Community Comment

For the most part, Boston lawmakers have done a good job tackling issues in ways that balance concerns from stakeholders on all sides. So when legislation was introduced to put a $.05 tax on reusable plastic bags I was surprised because it didn’t seem... Read more

As stated in your article in the Feb. 2 edition, my husband, Dan Luker, is now in North Dakota with the Water Protectors of the Sioux tribe at Standing Rock. I want to appreciate Ryan Daly for interviewing him and writing the piece, and the Reporter... Read more

I ran for office in part to bring to light the hidden disparities facing our community. Our city and state are witnessing abundant development that is launching us into a new, more prosperous age. But we know that a rising tide does not lift all ships... Read more

Lisa was 55 years old and Debbie was 57. Both were daughters of Dorchester. Both chose careers as Boston Police officers. Both served in the District of C-11, their home neighborhood, for over 10 years and now they’re both gone far, far too soon.... Read more

To the editor:

Living in Ashmont a few blocks from the Station, I have found it an asset to not have to worry about neighborhood parking. There was a fair balance between residents and commuters who would park and hop on the Red... Read more

MWRA Advisory Board Joe Favaloro’s recent fear-mongering propaganda in various media outlets portrays mountain bikers as destructive criminals who, if permitted to ride bicycles on trails in the vast watershed lands of central Massachusetts, would soon... Read more

The last legislative session was very productive! I secured funding for programs throughout Dorchester, Mattapan, South Boston, and Hyde Park. As a result, a number of state-administered and neighborhood programs – the Massachusetts Rental Voucher... Read more

It was an intra-service football game between US Navy and US Army bases in Bellingham, Wash., in late 1945. Sitting in the stands were members of the crew of a destroyer that had been escorting troops returning from the Pacific. Among them was a 20-... Read more

When I ran for mayor, I wanted to make Boston a city where every resident can afford to live, work, and raise a family. Since my election, Boston has grown rapidly. Our population is expanding and we’re expected to reach more than 700,000 residents by... Read more

In 2014, the American Waterworks Association declared the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s water to be the best in the nation (in fact, it won both first and second place both for the city of Boston’s and the authority’s own sample). This was... Read more

Letter to the Editor:

With much sadness did I hear of the passing of long time Bantam A assistant coach Jerry Cunningham on December 11. Although he retired from the program three years ago, his contributions and presence will... Read more

Truth really took a beating this election cycle. Ignored, abused, stripped, and distorted, it seemed at times that its survival was in doubt. Nothing was true or false, only versions of what once was considered objective reality. Truth’s anchor line... Read more

“The best way to prevent a Christmas tree fire is to water it well every day, place it well away from heat sources, and dispose of it soon after the holiday,” said State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey. “Although Christmas tree fires are rare these... Read more

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