The new year has arrived mercifully on the weather front at least. There has barely been a snowflake in the sky since October and even though the arctic chill has arrived this week, it beats the heavy white stuff any day.
But the turn of the... Read more
As 2011 nears the end, financial planners recommend that you look for ways to reduce your tax obligations for the year. For most non-profit organizations, the deadline that rolls around on New Year’s Eve is a target date for individuals to make a tax-... Read more
The staff of the Reporter extends Christmas and holiday greetings to our readers and advertisers. We are privileged to have your support and encouragement throughout the years as we try to bring you the best coverage possible about the communities we... Read more
There was disappointment but not despair last week when news broke that the Neponset Greenway expansion project planned by the state’s Dept. of Conservation and Recreation did not win a $10 million federal grant. The funding would have fast-tracked the... Read more
Several levels of city government have swung into action this week to confront a “problem property” on Savin Hill Avenue that has become a real menace in recent years, according to neighbors and police reports. City officials have not yet opted to fine... Read more
As work progresses in expanding the Fairmount commuter rail line, more federal money is being released to help local authorities and community development corporations capitalize on the new or improved transit hubs. This week, state officials huddled... Read more
State lawmakers and the governor are poised to fix the unfortunate timing of next year’s state primary election, which has been scheduled for Sept. 6. The date is a problem because that’s also the day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte... Read more
Two separate incidents — one in Savin Hill, and another near Franklin Park— have the neighborhood on edge this week mainly because of the brazen, callous nature of the crimes themselves.
On Monday, a woman was sexually assaulted in broad... Read more
The new casino law — signed by Governor Patrick on Tuesday— contains a key provision that will give the Boston City Council an important say in the siting of any future gambling complex within our city limits. The council can and should use this... Read more
Longtime City Clerk Rosaria Salerno— a former Boston city councillor who has served several three-year terms in the job since 1995— says she plans to leave the post in February. The Boston City Council will elect her replacement. It is the one job in... Read more
There’s still time for Governor Patrick to make changes to the flawed Casino bill passed by the House and Senate last night. The governor should either make line-item revisions to the bill and send it back to the Legislature — or just veto it... Read more
The hard-fought contest to choose a new city councillor in District 3 is over. While the eight-month-long race was a generally positive exercise in civic discourse, there is one thing that all sides agree on: No one is sorry to see this election cycle... Read more