Community Comment

By Roy Lincoln Karp
Reporter Columnist

By now you’ve probably heard about Doyle’s. News that the historic pub in Jamaica Plain will be closing at the end of October was met with deep sadness and dismay across the city.... Read more

By Lou Antonellis, Harry Brett, Bob Butler, Peter Gibbons and Brian Kelly

Workers in Massachusetts are fortunate to have a number of excellent protections enshrined in state law. A great example of one of these protections is the prevailing wage... Read more

By James w. Dolan
Reporter Columnist

Few in the nation are admired as much as James Mattis, former Marine Corps general and US defense secretary. In many respects, he represents the best of us: dedicated, principled, loyal, and smart. He,... Read more

By Jeff Klein

The University of Massachusetts system is raising tuition yet again.  Incoming freshmen and returning students will now be facing costs of up to $30,000 per year – for many adding to already crippling college debt burden.

It... Read more

By James T. Brett

Good dental health is a critical component of a person’s overall health, yet it remains elusive for many people. Individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities find it particularly challenging to find a dentist who is... Read more

By Pastor Rick Grant

As a young person, I often heard the colloquialism, “It takes a village to raise a child.” That statement rightfully implies the plethora of love, nurture, and stability our young-people need from engaged, present adults.... Read more

By Mary Nee

I was walking through our Boston Animal Care and Adoption Center the other day and came across Max, a vibrant and lively cockatoo who had been surrendered by his ailing owner. Did I mention that the bird is 38 years old?

It... Read more

Gerard M. (Gerry) O’Neill was a newspaperman, pure and simple. During his 35 years as a reporter and editor at The Boston Globe, his work was displayed on paper for people to read wherever they happened to be. He was an old-school newsroom type who... Read more

By Robert J. Manning
Special to the Reporter

After a period of extensive outreach and careful preparation, the University of Massachusetts has launched its search for a permanent chancellor for UMass Boston with the creation of a committee... Read more

By James W. Dolan
Reporter Columnist

How will history view the Mueller Report? I expect it will be seen as a well-intentioned and thorough catalogue of misdeeds (criminal or otherwise) committed to secure the election of Donald Trump and... Read more

By Roy Lincoln Karp
Reporter Columnist

It’s half past nine in the morning and Kenny Johnson’s crew is working hard at the Yawkey Center, the non-profit multi-service facility on Columbia Road run by Catholic Charities. One teen is mowing... Read more

By Lew Finfer
Special to the Reporter

Last Saturday, as I went into Barnes & Noble at South Shore Plaza to buy a book for my wife as a birthday present, I saw a table full of colorful books and tee shirts commemorating Woodstock. Fifty... Read more

By Jennifer Smith
Dorchester by Choice

Four years ago, I joined the staff of the Dorchester Reporter. It was bit of a joke at the time that I had moved from the Boston Globe newsroom to the only newspaper closer to my apartment in Southie... Read more

To the Editor:

On June 15, my wife and I saw the smoke from all the way down in Hingham where we were driving. It was from the nine-alarm fire that damaged seven homes on Old Morton Street in Lower Mills. Two firefighters... Read more

To the Editor:

I am writing this letter in opposition to the proposed expansion at the Neighborhood House Charter School located at 21 Queen St., Dorchester. I attended the public hearing held by the Board of Appeal at City... Read more