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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
| July 27, 2012
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...
| November 17, 2011
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...
| November 15, 2011
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...
| October 11, 2011
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...
| October 05, 2011
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
| July 01, 2011
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
KELSEY MARIE BELL
| May 27, 2011
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
| May 13, 2011
Where is the outrage over the misuse of city funds?
Letters to the Boston editor, May 14, 2010
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| May 14, 2010
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
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| January 15, 2010
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
| February 11, 2009
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
| January 14, 2009
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