Community Comment

A bill pending at the State House offers the Commonwealth a real chance to be on the cutting-edge of recycling programs and serve as a national leader on recycling reform. Dorchester, along with communities across the state, would benefit.

An... Read more

To the Editor:

This is a formal request to the City of Boston Planning Office for Urban Affairs and St. Mary’s Center for Women & Children. I am a former parishioner of St. Kevin’s Church and a former graduate of St. Kevin’s School. I... Read more

To escape into oblivion and thereby avoid being accountable for our lives may be comforting for some, but it defies truth and justice. These virtues would then be only human inventions to promote order and security, easily avoided and often... Read more

The president is at the podium as the applause subsides. He looks across the array of faces before him, a gathering of many of the most powerful people in the country, and he speaks.

“Ladies and gentlemen I come before you today with a different... Read more

Longfellow Street is in the Fifth Suffolk House District of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (or the General Court, as they say on Beacon Hill). Currently our representative is Carlos Henriquez. He has recently been sentenced to serve six... Read more

The co-chairs of the Ward 15 Democratic Committee sent the following letter to Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo on January 21, 2014:

Dear Speaker DeLeo:

We are writing as residents of the Fifth Suffolk District and as co-chairs of the... Read more

The War on Poverty is in the news because this year marks the 50th anniversary of its launch by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. The offensive gave us Medicare for affordable health care for the elderly, Medicaid for affordable health care for poor... Read more

At one time, I decried the size of government, its costs and inefficiencies. On further reflection, I have come to the conclusion the “common good” may require the acceptance of large numbers of public sector workers who, in the private sector, would... Read more

Longfellow Street runs down the back of Meeting House Hill, which is often the neighborhood identifier that I use to locate our street in conversation with people from other parts of the Dorchester.

Meeting House Hill is also part of the... Read more

We recently got off the train after 18 chemo treatments, pulling into Remission Junction with the hope it will be a long stay. Many got off in good spirits as an unfortunate few were boarding the train, desperately hoping to return.

It was like... Read more