Topics by Adam Reilly
The New England Revolution Academy and similar programs run by other teams in Major League Soccer represent a seismic shift in the way American's approach the world’s most popular game.
With the long-awaited MBTA Green Line extension coming to Somerville, its mayor sees an opportunity to push for changes to areas such as Union Square, slated for more housing, green space, and traffic improvements.
Meg Kiley loads the Lovin' Spoonfuls truck with goods bound for the trash. The mission: to save good food before it’s thrown out, and get it to people who might otherwise go hungry.
Boston is striving to make itself a safer place for cyclists, but Sunday's bike fatality in Kenmore Square is offering a tragic reminder that despite the city’s efforts, cycling in here can be risky.
With accused bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev finally apprehended last Friday, Watertown residents are trying to put last week behind them. They're finding that it’s not so easy to do. (Photo: Adam Reilly)
The woman accusing Dorchester state representative Carlos Henriquez of domestic assault and kidnapping has spoken out for the first time.
As Democrats hammer the private financial practices of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Boston is becoming a favorite staging ground for their attacks.
In a lengthy and occasionally combative appearance, the embattled congressman denied relatives' accusations that he knew all about their illegal gambling operation.
Republican U.S. House candidates Sean Bielat and Elizabeth Childs are accusing each other of really being a Democrat — and there's some basis to the claims.
Senator Scott Brown's wife, television reporter Gail Huff, stars in two new campaign ads for her husband. Huff doesn't see a conflict of interest. Can the spouse of a political candidate be a working journalist?
After the approval of a $95 million project, Dudley Square will soon have a hotel, restaurants and residencies. But in Roxbury, this transformation has been met with an equal fill of both excitement and hesitation.
In her race for U.S. Senate, Elizabeth Warren has agreed to a third televised debate hosted by the Boston Media Consortium, which includes WGBH News.
A web exclusive: Elizabeth Warren talks to WGBH's Adam Reilly about the next steps for her Senate campaign, and reaches out to vanquished rival Marisa DeFranco.
As the Democratic nominating convention gets underway in Springfield, everyone's buzzing over whether candidate Marisa DeFranco will get on the fall primary ballot.
The former senator, NBA star and presidential candidate says that to fix the broken American political system, we need a constitutional amendment restricting the role of money in politics.
A federal program aimed at identifying undocumented immigrants is now in effect — but that doesn't mean the debate is done.
Now in the hands of state lawmakers: an online petition with over 200,000 signatures demanding an end to electric shock treatment at the Judge Rotenberg Center.
Police are promising to crack down on drug dealing as residents talked about the dangers they see in their neighborhood.
At daybreak they gathered (with some difficulty), the freedom-fighters, meowing "don't leash us in!" But their opponents were also fighting for freedom — to keep troublesome cats off their property.
Mayor Tom Menino is introducing an ambitious program to get residents to collectively drop 1 million pounds in the next year. But will it fly?
Is Elizabeth Warren an elitist? Is Scott Brown Everyman? The competitors are fighting to be the people's choice.
This fall, Bay State voters will likely be asked to weigh in on the so-called Death with Dignity Act. Heather Clish’s father ended his life in Oregon using a similar law. She shared her family's experience with Greater Boston.
Former state Treasurer Tim Cahill pleaded not guilty to charges that he used public funds to advance his own career.
Despite Gov. Deval Patrick's opposition, several lawmakers are backing a self-defense bill that's similar to the Florida law at the center of the Trayvon Martin shooting.
Some residents of Lawrence are outraged over a magazine article they claim painted their city in an unflattering light.
Boeing's fuel-efficient Dreamliner 787 is making nonstop Boston-to-Tokyo air travel feasible for the first time.
Boston is considering changing its codes to foster urban agriculture. It could bring everything from rooftop gardens to beehives to chicken coops to the city’s neighborhoods. But some pioneers have already dug in.
