Editorials

President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night will not long be remembered for what he — or his political adversaries — had to say. Like most such speeches, it was a laundry-list of objectives both lofty and well worn.

But what... Read more

Let’s be up front about this: The Reporter is hardly a mouthpiece for the Menino administration. We have sharp differences with the mayor and his team, particularly over their hard-to-pin-down policy on the city’s libraries.

But there are plenty... Read more

Persons of a certain age will recall how, back in the 1960s, we often would recoil at the latest news of blood and mayhem. It was a decade of assassins and murdered American leaders: John Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Bobby Kennedy.

Those... Read more

The sands shifted mightily beneath the neighborhoods’ landscape in 2010— with institutional changes that will likely have far-reaching ramifications. The frightening drumbeat of murder and mayhem picked up pace in troubling fashion. And, activists... Read more

It did not unfold the way many of us would have liked, but President Obama and Congress succeeded this week in pushing through two critically important bills: The first repeals the disgraceful practice of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in our military; the... Read more

The comprehensive report about Dorchester Avenue published last week in these pages has engendered some thoughtful discussions about what steps could be taken to improve conditions on Dot Ave.

The “re-imagining” project is the work of Katarzyna... Read more

Monday’s family-friendly, Dorchester-themed Christmas celebration at the Strand Theatre hit all the right notes. The event was staged by the Boston Classical Orchestra, whose executive director, Sean Roberts, lives on Jones Hill and has taken a special... Read more

A Reporter story published last month after a multi-week probe into the operation of so-called sober homes in the city raises important policy... Read more

Ed Davis, the commissioner of the Boston Police Department, said last Friday that his command staff will investigate how the body of a 19-year-old murder victim was... Read more

Ed Davis, the commissioner of the Boston Police Department, said last Friday that his command staff will investigate how the body of a 19-year-old murder victim was left undiscovered in a Mascot Street driveway for more than two days following a... Read more

There was a flap in the politico/media world last week when it was learned that a national cable TV commentator had made a financial contribution to a Democratic candidate whom he had mentioned that night on his program.

No, not Sean Hannity, a... Read more

In 1972, a conservative tide was sweeping the country and the Republicans were in power. The Republican who was re-elected that year as vice president —one Spiro T. Agnew— would later be charged with accepting bribes when he was governor of Maryland... Read more

As we head into the final days of campaign 2010, the Reporter endorses the following candidates:

• Governor Deval Patrick — As we wrote in a more expansive... Read more

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