Community Comment

By Sara Slane
Special to the Reporter

It’s an exciting time to be a gaming enthusiast in Massachusetts. Plainridge Park continues to thrive, MGM Springfield is set to open in just a few weeks, Encore Boston Harbor’s construction is... Read more

By James W. Dolan
Special to the Reporter

Fear of diversity is a major concern of many of President Trump’s supporters. I witnessed recently how worry over the inevitable evolving of the country’s majority/minority population is misplaced... Read more

By Sean Wheeler, Jarred Johnson, and Jenn Cartee

Can Dorchester grow without sacrificing its identity?

A few weeks ago, we posed that question at a... Read more

To the Editor:

Your April 19,  2017, story – “Taking aim again at trash, debris along Neponset” – reminded readers that our waterways are under threat from harmful plastic pollution. One of the worst forms of these products is Styrofoam, and... Read more

By Rachel Heller and Marc Draisen

Zoning affects almost everything that happens in your community. It decides what gets built, where, and how fast. It determines if we create more jobs, who has a place to live and who doesn’t, and whether we... Read more

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Gov. Charlie Baker sat down to sign the "grand... Read more

By US Rep. Michael E. Capuano

By now, nearly every American has seen the terrible images of children being torn from their families and heard the sound of children begging immigration officers to call their relatives. Those images and sounds are... Read more

By Evandro Carvalho and Dan Cullinane

Massachusetts took a historic step forward when Governor Baker recently signed into law long overdue criminal justice reform legislation that at its core seeks to break the cycle of poverty, marginalization... Read more

By James W. Dolan
Special to the Reporter

Isn’t it remarkable how the entire world came together to support and pray for the twelve boys and their leader trapped in a cave in Thailand? The outpouring of sympathy and hope is all the more... Read more

By Joel Richards and Jessica Tang

 It has been eight months since a devastating hurricane hit Puerto Rico. Much has been written about the struggles of people there to recover basic community infrastructure: electricity, medical care, schools.... Read more

By Peter F. Stevens
Reporter Staff

Courtesy of President Donald Trump and willing and blindly unwitting supporters, the Arsenal of Democracy crumbles daily into the Abyss of Autocracy. Those red-and-white “MAGA” caps stand less for “Make... Read more

By Zeninjor Enwemeka

Throughout Boston, cranes and steel structures pepper the city’s landscape. Boston is in a major building boom. And the city needs construction workers to keep up. There’s also a gross imbalance of women and... Read more

By Mary Nee

Most dogs love being in a car curled up in the back seat or with their heads sticking out the window, their tongues flapping in the breeze. It’s their happy place. But as the weather gets warmer, a vehicle can be a dangerous, even... Read more

To the Editor:

Dorchester rents are rising, housing is hard to find, and neighbors are being forced out. Last week the City Council debated a proposal to keep more apartments available by limiting AirBNB-type rentals to 180 days a year. It was a... Read more

By Kevin O’Neill
Special to the Reporter

In 1850 the family of Catherine and Martin Davitt of Co. Mayo, Ireland, were evicted from their small farm. Like many other victims of famine era evictions, their search for survival took them to... Read more