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The Last Weed Defendant

John Rockett was cruising to Twin River Casino in Rhode Island when an Attleboro cop stopped his dark blue Dodge Caravan for having one headlight out.
Why is John Rockett still in court for holding half an ounce?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 17, 2010

Chaos Theory

In less than two weeks, when Massachusetts voters elect Martha Coakley to the US Senate — let's not pretend that Republican state senator Scott Brown has any chance of pulling off the monumental upset — they will trigger a massive domino effect that has
2010 might be the year Massachusetts politics undergoes an unprecedented reshuffling.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 08, 2010

Springing ahead

When I asked Chris Daltry just where exactly his acclaimed quintet the 'mericans had been hiding out, the founding father of the rootsy rockers was quick to deflect any insinuation that the Providence group had been slacking.
The 'mericans are comin' back 'round
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 24, 2009

Judge Dread

A few hours after the Massachusetts SJC upheld his 2005 triumph in a libel case against the Boston Herald , Superior Court judge Ernest Murphy waxed dramatic.
The SJC’s libel ruling won’t cripple the media — but it could seriously hurt the Herald
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 09, 2007

Casa D. slate storms the primary

While P&J do not see eye to eye with most of Bob “Cool Moose” Healey’s libertarian leanings, he is a truly thoughtful contributor to the body politic.
Chafee, Roberts, and de Ramel get the nod  
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  September 06, 2006

Just checking — on you

We must have missed it when Alberto Gonzales was named honorary chief of our staties.
The RI state police seek a scary level of intrusion
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  June 13, 2006


The criminologist has no clothes

As she sets her sights on promotion, Kerry Healey has resurrected and even expanded her grandiose claims to criminal-justice expertise originally made during her 2002 campaign for lieutenant governor.
How do we know Kerry Healey is a criminal-justice expert? Because she says so.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 08, 2006