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

BPS moves forward with a new exam school test, despite calls to suspend it because of pandemic

By , Globe Staff

Two days after the Opportunity and Achievement Gap task force unanimously to recommend suspending the exam school test this year in order to diversify Boston's most prestigious public high schools, the Boston Public Schools announced it had selected a new test vendor.

Blacks, voucher holders face egregious housing discrimination, study says

By , Globe Staff

In subtle and overt ways, Black renters experienced discrimination by real estate brokers and landlords in 71 percent of the cases tested in a Suffolk University Law School study.

City to remove controversial ‘Emancipation’ monument

By , Globe Staff

The city will take down a controversial monument depicting Abraham Lincoln standing over a formerly enslaved man after the Boston Art Commission Tuesday voted for its removal from Park Square.

‘This does not feel safe’: Some criticize newly released Mass. school safety guidelines

By and , Globe Staff

Governor Charlie Baker’s new guidelines for the start of the academic year left parents, teachers, and school officials eager for more details — and anxious about what the fall semester will hold.