Community Comment

By James W. Dolan
Special to the Reporter

An older couple was walking along Tigertail Beach on Marco Island recently when they saw a woman in a bathing suit holding a small cloth bag and looking forlorn as she stood at the edge of the... Read more

1200px-Seal_of_Massachusetts.svg.pngBy Jessicah Pierre
Special to the Reporter

In October 2017, Massachusetts, in a move... Read more

By Erin McAleer

During what is now the longest government shutdown in US history, funding for federal nutrition programs is drying up. The health and well-being of 42 million individuals who rely on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (... Read more

By Rev. Jack Ahern

The following homily was given at Mass in St. Gregory’s Church on Sun., Dec. 30:

A few weeks ago, we said goodbye to actress and comedienne Penny Marshall. Most of us remember her from her role in the television comedy... Read more

By Roy Lincoln Karp
Special to the Reporter

Leah Koretz loves helping children, especially those with medical or developmental issues. As a clinical supervisor at Boston Children’s Hospital Early Intervention Program in Jamaica Plain,... Read more

By Douglas MacKinnon
Special to the Reporter

And now we come to the close of the Twelve Days of Christmas almost no one cares about today, the period leading up to “The Epiphany,” which begins on Dec. 26 and culminates on Jan. 6.  It is a... Read more

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh

The city of Boston’s new plastic bag ordinance is a big step forward in our work to cut carbon emissions, reduce pollution, and create a cleaner, greener city. Now that the new ordinance is in effect, ... Read more

By Samuel R. Tyler

The Boston Municipal Research Bureau supports the appointed board structure because it can ensure that the mayor remains fully accountable for public education and that the School Committee is diverse with members who have the... Read more

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City Councillor Francis "Mickey" Roache was presented with an award from his... Read more

By Roy Lincoln Karp
Special to the Reporter

When we were kids, my sister and I clamored for a Christmas Tree. When we asked my mother why couldn’t have one, she replied, “Because we’re Jewish!” We would then decorate the pussy willows in... Read more

To the Editor:

Thank you to the Dorchester Reporter for publishing Bob Haas’s extraordinary story about his life on Monadnock Street.  As someone who came to Dorchester (also from New Jersey) in the same early 1970s time... Read more

By Wendy Foster
Special to the Reporter

Education is the most effective tool to provide students with upward mobility, yet according to data from Boston Public Schools and The Boston Foundation, a ninth grader in the system today has less... Read more

To the Editor:

Few people in the 13th Suffolk District knew that Question 5 would be on their midterm ballots before the election on Nov. 6. Question 5 was added to the District 13 ballot after the local group Dorchester... Read more

By Ross Kochman
Special to the Reporter

 We have a strong special education law in Massachusetts, and a strong ethos of inclusion. As teachers, we believe strongly that all children must have an equal opportunity to learn, no matter their... Read more

Bldg_1827_0.jpgA view of the new dorms from the campus’ Mt. Vernon Street entrance. Jennifer Smith photo

By Eliza Wilson

To the... Read more