“The exceeding beauty of the earth
in her splendour
Yields a new thought with every petal.”
By Richard Jeffries Read more
Jun. 13, 2013
Members of the Columbia Savin Hill Civic Association voted in a new slate of officers last month as part of its annual elections. The new president of the association, which meets monthly, is Eileen Boyle, who takes over for Anne Riley. Peter McNamara is the new vice president, replacing Maureen McQuillen. Read more
President Obama hit the campaign trail on Wednesday, attempting to boost awareness and whip up support for Rep. Ed Markey, a Malden Democrat running for U.S. Senate. Before his speech at the Reggie Lewis Track Center in Roxbury, Obama stopped at Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe, where he apparently ran into former state Rep. Charlotte Golar Richie, who is running for mayor.
Official White House photographer Pete Souza later tweeted this image, which includes a cameo by one of Richie's daughters, Kara, on the far left. Read more
Jun. 12, 2013
To the editor:
I live in Maryland and was privileged to attend the Mass that honored and remembered Martin Richard. I was going to Plymouth, where I was born, on business. I happened to find out about the Mass from the Richard family website. So I came up a day early to attend. Being a practicing Catholic, I attend Mass out of town and find it a great experience. Read more
Jun. 11, 2013
Gov. Deval Patrick said on Tuesday that his administration will provide $1.9 million in capital funds for designing the completion of the Neponset River Greenway Trail. Administration officials added that the state Department of Transportation is committed to funding the completion of the project, which is expected to cost between $11 million and $15 million and will take place over several phases before wrapping up in three years.
The project has been delayed in recent years by a lack of funding. The state agency responsible for planning the greenway’s missing links has sought federal grant money, but was turned down twice by the federal transportation department. Read more
Jun. 9, 2013
President Obama will be in Roxbury on Wednesday to drum up support for Congressman Ed Markey, a Malden Democrat running in the U.S. Senate special election. Markey is facing off against Gabriel Gomez, a Cohasset Republican, on June 25.
The Markey camp on Sunday announced locations for supporters to pick up tickets for the Wednesday event, which will be held at the Reggie Lewis Track Center. Doors are scheduled to open at 11 a.m. Boston locations are located below. Read more
District 8 Councillor Michael Ross and TOUCH 106.1 FM co-founder Charles Clemons are on the mayoral ballot, their campaigns said Friday. Clemons made the announcement on Facebook and Twitter. Read more
The candidates sat almost shoulder-to-shoulder on the stage inside Edward Brooke Charter School’s auditorium, five on either side of the moderator.
Even with no opening or closing statements allowed, candidates looked down at the table, out into the large crowd, or quietly joked with one another as they waited for their turn. One question took fifteen minutes to get through, as each candidate weighed in with their response to the various questions.
Welcome to the life of a mayoral contender for the foreseeable future. Read more
Jun. 5, 2013
The city agency tasked with planning and economic development is setting up an advisory group for improving the Blue Hill Avenue and Cummins Highway area, which is plagued by blighted properties, that will work with the Boston Redevelopment Authority and other city agencies to come up with development guidelines for the properties.
The group, which will have eight to twelve members appointed by Mayor Thomas Menino, is part of a larger effort to plan out the future of the Fairmount corridor. Read more
Jun. 5, 2013
As our nation struggles to emerge from the worst recession in decades, the last thing a government agency should do is make it more difficult for Americans to stay in their homes. Unfortunately, that is exactly what the Federal Housing Finance Authority (FHFA) has been doing.
Since the 2008 financial crisis, millions of homeowners have fallen behind on their mortgages. Many lost their jobs in the crash, while others lived through medical problems and family break ups. Many others had complicated mortgages they didn’t understand, and when monthly payments shot up by hundreds of dollars, they ended up in foreclosure. Read more