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Pedal promise

Boston has its fair share of deserving bad reputations: the sports fans whined for some 86 years about a “curse” because the Red Sox couldn’t seal the deal; the drivers are terrible; and, thanks in no small part to those driving skills, the city’s street
The ongoing perils and recent improvements en route to a riding renaissance.
By TOM MEEK  |  May 14, 2010
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Secret Harbor

A home for the criminally insane it might not be, but the real-life Shutter Island is, like the one in the new Martin Scorsese film that hits theaters this week, a spooky and controversial land mass in Boston Harbor that is indeed off-limits to the publi
The real-life version of Scorsese's Shutter Island imports hundreds of homeless from the South End every evening; they’re among the few allowed on Boston Harbor’s isle of mystery.
By CHRISTOPHER KLEIN  |  February 19, 2010
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Photos: Boston Harbor's Long Island

Images taken on Long Island, the Boston Harbor island that inspired Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island.
Long Island, the real-life Shutter Island
By CHRISTOPHER KLEIN  |  February 19, 2010
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Aftershock

From the second that the Richter scale registered at 7.0 in Haiti, a desperate grief rippled through Hyde Park, Dorchester, and other corners of this region, which is home to the third-largest Haitian population in America.
More than 1500 miles from the epicenter of the Haitian quake, its effects rippled through Boston's teeming Haitian community
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 22, 2010
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Haiti earthquake relief resource guide

As ever-more horrific dispatches from Haiti pour in, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the carnage. But even though Haiti requires an almost incomprehensible amount of relief aid to merely staunch the bleeding, there are myriad opport
How Bostonians can get involved
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 15, 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


Boston Public Health Commission's Top 10 Bad Romance Songs of 2009: Is pop music unhealthy?


"People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them...
By Carly Carioli  |  December 02, 2009
Boston Teens Tackle Domestic Violence, Bill O'Reilly, National Review Editor

Boston Teens Tackle Domestic Violence, Bill O'Reilly, National Review Editor


Remember the bombshell that launched from Boston’s shores last month (before we put preppy murder ba...
By Chris Faraone  |  April 24, 2009
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Biolab follies

In the beginning — way back in the fall of 2003, when the “War on Terror” was still young — the notion that anything could derail the Boston University biolab seemed absurd.
How did BU's research facility go from slam dunk to almost sunk?
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 07, 2008
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Earthquake!

Picture buildings from Southie to West Somerville reduced to rubble. Dozens of three-alarm fires all over town. Tunnels flooded with seawater.
The threat is real. It could happen here. Is the city ready?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 27, 2008