Community Comment

A budget bill Gov. Charlie Baker filed with the Legislature Friday includes $27.8 million in spending to handle drug addiction, adding to $111 million in substance abuse treatment spending included in the annual budget bill the governor signed,... Read more

On July 1, the Earned Sick Time law went into effect in Massachusetts, giving all workers the right to earn forty hours of sick time off each calendar year. Before the law went into effect, almost a million people, or some one in every three workers,... Read more

To the Editor:
Once again the L Street Running Club (LSRC) members will be hosting the 28th running of the Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5K road race, on Thursday July 16 at 7 pm. The course runs along Day Boulevard, from the roadway leading into the... Read more

The application of strict principles in an evolving society presents many problems, both temporal and spiritual. Supreme Court justices are split between those who see the constitution as fixed and immutable and those who see it as a set of fundamental... Read more

Now that summer is here, I would like to share with you the free events and programs offered to City residents of all ages by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.

As a boy growing up in Dorchester, I learned how important our parks and... Read more

I don’t think I will forget this street and those two girls.
Last Saturday afternoon, I was in West Baltimore crossing Pennsylvania Avenue where the recent Baltimore riots were centered. I was being driven around by someone who works for the non... Read more

Last week, a professional mover came to my home in the heart of Bowdoin Geneva to help rearrange furniture. “Nice house,” he said, “I grew up around the corner, but we moved out to get away from the violence. We’re in Malden now; it’s a better place to... Read more

The future of the Dearborn School is uncertain. There are numerous articles, tweets, Facebook posts and blogs that discuss what could potentially be in store for the school.

What are not being talked about in these commentaries are jobs. Let us... Read more

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month, and Alzheimer’s disease is a subject that is very personal to me.  My grandmother had Alzheimer’s and I saw firsthand the toll it takes on a family, and the love and patience that is required to care for... Read more

Starting with the Puritans who gathered in 1630 to found Dorchester and the First Parish Church congregation, our neighborhood has been home to immigrants and their descendants from nearly every nation on the earth for almost 400 years.

In... Read more