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