Blog Archives

Obituary: Robert DeFranco; former Galway House owner

January 18, 2013
By
Robert DeFranco. (Photo Courtesy Keohane Funeral Home)

Robert DeFranco of Quincy, formerly of Roxbury, passed away Jan. 5, 2013. Beloved husband of Claire (York) DeFranco of Quincy. Loving father of Robert Y. Haley and his wife Conni of Randolph. Cherished “Papa” to Gena, Gillian and Robert D. Haley of Randolph. Brother of Mary Casey of Peabody and uncle to Sean Casey...

Read more »

Letter: Thanks to Chang-Díaz for fighting looser mercury law

January 18, 2013
By

On New Year’s Eve, in the mostly empty halls of our legislature, a pivotal struggle to protect children’s health reached its climax. A bill that would have prevented future efforts to reduce exposure to toxic mercury was stalled, thanks to the leadership of state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz and other very committed legislators. These heroes...

Read more »

Editorial: Shooting the messengers of shootings

January 18, 2013
By

Reaction to the Newtown school shooting is ripening into a classic moral panic. Society wants someone to blame, and the Obama administration is now gunning for video-game makers. That’s a direct attack on free speech that should concern all of us who rely on the First Amendment to tell you valuable truths, even if...

Read more »

Editorial: The T won’t fix itself

January 18, 2013
By

The partial restoration of Green Line service all the way to Heath Street is good news and a great effort on the part of the cash-strapped MBTA. Development on S. Huntington Avenue is booming and transit service is needed more than ever there. But the MBTA can’t always fix itself. A year after the...

Read more »

Editorial: Remembering Dr. King

January 18, 2013
By

On Jan. 21, our country officially remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a leader who changed the nation forever with his non-violent opposition to injustices done to African-Americans and—as is often forgotten—anyone who is poor. It is easy to see how far Dr. King and other Civil Rights leaders took us. Jan. 21 also...

Read more »

City declares flu crisis, offers free vaccination

January 10, 2013
By

The City of Boston has declared a public health emergency due to a severe flu epidemic sweeping the city and the nation, and is offering free vaccinations in Jamaica Plain to help stop the sometimes fatal disease. Since Oct. 1, about 700 cases of the flu have been reported to health authorities, which is...

Read more »

Obituary: Robert DeFranco; former Galway House owner

January 7, 2013
By
Obituary: Robert DeFranco; former Galway House owner

Robert DeFranco of Quincy, formerly of Roxbury, passed away Jan. 5, 2013. Beloved husband of Claire (York) DeFranco of Quincy. Loving father of Robert Y. Haley and his wife Conni of Randolph. Cherished “Papa” to Gena, Gillian and Robert D. Haley of Randolph. Brother of Mary Casey of Peabody and uncle to Sean Casey...

Read more »

Reason to Sing

January 4, 2013
By
(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) Pianist Eytan Wurman performs with the English High School chorus on Dec. 19 in a gala celebrating the revival of performing arts programs at the 144 McBride St. school.

Read more »

Winter Wonderland

January 4, 2013
By
(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) Snow blankets the trees and grounds of the Loring-Greenough House in Monument Square on Dec. 30 after a storm the previous night.

Read more »

Jesse Tree

January 4, 2013
By
(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) A “Jesse Tree” representing the Christian tradition of Advent and decorated by community members stands outside the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain at 633 Centre St. last week. The metal structure was created by JP’s Stonybrook Fine Arts.

Read more »