Community Comment

The Casey Anthony trial is just the latest example of jurors getting it wrong. “Common sense” may be overrated. Complex issues often require the application of “uncommon sense.”

In what other important human endeavor would we take twelve... Read more

Your June 30 editorial (“Park crackdown should enforce all the rules”) is exactly right. Enforcing rules about youths loitering, public drinking, and illegal motor bikes across the board in our parks and streets is required. Always.

I saw kids... Read more

On June 26, I received the Ray Donahoe Award for many years of distinguished devotion to the children of Cedar Grove Baseball. I am truly grateful for being chosen for an award that remembers such a wonderful person.

It was twenty-plus years... Read more

Military leaders determine how and where to fight wars not if and when to fight them. The reason is obvious: Warfare is the culmination of a military career.

It is only common sense to acknowledge that someone who has spent his entire career... Read more

The 350th birthday party for the James Blake House was one of the high points of the recent Dorchester Descendants weekend with guests from all over the United States who are descended from Dorchester residents from 1630 through the 21st century.

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The following is a letter to the editor that Ed Geary, Jr., Parade Clerk of the Dorchester Day Parade, sent to the Boston Globe.

First off, I must say that the stars were aligned for us hosting the Dorchester Day Parade this year. We... Read more

To the Editor:

Last week, the Archdiocese of Boston canceled St. Cecilia’s “All Are Welcome” Mass to celebrate Boston’s Gay Pride Month, saying it gave the “unintended impression’’ that St. Cecilia’s supported Gay Pride. The canceled Mass will... Read more

As our Dorchester Day Parade Marshal assembles the official cars “across the bridge,” they will be in Milton, which was part of the Town of Dorchester, until it became a separate town in 1662.

Proceeding to the official starting point, the cars... Read more

With the death of Osama bin Laden, the debate about “enhanced interrogation” techniques has heated up. I wonder whether the Gestapo referred to it as the German equivalent of enhanced interrogation when they tortured prisoners during World War II.... Read more

“When you’re hot, you’re hot and when you’re not, you’re not.” I cannot determine the source of that bit of political wisdom, but it certainly has a Yogi Berra ring to it.

With the countless hours now devoted to political analysis on television... Read more

The Massachusetts Probation Department would remain under the jurisdiction of the courts, but a new civilian administrator would be hired to help run the agency under a bill unveiled last Thursday by House Speaker Robert DeLeo.

The legislation,... Read more