Community Comment

The Operation Division of the BPD receives some 600,000 calls yearly from residents with information regarding criminal activity or calls for services - that is equivalent to 16,044 calls a day. If you are a parent with teenagers and they hear you... Read more

This week is Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in Massachusetts and the state Department of Public Health has decided this year’s theme is Renovate Right, the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule addressing renovation, repair, and... Read more

The old man sits at the window looking out as the rain traces patterns as the drops glide across the pane. This has become his world.

Once he inhabited the land beyond the glass but time and infirmity now confine him to a small apartment. Far... Read more

To the Editor:
On behalf of the Board of Directors and Fundraising Committee for Upham’s Corner Main Street, we would like to thank everyone who helped make our second annual Urban Safari a success. To the volunteers who... Read more

To the Editor:
The Friends of Savin Hill Shores and the Columbia Savin Hill Civic Association invite you to The Dorchester Beach Festival on August 8th at Savin Hill and Malibu Beaches from 11a.m. to 4p.m. The one-day outdoor... Read more

When you elected me as your Governor, I promised to be the governor of the whole Commonwealth. That means getting out of the State House and its sometimes inward-looking focus, and staying connected to you in your own neighborhood. It means hearing... Read more

I am always shocked when I meet someone from Boston who says, “ Dorchester has beaches?” Even more shocking is when this is uttered from a Dorchesterite, because Dorchester has several beautiful, sandy beaches on Boston Harbor.
Obviously,... Read more

In her bi-weekly column for the Reporter called B-3 BOLO - short for "Be On the Lookout"- Annie Wilcox gives us a unique break-down on the policing tactics on the district that covers Mattapan and nearly half of Dorchester. There's good news on... Read more

Eleanor Jane Murphy, who died down in Weymouth this week at age 86, was one of a number of mothers, ladies all, who made the upper end of Lonsdale Street in Dorchester a special place in the dozen or so years after World War II.

In the late... Read more

The U.S. House of Representatives has proclaimed July as “Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.” The resolution, sponsored by Rep. Albert Wynn (D- MD) and co-sponsored by a large bipartisan group, including NAMI... Read more

As you read this, I am on my way to Gaza – a tiny, crowded patch of Palestinian land where 1.5 million impoverished people live under siege by Israel. About the size of Outer Cape Cod, the Gaza Strip has been called the world’s largest open-air... Read more

The mania we have witnessed surrounding the tragic death if Michael Jackson is an example of our distorted sense of values. On balance, the life of this talented yet disturbed celebrity is deserving of sympathy rather than adulation.

His talent... Read more

In my last column, I offered some figures to illustrate that almost twelve percent of Dorchester’s land area is protected open space; most if it banked by the State’s Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).

Although we are only a... Read more

The skill of a good magician is to set the trick in motion before the audience arrives, and distract the viewers with unrelated activities while it appears to be happening before their eyes.

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) runs a great... Read more

There is a lot to dislike about talk radio, but I admit to being a fan of Marjorie Egan and Jim Braude. Their blend of whimsy, self-deprecation, and just plain nonsense is a delight and a welcome relief from the two-fisted, in-your-face style of many... Read more