Community Comment

On April 26, 2012, the Dorchester Reporter published an editorial titled, “New president, ominous signs at Carney Hospital” questioning Steward Health Care’s... Read more

To the Editor:

Another Dorchester Youth Hockey season has come to a close. The league’s girls teams had an incredible season with the Under 14’s winning the Mayor’s Cup and Districts. They represented DYH in Division 1 four straight years in the... Read more

  Senator Scott Brown had it real rough growing up. Last Saturday, he met at a Dorchester church with mothers whose kids have been murdered. It was an hour where stories hung very heavy as the senator addressed the meeting of Mothers of Justice and... Read more

Many years ago while sitting in the old Dorchester District Court I had a confrontation with a young law student who went on to become one of the best criminal defense lawyers in the state.

I was presiding in a busy session trying to overcome... Read more

As a lifetime parishioner of St. Brendan’s, and a friend of Father James Lane, I am outraged that a single individual can make an accusation against this wonderful man who died five years ago and tarnish his reputation 40 years after the fact. He is... Read more

Following is the text of a letter that Rev. John J. Connolly Jr., pastor of St. Brendan’s Parish, wrote to his parishioners on April 11:

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Saint Brendan’s:

It is with a heavy heart that I address you today... Read more

More than 125 years ago, the great American author Mark Twain wrote of a killer identified by his own thumbprint. “There was one thing about a person which never changed, from the cradle to the grave,” Twain wrote of the loops and whorls unique to... Read more

For a hundred years she’s stood here,
Heard cheering, seen our tears;
Through all the good times and the bad
Fenway perseveres.
She’s baseball’s great crown jewel,
A treasure – this is why.
Look out there on her... Read more

To the Editor:

On Sunday, March 18, 2012, at a little after 1 p.m., teenagers began gathering at the tennis courts that are in Dorchester Park, in the Cedar Grove/Lower Mills neighborhood. Many of the teenagers were carrying either a twelve... Read more

Far too often, we read the news of tragic incidents involving sexual assault or domestic violence against women and children. The reality is, even more frequently these stories are left untold by victims who are still in shock or petrified by their... Read more

It’s hard to miss the higher cost of gas every time we fill up our cars these days, but the news media don’t do a very good job of explaining why.

There isn’t any mystery, though, if you read the financial press and oil industry sources: We’re... Read more

Nothing is more important to a community than the quality of its schools.  The future of our schools and our children’s education are at stake in the contract being negotiated now between the Boston Public Schools (BPS) and the Boston Teachers Union (... Read more

Youth violence is a public health crisis in some of Boston’s most distressed neighborhoods. The odds of being a homicide victim are 39 times higher for young black makes as compared to young white males.

Boston Police records show that 45... Read more

The Catholic Church’s stance on contraceptive birth control is wrong and as a result is largely ignored by practicing Catholics.

There are two realistic methods to limit the size of families – now a matter of necessity not just for health... Read more

We have 240,000 people looking for work and nearly 120,000 open jobs today in Massachusetts. How can we have so much opportunity available and so many people still looking for a chance?  

Business leaders tell me over and over again that it is... Read more

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