Editorials

The Kennedy Library convened a special forum on Tuesday night that drew an overflow crowd to the Stephen A. Smith room overlooking Dorchester Bay. The draw was two-fold: The evening included a screening of a new,... Read more

Robots, bio-tech and beer.

That’s the boiled down, Twitter-friendly summary of what the buyers of the Boston Globe property have in mind for the 16.5-acre Morrissey site.

Neighbors who turned out for Monday’s Columbia-Savin Hill Civic... Read more

Dorchester could be home to the city’s next medical marijuana dispensary, and unless there’s some compelling reason against the prospect that we have not yet heard, it should be.

A Colorado-based company hopes to open a facility at 50 Clapp... Read more

Using the side of the celebrated Pho Hoa restaurant on Dot Ave as its canvas, Fields Corner will soon unveil a dramatic new mural that will salute the achievements of the city’s Vietnamese community.

The artist behind the work is Ngoc-Tran Vu,... Read more

Who on earth calls Dorchester “The Chest”?

Apparently, we “locals” do— if you believe the author and publishers of a “Newcomer’s Handbook for Moving and Living in Boston.” The book— now in its eighth edition— is billed as “the #1 relocation... Read more

There are just under three weeks until the Sept. 26 preliminary election, which includes a four-person run-off for mayor of Boston. Now is the time for voters to tune in and get ready to fulfill their civic duty.

This week, the city’s Election... Read more

Amid the uproar surrounding the removal of Confederate monuments— including one that now stands boxed up on Boston’s George’s Island— it may be time for us to consider the future of Dorchester’s most prominent statue, one that depicts a figure from the... Read more

Organizers of Saturday’s overblown “free speech rally” on Boston Common got far more than they bargained for when they showed up to find tens of thousands of fired-up but mostly peaceful Bostonians and visitors intent on making a statement of their own... Read more

How should Bostonians confront Saturday’s planned assembly of “free speech” protestors on Boston Common?

Don’t. Ignore them.

Let the Boston Police— who must bear the burden of having to cordon off a protest pen and search anyone who... Read more

The UMass Building Authority (UMBA) and UMass President Martin Meehan made the right decision this week with regard to the former Bayside Expo site on Columbia Point. The authority, in issuing a Request for Information from developers, has taken the... Read more

On Wednesday, the Boston Globe editorial board published an extraordinary lament... Read more

The fallout from the June 28 fire that ravaged the Treadmark building on Dorchester Avenue continues this week. Boston Fire officials have determined that the fire’s cause was multi-dimensional— from a hot exhaust pipe positioned too closely to... Read more

A free, family-oriented festival on Saturday is the latest opportunity to celebrate the dramatic reclamation of Dorchester’s waterfront. Neponset RiverFest, organized by the Neponset River Watershed Association, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.... Read more

We don’t yet know exactly what sparked the fire that ripped through the upper floors of the Treadmark building on Dorchester Avenue last week. A Boston Fire Department investigation aimed at determining the cause remains unresolved a week later.

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The balance of the Boston Globe’s estimable staff decamped for new quarters on State Street last week, leaving behind what is now an empty building at 135 Morrissey Blvd.

Much has been published about the move— some of it nostalgic about the 59-... Read more

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