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The news out of Illinois this week that the state's Governor Rod Blagojevich has been charged with multiple counts of corruption is just one more chapter in a seemingly steady stream of public malfeasance allegations against elected officials.
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The TV weather forecasters took delight this week in reminding viewers that last Monday, Dec. 1 marks the beginning of "meteorological winter." Last weekend's driving rain, and Monday's mild temperatures may have been enough to make one think that... Read more
Last Saturday's grand dedication of the sparkling new Carruth Building on Dorchester Avenue helped to bring into focus an emerging new reality: There has been a large infusion of new residents into our neighborhoods, and it largely can be credited to... Read more
There is some encouraging news on the public safety front this week. As we report this week on Page One, official Boston Police statistics show some progress has been made in reducing violence on the streets of Dorchester and Mattapan.
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In his victory speech Tuesday night, Barack Obama told about a woman from Atlanta. "She is a lot like the millions of others who stood in line to make their voice heard in this election," he said, "except for one thing: Ann Nixon Cooper is 106 years... Read more
During her 15 years in elective office, Dianne Wilkerson has had an overwhelming number of issues that point to her malfeasance. There's a long litany of events - from federal tax evasion to misappropriating campaign funds - and each time, the senator... Read more
In the early aftermath of last month's primary election, some supporters of State Senator Dianne Wilkerson made remarks that were racially charged and deeply troubling.
Reporter correspondent Gintautas Dumcius was in the room when the senator's... Read more
Senator Barack Obama has made the right decision in his choice of longtime Delaware Senator Joseph Biden as his vice presidential running mate. Now Americans have a ticket everyone can support: The 47-year-old freshman senator from Illinois with... Read more
It was a bright, sunny June Sunday, six or seven years ago, and our community's annual parade was marching down Dot Ave. to the delight of the many neighbors who had come out to enjoy the extravaganza.
I was standing near the entrance to Dot... Read more
The oldest house in the city of Boston is a Dorchester landmark near Edward Everett Square. The historic James Blake House on Columbia Road has undergone an extensive rehabilitation to correct some deterioration to the external areas, and to correct "... Read more
The Boston City Council came under some boisterous criticism last week when Council President Maureen Feeney arranged for Boston firefighters to meet with members in an open session in the City Council chambers.
Currently, the firefighters union... Read more
In the current national contest for president, a major political issue is the maintenance of good quality, affordable health care. Whether Republican or Democratic, all the candidates have made it clear they each view the issue as a top priority, and... Read more
The blogosphere, increasingly, is becoming an important part of our daily news and information diet. These websites condense and present information from news organizations and other sources - typically, they also provide direct links to original... Read more