Byline: By JOHN PARADIS

There I was on a Saturday morning late last month, staring at a windswept white concrete structure off Dorchester’s Columbia Point in Boston.Wooden...

Karen Jacques lives in the Walter Salvo House in Northampton — that large seven-story vessel of an apartment complex run by the Northampton Housing...

I’m an outreach specialist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which means I travel throughout New England helping veterans and the...

I can count on my fingers the number of times I have given money to a political candidate.My wife and I are not big donors by any means — $20 to...

I got the state’s notice in the mail.  My driver’s license, it said, will expire on my birthday.As you may have heard, the feds now require a Real...

Aug. 3 was “National Ernie Pyle Day,” designated as such by a resolution passed last year by the U.S. Senate.The center of the celebration was in...

Nov. 6, 2018, is circled on my calendar. Election Day. Or redemption day as my family calls it. It’s less than four months away now.But in...

Forty-five years ago this summer, my parents took me in the family camper to Burlingame State Park in Charlestown, Rhode Island, near the coast of...

At a luncheon for veterans in Northampton earlier this year, retired Northampton police officer Edward “Red” Morrissey got everyone’s attention.Red...

Just off Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester, a 12-foot-high monument on the University of Massachusetts Boston campus lists the names of 79...

I grew up during the Cold War. Next to watching the “Wizard of Oz” year after year, one of the indelible images from my youth was seeing pictures...

It hit me like a sledgehammer, like the Eagles’ offense hit the Patriots last weekend.The flu. Count me in.Ah, the chills, the headache, the...

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