Community Comment

By James W. Dolan, Special to the Reporter

I have mixed feelings about the movement to eliminate Confederate monuments. How do we preserve our history without denying it? Can we honor the often gallant yet imperfect, misguided souls who believed... Read more

By Lee Ridgway, Dorchester

To the Editor:

Dear Mr. Forry,
Responding to your column of Aug. 17, “Best way to treat rally: Ignore it”: That may have been reasonable advice a few decades ago, but unfortunately we now... Read more

By Edward Roche, Dorchester

To the Editor:

OFD means something very special to those people that have moved on to new homes outside of our city but who haven’t forgotten where they came from. I am privileged to have... Read more

The year was 1989. A group of business and community leaders in Boston gathered to search for ways to help heal a racially divided community.

Boston’s reputation was still reeling from years of contentious events brought about by the court-... Read more

By James W. Dolan

My brother and I have a friendly dispute on the existence of an afterlife. He poetically defines the soul as “a power borrowed from the wheel of fire that animates the cosmos.” He compares it to an “ember of that cosmic fire”... Read more

At the center of the ongoing debate over how to reform the US healthcare system is the assumption that every person with insurance coverage has reasonable access to care. In reality, insurance carriers routinely reject doctors’ recommended treatments,... Read more

I commend the Department of Conservation and Recreation for planning modern upgrades for Morrissey Boulevard (MB). However, in my opinion,... Read more

To the Editor: In the wake of the recent string of violence that has taken place in the Uphams Corner neighborhood of Dorchester, Bird Street Community Center is reaching out to our community to offer our assistance in any way needed.

On Thurs... Read more

What cosmic interruption, dark hole, or time warp brought us to this place? In less than a decade we have slipped the bonds of reason and descended into chaos. Up is down, right is wrong, character is caricature, and truth malleable as bluster and... Read more

Some people drew a blank when the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate opened on Columbia Point two years ago. I remember thinking, “Institute for the U.S. Senate? What’s that?” But now I know better and can appreciate how much the... Read more

To catch a wave you have to be looking for it. The Massachusetts Democratic Party’s annual convention last weekend was one place to find some forward motion in our state’s political pond. The question is: What is causing the wave? An answer could be... Read more

To the Editor:

Since Donald Trump removed the United States from participation in the Paris Agreement on climate change, it has been heartening to see governors and mayors pledge to hold their states and cities to the standards... Read more