Community Comment

By Robert J. Manning
Special to the Reporter

After a period of extensive outreach and careful preparation, the University of Massachusetts has launched its search for a permanent chancellor for UMass Boston with the creation of a committee... Read more

By James W. Dolan
Reporter Columnist

How will history view the Mueller Report? I expect it will be seen as a well-intentioned and thorough catalogue of misdeeds (criminal or otherwise) committed to secure the election of Donald Trump and... Read more

By Roy Lincoln Karp
Reporter Columnist

It’s half past nine in the morning and Kenny Johnson’s crew is working hard at the Yawkey Center, the non-profit multi-service facility on Columbia Road run by Catholic Charities. One teen is mowing... Read more

By Lew Finfer
Special to the Reporter

Last Saturday, as I went into Barnes & Noble at South Shore Plaza to buy a book for my wife as a birthday present, I saw a table full of colorful books and tee shirts commemorating Woodstock. Fifty... Read more

By Jennifer Smith
Dorchester by Choice

Four years ago, I joined the staff of the Dorchester Reporter. It was bit of a joke at the time that I had moved from the Boston Globe newsroom to the only newspaper closer to my apartment in Southie... Read more

To the Editor:

On June 15, my wife and I saw the smoke from all the way down in Hingham where we were driving. It was from the nine-alarm fire that damaged seven homes on Old Morton Street in Lower Mills. Two firefighters... Read more

To the Editor:

I am writing this letter in opposition to the proposed expansion at the Neighborhood House Charter School located at 21 Queen St., Dorchester. I attended the public hearing held by the Board of Appeal at City... Read more

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

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