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CentralSquareRoots+Future

As MIT expands eastward, Cambridge officials struggle to balance the allure of tech development with Central Square's gritty soul

A decade from now, the east end of Central Square will look nothing like the west.
Square roots
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 09, 2012

Breaking down the cost of Brown; birth control mirth; business as usual

Mayor Angel Taveras and Brown University are locked in a nasty fight over upping the school's payments to the city. And the university's governing board has announced it will hike tuition and fees by 3.5 percent next year.
Hill hiking
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 17, 2012
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At StyleWeek: Mops, Marie Claire, and the Mayor

Techno music is thumping through L'Apogee, the bar at the top of the Providence Biltmore.
Scenes
By PHILIP EIL  |  January 27, 2012
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Fame, wealth, and the battle for Newport’s Queen Anne Square

Newport's Queen Anne Square, which measures just over an acre, is a rectangle of grass and trees on the doorstep of historic Trinity Episcopal Church, overlooking the city's yacht-filled harbor. Crisscrossed by brick pathways, it reminds many of a colle
Parks Dept.
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  November 25, 2011

What we learned from the race

As of last Tuesday, Portland has its first elected mayor in many decades; Michael Brennan will take office December 5 and serve a four-year term.
Mayoral Aftermath
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 18, 2011
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Who bankrolled Portland’s mayoral candidates?

Friday afternoon, Portland's 15 mayoral candidates disclosed how much money they'd raised and who gave it to them.
Following the money
By COLIN WOODARD  |  November 04, 2011


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On the rebound

Nine months ago, first-term Congressman David Cicilline's Washington career seemed over before it had begun.
Months after his political career seemed doomed, Congressman David Cicilline has made a slow, steady comeback. Will it hold?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 04, 2011
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City manager: Mayor will be ‘chief lobbyist’

The election of a new mayor "is not going to make that much of a difference in the way we operate day to day," city manager Mark Rees told participants in the League of Young Voters' Portland 101 program last week.
Portland 101
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 28, 2011
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Mayoral endorsements + State and county referenda

Portland's mayoral election is being handled by ranked-choice voting.
Endorsements
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 28, 2011

Arts-related mayoral forum coming up

With six weeks to go before Portland's first mayoral election in modern history, the field remains crowded and confusing.
Leading Portland
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 30, 2011
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Slideshow: A year of ''Meet the Mayor''

Before I had the foggiest idea that Foursquare existed, our esteemed managing editor pitched me the idea of interviewing mayors. Following a deeply confusing 20-minute-or-so conversation, I started to understand that she wasn't asking me to interview Me
Term limits? Those are for losers. Here are the 12 Foursquare mayors who hung onto their turf
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  September 24, 2011


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Urban Fest gets ugly

It didn't take long for the largely suburban horde to erupt into a frenzy at the free outdoor concert, which was dubbed, somewhat ironically, the Boston Urban Music Fest (BUMF).
Gimme Shelter Dept.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 12, 2011
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20 questions about Portland's upcoming mayoral election

With three months until Portland's first mayoral election in more than 80 years, and two weeks until candidates are required to hand in the 300 signatures that will reserve them each a place on the ballot, a whopping 19 people have thrown their hats into
Rising from the masses
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 12, 2011
Boston Convention Center - Urban League

With the Urban League conference coming next week, Boston's movers and shakers are scrambling to project a progressive racial image

After years of trying to convince groups with large minority membership that the Hub is now a welcoming, friendly destination for African-Americans, this is the first big organization to test the theory.
Showtime for New Boston
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 22, 2011

A defiant mayor in a defaulting city

It's been a year since the state appointed a receiver to take control of a nearly insolvent Central Falls and Mayor Charles Moreau, reduced to a mere figurehead, rides shotgun in a blue Chevy Impala — surveying all that he's lost.
Urban Affairs
By MALCOLM BURNLEY  |  July 08, 2011

Ranked-choice voting + beer

Perhaps the following example illustrates what's wrong with plurality voting in terms Al Diamon can understand (see " Got What It Takes ," June 10).
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editor, June 17, 2011
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  June 17, 2011


Got what it takes

If you haven't already done so, hustle down to Portland City Hall and sign up to run for mayor.
Why not run for mayor?
By AL DIAMON  |  June 10, 2011
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Spoonem's turns 30

If I want to experience the best of Vo Dilun, all I have to do is walk around the corner from my house.
Celebrating an Edgewood treasure; it’s time for Waltonpalooza!!
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  June 03, 2011
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No more Mr. Nice Council

By announcing his campaign for city council, Michael Flaherty immediately unleashed the bitter side of Boston politics.
Five-way Boston bloodbath
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 13, 2011

Q&A #3: Senate '12/Mayor '13


 Ask Me Anything Day rolls on! "RMC Strategies" asks: Could you handicap the top 4 folks in the US Senate dem primary (based on assumptions...
By David S. Bernstein  |  March 18, 2011

Mayor's race kicks off

Last week, the first three mayoral candidates filed their paperwork. So begins Portland’s first elected-mayor campaign in more than eight decades.
Getting to know you
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 28, 2011


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Who’s running for mayor? (Yes, already!)

Here's an early holiday gift from us to you: A new election to start thinking about! (You can thank us later.)
Hats in the Ring Dept.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 03, 2010

Reader reactions to the Portland Phoenix endorsements

I don't mind you endorsing the Oxford casino but I would have expected a more informed decision.
Letters to the Portland Editor, October 29, 2010
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 29, 2010

Portland Phoenix Endorsements: 2010 referenda

Yep, you have to answer a lot of questions in the voting booth this year. Here's what they're about, and how we think you should vote on them.
Endorsements
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 22, 2010
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Library woes

In an attempt to save four Boston Public Library branches that are slated to close due to budget shortfalls, some state legislators from Boston have threatened to block all state funding the library receives if it shutters any of its 26 branches.
Plus, Arizona declares war on immigrants
By EDITORIAL  |  April 30, 2010

Looking for a new kind of mayor

Perhaps you've seen the ads ...
Recruitment
By MARION DAVIS  |  February 26, 2010


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Menino's promise

Boston's political tribes checked their traditional hostilities at the door this week when they trooped into Faneuil Hall for the inauguration of Mayor Thomas Menino, who took the oath to serve an unprecedented fifth term.
Realizing his pledge of flexibility is the key to Boston's future success
By EDITORIAL  |  January 08, 2010

Q&A #9 -- Social Media For GOTV


"NathanSpencer" asks, via Twitter appropriately: "Are tools like Twitter and Facebook really helping candidates GOTV? Who is using it best?" I've seen no evidence of...
By David S. Bernstein  |  October 02, 2009

Q&A #6 -- Favorite Staffs


Here's a great question, from "Sammy": Who are your favorite political staffs to deal with, whether it be mayor's office, city council, state, etc? Before...
By David S. Bernstein  |  October 02, 2009

Q&A #5 -- City Election Predictions


"Ed" asks via email: Give us your predictions for the mayoral final (with percentages) and the order the At-Large candidates will finish. Menino 54% Flaherty...
By David S. Bernstein  |  October 02, 2009