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Mike Ross Ends Congressional Bid


Boston City Councilor Mike Ross, who had opened an exploratory committee to consider running for Congress, in the district where Barney Frank is retiring, announced...
By David S. Bernstein  |  January 23, 2012
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Viral justice?

The seven-minute YouTube clip begins with five Boston police officers, crowding a Roxbury Community College entranceway, restraining a face-down suspect.
The media might have moved on, but RCC students won't let a case of potential police brutality on campus fade without a fight
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 26, 2010
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Kids In The Hall

Boston City Hall politics, normally a year-round spectator sport, was largely overshadowed this year by state and national campaigns. With the attention off, a surprising amount of activity has been going on — not in the mayor's office, but down the cor
A growing batch of young, progressive City Councilors is making the much-derided body relevant again
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 12, 2010
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The Battle of Mission Hill

Oftentimes, inner-city dwellers who have to routinely phone police about disorderly neighbors fear retribution from gangbangers or drug dealers.
Town-versus-gown tempers are boiling over near the Northeastern campus, as residents charge the giant school with 'death by incrementalism'
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 11, 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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Moneybags Menino

Inside Boston’s political back rooms, there is a growing suspicion that Mayor Thomas Menino is sitting on millions of dollars — tens of millions, maybe as much as $400 million — that could be used to save vital city services, such as, among many examples
The mayor cuts services, but sits on a stash of cash.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 14, 2010


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Difference of opinion

It’s been three months since Peter Canellos replaced Renée Loth as editor of the Boston Globe ’s editorial page.
Peter Canellos reinvents Globe ’s editorial page. Plus, Tom Menino’s campaign gets late-breaking help from the Banner and Herald .
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 06, 2009

Q&A #6 -- Favorite Staffs


Here's a great question, from "Sammy": Who are your favorite political staffs to deal with, whether it be mayor's office, city council, state, etc? Before...
By David S. Bernstein  |  October 02, 2009

Kantor Leaves Mike Ross For Ayanna


Boston City Council president Mike Ross confirms for me that his chief-of-staff, Reuben Kantor, is leaving to join the Ayanna Pressley campaign for at-large city...
By David S. Bernstein  |  October 01, 2009
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The rumor mill

The energy in this year’s at-large race for Boston City Council is not to be found on the campaign trail.
So far, the race for Boston City Council is all talk and no action
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 05, 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