Community Comment

Wage stagnation; income inequality; the one percent. We know the story and most of us live it.

This fall a campaign is unfolding to give some justice to some one million Low-paid workers in Massachusetts. Concerned citizens holding petitions to... Read more

Whenever I bring up the subject of suicide prevention, I am reminded of how society used to approach AIDS. In the early days of that epidemic, HIV positive patients were shunned, and left to face discrimination in housing, employment, and health care... Read more

To the Editor:

The US House passage of a bill slashing food stamps when 46.5 million Americans struggle to survive below the poverty level of $23,550 for a family of four is unconscionable, heartless, and just plain stupid.

Even at... Read more

My wife recently was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and now we’re riding the cancer train. With a cancer diagnosis, all reluctantly climb aboard for a trip into the unknown.

The goal of travelers on this train is not to remain on board until the... Read more

Preservation is more than saving;
it’s also about maintaining livability

To the Editor:
I was motivated to write in response to your stories about granting historic status to a property on Grampian Way, and the... Read more

Dear Mattapan Community:

The Mattahunt Wheelock Partnership (MWP) would like to take a moment to thank all of the organizations, agencies, community leaders and families who have worked together with the partnership to serve the needs of... Read more

Following is the invocation that was given by Rev. Arthur Lavoie at the steeple-raising at First Parish Church on Meetinghouse Hill on Aug. 6:

“One hundred sixteen years ago, on May 6 1897, this building was dedicated. One of the readings used... Read more

Hardships of the immigration system burden far too many in our community and undocumented immigrants are especially affected. Optimists by nature, hard-working in deed, and almost always supportive of those in need, most immigrants reflect American... Read more

This past Sunday, a true hero came to Dorchester. John Lewis was one of the great leaders of the civil rights movement of the 1960s and a man who displayed physical courage when participating in public actions. He was arrested 40 times for non-violent... Read more

Democracy has failed. Despite all the promise it demonstrated early on, like all other forms of governance it ultimately relies on flawed human beings to set aside self interest and act for the common good.

It seemed to work for a while, but... Read more

Changing Boston’s School Committee back from appointed to elected is a dangerous idea. Proponents forget how the old elected school committee... Read more

Words are sometimes used to inflate, demean, soften, distort, or distract us from reality. In our celebrity culture, what we say or do is often defined by those who have an interest in either protecting or promoting themselves.

Take, for example... Read more

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