Community Comment

The recent police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, have once again drawn national attention to the tension between law enforcement and communities of color. Here in Boston,... Read more

Girls in Dorchester have been playing softball for generations, but participation in the sport had waned until a committed group of community members and elected officials pulled together in recent years to support the softball program of the All... Read more

Earlier this month, I was excited to announce this year’s City of Boston Scholars with my Education cabinet and the city’s Scholarship Committee. We recognized 35 students from our high schools and neighborhoods, and welcomed back 70 returning scholars... Read more

To the Editor:

I am happy that Ms. Weekes Tullock’s daughters have found academic success at their charter school as detailed in her June 28 article in the Dorchester Reporter. Many young people educated in BPS district schools... Read more

Last Friday was one of the darkest days for our country following the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and police officers Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.

The day before, after the... Read more

Based on my observations, people generally fall into two categories. The deep divers are always questioning, probing the depths, looking for meaning and purpose. The surface swimmers are self-directed, confronting life directly, accepting things as... Read more

The Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation (EDC) held its 37th annual fundraiser on June 9 at the Shirley Eustis House in Roxbury. Jodi-Tatiana Charles of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce opened the ceremony with a warm welcome of guests... Read more

As parents, we all want the same things for our kids: security, happiness, and the chance at a better life. The key to all those things is a college education. That’s why I was so excited when my daughter received her diploma from Match Charter Public... Read more

To the Editor:

In its 16 June editorial, the Dorchester Reporter’s support for “lawmaking aimed at banning weapons of mass... Read more

Can you hear that noise in the background? A consistent drone, more often shrill than muffled; a public spectacle that cannot be avoided. It’s the campaign, what we call the democratic process at work. Sure, democracy can be messy, but does it have to... Read more

The other morning, US Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, submitted to questioning by a group of political junkies of all stripes on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program.

Jumping out of the box... Read more

I’ve always thought hitting streaks are one of the more over-rated achievements in sports. They just feel kind of fluky. I don’t understand why the public has such a fixation with an arbitrary sequencing of hits. Case in point: Ted Williams actually... Read more