Community Comment

Taking umbrage over the news that the government of France had singled out Dorchester as one place to be wary of in sending out an alert to its ambassador and consuls in the United States about the dangers from crime inherent in traveling in... Read more

It is hard to find anything uplifting in the long and tragic era of James “Whitey” Bulger. At last now, there is closure. He is best forgotten, which is easy for the curious and uninvolved but far more difficult for the families of victims and his own... Read more

(Editor’s Note: Due to popular demand, we are pleased to reprint Mary Casey Forry’s classic column about her schedule of activities around the house for Thanksgiving Day. This article first appeared in the Dorchester Reporter in November 1986.)... Read more

My shadow was reflected on a slight ridge as I took my usual morning walk through the Wollaston golf course on a sparklingly clear fall morning recently. The rising sun enveloped the trees, still brilliant but with colors fast fading.

It was a... Read more

“My mission as mayor is to make Boston the hub of opportunity for every resident. To open the doors of opportunity to a strong and growing middle class and those struggling to get there. To build a community of shared prosperity and a place of equality... Read more

To the Editor:

Too often our days are filled with the breaking news stories with tragic endings and stories about the horrific things that are being done to innocent people. A week ago something happened in Dorchester which didn’t make the news... Read more

To the Editor:

Let me state up front that I support rail and public transit, and have contributed my time to national rail lobbies that promote improvement in rail and transit service and infrastructure. That said, there are some constraints to... Read more

Something was wrong. Even though this was the first time I met Thuy and her four-year old son Vu, I could see from the mother’s tight smile and furrowed brow that she was stressed and worried. The child, meanwhile, circled the clinic exam room, making... Read more

To the Editor:

I first met City Councilor-at-large Ayanna Pressley about seven years ago when she was working as an aide to Senator John Kerry and it was immediately clear that she was a force to be reckoned with. When Ayanna decided to run for... Read more

Annissa Essaibi George doesn’t have former senior staff from US Senate campaigns sending out emails to rally troops on her behalf or pitching to well- heeled (nice shoes) sophisticated political donors. She doesn’t have a law degree or a lot of money.... Read more

To the Editor:

I would like to announce Rachel Goodwin’s recent resignation as Artistic Director of Ashmont Hill Chamber Music. Rachel’s ability to bring exquisite chamber music programming to Ashmont Hill, and to audiences in and around the... Read more

The theme of this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month is “Because we are all EQUAL to the task.” The slogan reflects the reality that people with disabilities have the education, training, experience and the desire to be successful in... Read more

It would be disingenuous not to question the existence of God or the validity of those institutions that purport to represent him. To be “born again” into a complete and permanent acceptance of God, while perhaps comfortable, seems more emotional than... Read more

It’s that time of year in New England. The fall rituals— apple picking, Oktoberfest, pumpkin-spiked everything, hay rides — that have become a tradition in New England have begun. And let’s not forget leaves turning vibrant colors leading many to... Read more