Community Comment

When the idea for “Operation Cinderella” came to Sue Dunigan, she literally heard bells ringing.

In 1999, Dunigan, who with her husband William Dunnigan, heads the Salvation Army’s Jubilee House in Dorchester, was ringing the Salvation... Read more

The day was cold and blustery but the prospects for Dorchester’s Malibu Bay become noticeably brighter with the reintroduction of water cleansing oysters on Sat., Nov. 28. Each oyster can filter 30 gallons of water per day, removing silt, plankton,... Read more

It was General George Washington as he bade a tear-choked farewell to his commanders; Evita emoting a final address to the good people of Argentina; Jimmy Valvano offering life advice at the ESPYs; Tiger on the phone with his PR agency about a charmed... 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

Massachusetts, which fashions itself the nation’s leader in thanking veterans with government benefits, went further last week week, increasing cash bonuses for repeated tours of duty, taking the controversial step of permitting faxed and e-mailed... Read more

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick took a gamble with his team in Sunday night’s widely anticipated game against the Colts in Indianapolis, and he lost. Holding the ball on fourth down deep in their own end – at the 28-yard line –... Read more

As the holiday season approaches, chances are a winter storm won’t be far behind. Even though Bostonians are no strangers to severe snowstorms and the frustrations they cause, it’s important to bear in mind a few tips, suggestions, and regulations... Read more

You gotta love Boston Bowl. They know how to celebrate a 50th Anniversary. In honor of that, last Saturday they treated everyone to 50 cent games of bowling and 50 cent hamburgers, pizza, and drinks. I was going to say they did this all day, but... Read more

Billy Lynch left Dorchester 72 years ago, and they’re pretty sure they’ve finally found him, a long way from home, deep in the ground in China.

Staff Sergeant Billy Lynch was a Marine. He grew up on Victory Road, and if you go to the corner... Read more

From the desk of Captain James M. Claiborne:

On Oct. 31, I took off my Boston Police badge for the last time. It was a privilege for me to serve the Dorchester/Mattapan community. Together we have reduced the violent crime rate by... Read more

I have never seen so many leaves fall at one time as fell last weekend. The streets and sidewalks are covered; so are our lawns and backyards. The rain on Saturday night was so heavy that the leaves just flew off the trees. We must get some paper leaf... Read more

Have you ever met someone who was larger than life, someone who could fill a room with his smile and energy simply by being there? We have. His name was Joan Duran, and he was our friend, our teammate, and a fellow alumnus of Boston Latin School.... Read more

Senator John McCain and President Barack Obama are meeting in the Oval Office. Let’s listen in on the conversation:
McCain: “You can’t be serious about pulling out of Afghanistan and Iraq, Mr. President.”

Obama: “Oh, but I am,... Read more

Last week ended with Tobey, Gov. Deval Patrick’s fast-growing and vote-winning black Lab, offering fluid proof of his opinion toward administration critics, micturating on the Corner Office rug – on a Friday afternoon, no less, making the press... Read more

I had the pleasure of hearing Globe columnist and author James Carroll at a BC High lecture recently. The former Paulist priest’s latest book is “Practicing Catholic” in which he explores the history and development of the institutional church... Read more