Community Comment

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh

For more than 120 years, the Boston Marathon has represented our city at its finest. Every year, thousands of runners lace up their shoes in Hopkinton and begin the long trek toward Boylston Street where people have... Read more

News item: There is no evening or weekend programming for Grove Hall young people in city facilities or school buildings that they can safely walk to in their own neighborhood. They have been shut out again – no access to the gym at the Burke/ Grove... Read more

By Lew Finfer
Special to the Reporter

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis. Protest and heroic, dogged work has continued in his name, but we certainly in some ways never recovered... Read more

To the Editor:

The Reporter has come down firmly on the side of reverting the name of “Yawkey Way” back to its original “Jersey Street” (“Time is up for Yawkey Way”, editorial, March 22, 2018).

This point of view aligns with the vogue of... Read more

To the Editor:

After reading the commentary by state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz in the Reporter (March 29) titled “Criminal justice reform legislation... Read more

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh

If you asked anyone working today, I’ll bet they can remember their first summer job. It might have been flipping burgers, lifeguarding at the community pool, or helping kids as a camp counselor. Growing up, everyone in... Read more

By Liz Malia

Today in Massachusetts, 1.2 million workers risk losing employment if they take time off work to care for a new child or to address a family medical emergency. Too many people are working every hour they can but still cannot get... Read more

By James W. Dolan
Special to the Reporter

As a septuagenerian, I’m comforted by the thought I no longer can sin. At a certain age, we lack either the mental or physical capacity, or both, to commit offenses. I take advantage of an obscure... Read more

By Peter F. Stevens
BIR Staff

When it comes to the immigrants of yesteryear – especially Irish immigrants to America’s shores –historical distortions and outright lies abound. A huge number of Irish Americans refuse to accept any... Read more

To the Editor: Roy Lincoln Karp, in his Feb. 22 commentary, is absolutely right to assert that even if Douglas High students succeed in moving Congress to legislate gun restriction, “we would still need to address a culture of violence in a nation that... Read more

By Roy Lincoln Karp
Special to the Reporter

Our closest friends and family have gathered for an after party in the Honey Fitz room at Doyle’s. I am still in my rented tuxedo and Courtney is wearing her wedding dress, sneakers, and a Red... Read more

By James W. Dolan
Special to the Reporter

In rare moments of reflection he hears footsteps; they are steady, measured, and unrelenting, and they send a chill through his body because he knows that the many business deals he has made are... Read more

By Michael P. Norton, State House News Service

The Trump administration’s decision to end temporary protected status for immigrants from El Salvador and Haiti is “impermissibly infected by racial discrimination” and should be struck down,... Read more

By Roy Lincoln Karp, Special to the Reporter

The words move across your phone, laptop, or TV screen: “School shooting.” You read the horrific details about the latest gun-fueled massacre. You feel sadness for the young victims... Read more

By James W. Dolan, Special to the Reporter

For a person who was not always so fond of Florida, I seem to be spending a lot more time there of late. I expect it has something to do with my lady friend, who just happens to own a... Read more