The woman of the house on a small street near Walsh Park in Dorchester’s Lower Mills neighborhood, the widowed mother of two young men, was down in the basement doing laundry chores one morning last week when she heard the mailman on the front porch.... Read more
I thought I was fine, but as I lay my head down on my pillow last night, the tears started flowing. I think of eight-year-old Martin Richard, who lived on Carruth Street, the same street where my grandparents lived for decades and just a short jaunt... Read more
The fight between Markey and Lynch
for a US Senate seat is mere child’s play
against the ‘good old days’ of Irish politics
It won’t be like the “good old days” of Boston Irish politics. No matter how many stiff jabs that Ed... Read more
They’ll be coming from around the world to celebrate the “Gathering” this summer in Ireland. Those with roots in the motherland are being summonsed home to celebrate their heritage.
“They all look like us,” will be the common observation as the... Read more
Boston families eagerly awaited a new plan to assign our children more equitably to seats in the public schools. The three-zone system had too many shortcomings, including no assurance that a child would be assigned to a high quality school in his or... Read more
Pope Francis has his work cut out for him. In a secular world, how does he reconcile Christian orthodoxy – more particularly Catholicism – with democracy, capitalism, gay rights, women’s rights, abortion, and a culture that sometimes seems obsessed... Read more
To the Editor:
Perhaps some headway is being made with respect to civil rights when at least two candidates for public office dare to raise the issue of gays and lesbians historically being denied the right to march in the St. Patrick’s Day... Read more
‘Appalled’ by exclusion stance
To the Editor:
Thank you for your Page One article entitled “Southie parade inclusion issue is state Senate campaign opener.”
As the wife of a Vietnam Veteran, I am appalled that the... Read more
In the fall of 1960, Father Ambrose J. Mahoney, S.J., the principal of Boston College High School, offered Brian Donaher a junior-year homeroom teacher position at the school. The curriculum was straightforward: Latin, Greek, English, and Religion.... Read more
I am not a resident of the Dorchester community portrayed in the recent Boston Globe series. I know and respect Lew Finfer and Ed Cooke who penned columns in the Reporter decrying the Globe coverage. I, too, agree that most of the residents in the... Read more
Longfellow Street can be described in several different ways.
It is in Precinct 7 of Ward 15. It is on the side of Meetinghouse Hill facing away from the harbor. It’s below Ronan Park, in St. Peter’s Parish, behind Fields Corner.
... Read more
Everyone left dissatisfied.
The scene was a meeting on Feb. 13 of Boston Globe reporters and editors with about 75 individuals, most of them residents of the Bowdoin-Geneva section of Dorchester; the purpose of the gathering at Cesaria’s... Read more
The following are excerpts from President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address, delivered in Congress on Tues., Feb. 12.
Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but... Read more