Community Comment

Based on my observations, people generally fall into two categories. The deep divers are always questioning, probing the depths, looking for meaning and purpose. The surface swimmers are self-directed, confronting life directly, accepting things as... Read more

The Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation (EDC) held its 37th annual fundraiser on June 9 at the Shirley Eustis House in Roxbury. Jodi-Tatiana Charles of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce opened the ceremony with a warm welcome of guests... Read more

As parents, we all want the same things for our kids: security, happiness, and the chance at a better life. The key to all those things is a college education. That’s why I was so excited when my daughter received her diploma from Match Charter Public... Read more

To the Editor:

In its 16 June editorial, the Dorchester Reporter’s support for “lawmaking aimed at banning weapons of mass... Read more

Can you hear that noise in the background? A consistent drone, more often shrill than muffled; a public spectacle that cannot be avoided. It’s the campaign, what we call the democratic process at work. Sure, democracy can be messy, but does it have to... Read more

The other morning, US Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, submitted to questioning by a group of political junkies of all stripes on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program.

Jumping out of the box... Read more

I’ve always thought hitting streaks are one of the more over-rated achievements in sports. They just feel kind of fluky. I don’t understand why the public has such a fixation with an arbitrary sequencing of hits. Case in point: Ted Williams actually... Read more

We’re entering into one of the most beautiful times of the year: early summer, when Boston’s citizens congregate outside to enjoy the warming weather and celebrate the start of the summer season. That’s why last month Boston’s community came together... Read more

The corner of Hancock Street and Payson Avenue has a dismal history that stretches back many years. District C-11 regularly reported that 33 Hancock St. was the site of more 911 calls than any other address in the district.

Whether... Read more

Although the long-awaited Boston Creates Cultural Plan will be released officially next month, a draft of the founding document was put on line earlier this month, on May 10. Reading it has made me, and others, uneasy.

The goal of... Read more

Mayor Martin Walsh’s recommended General Fund operating budget for fiscal 2017, starting July 1, totals $2.97 billion, an increase of $114.8 million, or 4.0 percent, over the prior year’s budget. This is a more thoughtful budget after two years in... Read more