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I find it hard to get excited about the revelations of government eavesdropping by Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old National Security Agency analyst who is now seeking asylum for what some view as treason.

I don’t doubt this young libertarian is... Read more

To the editor:
I live in Maryland and was privileged to attend the Mass that honored and remembered Martin Richard. I was going to... Read more

I refer not to the residential kind of accommodations of which we are all familiar but the adjustments one must make to the inevitable vicissitudes one experiences navigating the rolling swells that sometimes threaten life’s equilibrium.

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We know this line by heart: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gives us the energy to start our day off right. Without it, we feel sluggish and unable to concentrate. Unfortunately, as many teachers and principals know all too well,... Read more

More than 1,000 people gathered at Cedar Grove Cemetery on Monday morning for the traditional observance of Memorial Day. This year’s keynote speaker was Sergeant Major Kellyane O’Neil, a Dorchester native who is currently assigned to Womack Army... Read more

I have just finished “July 1914,” a detailed account of the events that led to World War I. Starting with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Hapsburg throne, at Sarajevo on June 28, 2014; the book documents the cascade of... Read more

Following is the text of remarks delivered by Rev. Jack Ahern, pastor of three Dorchester parishes, St. Peter’s, Holy Family, and Mother Teresa of Calcutta, at Mayor Thomas Menino’s last annual brunch, which was held on Sunday at the IBEW Hall on... Read more

These past two weeks, I have been asking my primary care pediatric patients and their families about how they are coping after the tragic marathon bombing. Most of the younger school-aged children recounted watching how their parents and caregivers... Read more

A week ago Monday our faith was shaken by the horrific bombings at the Boston Marathon. For many who were injured and maimed, their ordeal is just beginning and the healing process will be as physically, emotionally and spiritually painful as the... Read more

Usually when I tell someone I am from Dorchester, they ask,”Isn’t it dangerous?” I typically respond with a laugh and answer that “I couldn’t imagine being from anywhere else.” It’s almost an inside joke that only people from Dorchester get. Because... Read more

“The full emotional impact of an atrocity such as the Marathon bombing is only beginning to take hold. I know that for me, when disaster strikes, there’s usually a numbing disbelief. Then as the facts of the situation become clear there’s a rush of... Read more

Following are excerpts from an update letter sent via e-mail to those with a past or current association with the Saint William’s Scholarship Fund:
We want to let everybody know that we have changed the name of the fund from the... Read more

The woman of the house on a small street near Walsh Park in Dorchester’s Lower Mills neighborhood, the widowed mother of two young men, was down in the basement doing laundry chores one morning last week when she heard the mailman on the front porch.... Read more

I thought I was fine, but as I lay my head down on my pillow last night, the tears started flowing. I think of eight-year-old Martin Richard, who lived on Carruth Street, the same street where my grandparents lived for decades and just a short jaunt... Read more