Editorials

Just about every person in the Commonwealth has accepted the grim reality: This public health emergency is a real and present danger to all of us— and the unprecedented restrictions to daily life are a necessary tool to combat COVID-19.

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Former vice president Joe Biden was the big winner of last week’s Super Tuesday primary in Massachusetts and across the country. Here in Boston, he basically split the vote with Bernie Sanders, with both men getting about 30 percent of the vote.... Read more

About 13,000 Bostonians decided to cast their votes early at City Hall or at one of several satellite polling centers last week, according to figures shared with the Reporter by the city’s Election Department.  There’s probably a good chunk of those 13... Read more

Last week’s top headline in the Reporter was State Rep. Dan Cullinane’s decision to not seek re-election to the 12th Suffolk seat in the House of Representatives this fall. Cullinane, 34, has served in the seat effectively and honorably since 2013.... Read more

In the wake of the first two presidential election events— in Iowa and New Hampshire— the clamor has begun to re-shuffle the primary election deck in the years to come. Both states, critics argue, are bereft of the kind of diversity that one might... Read more

p11 NEW Suarez-Orozco_crowd Harry Brett image REP 6-20_0.jpgMarcelo Suarez-Orozco spoke to a group... Read more

It has taken a full-court-press from our political delegation – and sustained pressure over many years from transit advocates – but this week finally brought concrete movement in the right direction for the Fairmount Line.

On Monday, the Fiscal... Read more

Boston’s population is growing and, by most... Read more

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City Councillor Lydia Edwards of East Boston thinks that the time has come... Read more

The city of Boston is desperately trying to help low-income people stay in the city. On Tuesday, in his annual State of the City address, Mayor Martin Walsh presented an initiative that he hopes will help the cause: a first-ever city-funded rental... Read more

Cranes on the near horizon – 2020 will be the year of pile drivers and cranes as major projects— long in the planning stages— finally go into construction mode. Leading the pack will be Dot Block, the massive apartment and retail... Read more

We tend to take the “half-full” approach to measuring the contents of the year gone by— in this case, 2019. In the Dorchester context, it has been a mixed-stocking, as always. But from this vantage point, it contained more candy canes than coal. What... Read more

It’s a surreal moment for the nation.

Within days, perhaps hours, the US House of Representatives will begin impeachment proceedings against Donald J. Trump for “high crimes and misdemeanors.” He’ll be the third president impeached in the... Read more

A groundbreaking ceremony is set for next Wednesday (Dec. 18) at 2:30 p.m. at the site of the future Cote Village project in Mattapan. Work on the five-building campus, which will replace what has been a long-vacant and dilapidated car dealership on a... Read more

Preparations for the 2020 US Census are picking up steam locally. Two job fair events are planned in Dorchester next week to recruit men and women to fill various part-time positions— mainly as “enumerators,” the people who actually go door-to-door to... Read more

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