Community Comment

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

One of the greatest challenges for Captain Claiborne in the Dorchester/Mattapan area is to educate public opinion. With public support, nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed. A grave concern in District B-3 is violence against and among... Read more

Some may wonder why I normally don’t write about current events; the goings on in city, state and national politics. It’s not that I’m disinterested but everybody is writing about those topics.

Rather than focus on the drama, I prefer to... Read more

Much has been made in the daily news media about the need for Beacon Hill to clean house before asking Massachusetts residents to contribute more in taxes to help solve our state’s budget crisis. To be sure, this is exactly the right order of things... Read more

At the time of Sputnik - first space orbit - the cosmonaut hailed as a hero by many blatantly observed that in his travels, he did not find "heaven." It would seem that technology proved that heaven was a myth. Some discussion took place. However, this... Read more

The month of May has not been a good one so far for District B-3. Bullets have been flying through the air like soccer balls and the officers needed a pooper-scooper to pick up all the ballistics evidence found in the street. Since May 1, three... Read more

Have you noticed how tolerant we are of our own failings yet how critical we are of others?

You see examples within families and in the attitude of some toward government and religion. Spouses are all too quick to criticize their mates without... Read more

Every now and then you will hear someone ask the question, where do all these firearms come from? Finding guns on the district is like going Easter egg hunting. They can turn up anywhere – on a pile of rock, in a snow bank, in a garage, in a back... Read more

Since moving to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. just three months ago, President Obama and the First Lady have added their personal touch to the White House landscape. There is an organic vegetable garden on the South Lawn, a gleaming new swing Set, and let’s... Read more

To the Editor,
I am writing in regards to Pete Stidman’s April 2 article, “Menino: Preschool Programs will go on at Murphy, Other Sites.â... Read more

What will I do without The Globe? Am I supposed to carry my computer to the kitchen table each morning to get the news “on-line” before going to work? What about my lifetime ritual of going to the door and picking up the paper before I put on the... Read more

The ink-on-paper broadsheet newspaper titled The Boston Globe, owned by the New York Times Co. since 1993, has been delivering information, analysis, and opinion to its readers for 137 years of wars and shaky peacetimes, of the Depression, recessions,... Read more

Suzy Orman, a personal finance pundit, was on national TV a while back suggesting that in these tough economic times people should stop eating out and stop drinking fancy lattes.  Her advice was to brown bag a lunch and to make your coffee at home. ... Read more

While the number of radio stations is growing, ownership is concentrated in fewer and fewer hands due to widespread media consolidation. This means today's radio often offers national playlists, syndicated programming and other piped-in content that... Read more

In a few short weeks, on April 8, my administration will present the City of Boston's preliminary budget for fiscal year 2010 to the City Council. In crafting budget proposals for next year, I have challenged all departments to do more with less... Read more

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