Community Comment

By Evandro Carvalho and Dan Cullinane

Massachusetts took a historic step forward when Governor Baker recently signed into law long overdue criminal justice reform legislation that at its core seeks to break the cycle of poverty, marginalization... Read more

By James W. Dolan
Special to the Reporter

Isn’t it remarkable how the entire world came together to support and pray for the twelve boys and their leader trapped in a cave in Thailand? The outpouring of sympathy and hope is all the more... Read more

By Joel Richards and Jessica Tang

 It has been eight months since a devastating hurricane hit Puerto Rico. Much has been written about the struggles of people there to recover basic community infrastructure: electricity, medical care, schools.... Read more

By Peter F. Stevens
Reporter Staff

Courtesy of President Donald Trump and willing and blindly unwitting supporters, the Arsenal of Democracy crumbles daily into the Abyss of Autocracy. Those red-and-white “MAGA” caps stand less for “Make... Read more

By Zeninjor Enwemeka
WBUR

Throughout Boston, cranes and steel structures pepper the city’s landscape. Boston is in a major building boom. And the city needs construction workers to keep up. There’s also a gross imbalance of women and... Read more

By Mary Nee

Most dogs love being in a car curled up in the back seat or with their heads sticking out the window, their tongues flapping in the breeze. It’s their happy place. But as the weather gets warmer, a vehicle can be a dangerous, even... Read more

To the Editor:

Dorchester rents are rising, housing is hard to find, and neighbors are being forced out. Last week the City Council debated a proposal to keep more apartments available by limiting AirBNB-type rentals to 180 days a year. It was a... Read more

By Kevin O’Neill
Special to the Reporter

In 1850 the family of Catherine and Martin Davitt of Co. Mayo, Ireland, were evicted from their small farm. Like many other victims of famine era evictions, their search for survival took them to... Read more

By James W. Dolan
Special to the Reporter

When is a cake not a cake? When it becomes a matter of conscience or freedom of religion. The refusal of a Colorado baker to make (or create) a cake for a same sex marriage does not rise to that... Read more

By Simón Rios
WBUR Reporter

Boston officials last week sought approval by Quincy’s Conservation Commission of plans to invest $92 million to rehab the Long Island Bridge, but the commission punted on the decision pending further... Read more

Last Saturday, residents from all over the city went to the Seaport to ask: “Where the good jobs are for us?” There, we kicked off the Campaign for Wealth and Income and publicly posted “A Challenge to Boston,” saying that the city’s residents,... Read more

By Mike Prokosch
Special to the Reporter

It’s been a year since President Trump took the United States out of the Paris climate agreement. That same day, June 1, 2017, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh reacted to the move, saying, “Boston will not... Read more

By Rita Kiki Edozie and Barbara Lewis of UMass Boston

It is now well known to the nation that UMass-Boston’s 2018 chancellor search ended unceremoniously with UMass System President, Martin Meehan attributing the failed... Read more

I am running out of patience on the Morton Street/Gallivan Boulevard intersection. On, Fri., May 25, a man was killed in a hit-and run-accident. MBTA buses have been hit, and there have been numerous accidents and near accidents daily.

In 2008,... Read more

By Gina Fiandaca
Special to the Reporter

Glancing at that new text message on your phone. Scrolling through satellite radio stations to find the right song. Adjusting your GPS to find a new route.  Any of these activities momentarily takes... Read more

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