Community Comment

The last legislative session was very productive! I secured funding for programs throughout Dorchester, Mattapan, South Boston, and Hyde Park. As a result, a number of state-administered and neighborhood programs – the Massachusetts Rental Voucher... Read more

It was an intra-service football game between US Navy and US Army bases in Bellingham, Wash., in late 1945. Sitting in the stands were members of the crew of a destroyer that had been escorting troops returning from the Pacific. Among them was a 20-... Read more

When I ran for mayor, I wanted to make Boston a city where every resident can afford to live, work, and raise a family. Since my election, Boston has grown rapidly. Our population is expanding and we’re expected to reach more than 700,000 residents by... Read more

In 2014, the American Waterworks Association declared the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s water to be the best in the nation (in fact, it won both first and second place both for the city of Boston’s and the authority’s own sample). This was... Read more

Letter to the Editor:

With much sadness did I hear of the passing of long time Bantam A assistant coach Jerry Cunningham on December 11. Although he retired from the program three years ago, his contributions and presence will... Read more

Truth really took a beating this election cycle. Ignored, abused, stripped, and distorted, it seemed at times that its survival was in doubt. Nothing was true or false, only versions of what once was considered objective reality. Truth’s anchor line... Read more

“The best way to prevent a Christmas tree fire is to water it well every day, place it well away from heat sources, and dispose of it soon after the holiday,” said State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey. “Although Christmas tree fires are rare these... Read more

It was quicker than anticipated. After lamenting the loss of my wife and pondering the chances of meeting someone else, it happened. A friend told me about a widow I might like to meet. Why not? I figured; it’s better than sitting at home feeling sorry... Read more

It was 75 years ago this morning that the front page of The Boston Daily Globe told readers of the wholesale devastation that Japanese aviators had inflicted the day before on United States forces across the Pacific Ocean areas, in particular the... Read more

On Nov. 1, Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang announced his plan to close the Mattahunt, which the Boston School Committee has since voted to accept. The community has remained resolute in its opposition to the recommendation and plan. In... 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

To the Editor:

The Trump vote wasn’t as much a vote for Trump as it was a vote against the establishment. That’s how much fed up the majority of the American electorate is with a corrupt ruling class which does nothing for the country and... Read more

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