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Weakened watchdogs

If the Globe shrinks, will Beacon Hill run amok?
If the Globe shrinks, will Beacon Hill run amok?
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 19, 2009
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Tax evasion


There is such a thing as a stupid question
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 29, 2008
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Trouble 'round the bend?

Perhaps because it hasn’t exploded into a public shutdown of services (as happened a few years ago in New York), arguably the most important fact about the MBTA has escaped public notice: most of its workers have been without a contract for nearly two ye
MBTA workers have been without a contract for two years. Arbitration will settle the matter soon, but could stir an angry hornets’ nest for 2010.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 30, 2008
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Your health is in their hands

Depending on which numbers you believe, somewhere between 500,000 and 750,000 massachusetts residents have no health insurance.
Can the young pups and the working-screwed be saved by health-care-reform special interests?  
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 16, 2006