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Car Talk is no musical

The notion of a musical inspired by Car Talk is bizarre.
Flat Tire
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  June 29, 2012
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It takes an identity thief

In late April 2006, shortly before the hearing to evict his tenant Karen Keester, Lee Gersch received a phone call from Keester’s twin sister, Michelle. She had just gotten divorced, Michelle claimed, and needed to move to Boston from Arkansas for a new
How Karen Keester made off with $250,000 — and became one of Boston's most accomplished con artists
By JACLYN TROP  |  April 23, 2010
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Governor Ghoul

Phillipe and Jorge are coming late to this fight, as last week’s column was already filed when the announcement was made that Governor Donald Carcieri — Governor Ghoul to you — had vetoed a bill giving domestic partners the right to claim the bodies of a
 Sinking to new lows
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 20, 2009
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Interview: Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit

In 2008, Passion Pit won Best New Artist in our Best Music Poll.
Cleaning up with this year's BMP winners
By CARLY CARIOLI AND RYAN STEWART  |  July 31, 2009
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Daughter of Venus

Suffolk and BPT birth Daughter of Venus
The Zinn drum
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 03, 2009
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Winter's tales

The cold season heats up on Boston boards
The cold season heats up on Boston boards
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  December 29, 2008


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Socialist studies

With his frosty hair, necktie, and wire glasses, William Leonard resembles Barry Bostwick, the actor who played Mayor Randall M. Winston Jr. on the sitcom Spin City .
Um, Dianne Wilkerson and Sonia Chang-Díaz? Meet the Socialist Workers Party candidate who’s running for your Second Suffolk Senate District seat.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 16, 2008
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City Hall domino effect

Political prospects are being reassessed inside the rumor-hungry walls of City Hall, all because of an invitation to a party 3000 miles away.  
Sam Yoon starts the MayorMania
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 09, 2008
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Cash carousel

Even though the dollar has taken an international whupping of late, there remains at least one place where the love of the greenback remains strong: Beacon Hill.
Many things changed this year on Beacon Hill, but not the power of the almighty dollar
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 30, 2008
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Menino’s hit list

At a recent political event, Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino asked Robert Crane, the former long-time state treasurer, how many years he had held that office.
40 potential candidates for the 2009 election who could take on the mayor — if they have the courage.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 28, 2007
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Massachusetts pols with money in hand but no place to go

Had John Kerry decided to run for president again, the state’s political floodgates were ready to open.
Campaign finance
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 31, 2007


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The unfaithful scholar

Perhaps you were lured by the promise of original Abraham Lincoln speeches (Boston College) or a castle (Emerson’s Kasteel Well, a 12th century landmark in the Netherlands).
Advice for transfer students, or how to dump your college
By JESS MCCONNELL  |  October 23, 2006
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Pure politics

Why is this campaign — one of the most obscure being waged this year — also one of the most intriguing?
The weirdly fascinating Suffolk Clerk’s race
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 28, 2006
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Reversal of fortune

On January 30, Tom Reilly — the Democratic attorney general and would-be governor of Massachusetts — was supposed to formally announce that Chris Gabrieli, the wealthy Democratic activist from Boston, was joining his campaign as a candidate for lieutenan
Tom Reilly quiets the skeptics — but at what cost?  
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 02, 2006
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Higher calling

There’s one word that Philip Altbach really wants you to understand: massification .
Boston College’s Philip Altbach offers five ways to keep Massachusetts on top in higher education
By RICCO VILLANUEVA SIASOCO  |  January 25, 2006

Patrick's Power of Positive Thinking

THE GOVERNOR WANTS TO MAKE A FEEL-GOOD CASE FOR RE-ELECTION. THE QUESTION IS, THESE DAYS, IS ANYBODY FEELING GOOD?
THE GOVERNOR WANTS TO MAKE A FEEL-GOOD CASE FOR RE-ELECTION. THE QUESTION IS, THESE DAYS, IS ANYBODY FEELING GOOD?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 01, 1900