Community Comment

By Nicolas V. Serna

Bostonians have long thought of traffic like the weather: a frustrating fact of life entirely out of our control. And while our weather might not be quite the worst in the world, our rush-hour traffic is, at least according... Read more

By Neema Avashia

My gloves came off the day representatives of my school district told us they would be closing our school, the McCormack Middle on Columbia Point. Our students would be sent to a turnaround high school that had never taught... Read more

By Lew Finfer
Special to the Reporter

The public television’s show “This Old House” turned 40 this year. The first house featured in the program’s pilot — a beautiful, stately home at the corner of Bowdoin and Percival Streets near St.... Read more

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh

Last month, we welcomed the Boston Police Academy’s newest recruits. These men and women had spent the last six months learning to serve and protect the people of Boston with the highest standards of excellence and... Read more

By Roy Lincoln Karp
Reporter Columnist

Politics was like a religion in my family. My father – the freelance political writer and historian Walter Karp – was our high priest. He had a deep and abiding love for the American republic and... Read more

By Sieh “Chief” Samura
Special to the Reporter

First, the good news. In April, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) voted to move forward on a cannabis delivery framework for the state’s legal market. And while the details... Read more

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh

One of the most fundamental ways we can improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods is by proactively addressing the basic needs of our residents. The men and women of our Public Works Department do a great job... Read more

City Council President Andrea Campbell delivered the following remarks to the Class of 2019 at TechBoston Academy’s graduation ceremony in Dorchester on Wed., June 5:

“I can’t make it to every graduation, but TechBoston is a... Read more

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By Eve Goldberg
Special to the Reporter

Three years ago, my... Read more

By Karyn Polito and Mike Kennealy

Massachusetts’s economy is firing on all cylinders. While the commonwealth has always been an economic force, recent years have brought unprecedented success. Our state’s longstanding strength in education has... Read more

By Roy Lincoln Karp
Special to the Reporter

Folk wisdom tells us that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” but we often forget this adage when addressing systemic challenges. We pour billions of dollars into the development... Read more

By Steve Joyce
Special to the Reporter

Today, one in five contractors in the construction industry commits tax fraud, resulting in $2.6 billion is lost in federal and state income. That’s why it’s more urgent than ever to combat... Read more

By Lew Finfer
Special to the Reporter

Fifty years ago, Boston’s banks began a program with City Hall to increase homeownership for African-Americans. It was called the Boston Banks Urban Renewal Group (BBURG) and it was framed as a... Read more

By Mary Nee

We’re constantly on the go – long work hours, travel for business or pleasure, so we just aren’t home as much as we’d like to be. These and numerous other reasons have led to an increased need for pet owners to use boarding or... Read more

By Robert P. Connolly
Special to the Reporter

When Barry Mills addresses UMass Boston graduate students later this month, his job will be to impart wisdom at the first commencement to be held on the Dorchester campus since 2014. For the... Read more

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