Community Comment

Behind every strong school is strong leadership. I know Boston Public Schools are strong. We are a community, and together we are working hard to continue guiding our schools and our children toward academic success. With the help and coordination of... Read more

Most married couples when out to dinner run out of things to say. After many years of marriage there isn’t much new, the topics of discussion are few and there can be long periods of awkward silence. Since losing my wife, I have discovered the pleasure... Read more

Opponents of Question 4 paint it as a measure that will bring marijuana to Massachusetts, make it available to minors, and create a large marijuana industry in the state. In fact, we have marijuana, it’s readily available to minors, and there’s already... Read more

Massachusetts voters are being asked to weigh-in on an important ballot initiative: Question 4: To approve the use of recreational marijuana. If the majority votes yes, residents 21 and older will be able to legally possess, use, and transfer marijuana... Read more

The Trump phenomenon shows just how unexceptional we are. We, too, can be beguiled by a demagogue who channels the anger and resentment of many into a movement devoid of substance.

Using lies, deceit, scapegoating, and conspiracy theories, an... Read more

Voting in Boston is about to become more convenient. For the first time, registered voters who reside in Boston will be able to take part in early voting, ahead of the Nov. 8 election. This exciting initiative, made possible by the 2014 Elections... Read more

To the Editor:

As longtime Dorchester residents who have been involved with the Boston Public Schools as teachers, student, and parents for more than 40 years, we are concerned about the effect that lifting the cap on charter... Read more

Baseball cherishes its records, especially the few with remarkable staying power. On Sept. 28, 1941, 75 years ago yesterday, Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox wrapped up his and his team’s season with a six-hits-in-eight-at-bats performance in a... Read more

Equity, coherence, and innovation. These are the goals that Superintendent Tommy Chang and I emphasize as we work to improve Boston’s public schools. We recognize this is not a simple goal. And we understand that there is still work to be done to build... Read more

May this letter be received by the People of Boston as a call to action to claim ownership of the development process in their neighborhoods with the formation of independent resident boards,elected by the people of the neighborhood, that closely... Read more

Why is it election choices are often so unattractive that voters feel they have to choose between the lesser of two or more flawed candidates? I propose a constitutional amendment that would permit the electorate to express its dissatisfaction with the... Read more

As we start the 2016-2017 school year, we want to increase awareness of the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) for admittance to the city’s three examination schools, Boston Latin Academy, Boston Latin School, and the John D. O’Bryant... Read more