What are the responsibilities of a home mortgage lender to the community where it does business?
That is the fundamental question behind the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA,) a 35-year-old law designed to promote home ownership among moderate... Read more

Elizabeth Warren ran an awesome, grassroots campaign — particularly in Dorchester, where she won all but two precincts against a still-popular (in many quarters) incumbent, Scott Brown.

Many people can, and will, get credit locally, led by... Read more

Calls began coming into the Reporter offices last week from readers and advertisers with word that another newspaper that services Dorchester— the Argus-Citizen— has published its last edition. Also closing, according to several sources: The South... Read more

The City Council’s agonizing redistricting process drags on this week as it weighs several competing maps that would redraw the lines of the district seats in time for next year’s election. District 4, which covers parts of both Mattapan and Dorchester... Read more

If there are any lingering doubts that the local economy is poised for a strong bounce-back in the next few years, a quick review of the Reporter’s front pages over the last month is instructive. In particular, there is ample evidence that the... Read more

St. Gregory’s Parish in Lower Mills will begin the observation of its 150th anniversary this month with a 4 p.m. Mass on Sat., Oct. 20 — and a gala dinner to follow at Florian Hall. The sesquicentennial celebration is a milestone not only for the... Read more

The ‘uh-oh’ moment for Boston politicos in the disastrous Martha Coakley campaign of 2010 came on the Sunday morning before the special election. Even before most citizens could begin to rub the sleep out of their pre-Mass eyes, the calls started... Read more

State Rep. Martin Walsh says he’ll convene a meeting of Columbia Point and Savin Hill stakeholders and transportation officials soon to “begin the process” of redesigning a troubled intersection that also serves as the entrance to UMass Boston’s campus... Read more