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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
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
State of the State House coverage
Adam Reilly made an erroneous assumption when he bemoaned the loss of State House news coverage with the downsizing of the Boston Globe . Fortunately, Boston is still a two-newspaper town.
Letters to the Boston editor, July 10, 2009
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| July 10, 2009
Is the Massachusetts House of Representatives beyond all hope? Under Democratic leadership, the song has pretty much remained the same for the last decade and a half: an insular and out-of-touch legislature is lost in its own constricted and often petty
How House progressives have let you down — and why they'll do it again
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| June 19, 2009
Dark night of the soul
St. Petersburg's Eifman Ballet presents Eugene Onegin at the Cutler Majestic Theatre this weekend.
Boris Eifman's Eugene Onegin
| May 15, 2009
2008: Year of the Hammer
Everyone knows that boxing is a tough, cruel game, but that’s not the entire definition.
Balls and pucks
| January 02, 2008
Church of the riff
Monday night at the Middle East Downstairs, and a crowd of about 200 gathered for worship.
Pelican, Clouds, and Priestbird, Middle East Downstairs, July 23, 2007
| July 24, 2007
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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