax fraud, resulting in $2.6 billion is lost in federal and state income. That’s why it’s more urgent than ever to combat... Read more

By Lew Finfer
Special to the Reporter

Fifty years ago, Boston’s banks began a program with City Hall to increase homeownership for African-Americans. It was called the Boston Banks Urban Renewal Group (BBURG) and it was framed as a... Read more

By Mary Nee

We’re constantly on the go – long work hours, travel for business or pleasure, so we just aren’t home as much as we’d like to be. These and numerous other reasons have led to an increased need for pet owners to use boarding or... Read more

By Robert P. Connolly
Special to the Reporter

When Barry Mills addresses UMass Boston graduate students later this month, his job will be to impart wisdom at the first commencement to be held on the Dorchester campus since 2014. For the... Read more

By James W. Dolan
Special to the Reporter

Reconciliation. What a marvelous healing word. It implies humility, understanding, forgiveness, and renewal. It affirms the repairing of a breach in a relationship. Most meaningful relationships... Read more

By Roy Lincoln Karp
Reporter Contributor

We live in Orwellian times. Up is down, war is peace, and a report declaring that investigators could not exonerate the President for obstruction of justice becomes a rally cry of “NO OBSTRUCTION... Read more

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh

Every spring, we release our Capital Investment Plan, which funds the critical improvements to our infrastructure and facilities in Boston over a five-year period. It is a reflection of our priorities, and is guided by... Read more

By Lucinda Mills
Special to the Reporter

Boston Public School students are in the homestretch of the academic year. Under the best of circumstances, looming final exams and grades are a stressful time for students. Enter the complexities... Read more

By Veena Dharmaraj and Paola Massoli

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) recent Focus40 report outlining the 25-year investment plan to meet the transportation needs of the Greater Boston region makes no commitment to... Read more

Gun violence in Boston’s neighborhoods continues to take a heavy toll, with a disproportionate share falling on Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roxbury.

According to the Boston Public Health Commission, the homicide rate for young black males in our... Read more

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