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Three strikes is foul

To no one's surprise, the Massachusetts State Legislature succumbed to its baser instincts when it passed a modified "three strikes" criminal-sentencing bill, which would make felony offenders ineligible for parole if two prior crimes resulted in prison
Plus, Menino lays an egg, and sex-abuse justice
By EDITORIAL  |  July 27, 2012
Is this the end? Rose Kennedy Greenway asks Boston Police to oust #OccupyBoston

Is this the end? Rose Kennedy Greenway asks Boston Police to oust #OccupyBoston


At a general assembly tonight, Occupy Boston is debating what steps to take -- including potentially seeking an injunction against the city -- in response...
By Carly Carioli  |  November 17, 2011
What global warming? dept: Frog Pond ice-skating postponed due to warm weather

What global warming? dept: Frog Pond ice-skating postponed due to warm weather


 This just in: MAYOR TOM MENINO was supposed to help open the Frog Pond to ice skating on Friday. The city has just announced: not...
By Carly Carioli  |  November 15, 2011
This is what civil disobedience looks like: photos and aftermath of the Boston Police crackdown on #OccupyBoston

This is what civil disobedience looks like: photos and aftermath of the Boston Police crackdown on #OccupyBoston


 As #OccupyBoston gets ready for its first post-showdown General Assembly, we're posting links to the best photos we've found from last night. Our photographer DEREK...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 11, 2011
Report From the Front: Occupy Boston gets serious

Report From the Front: Occupy Boston gets serious


Photo by Molly Geiger While they're a long way from defeating American plutocracy, Occupy Boston has accomplished a great deal in its first week. The...
By Chris Faraone  |  October 05, 2011
Tom Menino outraged over skate-culture t-shirts on Newbury Street at Nike store

What other vaguely offensive things should Mayor Menino ban next?

Boston Mayor Tom Menino doesn't like anyone sending bad messages to the impressionable children of his city — you may recall his outrage over the sale of STOP SNITCHING T-shirts a couple of years ago. Last week, he discovered another sordid example: T-s
Dope smackdown
By DAVID BERNSTEIN  |  July 01, 2011


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Photos: President Obama speaks at the Cyclorama

Obama speaks at the Cyclorama inside Boston Center for The Arts on May 18, 2011. He was proceeded by speakers from The New England Steering Committee, Governor Deval Patrick, current Celtics player Ray Allen and former Celtics player Bill Russell.
Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts | May 18, 2011
By KELSEY MARIE BELL  |  May 27, 2011
mayor menino's new hubway bicycle sharing program in boston

Boston's new hubway system could transform how you get around town

On April 21, amid a throng of cyclists gathered at City Hall Plaza, Boston Mayor Tom Menino announced that the city had just inked a deal to institute a bike-sharing system that would be operational by mid-summer this year.
Learning to share
By TOM MEEK  |  May 13, 2011

Outrage overdue

Where is the outrage over the misuse of city funds?
Letters to the Boston editor, May 14, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 14, 2010

Building block

Your editorial, “Menino’s Promise,” about Mayor Menino’s inauguration, stated: “He must shelve his reservations about becoming more involved in private development.”
Letters to the Boston editor, January 15, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 15, 2010
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Phoenix group harvests 17 regional press prizes

The New England Press Association (NEPA) annual newspaper contest has always been good to us.
Bragging-Rights Night at NEPA
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  February 11, 2009


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The pain hits home

With unsuccessful wars running in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the worst economic crisis in almost 80 years likely to get worse long before it gets better, Barack Obama will face challenges of historic proportions when he becomes the nation's 44th presiden
Boston faces a sobering year
By EDITORIAL  |  January 14, 2009