Community Comment

By Roy Lincoln Karp
Special to the Reporter

Leah Koretz loves helping children, especially those with medical or developmental issues. As a clinical supervisor at Boston Children’s Hospital Early Intervention Program in Jamaica Plain,... Read more

By Douglas MacKinnon
Special to the Reporter

And now we come to the close of the Twelve Days of Christmas almost no one cares about today, the period leading up to “The Epiphany,” which begins on Dec. 26 and culminates on Jan. 6.  It is a... Read more

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh

The city of Boston’s new plastic bag ordinance is a big step forward in our work to cut carbon emissions, reduce pollution, and create a cleaner, greener city. Now that the new ordinance is in effect, ... Read more

By Samuel R. Tyler

The Boston Municipal Research Bureau supports the appointed board structure because it can ensure that the mayor remains fully accountable for public education and that the School Committee is diverse with members who have the... Read more

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City Councillor Francis "Mickey" Roache was presented with an award from his... Read more

By Roy Lincoln Karp
Special to the Reporter

When we were kids, my sister and I clamored for a Christmas Tree. When we asked my mother why couldn’t have one, she replied, “Because we’re Jewish!” We would then decorate the pussy willows in... Read more

To the Editor:

Thank you to the Dorchester Reporter for publishing Bob Haas’s extraordinary story about his life on Monadnock Street.  As someone who came to Dorchester (also from New Jersey) in the same early 1970s time... Read more

By Wendy Foster
Special to the Reporter

Education is the most effective tool to provide students with upward mobility, yet according to data from Boston Public Schools and The Boston Foundation, a ninth grader in the system today has less... Read more

To the Editor:

Few people in the 13th Suffolk District knew that Question 5 would be on their midterm ballots before the election on Nov. 6. Question 5 was added to the District 13 ballot after the local group Dorchester... Read more

By Ross Kochman
Special to the Reporter

 We have a strong special education law in Massachusetts, and a strong ethos of inclusion. As teachers, we believe strongly that all children must have an equal opportunity to learn, no matter their... Read more

Bldg_1827_0.jpgA view of the new dorms from the campus’ Mt. Vernon Street entrance. Jennifer Smith photo

By Eliza Wilson

To the... Read more

By Roy Lincoln Karp

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the enormity of the problems we are facing today. The earth is heating up even faster than scientists have predicted, income and wealth inequality is worsening, and democratic norms seem to be... Read more

By Dick Flavin
Special to the Reporter

Now that the dust has settled, the duck boats have been parked, and the trophy has been repaired after being wounded by the in-coming barrage of beer cans during the parade, what... Read more

To the Editor:

 As leaders of community health centers already challenged by a statewide nursing shortage, we are joining the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers in opposing Question 1. The proposed mandated nurse staffing levels at... Read more

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh

This year is shaping up to be one of the strongest years in Boston’s history. We’ve continued to add 20,000 new jobs each year, and we’ve brought unemployment down below 4 percent. And perhaps most importantly, we’ve... Read more

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