There’s nothing terribly groundbreaking about the new e-mail alert system that Dorchester City Councillor Frank Baker rolled out last month. In fact, e-mail has been used in a piecemeal way for years in parts of Dorchester to help arm neighbors with... Read more
This week’s news that an investment group wants to convert four Washington Street properties into a “sober living” campus for veterans has been met with skepticism and resistance from merchants and neighbors in Lower Mills. There is good reason for... Read more
The Boston Globe published a troubling but important story in its Business section on Sunday (... Read more
The Pee Wee A team’s players and coaches of the Dorchester Youth Hockey league put an exclamation point on an outstanding (32-1-1) season on Sunday by beating a Springfield squad to win the state championship in their division. The “grinders and... Read more
The Patrick administration and its legislative allies on Beacon Hill are once again pinning the future of the long-delayed Neponset Greenway expansion on winning a federal grant worth almost $12 million.
The state’s application for the federal... Read more
There was a time not long ago when we could rely on written information because we knew it was from a reliable source. Whether in the form of personal letters sent by postal mail, or printed in our newspapers, we most often knew the writer, or were... Read more
New statistics reported by the Secretary of State’s office ahead of Tuesday’s presidential primary suggest that our state is becoming less partisan and more independent.
Unfortunately, it’s also home to fewer registered voters.
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The city of Boston’s entry into the longtime push to realize the full potential of the MBTA’s Fairmount Line is welcome news. Utilizing the planning expertise and coordination of the Boston Redevelopment Authority— and pairing that with the good work... Read more
The Menino administration has released the names of the men and women picked by the mayor to give oversight to an overhaul of the city’s student assignment plan. There are some very capable people on the panel— including Dorchester’s own Robert Gittens... Read more
Steve Murphy— Boston’s City Council president— has ruffled some feathers in City Hall in recent days by suggesting that he and his council colleagues should have a more direct role in resolving two critically important developments before city... Read more
Tim Thomas is a great goaltender and we’re glad he has played for the Bruins in recent years. But his decision to skip a team visit to the White House on Monday was ungracious and selfish.
Cory Schneider, the former BC Eagle from Marblehead... Read more
The Calf Pasture Pumping Station on Columbia Point is an important building that has languished too long without restoration. It’s big news, then, that the city of Boston— through the Water and Sewer Commission— has agreed to turn ownership of the... Read more