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UPDATE -- Ashmont Moon Mystery: What about fried turkeys, now?

UPDATE -- Ashmont Moon Mystery: What about fried turkeys, now?


Peabody Square's Sleeping Moon (which snoozes on the plaza outside the Ashmont T station in Dorchester) is no stranger to festive adornment. The Santa hat...
By Shaula Clark  |  January 08, 2011

Why the Banner didn't endorse for mayor


Back in July, when Boston Mayor Tom Menino arranged a $200,000 loan that allowed the endangered Bay State Banner to resume publication, Globe columnist Adrian...
By Adam Reilly  |  September 29, 2009
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Six for the seat

Over the next few months, as candidates for the US Senate travel the state, you're likely to hear them say again and again that nobody can ever truly replace Ted Kennedy. That's the truth. But what does the state want next, after such a legendary, la
After a tumultuous week, these half dozen are still in the mix for Kennedy's seat.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 18, 2009
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Blackballed

Turner might want to avoid hitching his fortunes to those of such utterly disreputable pols as former DC mayor Marion Barry, ex-Newark mayor Sharpe James, and Dianne Wilkerson.
If Chuck Turner is innocent, why is he aligning himself with a coterie of disreputable African-American leaders?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 04, 2009
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Start Snitching

There's a new theater in the multilateral conflict spurred by bribery charges leveled against former state senator Dianne Wilkerson.
Wilkerson, Murray, and just about everyone else forever hold their peace
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 07, 2009

Globe redesign: what say you?


My initial thoughts: --"g" actually looks good, notwithstanding some uninspired cover art. There's plenty of editorial heft inside, and the "Parting Shot" feature on the...
By Adam Reilly  |  October 24, 2008


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Unkindest cut?

There’s probably no good way to learn that your employer wants you to do the same amount of work for less money. But the manner in which the editorial staff of the Boston Globe made this discovery was especially awkward.
How a proposed pay cut surprised the Globe newsroom — and why it might actually happen
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 09, 2008
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Master of Hub hits

Greater Boston has witnessed a shocking amount of drama in the new year.

Meet Adam Gaffin, Boston’s reigning Web czar


By ADAM REILLY  |  March 05, 2008
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Savage love

First things first: congratulations to Globe reporter Charlie Savage on a much-deserved Pulitzer Prize.
What we talk about when we talk about the Globe’s Pulitzer
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 18, 2007
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Media Moses

Bruce Wall is blessed with a talent for publicity.
What's behind Pastor Bruce Wall's nose for news?
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 11, 2007
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Top-cop shopping

It’s been three months since former commissioner Kathleen O’Toole announced she was leaving the Boston Police Department, and only one bit of information has been confirmed: Mayor Thomas Menino isn’t making the mistake of rushing to name her replacement.
Has Menino already decided on the next police commissioner? And if so, why won’t he name him or her till November?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 15, 2006


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Globe-al anxiety

There were more lumps of coal than holiday cheer at 135 Morrissey Boulevard this Christmas season.
The Boston Globe is going through its biggest shake-up in 30 years. What will it mean for the paper, the editor, the remaining staff, and the city itself?
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  January 14, 2006