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Coakley for Senate

When Massachusetts voters go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a successor to the late Senator Edward Kennedy, they face a choice that is as clear as the difference between black and white.
She has the talent and gumption to tackle the future
By EDITORIAL  |  January 15, 2010

With Kennedy's death, a chance to move beyond royalty

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the last "lion" of the Massachusetts clan, finally rests – in peace, I hope.
Dynasties
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  September 04, 2009
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Tormenting Teddy

After 32 years in the US Senate, Ted Kennedy remains a force to be reckoned with, both for his legendary family history and his considerable accomplishments.
Republicans threaten Kennedy reign
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 28, 2009
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Senate shuffle

Don’t count Ted Kennedy out just yet, but the prognosis immediately set minds thinking about the inevitable departure of Kennedy from the US Senate, where he has served since 1962.
Massachusetts hasn’t had a Senate-seat vacancy in nearly 25 years. Now we may have two. Let the speculation begin.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 28, 2008
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Pier pressure

When you go to Old Orchard Beach and ask Barbra Womack where she’s from, she says “down the street.”
Some unlikely players join the fight against the gentrification of Old Orchard Beach
By TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  August 08, 2007
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Tinseltown East

Looking at the photographs now, it’s hard to believe it ever existed.
Boston was once a breeding ground for movie big-wigs. Now, Emerson College tries to preserve its ghosts.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 30, 2007


Flashbacks: June 23, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Doug Fleischer, Sam MacLaughlin, and Hannah Van-Susteren.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  June 21, 2006
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A Boston booze time line

The Pilgrims land in Plymouth because they're out of booze. As good a reason to start a country as any.
Boston's place in booze and brews history
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 16, 2006
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Ted Kennedy

Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who served Massachusetts for 46 years — sometimes surrounded by controversy, but always with distinction — was the only one of Joseph P. Kennedy’s four sons to die surrounded by family at home in his bed.
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By EDITORIAL  |  January 01, 1900