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Boston's last congressman?

At the moment, neither the Senate president nor the Speaker of the House lives in the city. And in two years, the unthinkable could become reality: Boston might not have a single congressman residing in its borders.
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By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 02, 2011

Q&A #1 -- Worcester Power?


"James" starts off Ask Me Anything Day via email: What happened to the much celebrated "Worcester Power" of 2010?  Will it show up anywhere in 2012?...
By David S. Bernstein  |  June 01, 2011
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Boston Phoenix 2010 Endorsements: Steve Grossman, Martha Coakley, and Barney Frank

Far too often, politics is the act of trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. This election, voters have the unique chance of choosing a candidate who is a perfect fit for the office he seeks. That is why we endorse Democrat STEVE GROSSMAN for tre
Plus, more endorsements and the ballot questions
By EDITORIAL  |  October 29, 2010
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Worcester Rising

Massachusetts's second-largest city has always been Boston's ugly step-sister, ignored and marginalized by the state's political elites. Tell a Bay State political veteran that you're writing about Worcester's political power, and the first reaction, mor
Lt. Governor Tim Murray, Congressman Jim McGovern, and sheriff Guy Glodis have pushed the Bay State's political frontier westward
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 03, 2010

New In The Phoenix -- Worcester Power


In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print tomorrow, online now -- I write about the surprising emergence of Worcester as an...
By David S. Bernstein  |  September 01, 2010