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The Curse of the Big Dig

Call it the Curse of the Big Dig: virtually every politician with statewide significance who has over the years become intertwined with the Central Artery Project (as it is officially known) has seen his or her dreams of higher office dashed.
Tthe mere mention of the Central Artery Project can derail one's hopes for higher office. Charlie Baker is finding that out now.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 19, 2010
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The dark knight

By his calling card alone, Sir John Hargrave sounds like he may be a world-renowned botanist, or the first man to set foot in some remote part of Papua New Guinea.
Merry prankster Sir John Hargrave is a square peg at a round table
By IAN SANDS  |  July 10, 2009
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Dance, Monkey!: Jess Sutich

Every week we put a comic in the hot seat. This week's victim is...
On beachfront property in Ohio, idealistic pizza, and interspecies relations
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 01, 2009
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A sinking feeling

For years, critics have called the MBTA a contributing culprit in the dangerously declining groundwater levels under the Back Bay and other parts of Boston — a problem that threatens to literally destroy much of the city’s architecture
Leaky MBTA tunnels have been seeping Boston’s groundwater for years. Can a new plan prevent potential catastrophe?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 30, 2008
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Getaway Carr

Howie Carr’s jump from WRKO-AM to WTKK-FM isn’t a done deal just yet.
Why WRKO should cut Howie loose. Plus, journalism’s unsolvable PR conundrum
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 11, 2007
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A Handy Guide to the Big Dig Screw-Up

As people try to sort out responsibility for the fiasco that led to the death of Milena Del Valle in the I-90 connector tunnel, you might have a hard time keeping the players straight.
Who was watching out for the integrity of the work on the Big Dig? Everyone and no one    
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 27, 2006


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Call for justice

It took nothing short of death to awaken authorities to the grotesque — and probably criminal — endangerment of the public’s safety throughout the construction of the Big Dig.
An independent federal investigation is needed in the wake of the Big Dig disaster
By EDITORIAL  |  July 24, 2006
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Mitt's Katrina

It seems callous to talk about the political implications of Milena Del Valle’s death Monday night, which came when she was crushed by a three-ton chunk of ceiling inside a Big Dig tunnel. The fallout: Monday's Big Dig collapse won't just affect Romne
Could the Big Dig collapse doom Romney's presidential dreams?
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 14, 2006
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Plus, the Danish pastry gets a new name.
Big pay for Big Dig chief and cartoonist killers
By  |  February 23, 2006
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Christy’s choice

The conventional wisdom is already fixed: if Christy Mihos — the convenience-store magnate and Big-Dig whistle blower who has pledged to run for governor — campaigns as an independent, he’ll be doing the Massachusetts Democratic Party a huge favor.
Mihos could be a contender — but only if he loses his Republican baggage
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 22, 2006