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Mirror, mirror

Virtually every year, like clockwork, a college-football player is arrested for getting blasted and then running around town vandalizing cars — a crime that almost always involves ripping multiple side mirrors off of multiple automobiles.
Smashing up cars in South Alabama; Plus, it's that frisky NFL draft time of year
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 30, 2010
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A Palestinian student remembers his Israeli friend

Schaefer, the Brown University student recently killed by a suspected drunk driver on the streets of Providence, left behind hundreds of friends, including soldiers in the Israeli army, with whom he served for three years before coming to Brown.
Crossing Lines
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  February 26, 2010

Building block

Your editorial, “Menino’s Promise,” about Mayor Menino’s inauguration, stated: “He must shelve his reservations about becoming more involved in private development.”
Letters to the Boston editor, January 15, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 15, 2010
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In the drink

On the night before this past Thanksgiving, Kenny Howe, father of three, was returning home to Worcester.
At holiday roadside sobriety checkpoints, drivers check in, but they don't always check out. Even ones who are sober.
By OTIS JAMES  |  January 01, 2010
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Hit streak

Another day, another Yankee-dynasty hero hits the sports-crime blotter.
Jim Leyritz does it again. Plus, double-barreled stick-ups in Texas.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 10, 2009

Shia LaBeouf

The funny thing is that this drunken driving clown-boy isn't even the biggest fuck-up boyfriend that Rihanna's ever had.
The funny thing is that this drunken driving clown-boy isn't even the biggest fuck-up boyfriend that Rihanna's ever had.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009


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Sports blotter: Steamrolled again

Brian Bosworth gets a DUI; Marshawn Lynch pleads guilty to a gun charge
Brian Bosworth gets leveled by John Law, and Marshawn Lynch hops on the Chris Henry express
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 11, 2009
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Sports blotter: Walker wiggle

The last couple of weeks have sucked for Celtics fans.
Call a cab, genius
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 14, 2009

One of a kind

Phillipe + Jorge took time to attend the funeral of Claiborne Pell, in deference to all that he did for both Rhode Island and civility everywhere he went.
Rest in peace, Claiborne Pell, former senator and all-around class act
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  January 07, 2009
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Barkley edition

Thank you, Charles Barkley. Thank you!
Barkley Rules
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 07, 2009
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Poppy parks the tiger amidst Crawford holiday splendor

Phillipe + Jorge’s invitation to share Christmas with the Bush family and their closest friends in Crawford, Texas, was once again lost in the mail.
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By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 26, 2007


Bewilderedbeests

In  two   weeks  of “Talking Politics” columns about Massachusetts politics, David S. Bernstein has left us bewildered about what candidates think.
Letters to the Boston editor: September 14, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 12, 2007
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Cambridge vs. Anthony Galluccio

Cambridge city councilor Anthony Galluccio is still working to fulfill the promise he showed 10 years ago.
Will Brattle Street torpedo him again?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 29, 2007

Fulsome prison blues

If a Hollywood It-Girl really wants to leave her mark this summer, she’ll have to work a lot harder than usual.
Two DUI s , cocaine, and now jail — what’s next for Li Lo? Five local dignitaries chime in.
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 01, 2007
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Music with a message

It’s impossible to not take note the alarmingly high number of teen traffic fatalities.
Providence Rockers for Life takes on drunk driving
By BOB GULLA  |  July 31, 2007
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Too high

One wonders, at times, if there is some kind of Norse God of sports crime.
Sports blotter: "T-High" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 25, 2007


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Deltha force

The interesting thing about the DUI arrest of Cincinnati Bengal cornerback Deltha O’Neal last week isn’t that it marked the eighth arrest of a Bengal this year, or the 26th (according to my count) arrest of a major-college or pro cornerback since last wi
 Sports blotter: "O'Neal drama" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 13, 2006
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More pellet madness

I’m not sure if anyone knows what to make of this one.
Sports blotter: "something we don't condone" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 25, 2006
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Getting oiled up

Phillipe & Jorge rarely have reason to scream at our Congressional delegation.
Gouging on gas prices should outrage our elected officials
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  August 02, 2006
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Mad Mel Gibson shows his true colors

Reports by Los Angeles Sheriffs cite a number of virulent anti-Semitic quotes uttered by Mel Gibson during the actor-director’s recent arrest for allegedly driving under the influence.
Loose tongue
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  August 02, 2006
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Big trouble in little Carolina

I must have missed that chapter of The Purpose-Driven Life.
Sports blotter: tobacco road edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 26, 2006


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Smelling like a Rose

The bad-seed stories just keep rolling in.
Plus the best quote from a lawyer you will ever hear
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 01, 2006
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The daughter also sets, too

Plus college hoop trouble, and a guy you should never call "Joey."
More apples falling near trees
By MATT TAIBBI  |  February 22, 2006

Quotes + numbers, January 6, 2006

423 drivers in Massachusetts could have the "ignition interlock device" — an in-car breathalyzer — installed in their vehicles as a penalty for repeat drunk driving.
   
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