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Photos: Occupy Boston protesters rally with unions, veterans, and more

Occupy  Boston protesters march alongside Veterans for Peace, as well as other activist groups such as Jobs with Justice and the AFL-CIO, at Downtown Crossing on October 13, 2011.
Downtown Crossing | October 13, 2011
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 14, 2011
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Patrick Lynch’s labor problem

For Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch, candidate for governor, labor matters.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 21, 2010

Poor WGME

As the gubernatorial primary date inches closer, we’re starting to see more and more TV ads showing would-be governors touting themselves and their qualifications for the job.
Press Releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  May 07, 2010
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Cape Wind: It’s Complicated

Thousands of years ago, the terrain beneath what is now Nantucket Sound was dry, and populated by the ancestors of the Wampanoag people, who continue to revere it.
Obama gave the project a green light, but now the real fight begins.
By VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  May 07, 2010
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Shaking up the school system

Rhode Island education commissioner Deborah Gist’s take-charge style could make a winner of a state that often seems destined to fail. But critics say her free-market approach won’t work.
The Reformer
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 23, 2010

The faded Follies

As regular readers of the Cool, Cool World well know, one of the social highlights of the year at Casa Diablo is the Providence Newspaper Guild Follies.
The thrill is gone at the ProJo shindig; there’s something about Cumberland; and more
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 05, 2010


Front Room battle goes to court

Next time you're at the Front Room, order that Old Fashioned with extra bitters. There's enough to go around.
Food Fight
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 15, 2010
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The Globe's biggest union expels its head

What a difference six months make.
Union Blues Dept.
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 11, 2009

Ex-USM staffers claim age discrimination

In complaints filed with the University of Southern Maine's Office of Campus Diversity and Equity, a state legislator and five former colleagues allege they were discriminated against in a recent department restructuring because of their ages. The comp
Litigation Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  November 20, 2009
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Can Beacon Hill do better?

With DiMasi gone, the idea of casino gambling is again alive.
Gambling and education take center stage
By EDITORIAL  |  September 25, 2009
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Menino's junked mail

Two years ago, when I wrote a column griping about the Boston media's apathy-inducing disinterest in city politics, Boston Globe metro editor Brian McGrory told me his paper had given the lackluster 2007 elections as much coverage as they deserved, b
The Globe ratchets up the intensity in Boston's mayoral race. Plus, the Times Co. gets some love from the Globe newsroom and BU books blowhard Bill O'Reilly.
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 18, 2009


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Where everybody knows its name

In describing the changes that have shaped the South End since Jeremiah J. Foley poured his first glass of whiskey there one century ago this month, one need not look far for metaphors.
J.J. Foley's Celebrates its 100th
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 11, 2009

United we stand

With the local AFL-CIO elections coming up, Phillipe and Jorge would like to make a rare union endorsement by saying that nothing would please us more than to have George Nee, current secretary-treasurer of the organization, win his bid to take over depa
A 'vote' for George Nee. Plus, euphemisms, bad sports, and the bucket
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  August 28, 2009
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Interview: P.J. O'Rourke

"Bringing government in to run the car companies is like saying, 'Dad burned dinner, let's get the dog to cook.' "
Taking a spin: Driving like Crazy  is travel writing in the classic tradition of Robert Byron.
By PETER KADZIS  |  June 19, 2009

Death knell

Last week was a bittersweet week for the people who work at the Portland Press Herald and its sister publications. It is hard to fault them for the steps they took to try to preserve some semblance of the present, but we cannot avoid the fact that th
B ittersweet week at the Portland Press Herald
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 05, 2009
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CVS gripes reach the State House

Change to Win (CtW) is no longer a mere pest buzzing in the ear of CVS management.
Retail Details
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 15, 2009


Labor Pains

With an economy in free fall, and popular anger mounting over bailout-mania, one might expect the labor movement to be front and center. But the streets are relatively quiet. And the nation seems as ambivalent as ever about unionism. There is, in short,
Action Speaks!
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 08, 2009
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Eyes on the prize

We interrupt the Lincoln Chafee buzz fest to bring you this little nugget of news: there are a few Democrats who'd like to be governor, too.  
Hold on, Linc Chafee! Dems Frank Caprio, Patrick Lynch, and Elizabeth Roberts would also like to be governor in 2010
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 24, 2009

Award-worthy

The amount of research that Jason Notte conducted for his extensive article on the surge in suicides in the military is worthy of a Pulitzer Prize.
Letters to the Boston editor, March 27, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 25, 2009
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How much do lobbyists pay to get their way?

In 2008, corporations spent more than $3 million to hire lobbyists to protect their interests at the Rhode Island State House.
Special interests are big spenders at the State House
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  March 18, 2009

Countdown

With last week's news that Portland Press Herald managing editor Bob Crider has been summoned back to the state of Washington to run a Blethen-owned paper there.
Press releases on Portland Press Herald
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 11, 2009


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As bad as Wall Streeters

Even in our 24/7, blog-and-Twitter media world, commentators can barely seem to keep up with the worsening economic conditions.
The greed of Boston's unions is staggering
By EDITORIAL  |  March 11, 2009
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Union electrical workers decry biotech greed

When young nerds were told that they would one day boss around guys who pummeled them in grade school, consoling parents and teachers should also have warned their prodigies about labor unions.
Conflict between the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 04, 2009
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Bill proposes cap for hospital CEO salaries

All but two Rhode Island hospital CEO executives would face massive pay cuts under legislation filed last week by state senator Michael McCaffrey
Meanwhile, Lifespan postpones raises
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  February 18, 2009
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School politics

Public education in Boston will be a hot-button issue in this year's municipal election in ways that have not been seen for at least 10 years.
It is time to end busing and use the millions more constructively
By EDITORIAL  |  February 04, 2009

Press releases: Kill your antenna

Listen, TV broadcasters: I've had enough of your pleading with me to call for a coupon to help me handle the "DTV transition."

By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 14, 2009


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Falling down

Critics of the state Department of Corrections say the hostage-taking last June at the Maine State Prison dramatically illustrates that the concrete, high-tech lockup in Warren is showing cracks from stress on the prison guards.
Mistreatment of Maine prison guards lands heavily on inmates
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  November 05, 2008
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King Syze

The Philly rhyme giant proves his worth with calculated lyrics that simultaneously touch topics and talk trash.
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By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 26, 2008
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Audiophiles unite!

This Tuesday marks the debut of the New England Phonographers Union.
The New England Phonographers Union + the BSC
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  August 19, 2008
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Unkindest cut?

There’s probably no good way to learn that your employer wants you to do the same amount of work for less money. But the manner in which the editorial staff of the Boston Globe made this discovery was especially awkward.
How a proposed pay cut surprised the Globe newsroom — and why it might actually happen
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 09, 2008