Steve Murphy— Boston’s City Council president— has ruffled some feathers in City Hall in recent days by suggesting that he and his council colleagues should have a more direct role in resolving two critically important developments before city... Read more

Tim Thomas is a great goaltender and we’re glad he has played for the Bruins in recent years. But his decision to skip a team visit to the White House on Monday was ungracious and selfish.

Cory Schneider, the former BC Eagle from Marblehead... Read more

The Calf Pasture Pumping Station on Columbia Point is an important building that has languished too long without restoration. It’s big news, then, that the city of Boston— through the Water and Sewer Commission— has agreed to turn ownership of the... Read more

In his State of the City address on Tuesday night, Mayor Menino pledged to “radically” change the Boston Public Schools’ much-maligned school assignment... Read more

The new year has arrived mercifully on the weather front at least. There has barely been a snowflake in the sky since October and even though the arctic chill has arrived this week, it beats the heavy white stuff any day.

But the turn of the... Read more

As 2011 nears the end, financial planners recommend that you look for ways to reduce your tax obligations for the year. For most non-profit organizations, the deadline that rolls around on New Year’s Eve is a target date for individuals to make a tax-... Read more

The staff of the Reporter extends Christmas and holiday greetings to our readers and advertisers. We are privileged to have your support and encouragement throughout the years as we try to bring you the best coverage possible about the communities we... Read more

There was disappointment but not despair last week when news broke that the Neponset Greenway expansion project planned by the state’s Dept. of Conservation and Recreation did not win a $10 million federal grant. The funding would have fast-tracked the... Read more

Several levels of city government have swung into action this week to confront a “problem property” on Savin Hill Avenue that has become a real menace in recent years, according to neighbors and police reports. City officials have not yet opted to fine... Read more

As work progresses in expanding the Fairmount commuter rail line, more federal money is being released to help local authorities and community development corporations capitalize on the new or improved transit hubs. This week, state officials huddled... Read more

State lawmakers and the governor are poised to fix the unfortunate timing of next year’s state primary election, which has been scheduled for Sept. 6. The date is a problem because that’s also the day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte... Read more

Two separate incidents — one in Savin Hill, and another near Franklin Park— have the neighborhood on edge this week mainly because of the brazen, callous nature of the crimes themselves.

On Monday, a woman was sexually assaulted in broad... Read more

The new casino law — signed by Governor Patrick on Tuesday— contains a key provision that will give the Boston City Council an important say in the siting of any future gambling complex within our city limits. The council can and should use this... Read more