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The dirty story behind local energy

Eastern Massachusetts hums comfortably on Colombian coal. But the mines are devastating land and lives in the Guajira peninsula.
It’s hard to imagine that a town as poor as this one could have a slum.
By: AVIVA CHOMSKY  |  October 01, 2007



The DEA’s bad-faith war on pain doctors
Things haven’t been going well as of late for Needham-based chronic-pain specialist Dr. Joseph Zolot.
By: HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  September 26, 2007


Buddy Cianci

A candid conversation
Vincent Albert Cianci — called Buddy by friends and foes — is back.
By: JOE VILENO  |  September 24, 2007


While you were out . . .

Yes, stuff happened in Boston during your summer break. But we’ve got it covered.
When you’re a student, it can seem as if reality just freezes when you leave town for the summer.
By: ADAM REILLY  |  September 04, 2007


Edifice complex

Tom Menino has already remade Boston’s skyline. Now he wants to pack up City Hall and move it to Southie. Can anyone stop him?
You’re Boston Mayor Tom Menino, preparing to address the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on a chilly morning in December 2006.
By: ADAM REILLY  |  August 02, 2007


The Devil and Dick Cheney

A recently declassified communiqué from one evildoer to another
Dick: e ver since you shoved your fall guy, Scooter, off the political cliff, I simply cannot get in touch with you.
By: BARRY CRIMMINS  |  July 03, 2007


The 10th Annual Muzzle Awards

Silencing free speech
Mitt Romney will say or do anything if he thinks it will help him become president.
By: DAN KENNEDY  |  July 10, 2007

Death of the Amendment

  Anti-Gay-Marriage bill defeated in Massachusetts
  Anti-Gay-Marriage bill defeated in Massachusetts
By: DAVID BERNSTEIN  |  June 14, 2007


Jailhouse rock

Buddy Cianci is out of prison and on a mission
Even in New Jersey’s Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution Buddy Cianci played his customary role.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  June 13, 2007


EXCLUSIVE: The truth about Theo's wedding

Don't believe what you read in the daily newspapers
The story they put out about Red Sox manager Theo Epstein’s secret wedding was a hoax. FNX veteran news hound Henry Santoro has the real story. Henry Santoro reports on Theo Epstein's wedding (mp3)  
By: HENRY SANTORO  |  October 27, 2008


We found Whitey Bulger . . . and he’s still missing

Anniversary party: The FBI celebrates 12 years of failure
I get a lot of calls about Bulger, but this one was different.
By: DAVID BOERI  |  June 24, 2011


Wish list

106 things the Phoenix wants to see in 2006
[1] An MBTA Red Line station without a broken escalator. [2] Someone in the White House who at least pretends we’re still looking for Osama.
By:  |  October 27, 2008


Sallie Mae not

As federally sponsored student-loan giant Sallie Mae prepares to go private, it’s squeezing every last penny from student borrowers while opening up scads of new businesses. How can you protect yourself?
If you have had to borrow money to pay for school, chances are good you've borrowed from Sallie Mae, the largest student-loan company in the US, which currently handles between 40 and 45 percent of the business.
By: CATHERINE TUMBER  |  July 25, 2011
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