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Tourist trap

To hear the experts talk, you'd think reducing the state budget by up to $100 million is a task only slightly less difficult than walking into a ritzy ocean-side restaurant without a reservation on a tourist-clogged Saturday night in the summer and expec
State budgeting
By AL DIAMON  |  October 21, 2011

State study reveals Phoenix was right in 2008


For those who want state officials to study stuff that's wrong with the state, we here at the Phoenix have been trying to save you...
By Jeff Inglis  |  November 16, 2010

More bridge jumpers? Baldacci policies say Yes


You may have heard this morning about a woman who tried to jump off the Casco Bay Bridge twice in 24 hours over the weekend...
By Jeff Inglis  |  November 23, 2009
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Patrick's patchwork

The folks on Beacon Hill deserve credit for crafting a budget in this extraordinarily challenging fiscal climate that will hopefully sustain services at a level just short of disastrous.  
Plus, Massachusetts needs a DNA-testing law
By EDITORIAL  |  July 03, 2009
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School politics

Public education in Boston will be a hot-button issue in this year's municipal election in ways that have not been seen for at least 10 years.
It is time to end busing and use the millions more constructively
By EDITORIAL  |  February 04, 2009