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A marriage proposal + Thumbs up to Lance

As a member of the LGBT community for the past 45 years I can tell you that marriage equality (see "Yes On One? Duh ," by Deirdre Fulton, September 14) is not on the front burner for most of the people I know in my community.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editors, September 21, 2012
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 21, 2012

A proposal for Congress Square

It has been suggested, as an alternative to the warehouse-like "ballroom" proposed by the Eastland Hotel's new owners, that Congress Square and adjacent buildings be redesigned and redeveloped as a "centerpiece" urban plaza.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editors, July 6, 2012

Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle

When you've got the Kennedys and the Koch brothers on the same side of an issue, it's hard to know what to think.
The story of the Cape Air clean-energy project
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 15, 2012
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Review: Losing Control

Bostonians have celebrated the city's rebirth as a shooting location for filmmakers. Had they endured Valerie Weiss's locally made Losing Control , I suspect most would welcome another molasses disaster.
Valerie Weiss's locally made film
By MILES HOWARD  |  April 06, 2012
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In a job-starved economy, casinos are still a good bet

As Beacon Hill considers — yet again — an expanded gaming proposal, some say that the opportunity has passed. We disagree, and continue to support a carefully crafted plan for bringing resort casinos to Massachusetts.
The issue provoked a rare show of common purpose on Beacon Hill
By EDITORIAL  |  September 02, 2011

Review: The Proposal

Anne Fletcher's comedy proves funnier and warmer than the dog-eared premise it hangs on: ice-bitch boss turns to her abused, resentful underling for an out-of-office favor, shows a shred of humanity, and love blossoms.
  Predictability and Betty White have much to do with the film's modest success
By TOM MEEK  |  June 19, 2009