Community Comment

Faithful readers from back in the day when I started this column as an almost weekly endeavor (2006-2013) will recall that every February I would announce the infamous “Rorie Awards,” which were both a tribute to C-11’s stupidest criminals as well as a... Read more

Of late I have been attending the music Mass at St. Anthony’s Chapel. The Arch Street Band and singers join with the congregation in a festive and exuberant celebration of a ritual that has sustained Catholics for centuries. It underscores the... Read more

One of the world’s most livable cities, Boston is known for the iconic parks that make up its heart, providing welcome open space in our urban environment while contributing to the physical and mental well-being of our residents and acting as a tourist... Read more

Did you ever wonder what Donald Trump goes through every morning to maintain his hairdo? I have been doing some research and believe I am the first to report the early routine of our 45th president as he begins each day.

He awakens each day to... Read more

To the Editor:

The American Left is now facing the decision of what to do next, after movements such as Occupy in 2011, the Bernie Sanders campaign, and opposition to the Trump administration. The left’s strengths—diversity and... Read more

For the most part, Boston lawmakers have done a good job tackling issues in ways that balance concerns from stakeholders on all sides. So when legislation was introduced to put a $.05 tax on reusable plastic bags I was surprised because it didn’t seem... Read more

As stated in your article in the Feb. 2 edition, my husband, Dan Luker, is now in North Dakota with the Water Protectors of the Sioux tribe at Standing Rock. I want to appreciate Ryan Daly for interviewing him and writing the piece, and the Reporter... Read more

I ran for office in part to bring to light the hidden disparities facing our community. Our city and state are witnessing abundant development that is launching us into a new, more prosperous age. But we know that a rising tide does not lift all ships... Read more

Lisa was 55 years old and Debbie was 57. Both were daughters of Dorchester. Both chose careers as Boston Police officers. Both served in the District of C-11, their home neighborhood, for over 10 years and now they’re both gone far, far too soon.... Read more

To the editor:

Living in Ashmont a few blocks from the Station, I have found it an asset to not have to worry about neighborhood parking. There was a fair balance between residents and commuters who would park and hop on the Red... Read more

MWRA Advisory Board Joe Favaloro’s recent fear-mongering propaganda in various media outlets portrays mountain bikers as destructive criminals who, if permitted to ride bicycles on trails in the vast watershed lands of central Massachusetts, would soon... Read more

The last legislative session was very productive! I secured funding for programs throughout Dorchester, Mattapan, South Boston, and Hyde Park. As a result, a number of state-administered and neighborhood programs – the Massachusetts Rental Voucher... Read more

It was an intra-service football game between US Navy and US Army bases in Bellingham, Wash., in late 1945. Sitting in the stands were members of the crew of a destroyer that had been escorting troops returning from the Pacific. Among them was a 20-... Read more