Community Comment

By Tom Mulvoy
Associate Editor

For many folks hereabouts, an everyday habit involves checking The Boston Globe’s swirl of death notices either in print or online. As the biggest metro newspaper in New England, the Globe has long been the... Read more

To the Editor:

I appreciate retired Judge James Dolan’s generous belief that “Mayor Walsh (Boston) and Mayor Koch (Quincy) could reach a compromise settlement that will serve both communities” expressed in his recent column about rebuilding the... Read more

By Lawrence S. DiCara

Following is an excerpt dealing with public policy and transportation in the city of Boston taken from an address that Lawrence S. DiCara, a Dorchester native and onetime president of the Boston City Council, gave... Read more

By James W. Dolan
Special to the Reporter

Let’s make a deal with Quincy: To resolve the dispute with Mayor Koch over construction of a new Long Island Bridge, consideration should be given to providing island access to Quincy residents for... Read more

By Roy Lincoln Karp
Special to the Reporter

We sit in a tight semi-circle of chairs and watch our children through a one-way mirror, the kind you see in police interrogations on TV. On the other side of the glass, each of the five kids is... Read more

By Barry Mills

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

From the moment I arrived on this campus a little more than a year ago, I have had an abiding belief in UMass Boston’s ability to continue its march of progress and take its place alongside the... Read more

To the Editor:
Roseanne Foley, the executive director of our City Landmarks Commission, knows what she is talking about and she cares very much about historic connectivity in this town and city that we love. Roseanne is a... Read more

To the Editor:
I am a Clam Point resident who recently became aware of the Boston Police Department’s (BPD) new Community Cam-Share program. Businesses sharing CCTV footage with police after a crime has been committed – and after... Read more

By Roy Lincoln Karp
Special to the Reporter

Two days after my daughter Lucy was born, I stepped into the hallway of the post-partem ward at Beth Israel to talk to my supervisor on the phone. Born more than three months before her due date... Read more

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh

For more than 120 years, the Boston Marathon has represented our city at its finest. Every year, thousands of runners lace up their shoes in Hopkinton and begin the long trek toward Boylston Street where people have... Read more

News item: There is no evening or weekend programming for Grove Hall young people in city facilities or school buildings that they can safely walk to in their own neighborhood. They have been shut out again – no access to the gym at the Burke/ Grove... Read more

By Lew Finfer
Special to the Reporter

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis. Protest and heroic, dogged work has continued in his name, but we certainly in some ways never recovered... Read more

To the Editor:

The Reporter has come down firmly on the side of reverting the name of “Yawkey Way” back to its original “Jersey Street” (“Time is up for Yawkey Way”, editorial, March 22, 2018).

This point of view aligns with the vogue of... Read more

To the Editor:

After reading the commentary by state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz in the Reporter (March 29) titled “Criminal justice reform legislation... Read more

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh

If you asked anyone working today, I’ll bet they can remember their first summer job. It might have been flipping burgers, lifeguarding at the community pool, or helping kids as a camp counselor. Growing up, everyone in... Read more

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