Community Comment

By James W. Dolan
Reporter Columnist

In a recent letter to the Boston Globe, the writer commented on a Scott Leigh column highly critical of President Trump. After acknowledging that Trump is a “dishonest, divisive, dysfunctional president... Read more

By Roy Lincoln Karp
Reporter Columnist

For a number of years, I taught constitutional law to Boston-area teens using Supreme Court cases involving the rights of young people. My students sometimes questioned the relevance and even the... Read more

By Kanwar Singh
WBUR Contributor

In December 2014, I stood inside Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall, took the following oath, and became a US citizen:

“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all... Read more

By Kanilla Charles

Did you know that one in three teens in a dating relationship have been verbally, emotionally, sexually, or physically abused? While we often hear about the violence teenagers face today — on the streets, in the home, or in... Read more

By Nicolas V. Serna

Bostonians have long thought of traffic like the weather: a frustrating fact of life entirely out of our control. And while our weather might not be quite the worst in the world, our rush-hour traffic is, at least according... Read more

By Neema Avashia

My gloves came off the day representatives of my school district told us they would be closing our school, the McCormack Middle on Columbia Point. Our students would be sent to a turnaround high school that had never taught... Read more

By Lew Finfer
Special to the Reporter

The public television’s show “This Old House” turned 40 this year. The first house featured in the program’s pilot — a beautiful, stately home at the corner of Bowdoin and Percival Streets near St.... Read more

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh

Last month, we welcomed the Boston Police Academy’s newest recruits. These men and women had spent the last six months learning to serve and protect the people of Boston with the highest standards of excellence and... Read more

By Roy Lincoln Karp
Reporter Columnist

Politics was like a religion in my family. My father – the freelance political writer and historian Walter Karp – was our high priest. He had a deep and abiding love for the American republic and... Read more

By Sieh “Chief” Samura
Special to the Reporter

First, the good news. In April, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) voted to move forward on a cannabis delivery framework for the state’s legal market. And while the details... Read more

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh

One of the most fundamental ways we can improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods is by proactively addressing the basic needs of our residents. The men and women of our Public Works Department do a great job... Read more

City Council President Andrea Campbell delivered the following remarks to the Class of 2019 at TechBoston Academy’s graduation ceremony in Dorchester on Wed., June 5:

“I can’t make it to every graduation, but TechBoston is a... Read more

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By Eve Goldberg
Special to the Reporter

Three years ago, my... Read more

By Karyn Polito and Mike Kennealy

Massachusetts’s economy is firing on all cylinders. While the commonwealth has always been an economic force, recent years have brought unprecedented success. Our state’s longstanding strength in education has... Read more

By Roy Lincoln Karp
Special to the Reporter

Folk wisdom tells us that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” but we often forget this adage when addressing systemic challenges. We pour billions of dollars into the development... Read more