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Picture it: Sicily, 1914 . . . no, no, wait, sorry, make that Cape Cod, 1994.

Robots have a MySpace page

By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 08, 2008

Top-cop shopping

It’s been three months since former commissioner Kathleen O’Toole announced she was leaving the Boston Police Department, and only one bit of information has been confirmed: Mayor Thomas Menino isn’t making the mistake of rushing to name her replacement.
Has Menino already decided on the next police commissioner? And if so, why won’t he name him or her till November?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 15, 2006

Menino: Get help!

Tom: take a deep breath. Count to ten. Think serene thoughts.
Why you must get Boston a top cop from the outside world
By DAVID BERNSTEIN  |  May 17, 2006

The overtime game

The problems haunting the Boston Police Department’s homicide unit — low arrest rates, cases rejected by juries, and exonerations of wrongfully convicted men — did not occur in a vacuum.
A successful lawsuit shows how Boston’s homicide detectives have gamed the system to line their own pockets
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 04, 2006
Marquis Boseman, 18, killed May 11, 2004

No end in sight

Two years ago, Boston’s law-enforcement leaders were crowing over their defeat of the homicide problem. In retrospect, it was Boston’s version of Bush’s “Mission Accomplished.”
Boston’s murder rate has doubled in five years — and may not have peaked yet. Here’s why.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 04, 2006

Cease and desist

By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 01, 1900