The Obama Administration has stumbled badly with its Justice Department’s overzealous and heavy-handed seizure of telephone records of Associated Press (AP) reporters and editors. The president should step in to personally apologize for his attorney... Read more

Three weeks after the Marathon bombing — with our grief still raw from the highly-personal assault on our community— the debate now rages over what to do with the remains of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, suspected “Bomber #1.” In our view, the United States... Read more

For well over a century, generations of Dorchester kids and teens have come through the doors at the old municipal building on Columbia Road. Since 1978, the top three floors — including the classic, penthouse basketball gymnasium— have been occupied... Read more

Tuesday night— election night— was stressful enough for all of the good people involved in the contest for the First Suffolk District State Senate seat. It was... Read more

The question has been posed dozens of times in the last week from media who descended on our neighborhood from all over the world: What is it about the Richard family —and their Ashmont-Adams community —that is so special?

The truth is that the... Read more

Mayor Menino’s FY14 budget plan— unveiled this week— includes important line items that impact Uphams Corner’s Strand Theatre. The mayor proposes an additional $1.2 million to complete renovations to the city-owned facility on Columbia Road. The Strand... Read more

“The flowers of the earth have risen;
They are singing their Easter song.
Up the valleys and over the hillsides,
They come as unnumbered throng.”
“Nature’s Easter Music” by Lucy Larcom... Read more

The city of Boston this week announced that street sweeping— and the related no-parking regulations that go with the cleaning— will go back into effect beginning this Sunday, April 1. Importantly, the city has changed the schedule of sweeping days to... Read more

In the mid-1990s, a group of community activists began a three-year effort— in conjunction with the state’s Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) — to re-imagine Morrissey Boulevard. The result of their work was a 1998 report that proposed an... Read more

There’s a lot of chatter and news in the press— including this newspaper this week — about a certain parade that’s coming up. We think it’s a good time turn our focus to the annual parade that matters most to our community: the Dorchester Day Parade,... Read more

The mayorally appointed task force charged with coming up with a new system for assigning students to the city’s schools has finished its work. The External Advisory Committee (EAC) came to a broad consensus that a new system designed to give families... Read more

There’s an effort afoot in Fields Corner that promises to improve public safety and quality of life in that part of Dorchester. And it could very well be a model for similar efforts elsewhere in our neighborhoods.

Led by two exisiting non-profit... Read more