The sands shifted mightily beneath the neighborhoods’ landscape in 2010— with institutional changes that will likely have far-reaching ramifications. The frightening drumbeat of murder and mayhem picked up pace in troubling fashion. And, activists... Read more
It did not unfold the way many of us would have liked, but President Obama and Congress succeeded this week in pushing through two critically important bills: The first repeals the disgraceful practice of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in our military; the... Read more
The comprehensive report about Dorchester Avenue published last week in these pages has engendered some thoughtful discussions about what steps could be taken to improve conditions on Dot Ave.
The “re-imagining” project is the work of Katarzyna... Read more
Monday’s family-friendly, Dorchester-themed Christmas celebration at the Strand Theatre hit all the right notes. The event was staged by the Boston Classical Orchestra, whose executive director, Sean Roberts, lives on Jones Hill and has taken a special... Read more
Ed Davis, the commissioner of the Boston Police Department, said last Friday that his command staff will investigate how the body of a 19-year-old murder victim was... Read more
Ed Davis, the commissioner of the Boston Police Department, said last Friday that his command staff will investigate how the body of a 19-year-old murder victim was left undiscovered in a Mascot Street driveway for more than two days following a... Read more
There was a flap in the politico/media world last week when it was learned that a national cable TV commentator had made a financial contribution to a Democratic candidate whom he had mentioned that night on his program.
No, not Sean Hannity, a... Read more
In 1972, a conservative tide was sweeping the country and the Republicans were in power. The Republican who was re-elected that year as vice president —one Spiro T. Agnew— would later be charged with accepting bribes when he was governor of Maryland... Read more
A meeting at the Lower Mills library on Monday evening could well decide the fate of that branch and, ultimately, branches throughout Dorchester and across the city at large. It is now time for all people who feel — as we do — that libraries are a... Read more
Four years ago, this newspaper endorsed the candidacy of Deval Patrick because of what we saw in him: The promise of a transformational leader who would bring change to state government.
Four years later, we endorse his candidacy for a more... Read more
The forecast looks very promising for Sunday’s second Irish Heritage festival in Adams Corner— which promises to be a great event for people of all backgrounds to enjoy. Last year’s festival drew an estimated 8,000 people to the village and organizers... Read more