Community Comment

You’ve heard of “rescue dogs”—mistreated canines who are given new homes by caring humans. Here in Boston, because of a stupid decision made by the leadership of the Boston Public Library, we may need to coin a new term: “rescue books.” That may be the... Read more

To the Editor:
Candidate for State Representative Corey Allen showed either a lack of respect for unions or a limited knowledge of labor history when he attempted to dismiss strong labor support for State Representative Dan Cullinane by stating “... Read more

It was 50 years ago today that I started my second life, courtesy of Dr. William J .Egan and his team’s surgical skills in an operating room at the Carney Hospital on Dorchester Avenue. I had been diagnosed with a duodenal ulcer – an open sore in the... Read more

On Thursday, July 24, Boston’s disability community met on City Hall Plaza to commemorate the Americans With Disabilities Act, signed on July 26, 1990. The gathering included people using wheelchairs, people using American Sign Language, and people... Read more

One of the best-kept secrets in Boston these days is the quality of health care you can receive on Blue Hill Avenue. At the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center, we provide a wide range of medical and related social services to the residents of... Read more

Imagine this: You’re pulling into the driveway of your home after a long drive on top of a rough day. “Home at last,” you think to yourself as you turn the key and open the front door only to hear your wife call out, “Honey, we’re eating out tonight... Read more

When a floor of a three-decker in the middle of Dorchester in St. Mark’s sells for over $300,000 and small two bedroom condos in a four-family on Jones Hill in Dorchester go for $500,000, we have a big, big problem.

Dare I say the words “rent... Read more

“I have just returned from Boston. It is the only thing to do if you find yourself up there.”

The year was 1953, and Fred Allen, a native of Savin Hill who had gained national acclaim with a popular weekly radio show that offered up precious... Read more

By Lew Finfer

Forty years ago this month, US Judge W. Arthur Garrity ruled that the Boston School Committee had “intentionally brought about and maintained racial segregation” in the city’s schools. He then ordered an extensive... Read more

There was a time in Washington when politics was the means to an end. The end was governing. The messy process of politics was applied to gain office and then to develop and secure passage of legislation that reflected a public policy consensus.

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“Who am I to judge?” With these words Pope Francis rejected the impulse to condemn and proposed that the Catholic Church adopt a more generous attitude to those with whom it disagrees, one that recognizes the importance of conscience in determining... Read more

Serenity rules over the ample space where neatly placed rows upon rows of plain-looking gravestones, some 750 in all, mark the final resting places of dedicated men who in the long ago invited me into their learning circle and helped steer my young... Read more

Too little, too late would seem to best describe the dilemma black community activists face in relation to the $2.6 billion rail transportation contract granted by the state to the Keolis Corporation. There has never been any indication that minority... Read more

The ongoing federal court trial of the state’s former commissioner of probation and two associates highlights the extent to which patronage influences the hiring of state workers. Since patronage is an inevitable part of the political process, it... Read more