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Mary beth Meehan documents a city’s evolution

In 2004, Providence photographer Mary Beth Meehan returned to her hometown of Brockton, Massachusetts, seeking to better understand the major racial and economic shifts it had seen over the past generation.
A changing community
By GREG COOK  |  November 30, 2012
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Interview: Chloë Sevigny

For the record, Chloë Sevigny is not dating Jersey Shore 's Pauly D.
On acting, freaks, nerd roles, the end of Big Love, and why she doesn't want to be any more famous than she is
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  January 14, 2011
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Interview: Chloë Sevigny

For the record, Chloë Sevigny is not dating Jersey Shore 's Pauly D.
On acting, freaks, nerd roles, the end of Big Love, and why she doesn't want to be any more famous than she is
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  January 14, 2011
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New edition

There’s no underground scene for pop-minded R&B. Not in Boston, and not really anyplace else.
Masspike Miles, Lisa Bello, and the little R&B scene that can
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 11, 2009
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Menino, again

At a time when Americans are racked by anxiety about the uncertain future of a weak economy, Boston voters handily returned Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to an unprecedented fifth term.
Plus: Latino gains, same-sex defeat, and a buzz for pot
By EDITORIAL  |  November 06, 2009
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What's the scam?

Back on the morning of June 7, 1982, a man walked into the New York branch of the Middle East Bank on the 25th floor of a Madison Avenue office building and tried to deposit a $2 million check. The man, a native of the United Arab Emirates, left without
Trying to bilk the Scientologists
By JIM SCHUH  |  September 25, 2009


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Photos: Demolition Derbies

Photos of demolition derbies around New England
Photos of demolition derbies and races around New England
By GREG COOK  |  August 21, 2009
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Crash for clunkers

An air horn calls the demolition derby to a halt, as firefighters dash across the Brockton Fair's muddy track and shove an extinguisher under the hood of one of the banged-up cars.
With the economy breaking down and the world spinning out of control, America looks for hope . . . in demolition derbies?
By GREG COOK  |  August 21, 2009
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Racist Fletcher, Babies, McG, MRTPQ and WTF


  Fletcher apologised this morning, sorta, for "racists" comments, we find out if the ...
By Charlie  |  May 21, 2009
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Death becomes her

Like any other 20 year olds, Megan Peterson and Mackenzie Byles chatter like hyperactive squirrels, excitedly finishing each others' sentences as though they're alien twins with melded minds.
The future of funerals is fresh-faced . . . and female
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  February 25, 2009
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This Far by Faith

Though the timing was merely coincidental, it seemed extra harsh for Governor Deval Patrick to slash funding for the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute right before Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month.
Dorchester Peace Institute fights for its life...and wins
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 17, 2008


Hit men

At least one passage in Four Kings will get George Kimball cursed out in local bars.  
George Kimball's Four Kings KO's the last golden era of boxing
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  October 02, 2008
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Unplugged

Four friends, two bands, and nine years laer, Arcadia Landing is closed for business, according to a statement posted on their MySpace page on July 25.
Arcadia Landing call it quits
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 27, 2008
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The 11th Annual Muzzle Awards

Freedom of expression may be guaranteed by the Constitution. But it’s an idea we have to fight for every day.
Silencing free speech
By DAN KENNEDY  |  June 25, 2008
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In our nature

Gohlke looks at nature not as something that we gaze on from a distance but as the often defiant or disappointing environment where we live.
Frank Gohlke at the Addison, ‘Pulp Function’ at the Worcester Center for Crafts, and ‘Expanded Sculpture 2’ at 119 Gallery
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  April 02, 2008
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Cash carousel

Even though the dollar has taken an international whupping of late, there remains at least one place where the love of the greenback remains strong: Beacon Hill.
Many things changed this year on Beacon Hill, but not the power of the almighty dollar
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 30, 2008


Violence and vegetation in Western Massachusetts

This article originally appeared in the December 12, 1972 issue of the Boston Phoenix.

On the commune


By R.D. ROSEN AND MIKE BARON  |  January 04, 2008
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Shriiimp on the Barbie

Shrimp, the edible crustaceans commonly dipped in tart, tangy cocktail sauce, don’t usually carry overtly sexual connotations.
Allston-based graffiti artists are giving new meaning to objets d’art
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  October 03, 2007
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Notes on a tragedy

Seung-Hui Cho got what he wanted: a whole nation is talking about him and his horrific killing spree on the Virginia Tech campus last week.
More than a week after the Virginia Tech massacre, we still have more questions than answers
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 25, 2007
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Three in one

Lloyd Thayer is recounting the roster of instruments he plays as we enjoy Indian food in a Central Square restaurant.
Lloyd Thayer’s trio of talents
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  February 06, 2007
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The Herald forgets about the alleged Marshfield massacre plot

Remember Toby Kerns? What about Joe Nee?
Lost Boys  
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 29, 2006


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Your desktop could be a time bomb

In Rhode Island’s sooty industrial past, the state was awash in toxic chemicals and metals.
Making computers — and disposing of them — exacts a harsh environmental cost
By TIM LEHNERT  |  November 29, 2006

Flashbacks: October 6, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Dan Peleschuk, Ian Sands, and Eva Wolchover.
The Boston Phoenix  has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966
By PHOENIX FLASHBACKS  |  October 04, 2006

Flashbacks: September 29, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Dan Peleschuk, Ian Sands, and Eva Wolchover.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By PHOENIX FLASHBACKS  |  September 27, 2006
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Kicking and screaming

Every four years, right around Labor Day, the interests of the Massachusetts Democratic Party and the Democratic candidates for governor become almost totally divergent.
How much Democratic bad blood is too much?
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 15, 2006
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Counting homicide’s toll in potential years

In 2004, homicide was just the 24th leading cause of death in Massachusetts, but ranked seventh — up two spots from 2003 — in potential years of life lost, depriving victims of a total of 8083 expected years.
Lives lost
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 26, 2006


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Healey’s pork problem

Along with cuts to big, statewide programs, the governor pulled funding for smaller, local projects earmarked for towns from Cape Cod to the Berkshires.
With his budget vetoes, Romney may have handed his potential heir an army of small-town enemies
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 19, 2006
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Decay artist

There’s something about a hometown that you just can’t shake.
Greg Mahoney's Brockton
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  June 28, 2006
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Boston Music News: June 9, 2006

The Merrimack Valley’s SHIPWRECK are the latest hardcore band to sign with Deathwish, Inc., the label owned by members of CONVERGE .
Notes on Shipwreck and Ketman
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  June 06, 2006
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The Gloucester roster

Artists have long flocked to the North Shore, drawn, no doubt, by the mesmerizing, shifty light and powerful convergence of sea, sand, and stone.
‘Enlightened View’ at Montserrat, ‘Renaming Names’ in Cambridge, and Gerald Parker’s Brockton at the Old South Meeting House  
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  May 30, 2006