Community Comment

By James W. Dolan, Special to the Reporter

For a person who was not always so fond of Florida, I seem to be spending a lot more time there of late. I expect it has something to do with my lady friend, who just happens to own a... Read more

From: The offices of the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance.
To: Prospective Developers of the Bayside site

We understand that you are interested in 20 acres of prime waterfront property in Dorchester.

Well, we are, too!... Read more

By Roy Lincoln Karp, Special to the Reporter

Marie Jean Baptiste was on her way home from work when the earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010.

As the ground beneath her feet undulated, she could barely move. It was... Read more

Community health centers are in federal funding crisis; care in Mass. facing $200m shortfall

To the Editor:

Public health is more vulnerable than ever today because community health centers like those serving Dorchester,... Read more

By Matt Glynn, Special to the Reporter

To residents of Dorchester: Congratulations on being among the greenest and most environmentally conscious residents in the state.

Unfortunately, members of our House of... Read more

By Roy Lincoln Karp
Special to the Reporter

When I was a boy, I had a secret hiding place in a musty closet in my bedroom, a room that doubled as my father’s office. I would scamper up a set of angled shoe shelves,... Read more

By Al Vega

The Massachusetts Legislature needs to finally pass a wage theft bill (H.1033 / S.999) to protect Massachusetts workers and their ability to support their families.  Since 2009 I have worked with the Massachusetts... Read more

By Davida Andelman, Clarkson Street

To the Editor: As 2017 draws to a close, I ask what has changed for the better in our community?  It’s hard sometimes to come up with something positive to say.  Many accuse... Read more

By Lewis Finfer, Special to the Reporter

Joe Timilty, raised in Dorchester, was almost elected Mayor of Boston in 1975 and served as a city councillor and state senator. He died at home from cancer on Dec. 22 at age 79.

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By Michelle Wu and Ayanna Pressley

The power of the consumer is on full display during the holiday season. But ads targeting holiday shoppers hardly ever focus on price alone, because gift-givers and deal-finders alike are... Read more

By James W. Dolan, Special to the Reporter

About a dozen members of the BC High class of 1956 gathered recently for lunch at Amrheins. Attendance at the annual event has diminished as class members have died or become disabled.... Read more

By Roy Lincoln Karp, Special to the Reporter

“You can’t get to a good place in a bad way.” I learned this Native American saying from Janet Connors, the longtime Dorchester activist and educator who helped teach me how to... Read more

After a PLAN: Glover’s Corner planning meeting became the site of a community protest, the Reporter asked activists and the city to... Read more

After a PLAN: Glover’s Corner planning meeting became the site of a community protest, the Reporter asked activists and the city to... Read more

By Eleanor Pelletier, Penelope Duff-Wender, Dorchester

To the Editor:

We think that single use plastic bags should be banned in Boston. We think this because turtles and other marine animals are choking and starving to... Read more

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