Every fall in the early 1960s Massachusetts legislators were accustomed to being invited to our state's great university in Amherst to see the campus, watch a football game, and otherwise be lobbied by the administrators there to see the benefits of... Read more
So I open the paper at 6:45 a.m. on Saturday morning and read an article about 3,000 free tickets being distributed at 9:00 a.m. for a free skate in January on the Bruins rink that's been set up at Fenway Park. My son had been begging to go to the game... Read more
I have a beautifully crafted Bible with more than 200 images made from woodcuts by the artist Barry Moser. I have spent many an hour meditating on these illustrations. One of my absolute favorites is a full-page image of the biblical passage of the... Read more
The golf clubs have been put away and the skis are out. So begins another season. The sand in the upper chamber of lifeâ€™s hourglass slips inexorably below where all my yesterdays are stored.
With every season, the grains of sand in the â€... Read more
Two years ago, Michael Stella, a developer of local properties, began taking notice of the activity of a man named Michael David Scott, who was busily engaged in purchasing three-decker homes, re-habbing them into separate-floor condo units, and... Read more
When the idea for â€œOperation Cinderellaâ€ came to Sue Dunigan, she literally heard bells ringing.
In 1999, Dunigan, who with her husband William Dunnigan, heads the Salvation Armyâ€™s Jubilee House in Dorchester, was ringing the Salvation... Read more
The day was cold and blustery but the prospects for Dorchesterâ€™s Malibu Bay become noticeably brighter with the reintroduction of water cleansing oysters on Sat., Nov. 28. Each oyster can filter 30 gallons of water per day, removing silt, plankton,... Read more
It was General George Washington as he bade a tear-choked farewell to his commanders; Evita emoting a final address to the good people of Argentina; Jimmy Valvano offering life advice at the ESPYs; Tiger on the phone with his PR agency about a charmed... Read more
(Editorâ€™s Note: Due to popular demand, we are pleased to reprint Mary Casey Forryâ€™s classic column about her schedule of activities around the house for Thanksgiving Day. This article first appeared in the Dorchester Reporter in November 1986... Read more
Massachusetts, which fashions itself the nationâ€™s leader in thanking veterans with government benefits, went further last week week, increasing cash bonuses for repeated tours of duty, taking the controversial step of permitting faxed and e-mailed... Read more
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick took a gamble with his team in Sunday nightâ€™s widely anticipated game against the Colts in Indianapolis, and he lost. Holding the ball on fourth down deep in their own end â€“ at the 28-yard line â€“... Read more
As the holiday season approaches, chances are a winter storm wonâ€™t be far behind. Even though Bostonians are no strangers to severe snowstorms and the frustrations they cause, itâ€™s important to bear in mind a few tips, suggestions, and regulations... Read more
You gotta love Boston Bowl. They know how to celebrate a 50th Anniversary. In honor of that, last Saturday they treated everyone to 50 cent games of bowling and 50 cent hamburgers, pizza, and drinks. I was going to say they did this all day, but... Read more
Billy Lynch left Dorchester 72 years ago, and theyâ€™re pretty sure theyâ€™ve finally found him, a long way from home, deep in the ground in China.
Staff Sergeant Billy Lynch was a Marine. He grew up on Victory Road, and if you go to the corner... Read more
From the desk of Captain James M. Claiborne:
On Oct. 31, I took off my Boston Police badge for the last time. It was a privilege for me to serve the Dorchester/Mattapan community. Together we have reduced the violent crime rate by... Read more