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BOOK EXCERPT: Wild West Broadway: Busing, the Bulger Brothers, Kevin White, and the Boston Globe

In its charred aftermath, it's hard to imagine that school desegregation snuck up on Southie. But indeed it did.  
Excerpt from "Whitey: The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss"
By DICK LEHR AND GERARD O'NEILL  |  March 15, 2013
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The Phoenix makes history

The Massachusetts Cultural Council announces its first-ever media award.

By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 25, 2013
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10 things we said goodbye to in 2012

Not to be all gloomy as we stand on 2013's doorstep or anything, but we thought it only right to bid one final adieu to some people and things we left behind in 2012.
We Hardly Knew Ya...
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  December 28, 2012
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Kevin, we hardly knew ye

Thanks to the initiative of journalism-advocacy group MuckRock, 500 pages of raw and redacted FBI files focusing on allegations of corruption during the 1970s in the administration of the late Boston mayor Kevin White are now available to the public.
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By PETER KADZIS  |  December 21, 2012
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John Silber, tough witness, R.I.P.

John Silber, like anyone, had his faults.
Freedom Watch
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  October 05, 2012
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Remembering Kevin

Tuesday's Parkman House wake on Beacon Hill for former Boston Mayor Kevin H. White, who died last week at age 82 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease, was more than a tribute to the colorful and resilient politician who led the city during hist
The paradox of the White years
By PETER KADZIS  |  February 03, 2012


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Understanding the legacy of John F. Kennedy

January 20, 1961. On this day 50 years ago, John Fitzgerald Kennedy began his presidential odyssey.
'Ask not . . .'
By EDITORIAL  |  January 21, 2011
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Trail of jeers

As summer officially kicks off this weekend, thousands upon thousands of people will be descending on our fair metropolis to get a glimpse of America's most history-drenched city.
Forget Paul Revere. This summer, treat yourself to a tour of Boston's worst in political corruption.
By LAWRENCE ''HUGGY'' BERGMAN  |  June 18, 2010
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Mayor-Select Marie?

Tom Menino, just a few months into an unprecedented fifth term as Boston’s mayor, has raised eyebrows by hiring State Representative Marie St. Fleur of Dorchester to the newly created, $120,000-a-year position of chief of advocacy and strategic investmen
Some think that Tom Menino is anointing Marie St. Fleur as his successor, but he might just be serving himself
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 07, 2010
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Desegregation Day

Southie: Ugly Crowds at the Trouble Spot
Southie: Ugly Crowds at the Trouble Spot
By TOM SHEEHAN  |  September 18, 2009
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Vote Yoon

Barring supernatural intervention next Tuesday, incumbent Thomas Menino is expected to top the ticket in Boston's four-candidate mayoral preliminary. The final vote will take place November 3.
It is time for Boston to debate its future
By EDITORIAL  |  September 18, 2009


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Menino's 50-Percent Solution

For years, many in Boston (including here at the Phoenix ) have lamented the absence of a vigorous campaign that would force the long-time incumbent to defend his record and discuss the issues.
The incumbent mayor is going to cruise through the upcoming preliminary. So why does his campaign seem to be taking it so seriously?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 11, 2009
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Michael Ryan: 1951-2009

Every proper obit should begin with something long-winded and amusing. In this case, that's easy.
A celebration of the good old days by someone who knew him when
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  August 28, 2009

Where was everybody on St. Patrick's Day?

We piled into a car, we three intrepid journalists, and set out from the Back Bay Sunday morning to find our way to Royal Bolling’s party. “Roxbury’s Salute to St. Patrick’s Day,” as Bolling called it, should be easy to find, we reasoned. After all, the
Where's the (political) party?  
By MICHAEL RYAN  |  August 28, 2009
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King, as in mayor

To begin with, I'd like to set down the political and ideological frame of reference under which I try to live.
Another page from an optimist's agenda
By TOM SHEEHAN  |  July 17, 2009
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Sporting Eye

There were 7800 official entries and between 2000 and 3000 others along for the ride. By our crude calculations, the leaders were a mile and a half into the course by the time the last runner crossed the starting line.
See how they ran: No loneliness for these long-distance athletes
By GEORGE KIMBALL and MICHAEL GEE  |  May 01, 2009


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Free for all

Striking parallels emerge between the upcoming mayor's race and the historic race of 1983.
Is Mayor Menino getting White-washed? Plus, Sam Yoon's not-so-friendly skies
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 10, 2008
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Racial healing

To be sure, racism still exists. But the distance our culture has come in 50 years — from blacks fighting for basic civil rights to a black man running for the White House — is remarkable.
Former mayoral opponents Ray Flynn and Mel King discuss how far their city’s come, and how far it hasn’t, since 1983
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 05, 2008

Wet fuse

The stakes were lower Sunday night in New Bedford than they were back in 1968 when Boston mayor Kevin White brought James Brown to the Garden for a televised concert often credited with keeping the city from going up in flames the night after MLK’s assas
Mr. Dynamite in New Bedford
By WILL SPITZ  |  October 27, 2008
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The Night James Brown Saved Boston

The memory of what Brown and White accomplished 40 years ago should endure.
Documentary that situates the concert in a larger context
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 05, 2008

The friends of Jack Kelly

This article originally appeared in the July 4, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
In the end, the adventure killed him
By DAVE O'BRIAN AND TOM SHEEHAN  |  July 08, 2008


Campaign spying is an old, old game

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

So to speak

The article attacking House Speaker Sal DiMasi by David S. Bernstein was offensive character assassination based on ethnic stereotyping and cute political correctness.
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By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 30, 2008
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Soul control

Just as an attention getter, the title of VH1’s new rock-doc treatment of James Brown’s April 5, 1968, concert at Boston Garden — The Night James Brown Saved Boston — is hard to beat.
James Brown rescues Boston, and a whole lot more
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 02, 2008
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Menino aims to take another bite out of the BPL

Why does Boston mayor Thomas Menino seem to have such a chip on his shoulder about the Boston Public Library?
Will his handpicked trustees let him?
By EDITORIAL  |  February 27, 2008

Politicos Latinos

This article originally appeared in the February 22, 1983 issue of the  Boston Phoenix.

The growing clout of the Hispanic community


By ALAN LUPO  |  February 22, 2008


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Menino’s hit list

At a recent political event, Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino asked Robert Crane, the former long-time state treasurer, how many years he had held that office.
40 potential candidates for the 2009 election who could take on the mayor — if they have the courage.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 28, 2007
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Malign neglect

If, as the Globe editorial page put it, Boston politics need CPR, why is the press idly standing by?

Are the media abetting the death of Boston politics?


By ADAM REILLY  |  November 14, 2007
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When Rupert came to Boston

Just how badly will Rupert Murdoch screw up the Wall Street Journal ?
Revisiting the lessons of Murdoch’s Herald
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 08, 2007

The Carson Beach Battle

This article originally appeared in the August 9, 1977 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Clouded by other explanations, the conflict is plainly racial
By HOWARD HUSOCK  |  August 07, 2007