Next Tuesday’s election to choose the two finalists for mayor of Boston – and eight finalists for City Council-at-Large – is likely to be one to remember. At this writing, five days ahead of the balloting, there is no clear consensus on the likely... Read more

Wednesday morning marked the 12th anniversary of September 11.

Each year, the memories of those harrowing hours and days slip a bit further into the recesses of history. They will always be represented on video and through the digital records of... Read more

President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry have each made a strong case for the use of US military force to penalize the Syrian regime for its flagrant use of chemical weapons to kill more than 1,000 people earlier this month.

The United... Read more

The race to succeed Tom Menino as Boston’s next mayor is coming down to the wire. Recent polls indicate that as many as one-third of the city’s voters remain undecided about whom they will vote for in the Sept. 24 preliminary election.

That’s... Read more

Many interesting policy issues have been brought to light via the answers on the questionnaires that the Reporter sent last month to the mayoral candidates, and that information will be made available in full in the coming days. One of the questions we... Read more

It escaped the immediate attention of the daily press in Boston this week, but Tuesday’s nomination of Dan Cullinane by Democratic voters in the 12th Suffolk District certainly merits more than a glancing look from the city’s political class. The 28-... Read more

The mayor’s race has rekindled the debate over whether a resort-style casino belongs in the city of Boston. Like candidate Bill Walczak, we are inherently suspect of such a proposition in the first place because the idea of siting such a venture in the... Read more

This week’s lead story about an apparently aborted City Hall proposal to build a Public Works yard on a key parcel next to the Uphams... Read more

Last Sunday, the pastor of St. Brendan Parish, Rev. John Connolly, told parishioners that he will leave Dorchester next month to become the administrator of St. John Chrysostom in West Roxbury. Father Connolly will assume his new duties on Labor Day... Read more

Fr. Sean Connor was on the altar at St. Ann’s in Neponset on Sunday— a few weeks earlier than expected. The 46-year-old pastor had surgery on his neck earlier in June and, while it’s healing well enough, he was supposed to spend most of this month... Read more