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The Last Weed Defendant

Why is John Rockett still in court for holding half an ounce?
John Rockett was cruising to Twin River Casino in Rhode Island when an Attleboro cop stopped his dark blue Dodge Caravan for having one headlight out.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 16, 2010

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The velvet rope of prejudice?

Race relations
RACE RELATIONS
By: G. VALENTINO BALL  |  December 08, 2010

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Interview: Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley

The new kid
Age 31, recently elected Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley is a member of a new generation of local politicos who are more at home in coffee bars than in smoke-filled rooms.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  December 08, 2010

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#MaHeritage

What would you add to a list of Massachusetts's 'intangible cultural heritage'? We asked, you answered — In 140 characters or less.
The things we're thankful for also tend to be the things that bind us together.
By: BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 24, 2010

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Viral justice?

The media might have moved on, but RCC students won't let a case of potential police brutality on campus fade without a fight
The seven-minute YouTube clip begins with five Boston police officers, crowding a Roxbury Community College entranceway, restraining a face-down suspect.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 23, 2010

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Jeb Bush, savior of public education

Waiting for Kryptonite
Jeb Bush is a visiting fellow at Harvard's Institute of Politics.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 23, 2010



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Copyright gone copywrong: Cooks Source update

Too Many Cooks Dept.
It was the ill-informed e-mail heard 'round the world: "But honestly Monica, the Web is considered 'public domain' and you should be happy we just didn't 'lift' your whole article and put someone else's name on it!"
By: STEVE MILLER  |  November 17, 2010

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Maddow to media: come out of the closet

Cronkette
Cronkette
By: CARLY CARIOLI  |  November 17, 2010

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Prison Update: It's not getting any better


It's discouraging that conditions may have worsened in state prisons since the Phoenix published "Troubled Over Bridgewater" in September.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 10, 2010

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Breaking bread with mixed nuts at Jon Stewart's rally to restore sanity

Meeting in the middle
When I finally awoke from the effects of a pre-flight spliff the size of a tampon, I was sprawled across Logan Airport's Terminal C with gum in my beard. A man in full Marine Corps sweat apparel was shaking my shoulder.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 03, 2010

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The persecution rests

Turnergate
Charles Dickens believed that the law is an ass. Well, he might have been right: last week's federal-court conviction of six-term Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner on bribery charges certainly seems to support that theory.
By: PETER KADZIS AND HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  November 05, 2010



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Democrats against Obama

Even before the rout at the polls, Democrats were nervous about their President. The left felt sold out, and moderates were frightened. Now it's payback time.
Now that the midterm wipeout has concluded, analysts are already sizing up the GOP challengers to a weakened Barack Obama. Not only that: some Democratic party elders are considering the once-unthinkable scenario of a debilitating challenge to Barack Obama from inside his party.
By: STEVEN STARK  |  November 03, 2010

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Photos: Scenes from the Rally to Restore Sanity

Thousands of Daily Show fans, Flying Spaghetti Monsters, and Hogwarts alums, and more converge on the National Mall | October 30, 2010
With nary a pair of be-skidmarked Betsy Ross boxer shorts in sight.
By: ERIN BALDASSARI  |  November 01, 2010

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Gay Tea Party Witch Sex: Three tales of erotic political fiction

Hot, throbbing election special: Palin/O'Donnell, Kerry/Brown, and Stewart/Cooper/Maddow
Three toe-curling yarns of bipartisan/bicurious boning, starring some of our favorite hacks (and some of our favorite pundits).
By: PHOENIX EDITORIAL STAFF  |  November 01, 2010

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Gold diggers: El Salvador vs. Pacific Rim Mining

Mine. Not yours.
If Chilean miners can maintain vast media attention for two months, then human-rights advocates may be in pole position to lure spotlights toward other underground issues below the border.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 27, 2010

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The new Combat Zone?

The recent murders in Mattapan only hint at the problems that fester on and around Blue Hill Avenue
As such savage acts often do, the quadruple homicide in Mattapan this past month lured platoons of journalists to Boston's communities of color.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 20, 2010



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Boston activists infiltrate bankers' convention

Foreclose on this
On Tuesday, I got a tip to tail a fleet of activists to the Hynes Convention Center while they infiltrated the American Bankers Association's Business Expo and Director's Forum.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 20, 2010

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Innocence lost, but not forgotten

Freedom watch
In film, the demands of art and of history are often in conflict. The aptly-titled Conviction , opening this Friday in theaters, is the rare feature film that satisfies both demands.
By: HARVEY SILVERGLATE AND KYLE SMEALLIE  |  October 13, 2010

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Sam who?

Six weeks on the campaign trail with a barely known Cambodian refugee who's running for Congress
Sam Meas was hardly a household name, even when he was running for the United States Congress seat in Massachusetts's Fifth District — and he's even less of one now that he lost.
By: LAWRENCE BERGMAN  |  October 13, 2010

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Waiting for Repo Man

The man behind Inside Job shows us just how low Wall Street has sunk
Inside Job , Charles Ferguson's newly released documentary, details with painful precision just how royally Wall Street screwed the planet.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 13, 2010



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