Community Comment

It was just five weeks ago – Tues., Nov. 2 – that I ran in to old friend Bob Cunningham outside the library in Lower Mills. He was there to vote in the state election. It was a happy meeting. I was with family and I told them about his storied... Read more

Forty years ago, a twelve-year-old boy stood next to his Dad’s casket and made a lifetime promise to never forget him.

On Dec. 17, 2010, our father, Raymond Thomas Mullen, will be deceased 40 years. He passed away in the building that is now... Read more

To the Editor:

After reading the editorial in the Dorchester Reporter entitled “Answers needed on police protocol at crime scenes,”... Read more

Msgr. Thomas J. McDonnell, who died in June 2009, was for many years a regular columnist for the Reporter newspapers. Following is an essay wherein he defines what he believed to be a competent Christian lifestyle.

During the past two... Read more

Gov. Deval Patrick plans to begin immediately exploring options to replace as much as $43 million in funding for substance abuse treatment and prevention programs that will be lost once the repeal of the state’s alcohol sales tax take effect.

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On Thursday, November 11th, we observe Veterans Day. As a nation, we thank our veterans for their service to our country and remember the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice. All veterans put their lives at risk to protect the freedom, democracy... Read more

There are those who argue that democracy has run its course, that the checks and balances upon which it is dependent no longer work and we now have too many checks and very little balance.

Winston Churchill is reported to have said that... Read more

To the Editor:

I am glad to see attention being given to the needs of Mattapan children, but I’m concerned that your article, “Mattahunt center in limbo; community bypassed, say critics,” leaves a misleading impression about the ongoing... Read more

To the Editor:

I am a parent at the Lee Academy Pilot School on Talbot Ave., one of several small schools targeted by the BPS superintendent’s “Redesign and Reinvest” proposal for next school year. Because the Lee Academy shares a building with... Read more

To the Editor:

I am writing in response to last week’s letter to the editor from Barry Lawton about what leadership tradition Democratic... Read more

“The foul odor of mendacity,” uttered by Burl Ives as “Big Daddy” in the 1950s screen adaptation of “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof,” is that film’s most memorable line. It drips with disdain.

It’s another election season and the odor again permeates... Read more

Most voters know about the race for governor. And many of us have heard or read something about other races. But how many of us know about the three ballot questions that threaten our communities? They may be flying under the radar but they are,... Read more

One promise stood high from the Boston Public Library (BPL) management during last spring’s budget process: Cuts in personnel and branch closures would secure the stability – even the improvement – of library services citywide. We recently learned... Read more