Our community soon will be the beneficiary of a huge foundation grant that will help local families well into the future. The Salvation Army has received a commitment to construct a massive, 6.5 acre, $115 million community center on Dudley Street,... Read more

In his speech this week before Congress, President Obama described a pathway to emerging from our current economic woes. In his first weeks in office, the president has systematically engaged in the business of governing &endash; making proposals,... Read more

Hopes for a planned Salvation Army project to build a $115 million, 6.5-acre community center on Dudley Street in Uphams Corner seemed to brighten this week with the news that a new funding opportunity has emerged to help finance the project.

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The City's Office of Neighborhood Development (DND) rolled out a new program this week designed to assist small businesses and non-profits in reducing the cost of their utility bills.

Dubbed "Boston Buying Power," the program creates a City of... Read more

In these early weeks of the new Obama administration, the president and his team have made a few missteps while recruiting managers and staff for the executive branch. Obama offered an insight into the new openness of his presidency by appearing on... Read more

From, 'Letter from a Birmingham Jail,' by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., April 16, 1963:

"We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly, I have never yet... Read more

Newsnote from the Associated Press: Congress members in 2009 will receive salaries of $174,000, a boost of $4,700 over the salary they have had since January 2008.

That 2.7 percent increase is mirrored by similar raises for associate justices of... Read more

The news out of Illinois this week that the state's Governor Rod Blagojevich has been charged with multiple counts of corruption is just one more chapter in a seemingly steady stream of public malfeasance allegations against elected officials.

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The TV weather forecasters took delight this week in reminding viewers that last Monday, Dec. 1 marks the beginning of "meteorological winter." Last weekend's driving rain, and Monday's mild temperatures may have been enough to make one think that... Read more

Last Saturday's grand dedication of the sparkling new Carruth Building on Dorchester Avenue helped to bring into focus an emerging new reality: There has been a large infusion of new residents into our neighborhoods, and it largely can be credited to... Read more

There is some encouraging news on the public safety front this week. As we report this week on Page One, official Boston Police statistics show some progress has been made in reducing violence on the streets of Dorchester and Mattapan.

The... Read more

In his victory speech Tuesday night, Barack Obama told about a woman from Atlanta. "She is a lot like the millions of others who stood in line to make their voice heard in this election," he said, "except for one thing: Ann Nixon Cooper is 106 years... Read more

During her 15 years in elective office, Dianne Wilkerson has had an overwhelming number of issues that point to her malfeasance. There's a long litany of events - from federal tax evasion to misappropriating campaign funds - and each time, the senator... Read more