Community Comment

The year was 1989. A group of business and community leaders in Boston gathered to search for ways to help heal a racially divided community.

Boston’s reputation was still reeling from years of contentious events brought about by the court-... Read more

By James W. Dolan

My brother and I have a friendly dispute on the existence of an afterlife. He poetically defines the soul as “a power borrowed from the wheel of fire that animates the cosmos.” He compares it to an “ember of that cosmic fire”... Read more

At the center of the ongoing debate over how to reform the US healthcare system is the assumption that every person with insurance coverage has reasonable access to care. In reality, insurance carriers routinely reject doctors’ recommended treatments,... Read more

I commend the Department of Conservation and Recreation for planning modern upgrades for Morrissey Boulevard (MB). However, in my opinion,... Read more

To the Editor: In the wake of the recent string of violence that has taken place in the Uphams Corner neighborhood of Dorchester, Bird Street Community Center is reaching out to our community to offer our assistance in any way needed.

On Thurs... Read more

What cosmic interruption, dark hole, or time warp brought us to this place? In less than a decade we have slipped the bonds of reason and descended into chaos. Up is down, right is wrong, character is caricature, and truth malleable as bluster and... Read more

Some people drew a blank when the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate opened on Columbia Point two years ago. I remember thinking, “Institute for the U.S. Senate? What’s that?” But now I know better and can appreciate how much the... Read more

To catch a wave you have to be looking for it. The Massachusetts Democratic Party’s annual convention last weekend was one place to find some forward motion in our state’s political pond. The question is: What is causing the wave? An answer could be... Read more

To the Editor:

Since Donald Trump removed the United States from participation in the Paris Agreement on climate change, it has been heartening to see governors and mayors pledge to hold their states and cities to the standards... Read more

To the Editor:

As a Dorchester resident I commend Officer Mike Keaney for his personal and public involvement when a person, in a local store, made a public comment using the word “just” (Reporter, May 18). His article was very... Read more

The following article was sent to the Reporter by 8th Grade Class 303 at the Richard J. Murphy K-8 School:

Standing at the door looking into a random Boston Public Schools classroom as the teacher scrawls intently on the board, three of... Read more

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