With follow-through, Boston could have a BPD that resembles the force that officials have always pretended we have.
mayor Marty Walsh
FATE OF THE CITY
What Mayor Walsh’s annual address didn’t say about global warming
UMASS BOSTON DISPATCH
TOO MANY COPS
Some thoughts about last Saturday’s counterprotest
DISPATCH FROM THE MARCH AGAINST CAGES
Prison reformers protest Baker and Walsh-endorsed corrections conference
Activists from 19 grassroots organizations marched through downtown Boston Sunday afternoon to protest the American Correctional Association (ACA), which was holding its annual conference at the Hynes Convention Center.
The ACA is one of the largest ...
RECYCLING FOLLOW-UP: THE ROAD TO ZERO
Despite a relative win for recycling workers, living wage advocates pledge to keep on fighting
WILL BOSTON SET A NEW REGIONAL PRECEDENT AND FINALLY PAY RECYCLING WORKERS A LIVING WAGE?
For the first time in the city’s history, Boston’s living wage ordinance might finally get applied to low-paid workers sorting the city’s recycling ...
THE FALL OF THE GE BOSTON DEAL, PART II
THE FALL OF THE GE BOSTON DEAL, PART I
The official narrative and the real story
Readers might feel that this should be a time for me to take a victory lap. The GE Boston deal that I criticized from the moment it was made public in January 2016 ...
BOSTON FIDDLES WHILE THE WORLD BURNS
City government continues issuing reports while UN calls for immediate action
When writing about human-induced global warming on a regular basis, it’s a good idea to pace oneself. Because it’s such a relentlessly depressing topic that highlighting it too often can backfire. Faced with an existential threat of such magnitude that ...