Have you ever seen the photo from 1976 of a white high school student who appears to be using a flag pole with an American flag on it to attack a black man in a suit? This was the searing incident for our city that came to symbolize Boston's racial... Read more
The year: 1988. The place: Richmond Street, Lower Mills. Three or four adolescent girls (these days, we'd have been called "tweens") discovered a phenomenon that would more or less define the next few years of our lives: a boy band known as the New... Read more
The state's high court on Tuesday reversed a lower court decision to suppress evidence of illicit firearms in what officers initially thought was a case of illegal drug use.
The case stems back to the summer of 2004, when Boston Police officers... Read more
A St. Patrick's Day breakfast at C.F. Donovan's restaurant on Savin Hill Ave. last Saturday raised more than $10,000 for the Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta food pantry. Shown above, l-r, are Arthur Donovan, proprietor of C.F. Donovan's restaurant... Read more
I really don't care about Roger Clemens. I couldn't care less about allegations that he and his wife used steroids. That story shows up way down on the negative side of my care-o-meter, believe it or not. My question is, "Why does the United States... Read more
With more than 18,000 employees, the City of Boston is one of the largest employers in the state. But on any given day, we have several part-time and full-time positions that need to be filled. The City of Boston strives to hire diverse individuals who... Read more
You know who your friends are when they pass your foxhole test. Your foxhole is the place where you engage in the battles of life and these people are right beside you holding the flank, never leaving. Even though in moments of madness you may have... Read more
When bargaining began between the city of Boston and its firefighters over a year and a half ago, the union made it very clear that the Boston Fire Department is in desperate need of change, and that the union was committed to working with the... Read more
Many years ago I came across a fledgling non-profit group called "The Right Question Project."
Their goal was to help low-income parents secure a better education for their children. They decided the starting point was helping the parents to do... Read more
Didn't ya know the minute you heard about the victory parade plans for the New England Patriots that we were going to lose the Super Bowl?
The same way you knew in 2003 when you saw the Red Sox made Fenway Park ready for the World Series without... Read more
Clinton: Ready to lead on day one
By Maureen E. Feeney
This October, I had the rare privilege of speaking before a crowd of several thousand at Boston's historic Symphony Hall about my candidate for president, Hillary... Read more
To the Editor:
Imagine a large gathering of people from a variety of backgrounds and interests, getting together for one day to talk about how to make their world a better place. No, this isn't a campaign rally for Barack Obama. I am... Read more
This holiday season stirs starkly different emotions as the calendar turns to the year when I will be 65. As I fill out Medicare forms in advance of my 66th February 4th on this earth, I sense that my anticipation of the future and remembrance of times... Read more
The city and the fire union are currently locked in a dispute over drug and alcohol testing and other reforms that are critical for the future of the Fire Department. I am astounded by the union leaders' unwillingness to eliminate substance abuse and... Read more