Community Comment

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness—on them light has shined.”
– Isaiah, 9:26

There is a movie that came out a few years ago called “Children of Men.” It is set in the... Read more

I finally visited Notre Dame this fall to attend a football game and see my grandson, a BC High graduate who is now a freshman at the storied university.

There are few times when one’s expectations are exceeded by the reality of a place but this... Read more

To the Editor:

I am hoping that Metro Boston elected officials will work hard to sway the Gaming Commission in bringing a casino to Suffolk Downs over Foxboro. The people of Boston stand to benefit far more from the increased business, tax... Read more

To the Editor:

As news of changes at the Leahy-Holloran Community Center Preschool reaches the community, we are compelled to provide a summary of the circumstances which have made these changes necessary.

Two years ago... Read more

Reprinted from Decembers past

During the Advent season, I take great joy in listening to sacred music. For years, attending the Handel and Hayden Society’s “Messiah” was an integral part of my preparation for Christmas. Now I listen to... Read more

It’s getting crowded in the Whitey Bulger biopic field. The news that local-boys-made-good-Hollywood-wise Matt Damon and Ben Affleck plan to bring Jimmy Bulger’s saga to the big screen should surprise no one around here. After all, they grew up in... Read more

To the Editor:

I wish to express my heartfelt thanks once more to all my Dorchester friends and supporters for all your help and assistance over the course of many election campaigns over the past years, and for the great loyalty and faith I... Read more

Does this ever happen to you? There are times that I look around at all of my possessions; you know, everything from books and papers piled on the desk and in bookshelves, trinkets I’ve picked up or which have been given to me here and there, closets... Read more

The recent Boston Globe series on OUI cases illustrates the significant disparities that arise as judges, jurors, and everybody else grapple with the notion of what is “reasonable.”

In a criminal trial, the standard of proof is beyond a... Read more

In 2007, when Filene’s Basement was moved out of its famous location when the Filene’s building was supposed to be rebuilt as a skyscraper, I had this sinking feeling that it wouldn’t return there. And indeed, it hobbled along in a series of other... Read more

While the Dorchester Reporter has deliberately not taken an editorial position on the District 3 council race, the newspaper’s publisher, Ed Forry, is personally endorsing Frank Baker.

Next week, we will go to the polls to select one of... Read more

Last month’s release of the redistricting maps for the Massachusetts Senate and House gives us pause. As community organizers, we have spent years fighting to strengthen the redistricting process as we are keenly aware of the ties that bind... Read more

We have all looked out from Dorchester across the bay and seen Thompson Island, the nearest island to our neighborhood. You can actually walk to that island. No kidding. It might look like you’d have to walk on water to get there, which the Bible told... Read more

The most distressing aspect of a career adjudicating and mediating disputes is the animosity that too often develops within families. Grievances over money, insults and misunderstandings can split a family apart.

What was once a loving... Read more