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Young activists explore police department

There are three streets in Portland that police lieutenant Janine Roberts won't walk down alone, learned a group of interested citizens organized by the League of Young Voters on a visit to the Portland Police Department last Wednesday.
Portland 101
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 23, 2011

Kelly's zeroes

Like Bob Beamon's long-jump record or Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak, it was once thought that no organized sports team would ever approach the string of arrests racked up by the infamous Portland Jail Blazers club of the early 2000s.
Oregon Football makes the leap and pays the price; plus, taser fun on the Bayou
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 19, 2010
stuff list

Stuff happens

Thanks to the July 16 Cambridge break-in that wasn't a break-in — you know, the one that led to a boozy biracial four-way with President Obama — the Boston area fell under the international media microscope.
A picture is worth 1k words dept. 
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 07, 2009

Scammer solstice

It's summertime, and the scammin' is easy. What else can explain the recent appearance of a former NFL player in court to face 22 counts of . . . wait for it . . . mortgage fraud!
Football meets fraud in Georgia. Plus, Wazzu wackiness, and Tim Donaghy gets busted up.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 19, 2009

Interview: Ulrich Boser

As we reach the 19th anniversary of the theft of 13 priceless art objects from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, there's been a renewed effort to identify the thieves and retrieve the Gardner treasures.
Going after the Gardner thieves
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 24, 2009


In the wee hours of March 18, 1990, two men posing as police officers gained entrance to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, tied up the two security guards, and stole 13 pieces of art.
Ulrich Boser takes on the Gardner heist
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 18, 2009

Campaign spying is an old, old game

This article originally appeared in the May 22, 1973 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Ward 8
By MARTIN LOMANSEY JR.  |  May 22, 2008

The guns of Boston

More people were murdered in Boston over the past two months than in any May-to-June stretch since 1990.
Why this could be the most bullet-riddled summer in 15 years
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 06, 2006

Portland scene report, February 10, 2006

Matt Robbins loses his (Gold) Top; Jdwalker poised for tour; Hi-Fivin' White Guys' new EP
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 09, 2006