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Council Klout

Tito Jackson is one of the most recently elected Boston City Councilors — he won a special election in 2010 to replace Chuck Turner — but he is already the most powerful.

By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 12, 2012

Linehan's Goose Fry-ed?

I just saw something -- a small something, a mere $100 line-item -- that should have Boston City Councilor Bill Linehan a little nervous. It's...
By David S. Bernstein  |  October 01, 2011

Lee & Baker Shine In Prelims

Suzanne Lee didn't just make it to the November final, she finished first in yesterday's District 2 preliminary, 150 votes ahead of incumbent Bill Linehan....
By David S. Bernstein  |  September 28, 2011

For Mayor: Vote Flaherty + Yoon

Boston’s mayoral candidates are running campaigns that are variations on a theme.
Boston District City Council: Henriquez, Ross, ciommo, LaMattina
By EDITORIAL  |  October 30, 2009

Swan song for Southie?

South Boston is famous for producing politicians the way Detroit is known for manufacturing automobiles.
As circumstances have changed for Irish Bostonians, the political talent pool in South Boston has dried up. Plus, voting a black slate?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 24, 2009

Black History Month lands on City Hall

Members of Boston's Black Ministerial Alliance might resent New Black Panther Party soldier Jamarhl Crawford for his persistently blasting them as crooks and opportunists.
Panther Party
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 25, 2009


Deadbeat universities

No college should be allowed to cry poverty to get out of PILOT anymore.
It’s time for higher education to pay its fair share of city costs. Plus, how to improve the Boston City Council.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 14, 2007

Beware of falling scabs

Boston drivers can be excused for being a tad skittish about falling objects, after experiencing two motorist fatalities in 2006.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 22, 2007

Sweeping up

Whether by design or dumb luck, Governor Deval Patrick has managed to depoliticize the news coming from Beacon Hill.
Deval Patrick’s late appointments show a surer hand at the wheel
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 30, 2007

Global warming

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is one of those broad-based, high-minded, outfits that drive the Bush White House crazy.
Some reasons for hope. Plus, Susan Passoni for boston City Council
By EDITORIAL  |  May 09, 2007