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
On Monday evening, the owners of Dorchester’s newest restaurant and bar—... Read more
This Friday, Oct. 18, the Reporter’s sibling publication— the Boston Irish Reporter— will host a luncheon at the Seaport Boston Hotel. The event is called Boston Irish Honors and it’s now in its tenth year.
The Irish Reporter has been a part of... Read more
It’s one of those stories that makes you wonder aloud: What the hell were they thinking?
The Boston Globe was first to report this week on a decision by the Conservancy that owns the Rose Kennedy Greenway to change maintenance contractors. After... Read more
The fallout from the bribery scandal involving the city’s Zoning Board of Appeal continues this week. John Lynch, the former city official who admitted to accepting $50,000 in bribes from an associate to influence a ZBA member, has pled guilty to his... Read more
The fallout from the City Hall bribery scandal that erupted on Sept. 6 with the admission of guilt from former city worker John Lynch intensified this week.
Lynch, who until recently had worked in a variety of City Hall jobs starting with the... Read more
Don Rodman died last week at age 88. His close friends and family knew it was coming and were bracing for the bad news. His final moments came last Tuesday afternoon. And in the immediate aftermath, members of the board of directors of the Boys and... Read more
The scene on July 27 at 510 Gallivan Blvd. Ed Forry photo
Efforts to bring three popular Adams Corner... Read more
BALLYCONNEELY, Co. Galway, Ireland— “Bomb delivers deadly wake-up call on Brexit” was the lead headline on Tuesday in the Irish Independent.
It takes some effort to knock the All-Ireland hurling finals off the front pages of newspapers... Read more
A new report published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston offers new insights into how racial discrimination and other barriers continue to make life more difficult for families with rental assistance vouchers who are trying to find housing in... Read more