Editorials

Andrea Campbell and Annissa Essaibi-George, two women from our neighborhood, will join the Boston City Council next year thanks to their impressive victories on Tuesday. In doing so, they will double the number of women councillors and bring youthful... Read more

The pace of change in this corner of the city may best be described as break-neck. The indicators are around every corner: Longtime businesses are being sold in Adams Corner — including Sonny’s and Gerard’s. The new owners promise to make renewed and... Read more

Would you like to help pick out Dorchester’s next piece of public art?
Here’s your chance: Earlier this year, The Mather School community put out a call to artists to create a permanent public art installation outside the school building on... Read more

Catholic education remains an essential element in our neighborhood’s school system, which has been strengthened in recent years by the innovation of the Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy and its four campuses.

The academy system has... Read more

Catholic education remains an essential element in our neighborhood’s school system, which has been strengthened in recent years by the innovation of the Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy and its four campuses.

The academy system has... Read more

As highlighted in a front-page article in this week’s edition, Dorchester was “settled” by English immigrants in 1630 – one month before Boston. Of course, people were living here for many centuries before our friends from Europe crossed the pond and... Read more

Bostonians went to the polls on Tuesday in record numbers.

Unfortunately, it’s the kind of record that brings shame on a city that prides itself on progress and civic engagement.

The preliminary Boston City Council election drew just 7.1... Read more

Mayor Martin Walsh boosted funding for the city’s existing Main Streets program last year – with each of the city’s 20 designated districts getting a $75,000 boost. It was a signal that Walsh’s administration is committed to supporting one of his... Read more

This week’s release of an independent consultant’s analysis of the now-defunct Boston 2024 Olympic bid reads like the autopsy report of a patient who had suffered from a litany of chronic illnesses.

The fundamental flaws in the pro-Olympic... Read more

The city of Boston – and the neighborhood of Mattapan in particular – is very fortunate to have a tremendous partner in Wheelock College. Under an existing agreement that started in 2011, the college has been managing the operations and programming at... Read more

Mayor Martin Walsh and his administration have an opportunity to flip their disappointment over the demise of the Boston 2024 bid into a robust, thoughtful, and efficient execution of large-scale redevelopment in Boston.

But rather than focus... Read more

Ask any couple that has gone from summer fling to serious courtship to the altar. All the stars have to align for it to happen and for it to last.

From the beginning, this pairing of Boston and the Olympics was a star-crossed match. The bid was... Read more

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