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The Week in Geek, August 15-23: Bad Daddies, Giant Killers, and Sparklepires


Unlike the green line blowing right by your stop while you wait in the rain, the handbasket we're in ain't exactly going express to hell....
By David Eisenberg  |  August 15, 2011
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In a rundown office, two watchdogs struggle to keep an eye on $2.4 Billion

Steps inside the entrance of 152 North Street, exposed electrical boxes dangle out of a demolished drop ceiling. Dust fills the light beams bouncing through the hallways. There's a layer of gray soot fused into the tiles of the bathroom.  
City sticklers
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 24, 2011
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Photos: 2010 Boston Urban Music Festival with Young Riot, Wiz Khalifa, and Ryan Leslie

Young Riot, Wiz Khalifa, and Ryan Leslie at the Boston Urban Music Festival
Live from the B oston Urban Music Festival at Boston City Hall Plaza, on August 7, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  August 13, 2010
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Mickey Mouse Multiculturalism

Massachusetts treasurer and independent candidate for governor Tim Cahill was off base when he accused incumbent governor Deval Patrick of "playing politics with terrorism" in the wake of Patrick's visit to the controversial Roxbury mosque maintained by
Governor Patrick's problematic Mosque visit. Plus, Bush — and the GOP — vote yes for torture
By EDITORIAL  |  June 11, 2010
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Tapped out

The freedom to vacation before wrapping up vital work is just one perk of holding statewide office.
H-2 Woes Dept.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 18, 2009
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You're all guilty!

Silverglate's thesis is as provocative as it is simple: justice has become sufficiently perverted in this nation that federal prosecutors, if they put their minds to it, could find a way to indict almost any one of us for almost anything. It is a truly r
In his new book, Three Felonies a Day , Harvey Silverglate dissects the corrupt justice practiced by federal prosecutors
By PETER KADZIS  |  September 25, 2009


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Looking for Trouble

As he does every night, the custodian is riding the red line from Mattapan to his job in Central Square, where he's supposed to start work at midnight. He watches as a group of Guardian Angels leaves the car at Fields Corner, and he confides to another
Lisa Sliwa and the Angels find it in Boston
By KEITH W. JENKINS AND PETER CANELLOS  |  September 04, 2009
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Photos: Ra Ra Riot at Best Music Poll 2009

Photos of Ra Ra Riot at  the Boston Phoenix and WFNX's annual Best Music Poll Concert on August 1, 2009 at Boston's City Hall Plaza.
Ra Ra Riot, live at Boston City Hall Plaza| August 1, 2009
By CARINA MASTROCOLA AND LUCY SHERMAN  |  August 07, 2009
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Photos: Passion Pit at Best Music Poll 2009

Photos from Passion Pit's performance at the Boston Phoenix and WFNX's annual Best Music Poll Concert on August 1, 2009 at Boston's City Hall Plaza.
Passion Pit, live at City Hall Plaza, Boston | August 1, 2009
By CARINA MASTROCOLA AND LUCY SHERMAN  |  August 07, 2009
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Photos: Metric at Best Music Poll 2009

Metric performed a rare acoustic set at the Boston Phoenix/WFNX 2009 Best Music Poll Concert, August 1, 2009 on Boston's City Hall Plaza. For video of the performance, behind-the-scenes photos, and interview audio,  visit the online Best Music Poll Conce
Metric live at Boston City Hall Plaza | August 1, 2009
By CARINA MASTROCOLA AND LUCY SHERMAN  |  August 07, 2009
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Photos: The Bravery at Best Music Poll 2009

The Bravery headlined the Boston Phoenix and WFNX's annual Best Music Poll Concert on August 1, 2009 on Boston's City Hall Plaza. Not pictured: WFNX DJ Paul Driscoll sitting in drums for a surprise Journey cover. 
The Bravery live at City Hall Plaza, Boston | August 1, 2009
By CARINA MASTROCOLA  |  August 07, 2009


The Confident Chuck Turner Gets Arraigned

The Confident Chuck Turner Gets Arraigned


I was recently on the receiving end of one of Chuck Turner’s now infamous jujitsu throws, and boy is my back killing me. Though I...
By Chris Faraone  |  December 11, 2008
Dispatch From The Delusional Chuck Turner's Latest Press Conference

Dispatch From The Delusional Chuck Turner's Latest Press Conference


 Chuck Turner didn’t call this morning’s press conference at his Dudley Square district of...
By Chris Faraone  |  November 26, 2008
Chuck Turner and Maureen Feeney vs. The Media and One Another

Chuck Turner and Maureen Feeney vs. The Media and One Another


  Anyone who believes that only Republicans detest the press should have checked the scene outside Boston City Hall today. Maybe reporters aren’t as biased...
By Chris Faraone  |  November 24, 2008

Freedom RIDErs

This article originally appeared in the August 12, 1988 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
A new civil-rights movement emerges
By SEAN FLYNN  |  August 14, 2008
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Everyday use

Two new exhibits take design — the familiar background of our daily lives — and give it immediacy in a gallery setting.
Rethinking design at the ICA, and City Hall at Pinkcomma Gallery
By DAVID EISEN  |  October 10, 2007


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Edifice complex

You’re Boston Mayor Tom Menino, preparing to address the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on a chilly morning in December 2006.
Tom Menino has already remade Boston’s skyline. Now he wants to pack up City Hall and move it to Southie. Can anyone stop him?
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 02, 2007
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Frighteningly good

Charlestown comedy team the Walsh Bros. are ready for prime time.
The Walsh Bros., Jimmy Tingle's Off Broadway, February 9, 2007
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  February 13, 2007
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Seven for seven

While coverage of the Red Sox is always excessive (except for the sweet deals they get from the politicians, but whatever), the arrival of Daisuke Matsuzaka will make things even worse than usual.
What’s news in the New Year? Plan on these stories dominating Boston’s media landscape.
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 29, 2006

The measure of a mayor

This article originally appeared in the May 2, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
What have ten years of Kevin White meant for Boston?
By TOM SHEEHAN  |  November 14, 2006
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Snapple + WFNX = commercial-free

If you were listening to WFNX this past weekend — and, really, why the hell wouldn’t you be? — you probably heard something interesting.
Sweet
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 31, 2006