Marty Walsh was going fishing, right there in the basement of St. Brendan's. He baited the hook with budget cuts and cast for a bite with a line about "controversial issues." He waited, eyeing the crowd of mostly middle-aged and elderly, socially... Read more

The hierarchy of the American Catholic Church - which last weekend issued a call for all Catholics to join a jihad against gay marriage in Massachusetts - says that the Supreme Judicial Court's historic ruling is a "national tragedy."

And, from... Read more

This article originally appeared on page 2 of the Oct. 2, 2003 edition of the Reporter.

Reporter's Notebook by Bill Forry

To: City Council Candidates

Re: Your Campaign's Sorry Fate

Dear Council hopeful (state your... Read more

Charles Yancey is in trouble.

That's the impression any sane person gets when they run into one Egobiduke Ezedi, Yancey's fresh-faced opponent in this year's District Four city council race. If you happened to pop into the Blarney Stone,... Read more

On the periphery of the main event were the usual fringe features. Tables of souvenirs: donkey ties, Clinton buttons, "Kiss Me, I'm a Democrat." There were special interest booths promoting platform accountability and individual pols. There were Lyndon... Read more

Tracking down Republicans in Dorchester is kind of like going on safari on the moon. Not a lot of elephants leave their prints around these parts. And if they do, they tend to cover 'em up pretty fast.

One man from South Boston is hoping to buck... Read more

Don't let his age fool you; Emmanuel Bellegarde has done a lot of living in his 28 years.

He's worked in both chambers of the state legislature. He's a Haitian... Read more

Talk about the race for state treasurer hasn't quite squeezed its way onto most of our summer schedules just yet. Like most of the political playoffs, it probably won't until after Labor Day.

... Read more

Mayor's Supporters, Marty Walsh Square Off for Delegates

An unprecedented turnout at last night's Ward 13 Democratic Caucus on Jones Hill forced party officials to send more than 200 people home without voting. The overflow... Read more


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