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Back in January, Governor Deval Patrick declared a "season of significant government reform" on Beacon Hill.
As our state's bumbling, craven, and inept elected officials stumble toward summer, we get a few good laughs out of their promises for reform
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| May 29, 2009
Picture buildings from Southie to West Somerville reduced to rubble. Dozens of three-alarm fires all over town. Tunnels flooded with seawater.
The threat is real. It could happen here. Is the city ready?
| February 27, 2008
Truth and illusion
There is a word for when a private party threatens to get someone indicted unless money is paid: extortion.
The Big Dig settlement
| January 30, 2008
While you were out . . .
When you’re a student, it can seem as if reality just freezes when you leave town for the summer.
Yes, stuff happened in Boston during your summer break. But we’ve got it covered.
| September 04, 2007
Beware of falling scabs
Boston drivers can be excused for being a tad skittish about falling objects, after experiencing two motorist fatalities in 2006.
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| August 22, 2007
The Big Dig in court: a citizen's primer
The Big Dig may at long last be 99 percent completed, but the finger-pointing is just in the early stages.
| August 15, 2007
Whatever happened to Memogate?
If the Big Dig tunnel collapse that killed Milena Del Valle is the biggest Boston news story of 2006, the media story of the year is the Globe reporting — incorrectly — that a safety officer at the site all but predicted Del Valle’s death back in 1999.
Waiting for the Globe ’s mea culpa
| November 10, 2006
Key moments in Memogate
| November 09, 2006
Debate and switch
By the end of last Thursday’s Democratic gubernatorial debate, it was Kaddish for Tom Reilly, at least according to everybody in the chin-strokerati (except the Boston Herald ’s Howie “Bleep Conventional Wisdom” Carr).
As The Globe Turns On Reilly
| September 13, 2006
35 things you missed this summer
While you were off baking on the Cape/studying in Uganda/passed out on your couch in Allston, there was plenty happening in Boston this summer. Here’s a handy list.
A season in review
| August 31, 2006
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
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| July 27, 2006
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
| July 24, 2006
Digging for attention
A great big plant. That was the main image on the front cover of the Boston Globe on Tuesday, July 11 when the electronic media was buzzing about the death of 38-year-old Milena Del Valle inside one of the Big Dig tunnels.
After the Big Dig tunnel tragedy, the Herald and the Globe put on a full-court press. Who came out on top?
| July 19, 2006
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?
| July 14, 2006
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