So far the debate over the proposed casino at Suffolk Downs has been pretty quiet. But with the Foxboro idea going nowhere, that may be about to change.
The renowned economist, former presidential advisor and former Harvard University president has a sunny prediction for the U.S. economy.
Boston officials met Monday with dozens of Chinatown residents forced to evacuate an unsafe building last week.
The Boston archdiocese's secretary for social services said the White House needs to respect the church's core values.
Among the highlights from the governor's interview on "Greater Boston": why he doesn't like the idea of people seeing his itemized cell phone records and what he wants in a "three-strikes" law.
Republican Sean Bielat may be tangling with Joseph P. Kennedy III for Congress. Is the Democrat a shoo-in? Bielat told WGBH News, "We wouldn't be having this conversation if his last name weren't Kennedy."
No matter that Democratic Senate frontrunner Elizabeth Warren's campaign chest neared $9 million at the end of 2011: immigration lawyer Marisa DeFranco still thinks she can win the nomination.
In an exclusive WGBH News interview, state treasurer Steven Grossman hinted that Lt. Gov. Tim Murray owes the public more information about his early-November crash.
Tarek Mehanna, his brother said, brought the same passion and scholarship to the study of Islam and Arabic that he'd brought to all his previous interests — and that's why he translated those videos.
This year, the voters in the Republican hotbed of Salem, N.H. seem unexcited about their options for next month's primary.
Wayland State Rep. Tom Conroy called Elizabeth Warren "a very strong candidate" in the race for Senate — a race he left on Dec. 12.
ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
With the N.H. primary just around the corner, how much of a threat does Newt Gingrich’s recent surge in the polls pose to Mitt Romney’s presidential hopes? Adam Reilly of WGBH's "Greater Boston" went north to find out.
Norwood business owners don't have a problem with working hard. It can be dispiriting, though, to feel like you're running as fast as you can just to stay in place.
An investigative report on how big utility companies are pulling the plug on competition in Massachusetts.
As Occupy Providence starts its own park protest, the activists of Occupy Boston learn what it takes to live in their city-within-a-city—come rain or shine.
The New England Center for Investigative Reporting and Greater Boston look at the use of Civilian Flag Wavers and whether using them at construction sites in lieu of police details really saves the state money.
In theory at least, ticket scalping is illegal here in Massachusetts. But in reality it's widely accepted. Now a proposed law would give scalpers free rein.
In May 2010, some tough investigative reporting by The Boston Globe revealed that the Mass. Probation Dept. was a patronage haven — packed with unqualified employees who had received their jobs thanks to support from powerful politicians. Now that scandal is heading to the courts.
At a barbecue at Roxbury's Islamic Cultural Center, WGBH's Adam Reilly speaks with Boston-area Muslims about how they feel they're perceived here, 10 years after Sept. 11.
After nearly two centuries of existence, Union Oyster House has its own unique body of lore: From JFK’s favorite booth to a plaque honoring Boston’s first female waitress. And as the restaurant prepares to celebrates its 185th anniversary Wednesday, business is still brisk.
WHERE WE LIVE: SPRINGFIELD
Just over a month after tornadoes ravaged Springfield, Monson and other nearby communitites in Western Massachusetts, the story here isn’t ruin. It's recovery.
From the outset his criminal career, James "Whitey" Bulger was boosted by his image as a gentleman gangster. That image has taken a hit in recent years, but even after the mobster's arrest, the Bulger mystique remains alive and well for some people.
Rep. Anthony Weiner on Monday admitted to having online dalliances with several women. Some say it's not adultery if it only happens online — but the people we asked around Boston didn't think the virtual nature of Weiner's transgressions should let him off the hook.
GREATER BOSTON VIDEO
Critics pounced on Sarah Palin's comment that Paul Revere "warned the British" about the American uprising during the Revolutionary War. But the former Alaska governor insists her version of history is accurate. We asked a Harvard history professor to sort myth from reality.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney made it official yesterday: He's running for president. He made the announcment in New Hampshire, a state where he's considered the frontrunner for the GOP primary — but does he have it on lock?
