Seven months after Boston beat out three other US cities in its quest to host the Olympic Games, things ended abruptly last Monday–a frenzied morning press conference, a couple of hours of waiting until, unceremoniously, a joint press release cut the... Read more
BEIJING – I’m sad for my city this week. The Olympics will not be coming to Boston. It’s a disappointing result for a big Games supporter like myself, but that’s not the reason for my sadness. What’s bringing me down is how we said “No.”
Living... Read more
Thank goodness, it’s over. No 2024 Olympics based in Boston, and it is to be hoped, no more surly confrontations between the pros and the cons, no more nattering about details and semi-details about something that would have had to evolve over nine... Read more
A budget bill Gov. Charlie Baker filed with the Legislature Friday includes $27.8 million in spending to handle drug addiction, adding to $111 million in substance abuse treatment spending included in the annual budget bill the governor signed,... Read more
On July 1, the Earned Sick Time law went into effect in Massachusetts, giving all workers the right to earn forty hours of sick time off each calendar year. Before the law went into effect, almost a million people, or some one in every three workers,... Read more
To the Editor:
Once again the L Street Running Club (LSRC) members will be hosting the 28th running of the Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5K road race, on Thursday July 16 at 7 pm. The course runs along Day Boulevard, from the roadway leading into the... Read more
The application of strict principles in an evolving society presents many problems, both temporal and spiritual. Supreme Court justices are split between those who see the constitution as fixed and immutable and those who see it as a set of fundamental... Read more
Now that summer is here, I would like to share with you the free events and programs offered to City residents of all ages by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.
As a boy growing up in Dorchester, I learned how important our parks and... Read more
I read with interest both... Read more
I don’t think I will forget this street and those two girls.
Last Saturday afternoon, I was in West Baltimore crossing Pennsylvania Avenue where the recent Baltimore riots were centered. I was being driven around by someone who works for the non... Read more
Last week, a professional mover came to my home in the heart of Bowdoin Geneva to help rearrange furniture. “Nice house,” he said, “I grew up around the corner, but we moved out to get away from the violence. We’re in Malden now; it’s a better place to... Read more
The future of the Dearborn School is uncertain. There are numerous articles, tweets, Facebook posts and blogs that discuss what could potentially be in store for the school.
What are not being talked about in these commentaries are jobs. Let us... Read more