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The velvet rope of prejudice?

RACE RELATIONS
Race relations
By G. VALENTINO BALL  |  December 10, 2010
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Kings of the road

On Sunday, Maurice "Big Moe" Hill dished out barbecue from the cramped, hot kitchen of his M&M Ribs truck. His face shone with sweat under his white cloth cap; his T-shirt, spattered with sauce, bore the words EAT WELL! STAY FIT! DIE ANYWAY!
Keep on Food Truckin'
By SI ROSENBAUM  |  August 13, 2010
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Oil, oil, everywhere

It is not enough that British Petroleum’s wounded oil well in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico continues to bleed millions of gallons of viscous crude oil, killing marshes that could offer protection from future hurricanes, destroying habitats for m
BP’s latest eco-crime; City Council Pres. Mike Ross does the right thing; Scott Brown disappoints
By EDITORIAL  |  May 28, 2010
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For Mayor: Vote Flaherty + Yoon

Boston’s mayoral candidates are running campaigns that are variations on a theme.
Boston District City Council: Henriquez, Ross, ciommo, LaMattina
By EDITORIAL  |  October 30, 2009
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Jews and Latinos get cozy

While US Senate Republicans dropped politically prudent bombshells on Sonia Sotomayor during her Supreme Court–nomination hearings this week, watchdogs from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Latino Professional Network (LPN) kept extra close ears
ADL + LPN 4EVA
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 17, 2009
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The Political virgins

At this incalculably critical time — with a fiscal nightmare threatening billions of dollars of state-government spending and momentous budget decisions to be made — everyone in Massachusetts wants to be represented on Beacon Hill by someone with clout.
With a crucial state-legislature session looming, Boston residents turn to untested newbies to fight for their share of the pie
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 08, 2009


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City Hall domino effect

Political prospects are being reassessed inside the rumor-hungry walls of City Hall, all because of an invitation to a party 3000 miles away.  
Sam Yoon starts the MayorMania
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 09, 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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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
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In a minor key

Things looked bleak for the younger denizens of clubland in mid January, when it was reported that Boston’s entertainment-licensing board had instructed a handful of clubs to stop admitting minors.
Is the city’s indefinite suspension of under-21 club nights anything more than imperious schoolmarmery?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 14, 2007
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Council contortions

For more than a generation, being president of the Boston City Council was a springboard to the mayor’s office.
Boston’s city councilors are jockeying to be the next mayor — but that’s yesterday’s playbook
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 06, 2006


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The guns of Boston

More people were murdered in Boston over the past two months than in any May-to-June stretch since 1990.
Why this could be the most bullet-riddled summer in 15 years
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 06, 2006