News Item: “A video showing Seattle police officers stomping on a man’s head and body and using a racial epithet has prompted an internal investigation by authorities and disgust from the mayor.
One of the officers involved, a 15-year veteran,... Read more

Credit where credit is due.

Last week, on the street outside my home in Lower Mills, there appeared an indentation in the pavement. It’s been more than a decade since the street was repaved, and the heavy traffic has taken a toll on our... Read more

A large group of Bostonians of Irish heritage, chaired by Winnie Henry of Milton and Pat “Doc” Walsh of Dorchester, have gathered to raise funds to support relief efforts for Haitian children orphaned by the January 12 earthquake in Haiti.

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It’s time for Mayor Menino and his administration to stop their divisive and ill-conceived push to close public libraries —including the one in Dorchester Lower Mills. Menino should formally withdraw his library board’s recommendation to close the four... Read more

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were... Read more

The public debate over the future of the branch libraries took a Darwinian turn yesterday morning when BPL Trustees chairman Jeffrey Rudman revealed he couldn’t possibly consider closing branches in Uphams Corner and Egleston Square, claiming they “... Read more

What a difference two years can make.

It was the spring of 2008 when a special consultant working for Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley released a study that painted a dismal future for Dorchester’s Carney Hospital.

Now just... Read more

At long last, relief is here; let us be glad

How many of you earn that amount in a year?
Not I, says the teacher. Nor I, says the letter carrier. Nor I, says the clerk at the corner store. Certainly not I,... Read more


How many of you earn that amount in a year?

Not I, says the teacher. Nor I, says the letter carrier. Nor I, says the clerk at the corner store. Certainly not I, says the senior citizen living on Social Security.

$88,200.... Read more

The month’s heavy rainfall has set a lot of folks to thinking maybe there really is something to this business of climate change after all. It seems like only yesterday we were thinking, hey, the Boston winter season this year really wasn’t too hard to... Read more

Ireland’s great Famine, also known as the Great Hunger (An Gorta Mór) took place in the middle of the 19th century, caused by a blight on the potato crop in the Emerald Isle. Beginning with the harvest of 1846, and lasting for five years, the fungus... Read more

The story of the dramatic turnaround in the fiscal health of Dorchester’s Carney Hospital is truly a remarkable one.

It was just thirty months ago that Attorney General  Martha Coakley conducted an investigation of the hospital and its  parent... Read more

The news this week that Rep. Marie St. Fleur has decided not to seek reelection this fall is not good news for the community. In her ten years in office, she has been a stellar advocate for the people of her district, for the broader Dorchester and... Read more

Last Sunday, at St. Gregory’s church, the pastor, Father Vin Dailey, spoke in his homily about the start of the season of Lent, which began yesterday with the observance of Ash Wednesday.
The young priest has been an inspiration to many in his... Read more

The weather prognosticators were agog this week with their predictions of the modest snowstorm that arrived here Wednesday afternoon.

All week long, these highly trained meteorologists and their anchor-people partners in the media have been... Read more