Community Comment

I am at an age where a few of my friends have lost their wives. The period of adjustment appears deeper and longer than for wives who lose their husbands. But then I’ve always believed that women alone are more independent and self-sufficient than... Read more

Hundreds of the streets that make up neighborhoods in and around Boston are littered with garbage. This lack of consideration for the environment greatly lowers the quality of life in these neighborhoods. In my town of Mattapan there are at least... Read more

A Reporter story in the Aug. 13 edition quoted Eric Lindsey of The Bentley Real Estate Group as saying that the Section 8 market is “killing the regular market.”

That’s a ridiculous and inaccurate statement. The Section 8 voucher program... Read more

A tough economy combined with a healthy dose of rainy weather this summer has left many children and families in Boston searching for fun, inexpensive, and creative ways to pass the time. While thousands of tourists flock here every summer, those of... Read more

Anticipating at least a debate around expanded gambling this fall, and perhaps operational casino or slot machine venues as early as next year, Attorney General Martha Coakley is pushing for expanded wiretapping authority and a new definition of money-... Read more

Even the most seasoned prosecutors are haunted by cases involving abused and neglected children. By the time those cases make it to court, the damage to innocent children is done and their lives are irrevocably changed.

While the majority of... Read more

The Operation Division of the BPD receives some 600,000 calls yearly from residents with information regarding criminal activity or calls for services - that is equivalent to 16,044 calls a day. If you are a parent with teenagers and they hear you... Read more

This week is Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in Massachusetts and the state Department of Public Health has decided this year’s theme is Renovate Right, the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule addressing renovation, repair, and... Read more

The old man sits at the window looking out as the rain traces patterns as the drops glide across the pane. This has become his world.

Once he inhabited the land beyond the glass but time and infirmity now confine him to a small apartment. Far... Read more

To the Editor:
On behalf of the Board of Directors and Fundraising Committee for Upham’s Corner Main Street, we would like to thank everyone who helped make our second annual Urban Safari a success. To the volunteers who... Read more

To the Editor:
The Friends of Savin Hill Shores and the Columbia Savin Hill Civic Association invite you to The Dorchester Beach Festival on August 8th at Savin Hill and Malibu Beaches from 11a.m. to 4p.m. The one-day outdoor... Read more

When you elected me as your Governor, I promised to be the governor of the whole Commonwealth. That means getting out of the State House and its sometimes inward-looking focus, and staying connected to you in your own neighborhood. It means hearing... Read more

I am always shocked when I meet someone from Boston who says, “ Dorchester has beaches?” Even more shocking is when this is uttered from a Dorchesterite, because Dorchester has several beautiful, sandy beaches on Boston Harbor.
Obviously,... Read more

In her bi-weekly column for the Reporter called B-3 BOLO - short for "Be On the Lookout"- Annie Wilcox gives us a unique break-down on the policing tactics on the district that covers Mattapan and nearly half of Dorchester. There's good news on... Read more

Eleanor Jane Murphy, who died down in Weymouth this week at age 86, was one of a number of mothers, ladies all, who made the upper end of Lonsdale Street in Dorchester a special place in the dozen or so years after World War II.

In the late... Read more