Carson Beach was the scene of a tense standoff between hundreds of youth and law enforcement officials after a fight drew a large crowd. But it's unclear exactly what happened, and whether gangs are involved.
Gov. Deval Patrick told prosecutors ex-House Speaker Sal DiMasi repeatedly reminded him about the importance of a software contract that would eventually go to Cognos, the company DiMasi is accused of steering government contracts toward in exchange for kickbacks.
A new study conducted by professors at Tufts University and Harvard Business School says whites think anti-white bias is on the rise. But an unscientific trip to downtown Boston doesn't yield the same results.
Both of Massachusetts' senators are voicing opposition to a proposal in Congress that would turn Medicare into a privatized, voucher-based system.
WHERE WE LIVE: NEWTON
Newton Mayor Setti Warren declared his 2012 Senate candidacy on Tuesday -- but his bid is getting a chilly receptiion in his hometown.
The long-awaited trial of former House Speaker Sal DiMasi on federal corruption charges started Thursday. Based on the opening statements, it won't disappoint in terms of drama or political intrigue.
CRITICAL MASS: ADAM REILLY ON POLITICS
Massachusetts Democrats are doing everything they can to tie the healthcare albatross around Mitt Romney’s neck, as the former governor takes steps toward a 2012 presidential run.
WHERE WE LIVE
The people who live and work in Lynn say the city doesn’t get the respect it deserves. And despite the recession, they’ve got ambitious plans for the future.
CRITICAL MASS: ADAM REILLY ON POLITICS
There was a big media crowd at Governor Patrick's press availability this morning, and it's safe to say that most of us thought things might get testy after the Patrick Administration took some hits in the media this week. But there were no fireworks. The governor did, well, great.
With the New Hampshire presidential primary less than a year away, Manchester should be bustling. But right now, it’s relatively quiet. Would-be nominees have been reluctant to dive in — and the Granite State is getting restless.
A key co-defendant in the federal corruption case against former Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi is pleading guilty — and joining forces with the government. That could make things harder for DiMasi's defense.
CRITICAL MASS: ADAM REILLY ON POLITICS
The buzz around Sen. Scott Brown's new memoir began when he announced during a 60 Minutes interview that he'd been sexually abused as a child. About 70 people lined up to get copies of the book signed by Brown in Boston that day -- and some were still trying to work out what to make of that news.
CRITICAL MASS: ADAM REILLY ON POLITICS
Calls are mounting for the Governor's Council to be eliminated, because many think it's an antequated, do-nothing body. So it may not be a coincidence that the Council has been making life more difficult for Gov. Deval Patrick.
You'd expect the closure of two state prisons to be big news, but the possibility leaked in Wednesday in remarkably low-key fashion. After the governor's press conference on his 2012 budget, Administration and Finance Secretary Jay Gonzalez mentioned two coming prison shut-downs.
The town of South Hadley is still struggling to come to terms with the death of Phoebe Prince, who took her own life one year ago Friday.
Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg is TIME's 2010 person of the year. Although the 26-year-old created Facebook in Harvard Square, many locals don't think he was the right pick.
The Boston City Council voted 11-1 to expel Chuck Turner, ending his 10-year career there. Last month, Turner was convicted of federal bribery charges.
Patrick is defending the right of elected officials to recommend people for jobs in state government -- even though that practice is at the center of the Probation Department controversy.
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino is out-of-commission Tuesday following a skin infection that developed while he was traveling in Italy.
The New England Mobile Book Fair -- which is neither mobile nor a fair -- is up for sale, and its loyal customers are worried an ownership change could threaten a quirkiness that has taken 50 years to develop.
When you've got a bunch of big races that feel competitive, and you don't win any of them, disappointment is a natural reaction. Still, recent history suggests that the Mass. GOP's State House gains are actually pretty impressive.