Community Comment

By Sara Merand, Special to the Reporter

To the Dorchester Reporter’s editorial staff: Several issues need to be addressed with regard to the Sept. 7, 2017, column by Boston Police Officer Mike Keaney.

A piece exclusively intending to... Read more

By Mike Prokosch, Special to the Reporter

The hurricanes just keep on coming. Last week, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded left a number of Caribbean islands barely livable.

Two weeks earlier, Hurricane Harvey dumped a whole... Read more

By Sarah Lennox, LICSW, at Mattapan Community Health Center

August 31 was International Overdose Awareness Day, a time to raise awareness of overdose and also reduce the stigma of substance use and its effects. According to the Centers for... Read more

By James W. Dolan, Special to the Reporter

I have mixed feelings about the movement to eliminate Confederate monuments. How do we preserve our history without denying it? Can we honor the often gallant yet imperfect, misguided souls who believed... Read more

By Lee Ridgway, Dorchester

To the Editor:

Dear Mr. Forry,
Responding to your column of Aug. 17, “Best way to treat rally: Ignore it”: That may have been reasonable advice a few decades ago, but unfortunately we now... Read more

By Edward Roche, Dorchester

To the Editor:

OFD means something very special to those people that have moved on to new homes outside of our city but who haven’t forgotten where they came from. I am privileged to have... Read more

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

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