Community Comment

To the Editor:

The other evening I had the privilege to participate in a meeting of the Ward 17 committee where I began to have concerns about how Councillor Maureen Feeney’s privacy is being treated.

I know she is a public official and... Read more

The theme of this year’s annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (the 11th anniversary was Feb. 7) is “It takes a village to fight HIV/AIDS.”

You got that right.

Since the earliest days of the epidemic, people from all walks of life... Read more

(The author is an instructor with the One World Youth Project, which sends “ambassadors” from UMass-Boston to work with students at the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School on Columbia Road. The students — through Kelsey Warner— are responding to... Read more

Fuel Assistance. Head Start. Summer jobs for youth. Education. Career Development. After-school programs. Child care. GED programs. Affordable housing. Homelessness prevention. Housing court advocacy. Food pantries. Access to tax credits. Senior... Read more

Whether you are OFD (Originally From Dorchester), SFD (Still From Dorchester), or DBC (Dorchester By Choice), you fall into a very special group of people.

I fall into the category of OFD. I grew up outside of Fields Corner off Bowdoin Street... Read more

Parsing Sarah Palin’s crude acronymic reaction to President Obama’s State of the Union address last week wherein he promoted his “Win the Future” philosophy was probably no problem for people who use computers and other electronic gadgets rather than... Read more

Beware the scammers who, using an unfamiliar name, send an e-mail out of the blue saying they need help urgently. The scams always beg for help, claim to be from someone, and insist that only an immediate infusion of a few thousands dollars can solve... Read more

My computer has been hacked into by some ingenious and diabolical people.  An e-mail was sent out from my e-mail address by someone who had broken into my computer. It claimed I was in Valencia, Spain, and had lost my money and cell phone and could... Read more

Haitian Americans and their supporters can play a vital role in helping perhaps 600,000 Haitians and Haitian Americans in Haiti and the United States by urging Massachusetts’ U.S. Senators Brown and Kerry to get the White House to instruct Department... Read more

Love is the all-encompassing virtue. Yet in our culture it is corrupted, distorted, and debased. Emphasis is placed on the self rather than the other. Self-absorption and self-seeking replace the essential generosity or selflessness that are so much a... Read more

In the winter of 1860, the country was on the verge of the Civil War. Lincoln had been elected and would take office in March 1861. Amid calls for war, southern states had begun to secede.

That was 150 years ago, but only 79 years from 1939, the... Read more

The Christmas story has many different characters that capture our hearts and imaginations. And, like any good story, if this one is going to appeal to us, we have to claim some part of it, some character in the story, discover a lesson there, and... Read more

It was a little after the City Council vote last week to expel Chuck Turner when I got off the trolley at Government Center. As I was on the way up the stairs, I saw a descending face that looked familiar yet puzzling.

This figure on the... Read more

There really isn’t very much to inspire confidence these days. The recession won’t quit, the country is moving toward bankruptcy, and our political system has lost its equilibrium with too much check and not enough balance.

A system designed in... Read more