Community Comment

To the Editor:

I would like to announce Rachel Goodwin’s recent resignation as Artistic Director of Ashmont Hill Chamber Music. Rachel’s ability to bring exquisite chamber music programming to Ashmont Hill, and to audiences in and around the... Read more

The theme of this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month is “Because we are all EQUAL to the task.” The slogan reflects the reality that people with disabilities have the education, training, experience and the desire to be successful in... Read more

It would be disingenuous not to question the existence of God or the validity of those institutions that purport to represent him. To be “born again” into a complete and permanent acceptance of God, while perhaps comfortable, seems more emotional than... Read more

It’s that time of year in New England. The fall rituals— apple picking, Oktoberfest, pumpkin-spiked everything, hay rides — that have become a tradition in New England have begun. And let’s not forget leaves turning vibrant colors leading many to... Read more

To the Editor:

It was a pleasant surprise to see that the Reporter covered my appearance on Joe Heisler. I think it important to convey the facts.

Charlotte Golar Richie came in a solid third, receiving almost twice as many votes as the... Read more

To the Editor:

I thought last week’s editorial went right to the heart of the matter about what makes someone a real community leader instead of one in their own mind.

Rev. Eugene Rivers took some deserving heat recently for talking... Read more

Wage stagnation; income inequality; the one percent. We know the story and most of us live it.

This fall a campaign is unfolding to give some justice to some one million Low-paid workers in Massachusetts. Concerned citizens holding petitions to... Read more

Whenever I bring up the subject of suicide prevention, I am reminded of how society used to approach AIDS. In the early days of that epidemic, HIV positive patients were shunned, and left to face discrimination in housing, employment, and health care... Read more

To the Editor:

The US House passage of a bill slashing food stamps when 46.5 million Americans struggle to survive below the poverty level of $23,550 for a family of four is unconscionable, heartless, and just plain stupid.

Even at... Read more

My wife recently was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and now we’re riding the cancer train. With a cancer diagnosis, all reluctantly climb aboard for a trip into the unknown.

The goal of travelers on this train is not to remain on board until the... Read more

Preservation is more than saving;
it’s also about maintaining livability

To the Editor:
I was motivated to write in response to your stories about granting historic status to a property on Grampian Way, and the... Read more

Dear Mattapan Community:

The Mattahunt Wheelock Partnership (MWP) would like to take a moment to thank all of the organizations, agencies, community leaders and families who have worked together with the partnership to serve the needs of... Read more

Following is the invocation that was given by Rev. Arthur Lavoie at the steeple-raising at First Parish Church on Meetinghouse Hill on Aug. 6:

“One hundred sixteen years ago, on May 6 1897, this building was dedicated. One of the readings used... Read more

Hardships of the immigration system burden far too many in our community and undocumented immigrants are especially affected. Optimists by nature, hard-working in deed, and almost always supportive of those in need, most immigrants reflect American... Read more