As if we didn’t have enough cause to hold this American president and his administration in the deepest of disdain, a new policy brief prepared by the Fenway Institute of Fenway Health was issued last week and, as you’d expect, it’s not great news. The... Read more
Mayor Walsh’s fifth State of the City speech on Tuesday night was familiar to the ears of longtime city observers. As in bygone years, the address summed up the progress of Walsh’s tenure and laid out new goals for the balance of his second term.... Read more
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One of Dorchester’s throwback barrooms—... Read more
It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the negativity that seems to consume so much of our modern world. From victims of violence in our own backyards to those trapped in the horrific fires or mass shootings in California, there’s ample reason for despair.... Read more
Another flap that made headlines this week involves our city’s police commissioner— William Gross— and his critique of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Gross wrote and posted a scathing rebuke of the organization on his Facebook page— and... Read more
You’ve got to hand it to Charlie Baker: His re-election feat last week may not have been the biggest win for a Republican governor in Massachusetts history - that distinction goes to Bill Weld, who, according to the State House News Service, trounced... Read more
Two no-frills retailers in Dorchester that cater to bargain hunters are on the verge of shutting in the... Read more
There’s no need to wait until Tuesday, Nov. 6. Voters around the city can get to the polls early (if not often) this month to fulfill their civic duty in the state and federal elections.
According to Secretary of State Bill Galvin, less than... Read more
On Wednesday morning, Mayor Walsh laid out a strategy for protecting the city’s waterfront communities— including Dorchester— from major flooding events and the longer-term impacts of rising sea levels.
“We’re not just planning for the next... Read more
A report published this week by researchers at Harvard’s JFK School of Government should prompt policy makers at City Hall— and all citizens of the city of Boston— to think about the manner by which we enroll students into our exam schools.
The... Read more
In a memo sent to the UMass Boston community on Tuesday, interim Chancellor... Read more
Our governor, Charlie Baker, tells us that he sat out the presidential election in 2016. He blanked the top of the ballot rather than vote for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. He also skipped Trump’s lightly attended inauguration in January 2017... Read more