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The Old Timer’s Tap, once a dealmaker’s den, looks for a buyer

Tucked away in the most forgotten neighborhood in Providence, a little piece of the city's colorful political history sits on its last legs.
Watering Holes
By DANIEL MCGOWAN  |  August 19, 2011
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Heavy burden

In 2012, collections on homes, buildings, and private infrastructure will feed more than 65 percent of Boston's $2.4 billion budget.
More than any other city on the East Coast, Boston is addicted to property taxes. Could the Hub be hitting a crippling tax-levy ceiling soon?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 19, 2011
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Beantown counters

More than 50 percent of property in the city of Boston — state buildings, church grounds, college campuses, etc. — is tax exempt. These charts, stats, and graphs illustrate Boston’s property tax addiction: rising costs, a declining real estate market, an
Infographic: Boston's addiction to property taxes
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 19, 2011
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Portland's neighborhood prosecutor cleans up the city

When Portland Police Chief James Craig announced at a June 28 press conference that he was leaving the city to become Cincinnati's chief, he took a moment to list what he considered to be the highlights of his two-year tenure.
Sweating the small stuff
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 15, 2011
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Beyond espionage: Four ways the United States can still prosecute WikiLeaks's Julian Assange

Not long after WikiLeaks entered the international lexicon, the question became not whether the United States government would prosecute founder Julian Assange, but how .
Freedom Watch
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE AND KYLE SMEALLIE  |  January 07, 2011