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In search of Boston’s worst smell

Take the pretty-vacant Blue Line train — twin rows of hard plastic seats, the digestive groan of the train's wheelwork grinding beneath the pitchy whir of its rectified motor — to Orient Heights.
Our intrepid correspondent travels deep into the bowels of the Deer Island sanitation complex to get a snootful
By TREVOR QUIRK  |  November 30, 2012

Saving America from itself

The nation’s inability to regulate the corporate class is bringing death, destruction, and economic ruin.
The federal government must rein in corporate criminals
By EDITORIAL  |  May 07, 2010

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

Hurtful speech

 I can’t remember the last time so many commentators from diverse points of view got together in a kumbaya circle.
Letters to the Boston editor: April 27, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 25, 2007

That dirty water

Much of the heart and soul of historic Boston is in danger of sinking into the marshy ooze on which it was built over the centuries.
Why doesn’t the Patrick administration think that’s an environmental issue?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 11, 2007


Wet, hot American summer

On June 2, 2106, it’s hot.
What Boston will be like in 2106 if we do nothing to stop global warming
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 02, 2006