Community Comment

By James W. Dolan
Special to the Reporter

In the rush to reform the criminal justice system by converting what some might view as petty offenses to civil infractions and dismissing cases to avoid the imposition of a criminal record, one... Read more

By Michael J. Pallamary
Special to the Reporter

I was in town recently, on vacation, visiting some friends and family. One Saturday morning, I stopped to grab a couple of things from College Hype. There were two cars in the 73-stall... Read more

By Roy Lincoln Karp
Special to the Reporter

High school students at Roxbury Prep Charter School have to eat lunch in their classrooms. Their school has no gym and no performing arts space. The student body is split into two parts located... Read more

By James Brett
Special to the Reporter

A proposal to achieve enhanced protection for some of our most vulnerable citizens – people with disabilities – could become reality if lawmakers advance the measure during its informal sessions.... Read more

Following are excerpts from Mayor Martin Walsh’s remarks at the Greater Boston Labor Council gathering on Monday:

Happy Labor Day everyone! I am proud to be mayor of the city with the strongest labor community in the country! This... Read more

By James W. Dolan
Special to the Reporter

There is no question: My church is a mess and perhaps on the verge of a schism. Changes in oversight are not enough. There must be structural and doctrinal changes to reform an institution that is... Read more

By State Sen. Nick Collins

As I wrap up my first legislative session as your state senator, I am proud of what we have accomplished, and excited about the work ahead. I want to take a moment to share with you some of the details on what we have... Read more

Following is the sermon delivered by the pastor of St. Gregory’s Parish, Rev. Jack Ahern, to his congregation at Masses last Saturday and Sunday:

“Seamus Heaney was one of the great Irish poets of our time. The Nobel laureate’s... Read more

By James W. Dolan
Special to the Reporter

In our high anxiety culture, it’s easy to go overboard, get your undies in a bundle, or freak out over what we contend with every day. “Wuzzamatter” is a question on everyone’s mind. No one seems... Read more

By Sara Slane
Special to the Reporter

It’s an exciting time to be a gaming enthusiast in Massachusetts. Plainridge Park continues to thrive, MGM Springfield is set to open in just a few weeks, Encore Boston Harbor’s construction is... Read more

By James W. Dolan
Special to the Reporter

Fear of diversity is a major concern of many of President Trump’s supporters. I witnessed recently how worry over the inevitable evolving of the country’s majority/minority population is misplaced... Read more

By Sean Wheeler, Jarred Johnson, and Jenn Cartee

Can Dorchester grow without sacrificing its identity?

A few weeks ago, we posed that question at a... Read more

To the Editor:

Your April 19,  2017, story – “Taking aim again at trash, debris along Neponset” – reminded readers that our waterways are under threat from harmful plastic pollution. One of the worst forms of these products is Styrofoam, and... Read more

By Rachel Heller and Marc Draisen

Zoning affects almost everything that happens in your community. It decides what gets built, where, and how fast. It determines if we create more jobs, who has a place to live and who doesn’t, and whether we... Read more

p 11 w Finer Baker_grand_bargain SHNS REP 29-18.pngGov. Charlie Baker sat down to sign the "grand... Read more