Community Comment

To the Editor:

As a recently retired self-employed carpenter, I think it’s great that you gave such prominent coverage to Trades Woman of the Year Ziven Drake.  (3/28 issue, Page 1, above the fold – “Ziven Drake, ‘Trades Woman... Read more

To the Editor:

Despite years of community input aimed at paring down Dot Block’s overwhelming size and promoting much more housing affordability plus high employment standards for this enormous project, it was voted through... Read more

By James W. Dolan
Special to the Reporter

What has happened to our once glorious republic? After surviving a civil war, we managed to heal the wounds and move on to what would become the American century. It now seems to be eroding under... Read more

By Edward M. Cook
Special to the Reporter

“I am from the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party,” said presidential candidate Howard Dean in 2003. I am also from that wing. I want to shout that quote at the Democratic Congressional... Read more

By Roy Lincoln Karp
Special to the Reporter

There are times when our nation has needed the voices of young people to be woken up from a moral slumber, to be shaken from a state of political complacency. One cannot think of the struggle for... Read more

By Barry Lawton and Marti A. Glynn

The voters have spoken and like it or not, marijuana is legal in Boston. Given the newness of this industry, it is hardly surprising that everyone from elected officials to license applicants to community... Read more

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh 

Every year on the third Monday in April, tens of thousands of athletes gather in Hopkinton to begin the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon run to Boylston Street at Copley Square. All along the route, tens of thousands of... Read more

Exhibit No.1 Debacle in Fall River

By Mac D’Alessanadro

Earlier this month, Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia was recalled and then re-elected – on the same day. Observers were stunned. But the will of voters has been... Read more

By Mary Nee

For any animal shelter, a reliable, responsible, and experienced foster care network is invaluable. While the majority of dogs and cats that come to the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) find new homes in a matter of days, there... Read more

By James W. Dolan
Special to the Reporter

Well, I made it! Days are shorter, clocks are louder, and everyone’s younger. I’m eighty. I have loved and been loved, laughed and cried and observed the immense goodness and profound evil of which... Read more

naieer_in_art_class_in_dan_habibs_intelligent_lives.jpgNaieer Shaheed in art class at the Henderson. Dan Habib... Read more

By Lawrence S. DiCara

Walter Muir Whitehill reminded us over fifty years ago that “the streets of Boston are conspicuously unsuited for automobile traffic.” I see no reason to disagree with that statement fifty years later. Boston will never be... Read more

To the Editor:

It is wonderful to hear that Dorchester’s own Local 103 of the IBEW is solidly behind the Green New Deal. (“IBEW chief on board for Dems’ ‘Green New Deal’,” 2/22)  The larger message of that federal proposal... Read more

To the Editor:

On your gas or electric bill, there’s a notice at the bottom in fine print that indicates how much you are contributing to the MassSave energy efficiency program for residents and businesses. It was started a... Read more

By Barbara Moffat and Emily Haber

 In his inaugural address, President John F. Kennedy asked Americans what they could do for their country. Nearly 60 years later, thousands are answering that question by serving in AmeriCorps, a national... Read more