Community Comment

To the Editor:

As a Dorchester resident I commend Officer Mike Keaney for his personal and public involvement when a person, in a local store, made a public comment using the word “just” (Reporter, May 18). His article was very... Read more

The following article was sent to the Reporter by 8th Grade Class 303 at the Richard J. Murphy K-8 School:

Standing at the door looking into a random Boston Public Schools classroom as the teacher scrawls intently on the board, three of... Read more

To the Editor:

I so appreciated Officer Keaney’s thoughtful reflection (May 18, page 1) regarding the hateful speech he overheard in a coffee shop; however, I find it ironic that under the headline “The power of a single word... Read more

Aaron Hernandez will have died an innocent man under existing legal precedents. Massachusetts law holds that a convicted defendant has a right of appeal and a conviction does not become final until the appeal has been exhausted. The rationale is based... Read more

As a high school student I worked summers on Long Island. First as an orderly in the chronic disease hospital and later on the grounds crew. Privately owned until 1885, the island was once farmland, the site of a lighthouse, fishing village, Civil War... Read more

Following are excerpts from UMass Boston Chancellor Keith Motley’s remarks at a student government assembly on campus last week.

Students are the center ‘of everything we do’

“I want to thank you, thank you for... Read more

From nothing to nothing; is it all a dream, swirling fantasies lacking substance? Are we just another species to come and go, links in a twisted chain of happenstance and chance? Does life matter or is it a bridge from nothing to nowhere? Are efforts... Read more

To the Editor:
We have sent the following letter to Mayor Walsh:

Our names are Calida Beliveau, Clare Ablett, and Eleanor Pelletier, and just like you, we are Originally From Dorchester and love growing up in our... Read more

To the Editor:

As the state budget season shifts into high gear, legislators on Beacon Hill are grappling with many competing priorities, including decisions on funding for initiatives that support young people. With the... Read more

To the editor: After 382 years and the collaborative effort and support of students, parents, civic and community leaders, public officials, educators and district administration, Boston Latin School recently named its first ever black... Read more


To the editor: The Friends of the Public Garden and Boston Common have been faithful stewards of these beautiful public green spaces for many years. The city owes them an enormous debt of gratitude for their dedication.... Read more