In the wake of the first two presidential election events— in Iowa and New Hampshire— the clamor has begun to re-shuffle the primary election deck in the years to come. Both states, critics argue, are bereft of the kind of diversity that one might... Read more
Marcelo Suarez-Orozco spoke to a group... Read more
It has taken a full-court-press from our political delegation – and sustained pressure over many years from transit advocates – but this week finally brought concrete movement in the right direction for the Fairmount Line.
On Monday, the Fiscal... Read more
Boston’s population is growing and, by most... Read more
City Councillor Lydia Edwards of East Boston thinks that the time has come... Read more
The city of Boston is desperately trying to help low-income people stay in the city. On Tuesday, in his annual State of the City address, Mayor Martin Walsh presented an initiative that he hopes will help the cause: a first-ever city-funded rental... Read more
Cranes on the near horizon – 2020 will be the year of pile drivers and cranes as major projects— long in the planning stages— finally go into construction mode. Leading the pack will be Dot Block, the massive apartment and retail... Read more
We tend to take the “half-full” approach to measuring the contents of the year gone by— in this case, 2019. In the Dorchester context, it has been a mixed-stocking, as always. But from this vantage point, it contained more candy canes than coal. What... Read more
It’s a surreal moment for the nation.
Within days, perhaps hours, the US House of Representatives will begin impeachment proceedings against Donald J. Trump for “high crimes and misdemeanors.” He’ll be the third president impeached in the... Read more
A groundbreaking ceremony is set for next Wednesday (Dec. 18) at 2:30 p.m. at the site of the future Cote Village project in Mattapan. Work on the five-building campus, which will replace what has been a long-vacant and dilapidated car dealership on a... Read more
Preparations for the 2020 US Census are picking up steam locally. Two job fair events are planned in Dorchester next week to recruit men and women to fill various part-time positions— mainly as “enumerators,” the people who actually go door-to-door to... Read more
New compromise legislation is moving ahead on Beacon Hill that would impose hefty fines on motorists caught using handheld devices while driving. It has been difficult to ban handhelds in Massachusetts, despite the proven dangers of distracted driving... Read more
Last week’s election for Boston City Council drew about 16.5 percent of the city’s electorate to the polls. The underwhelming turnout notwithstanding, the results of the election were notable for many reasons.
Firstly, when seated in January... Read more
Morton Street station on the Fairmount Line, 2017. Chris Lovett photo
It has taken nearly three decades, but there is... Read more
There has not been much discussion about the election for Dorchester and Mattapan’s District 4 city council seat in the run-up to next Tuesday. The city council at-large contest has proven more compelling for a variety of reasons, including the fact... Read more