Editorials

The Red Sox and Mass General Hospital are sponsoring the “Run to Home Base,” a 9k run to benefit veterans and their families, on May 20 at Fenway Park, and all participants will finish up by crossing home plate in the historic ball yard.

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The owners of Carney Hospital this week appointed a new person to run Dorchester’s only hospital. But, in doing so, they also sent ominous signals about the tone and direction of... Read more

At mid-morning last Friday, Steward Health Care System Chief Operating Officer Josh Putter arrived in Lower Mills for a meeting with Carney Hospital president Bill Walczak.

Sources say that the two met privately for a brief time in the hospital’... Read more

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 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

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