Ireland’s great Famine, also known as the Great Hunger (An Gorta Mór) took place in the middle of the 19th century, caused by a blight on the potato crop in the Emerald Isle. Beginning with the harvest of 1846, and lasting for five years, the fungus... Read more
The story of the dramatic turnaround in the fiscal health of Dorchester’s Carney Hospital is truly a remarkable one.
It was just thirty months ago that Attorney General Martha Coakley conducted an investigation of the hospital and its parent... Read more
The news this week that Rep. Marie St. Fleur has decided not to seek reelection this fall is not good news for the community. In her ten years in office, she has been a stellar advocate for the people of her district, for the broader Dorchester and... Read more
Last Sunday, at St. Gregory’s church, the pastor, Father Vin Dailey, spoke in his homily about the start of the season of Lent, which began yesterday with the observance of Ash Wednesday.
The young priest has been an inspiration to many in his... Read more
The weather prognosticators were agog this week with their predictions of the modest snowstorm that arrived here Wednesday afternoon.
All week long, these highly trained meteorologists and their anchor-people partners in the media have been... Read more
By Tom Mulvoy
The news last week that come June there will be no more schooling done at the 87-year-old building that sits on the grounds of the St. Markâ€™s Parish campus in Dorchester was... Read more
Late last fall, word spread through the neighborhood that one of our own, Jerry â€œJudgieâ€ Leary, had been diagnosed with a terminal disease. The longtime union official and veteran community activist and his wife wife Gayle are the parents of six â... Read more
It is the right thing to do today to congratulate our new U.S. Senator-elect, Scott Brown, on his impressive election this week. Senator Brownâ€™s campaign was given little chance last fall in the wake of the death of the 46-year incumbent Democrat,... Read more
The news coming out of Haiti is horrible. The images are heart-breaking. The damages are catastrophic. The suffering seems limitless.
The early reports from Port-au-Prince assert that most of that capital city lies in rubble. A shaky YouTube... Read more
The tax-filing season has arrived, and while taxpayers are asked to gather up their records from last year to prepare to file the income tax reports for 2009, some local advocacy groups are preparing a campaign to provide free tax return preparation... Read more
There was some good news this week on Savin Hill. After long months of negotiations, it was announced yesterday that an innovative, co-educational, college preparatory high school now located in Cambridge will relocate into the Savin Hill Avenue... Read more
Outgoing at-large councilman Sam Yoonâ€™s proposal to limit the tenure of any future mayor to two terms set off an interesting debate about governance in Boston. The vote took place yesterday, and the good news is the Council defeated the measure by a... Read more
UMass-Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley hosted a community dinner for about 20 civic and political Dorchester leaders last week, and he used the occasion to brief his neighbors on the status of the university community.
At the meeting in the... Read more
Voters next Tuesday will choose candidates to complete the term of Senator Ted Kennedy. While there are primaries in both political parties, most attention is on the four-person contest â€“ three men and one woman â€“ to be the Democrat nominee.... Read more