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The secret life of a Charlestown drug dealer
The next face Shane Mauss saw, though, was unmistakable. It was Johnny Hickey. A fast-talking tattooed Charlestown native with a tough brogue and checkered past, he used to sometimes work security at a comedy club Mauss used to play back in Boston
Hickey flipped for the Feds — and lived to make a movie about it
| February 04, 2011
Hustle and flow
M-Dot is live on Brookline Ave, chopping it up with nurses, businessmen, and co-eds.
Let us tell you about M-Dot — before he does
| April 30, 2010
So it unfolded on Facebook, the story of this down-on-his-luck recent graduate in possession of a bachelor’s degree in the liberal arts from a respected area school.
Out of school and out of work? Don’t enroll in a grad program just yet — adult-education coures could do (and land you) the job.
| October 16, 2009
A Tale of Two Towns
Charlestown was baptized in bloodshed. Yet this unique, fertile turf has been generally overlooked by Hollywood, which has preferred instead its old rival South Boston, the primary backdrop for Oscar winners Good Will Hunting and The Departed .
Renowned for its roguish history, Charlestown is finally getting Hollywood's attention
| September 18, 2009
Bytes of knowledge
Once upon a time, we thought it was novel to be able to buy books in our bathrobes.
Getting the most from an online education
| May 01, 2009
As Boston goes, the origin stories of superstar DJs are few and far between.
Superstar DJ/producer Armand Van Helden’s Boston story
| May 21, 2007
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