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Victoria Snelgrove

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Riot squads

On the morning that the Celtics and the Lakers readied for Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals, framing one of the most storied and intense rivalries in pro sports, the police departments of Boston and Los Angeles geared up for the worst.
While Boston chilled, LA burned. What makes fans in some cities go wild — win or lose?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 25, 2010
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Can Sam Yoon win?

Recent elections, as you may have heard, have been about change.
An Obama loving city counselor aims to be mayor of Boston
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 11, 2009
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Does Boston hate the BPD?

When Kathleen O’Toole served as Boston police commissioner, from early 2004 through mid 2006, she and Mayor Thomas Menino seemed in constant denial of the spiraling violence and shocking police scandals that were roiling the city.
A secret survey shows just how low the Boston Police Department’s reputation had sunk two years ago. Is the mayor listening?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 16, 2008
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Once again, Boston’s police flub for the cameras

Filmmakers always seem to catch the Boston Police Department (BPD) on its bad days.
When they come for you
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 04, 2006
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$50 million worth of mistakes

Mistakes by Boston city workers — especially the police — have cost the city more than $50 million over the past four years. The breakdown: Inside the "Oops" fund. By David S. Bernstein Among the uninsured: How other cities handle their mistakes. B
Legal claims are costing the city millions of dollars a year. Is it a random blip or a sign of a badly run government?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 28, 2006

Among the uninsured

Like many large-city governments, Boston is self-insured — that is, instead of paying for an insurance policy to cover its claims, it takes the risk of paying everything it gets hit with out of the city coffers.
How other cities handle their mistakes
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 27, 2006


The breakdown


How Boston uses its 'Oops' fund
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 27, 2006
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An empty gesture

Boston mayor Thomas Menino’s plan for a panel of three civilians to review complaints about the police is vintage Menino. And that, sad to say, is not a compliment.
Why Menino’s police reform is a bad joke
By EDITORIAL  |  September 05, 2006
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Citizen arrest

When it comes to violent crime, Boston Mayor Tom Menino has some advice for his constituents: trust the police and help them do their jobs.
As we brace for a bloody summer, the Mayor misses two opportunities to build trust between the city and its police
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 24, 2006