The Republican nominee for president –whose name shall not be written in this space for reasons of good taste – has succeeded mightily in lathering a once-Grand Old Party with all manner of slime and shame over the last year and a half. The Republican... Read more

The essential role of neighborhood civic associations in the political and civic life of the city was unfairly portrayed and unfortunately diminished in a... Read more

William Galvin, the secretary of the Commonwealth, is once again predicting an anemic turnout for today’s state primary election. On Tuesday, as is his practice, Galvin sought to call attention to the election by inviting reporters to a news conference... Read more

Over recent years, we have reported in these pages the stories of an assortment of “urban wildlife,” the wild critters that unexpectedly have been sighted in this city neighborhood setting.

All sorts of non-domestic animals have appeared here –... Read more

Voters who live in the 12th Suffolk district have a clear choice as they head to the polls next month to elect a state representative. Incumbent Rep. Dan Cullinane, who faces two challengers in the Sept. 8 Democratic primary election, makes a strong... Read more

Citing “declining enrollment and mounting financial difficulties,” the board of Elizabeth Seton Academy voted last week to close the school, effective immediately. Frances Birmingham, the chair of the Board of Trustees, informed families about the news... Read more

Last January, Mayor Walsh announced plans to launch a planning initiative centered at Glover’s Corner, the crossroads of Dorchester Avenue and Hancock and Freeport streets. “We need to shape growth as a community, not let it shape us,” the mayor said... Read more

These are momentous days for Columbia Point and the Columbia-Savin Hill neighborhood that’s right next door. 

• The Boston Globe has a new, but still murky, agreement in place to sell its Morrissey Boulevard property to a New York-based firm.... Read more

The chairperson of the state’s Republican Party made a step in the right direction on Tuesday when she upbraided one of the party’s candidates for his venomous, anti-gay rhetoric inspired by the new leader of the national GOP, Donald Trump. The... Read more

The indictment of a second city of Boston official this week on alleged extortion charges is a troubling development for the Walsh administration... Read more