Community Comment

Longfellow Street is politically in Ward 15 (Precinct 7, to be exact). It is a fairly heavy turnout street on election days and people pay attention to candidates going back to the days when almost all of the voters around here were Irish greenhorns... Read more

One year ago today, families across America saw the carnage in Newtown broadcast on the nightly news. Yet one year later, politicians in Washington have failed to protect the American people.

The epidemic of gun violence continues to... Read more

I have found over my many years working in the senior living industry that holiday visits are often a wake-up call for adult children who realize their parent isn’t doing all that well living alone.

Although it can be tough facing the reality... Read more

John J. “Jack” Shaughnessy of Milton, retired president of Shaughnessy and Ahern Co. and Shaughnessy Crane Service, Inc., and a leading Catholic philanthropist, died last Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013.

Predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Mary E. (... Read more

Taking umbrage over the news that the government of France had singled out Dorchester as one place to be wary of in sending out an alert to its ambassador and consuls in the United States about the dangers from crime inherent in traveling in... Read more

It is hard to find anything uplifting in the long and tragic era of James “Whitey” Bulger. At last now, there is closure. He is best forgotten, which is easy for the curious and uninvolved but far more difficult for the families of victims and his own... Read more

(Editor’s Note: Due to popular demand, we are pleased to reprint Mary Casey Forry’s classic column about her schedule of activities around the house for Thanksgiving Day. This article first appeared in the Dorchester Reporter in November 1986.)... Read more

My shadow was reflected on a slight ridge as I took my usual morning walk through the Wollaston golf course on a sparklingly clear fall morning recently. The rising sun enveloped the trees, still brilliant but with colors fast fading.

It was a... Read more

“My mission as mayor is to make Boston the hub of opportunity for every resident. To open the doors of opportunity to a strong and growing middle class and those struggling to get there. To build a community of shared prosperity and a place of equality... Read more

To the Editor:

Too often our days are filled with the breaking news stories with tragic endings and stories about the horrific things that are being done to innocent people. A week ago something happened in Dorchester which didn’t make the news... Read more

To the Editor:

Let me state up front that I support rail and public transit, and have contributed my time to national rail lobbies that promote improvement in rail and transit service and infrastructure. That said, there are some constraints to... Read more

Something was wrong. Even though this was the first time I met Thuy and her four-year old son Vu, I could see from the mother’s tight smile and furrowed brow that she was stressed and worried. The child, meanwhile, circled the clinic exam room, making... Read more

To the Editor:

I first met City Councilor-at-large Ayanna Pressley about seven years ago when she was working as an aide to Senator John Kerry and it was immediately clear that she was a force to be reckoned with. When Ayanna decided to run for... Read more

Annissa Essaibi George doesn’t have former senior staff from US Senate campaigns sending out emails to rally troops on her behalf or pitching to well- heeled (nice shoes) sophisticated political donors. She doesn’t have a law degree or a lot of money.... Read more