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Asleep at the wheel
In the early morning of April 9, 2007, a small armada of Cardi Corporation trucks crept up Rustic Hill Road in North Scituate to the construction site for the new Ponaganset Middle School.
The state's weak system for vetting contractors allows millions to flow to companies with poor environmental and workplace safety records. It needs to be fixed
| October 05, 2012
Amish Buggy Chop Shop
Don't forget those sinful, sinful fuzzy dice
| August 24, 2012
What’s really behind high gas prices
Fingers crossed that we've seen the worst of it — analysts say gas prices won't go any higher than the April 6 peak of $3.94 per gallon — but filling up your tank this summer is still going to cost a big chunk of change.
Priming the Pump
| May 04, 2012
Vocational education opens new opportunities for all students
Walk around the cavernous "hard trades" wing of the Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS) — which houses the auto-mechanic, carpentry, and welding programs, among others — and you're bound to witness a hubbub of activity, the bubbling-over en
Blue collar girls
| March 09, 2012
No cars allowed
| November 04, 2011
Paging Chicken Little
Behaving with all the coolheaded aplomb of Prissy — the young maid in Gone With the Wind — Providence school honchos and the city's emergency management agency managed to make a king-size balls-up of the arrival of the "Get Motivated" speakers seminar
City motivated to panic; Making things better; close encounter of the weird kind
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| October 07, 2011
Nicolas Winding Refn's sleek heist flick offers more quiet moments than you'd expect with a title like Drive .
A lot going on below the surface
| September 16, 2011
In addition to the flamethrower, they've also rigged up a whiskey-dispensing car dashboard, and as a piece de resistance have created the Road Warrior–inspired "Medusa," a 1972 Buick Skylark souped up to breathe fire.
Petal to the metal
| September 09, 2011
The story of Brazilian Formula One champion Ayrton Senna sounds, well, just like a movie — Le Mans , maybe, or Talladega Nights without the comedy.
Chronicling Ayrton Senna's career
| August 19, 2011
Skate of the union
The malt angels from Pabst Blue Ribbon were on hand to fuel us up, and to hook up sweat bands that, incidentally, would come in handy to absorb the blood.
| August 19, 2011
Traditionally, china is the gift of choice for a 20th anniversary. But considering that Lollapalooza debuted in 1991 with a lineup that featured Jane's Addiction,...
| August 14, 2011
Photos: Foo Fighters + Foster the People + Muse + more at Lollapalooza 2011
Surveillance footage from three days packed with solid sets -- and even a few mind-blowing ones.
Scenes from the 20th annual Lollapalooza festival | August 5-7, 2011
| August 12, 2011
Wheeling and dealing
Here's a vehicle you don't see every day.
| July 15, 2011
Giving intelligence to simpletons, fools, and Idiots
There are a few reasons not to get overly excited about the debut release from Nuclear Boots.
| June 24, 2011
Estimates vary, but it's safe to say that restaurants and institutions (such as colleges or hospitals) waste tons of food every year; last September, a group of students at the College of the Atlantic noticed that their school was no exception.
| June 10, 2011
The road goes on forever
If the Maine Turnpike Authority were a country, it'd be North Korea.
Maine Turnpike Authority's totalitarian rule
| March 11, 2011
[awesome video alert] The Cars "Blue Tip"
Hey, happy Thursday -- a brand new track from THE CARS was posted on YouTube earlier today. "Blue Tip" is a smooth, blippy little synthpop...
| February 17, 2011
New Cars album gets title, street date
Hat tip to the very underrated Jed Gottlieb of the Boston Herald, who reports this afternoon that the new record from THE CARS will be...
| February 02, 2011
Electric cars: Rhode Island plugs in
“I’m not a car guy,” says Al Dahlberg, sitting in his office on a recent afternoon.
Can the smallest state make the biggest use of electric cars — and help save the world?
| November 12, 2010
Gary Numan has never been one for nostalgia.
A synth-pop legend reluctantly accepts his past
| October 22, 2010
So what's up with this Cars 'reunion' photo?
Forget words — these days, a photograph is worth a thousand reunion rumors. So when Boston new wave legends the Cars quietly posted the above...
| July 28, 2010
Let them buy cars
In Maine, you can buy a gun on a Sunday, but you can't buy a car. In fact, in Maine you can buy almost anything you want on a Sunday, except for a car. Maine state law forbids car-buying on Sundays.
Letters to the Portland Editor, July 23, 2010
PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS
| July 23, 2010
Oranjuly | Oranjuly
Three years is a long time to make an album. A band could either neuter every nuance that might have existed on the tape or patiently polish their songs like little gemstones.
| July 02, 2010
Virtually every year, like clockwork, a college-football player is arrested for getting blasted and then running around town vandalizing cars — a crime that almost always involves ripping multiple side mirrors off of multiple automobiles.
Smashing up cars in South Alabama; Plus, it's that frisky NFL draft time of year
| April 30, 2010
Boston in the 70s: Part Five
Photos of cars, vans, and trucks from the retro days
Photos of the Boston Common from the Boston Phoenix 's archives
| July 24, 2009
The big question with Top Gear, the popular British consumer-car show (in perpetual reruns on BBC America), is this: will it succeed in denting my colossal lack of curiosity about cars?
Top Gear hits heavy traffic
| May 08, 2009
Oil has been discovered in a Brighton backyard.
Powering the anti – fossil fuel revolution, one fried catfish at a time
| November 07, 2007
This noisy animated paean to NASCAR and Route 66 gets mired in the middle laps on a grippy track.
Pixar's rise of the machines is slow death in the fast lane
| February 20, 2007
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