Jackson Square is well outside of the Reporterâ€™s coverage area, but a controversy that has developed there involving a city-appointed community advisory committee (CAC) and the weekly community newspaper, the Jamaica Plain Gazette, has raised a... Read more
Monday night, as the rain moved in from the south west and the early spring day turned from dry and windy into damp and blustery, Jim Keefe sat with his wife and a few friends at a table at Tavolo restaurant at Ashmont, picking at a plate of pasta,... Read more
â€œHow much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?â€ That perplexing question came to mind this week with the discovery that thereâ€™s a new critter living in the neighborhood.
On the way out of the house on Monday... Read more
With some $8.7 billion in federal stimulus funds earmarked for Massachusetts, thereâ€™s an interesting political debate being played out in the Massachusetts State House over one element of disbursing those funds.
Governor Deval Patrick has... Read more
There were just a handful of Bostonians on hand on Tuesday night in the East Room of the White House, as President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill hosted a St. Patrick's evening reception for the... Read more
Our community soon will be the beneficiary of a huge foundation grant that will help local families well into the future. The Salvation Army has received a commitment to construct a massive, 6.5 acre, $115 million community center on Dudley Street,... Read more
In his speech this week before Congress, President Obama described a pathway to emerging from our current economic woes. In his first weeks in office, the president has systematically engaged in the business of governing &endash; making proposals,... Read more
Hopes for a planned Salvation Army project to build a $115 million, 6.5-acre community center on Dudley Street in Uphams Corner seemed to brighten this week with the news that a new funding opportunity has emerged to help finance the project.
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The City's Office of Neighborhood Development (DND) rolled out a new program this week designed to assist small businesses and non-profits in reducing the cost of their utility bills.
Dubbed "Boston Buying Power," the program creates a City of... Read more
In these early weeks of the new Obama administration, the president and his team have made a few missteps while recruiting managers and staff for the executive branch. Obama offered an insight into the new openness of his presidency by appearing on... Read more
From, 'Letter from a Birmingham Jail,' by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., April 16, 1963:
"We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly, I have never yet... Read more
Newsnote from the Associated Press: Congress members in 2009 will receive salaries of $174,000, a boost of $4,700 over the salary they have had since January 2008.
That 2.7 percent increase is mirrored by similar raises for associate justices of... Read more