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

The Great Divide

Dead mice, crumbling concrete: Education reform won’t fix the sorry state of some schools

By and , Globe Staff

Even as local officials celebrate passage of a law that will dramatically increase spending on students, they must face a sobering truth: The extra money will probably do little to address tumbledown schools.

The Great Divide

‘My guidance counselor didn’t do any of this’: How school counselors’ roles have evolved

By , Globe Staff

Once focused largely on helping students prepare for college and careers, counselors have seen their portfolios expand to encompass a host of new responsibilities for students’ social and emotional well-being.

Head of local Urban League to step down

By , Globe Staff

After nearly two decades at the helm, Darnell Williams, executive director of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, is stepping down at the end of September, officials at the organization said.

Immigration has transformed Greater Boston over the last three decades

By , Globe Staff

New research shows Boston and the city’s suburbs have become significantly more diverse since 1990, in large part due to an influx of thousands of immigrants.