Community Comment

Commencement orations at all scholastic levels contain the same basic ingredients: praise for what the student congregants have done to get to that point in their lives; thanks to teachers and parents; a woe-is-us contemplation of the present; and... Read more

The following benediction was given by Rev. James Savage, BC High Class of 1962, as he and his classmates lifted their arms in prayer and salutation to the newly minted graduates of the Class of 2012 at the school’s commencement exercises on May 20:... Read more

The following was submitted to the Reporter by state Sen. Sal DiDomenico of Everett and state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry of Dorchester, co-chairs of the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business

What makes Massachusetts... Read more

The following presentation was delivered to the State House News Service by Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Rep. Brian Dempsey, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Last month, the House voted 152-4 for a budget... Read more

Forays into political realm raise questions for both parties as the campaign goes on

Worcester Bishop Robert McManus recently told Victoria Kennedy, the widow of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, that she was “disinvited” from... Read more

With all of the hoopla surrounding the Trayvon Martin case in Florida, it is difficult to determine what likely happened. This is my take based on a lot of years of observing human nature and trying to find the truth.

A misguided law set the... Read more

On April 26, 2012, the Dorchester Reporter published an editorial titled, “New president, ominous signs at Carney Hospital” questioning Steward Health Care’s... Read more

To the Editor:

Another Dorchester Youth Hockey season has come to a close. The league’s girls teams had an incredible season with the Under 14’s winning the Mayor’s Cup and Districts. They represented DYH in Division 1 four straight years in the... Read more

  Senator Scott Brown had it real rough growing up. Last Saturday, he met at a Dorchester church with mothers whose kids have been murdered. It was an hour where stories hung very heavy as the senator addressed the meeting of Mothers of Justice and... Read more

Many years ago while sitting in the old Dorchester District Court I had a confrontation with a young law student who went on to become one of the best criminal defense lawyers in the state.

I was presiding in a busy session trying to overcome... Read more

As a lifetime parishioner of St. Brendan’s, and a friend of Father James Lane, I am outraged that a single individual can make an accusation against this wonderful man who died five years ago and tarnish his reputation 40 years after the fact. He is... Read more

Following is the text of a letter that Rev. John J. Connolly Jr., pastor of St. Brendan’s Parish, wrote to his parishioners on April 11:

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Saint Brendan’s:

It is with a heavy heart that I address you today... Read more

More than 125 years ago, the great American author Mark Twain wrote of a killer identified by his own thumbprint. “There was one thing about a person which never changed, from the cradle to the grave,” Twain wrote of the loops and whorls unique to... Read more

For a hundred years she’s stood here,
Heard cheering, seen our tears;
Through all the good times and the bad
Fenway perseveres.
She’s baseball’s great crown jewel,
A treasure – this is why.
Look out there on her... Read more

To the Editor:

On Sunday, March 18, 2012, at a little after 1 p.m., teenagers began gathering at the tennis courts that are in Dorchester Park, in the Cedar Grove/Lower Mills neighborhood. Many of the teenagers were carrying either a twelve... Read more

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