Meghan E. Irons

Meghan E. Irons is a veteran journalist at the Boston Globe, covering a range of topics that touch on how culture, politics, and social issues intersect with every day life. She was a member of the award-winning project 68 Blocks, has explored the diverse communities in Boston, and currently serves as the City Hall Bureau chief, where she has been focusing on administration of Mayor J. Walsh.

Prior to the Globe, Meghan worked at The Providence Journal, The Baltimore Sun and the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette in Indiana. She was raised in Dorchester and Mattapan, and currently lives in Hyde Park.

Latest stories

Teachers push for more student services at rally

By , Globe Staff

The Boston Teachers Union rallied outside of School Department headquarters, demanding additional school nurses, guidance counselors, and psychologists to improve help for vulnerable students.

No progress in the achievement gap in 50 years, new study says

By , Globe Staff

Harvard and Stanford researchers say disadvantaged students are still three to four years behind their affluent peers.

Boston city councilor renews push for 13th optional year of school

By , Globe Staff

Michael Flaherty said the extra year would help make students more competitive for college and for jobs.

Dorchester shooting victim was UMass Boston assistant basketball coach, officials say

By and Max Reyes , Globe Staff | Globe Correspondent

A man found shot to death inside a converted garage at a Dorchester home early Saturday morning was a former assistant men’s basketball coach at UMass Boston, officials said.