Organizers of Saturday’s overblown “free speech rally” on Boston Common got far more than they bargained for when they showed up to find tens of thousands of fired-up but mostly peaceful Bostonians and visitors intent on making a statement of their own... Read more
How should Bostonians confront Saturday’s planned assembly of “free speech” protestors on Boston Common?
Don’t. Ignore them.
Let the Boston Police— who must bear the burden of having to cordon off a protest pen and search anyone who... Read more
The UMass Building Authority (UMBA) and UMass President Martin Meehan made the right decision this week with regard to the former Bayside Expo site on Columbia Point. The authority, in issuing a Request for Information from developers, has taken the... Read more
The fallout from the June 28 fire that ravaged the Treadmark building on Dorchester Avenue continues this week. Boston Fire officials have determined that the fire’s cause was multi-dimensional— from a hot exhaust pipe positioned too closely to... Read more
A free, family-oriented festival on Saturday is the latest opportunity to celebrate the dramatic reclamation of Dorchester’s waterfront. Neponset RiverFest, organized by the Neponset River Watershed Association, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.... Read more
We don’t yet know exactly what sparked the fire that ripped through the upper floors of the Treadmark building on Dorchester Avenue last week. A Boston Fire Department investigation aimed at determining the cause remains unresolved a week later.... Read more
The balance of the Boston Globe’s estimable staff decamped for new quarters on State Street last week, leaving behind what is now an empty building at 135 Morrissey Blvd.
Much has been published about the move— some of it nostalgic about the 59-... Read more
A proposal by a group of state lawmakers that would impose a 28 percent tax on marijuana sales— instead of the intended 12 percent outlined in last year’s ballot question—is bad policy. Not only does the proposal subvert the will of the electorate,... Read more
Mary Franklin, who hoped to challenge Martin Walsh as a candidate for mayor of Boston this fall, did not make the ballot. Franklin, who announced her plans to run almost two years ago, failed to collect enough valid, certified signatures.
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A debate over whether the city should name a Mattapan early learning center for Haitian revolutionary leader Toussaint Louverture (1743-1803) has been bubbling for the last few weeks. There have been strong arguments both for and against re-naming what... Read more