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.

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New effort aims to lift city’s valedictorians

By , Globe Staff

Warren Tolman, a former candidate for governor and attorney general, is launching a program inspired by the Globe series, in an effort to further support this year’s valedictorians as they prepare for college in the fall.

Uncertainty looms over new exam schools test

By , Globe Staff

The test accounts for half of the exam schools’ admissions criteria. The other half is based on students’ grades. But with the test roughly three months away, confusion is rising over what will be on it and how to adequately prepare.

‘I didn’t come to Boston because I thought it would be easy’: Boston superintendent ends tumultuous year

By and , Globe Staff

As Brenda Cassellius enters her second year, she faces enormous hurdles made infinitely more complicated by the coronavirus and the open questioning of her managerial approach.

Principals soften critique of superintendent

By , Globe Staff

The Boston High School Heads Association and the Boston K-8 Association did not disavow the substance of the complaints they lodged in separate critiques last week. But the two groups said they regretted their feedback was leaked to the press, and sounded a conciliatory note.