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Shattered illusions

No, not the window!
This past weekend in Boston, nine people were shot, 13 stabbed, and feuding gangs used families at Roxbury’s annual Caribbean Festival as duck-and-cover props.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 29, 2007


Cambridge vs. Anthony Galluccio

Will Brattle Street torpedo him again?
Cambridge city councilor Anthony Galluccio is still working to fulfill the promise he showed 10 years ago.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 29, 2007


Hot topic

Chill out, global warming is a lie
In the August 19 Boston Globe , conservative op-ed contributor Jeff Jacoby wrote his fifth column in eight months denying climate change.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 22, 2007


Beware of falling scabs

Boston drivers can be excused for being a tad skittish about falling objects, after experiencing two motorist fatalities in 2006.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 22, 2007


Taking the Fifth

The race for Marty Meehan’s congressionalseat is running below the radar, but it could hold the answers to a couple of burning political questions
The September 4 Democratic primary has compelling interest beyond the borders of the Fifth Congressional District.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 22, 2007


Wagering, or wavering?

When will Deval Patrick play his casino cards?
With the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe quickly moving forward on its plans for a casino in Middleborough, how long can power players continue to hold their cards close to the vest?
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 15, 2007



Hard labor
The employees have been complaining for more than a year about the exact kinds of wage and safety abuses that are supposedly so upsetting to the pols.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 08, 2007


Mitt's equity army

Romney’s war chest is overflowing with the contributions of his financial-world pals. But what is the price of their loyalty?
The predictions coming out of Ames, Iowa, hold that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is expected to win this weekend’s closely watched straw poll.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 10, 2007


BPD stands accused — as Sox-haters?

Safe, and Out
The city of Boston has paid out more than $15 million in recent years to victims of the police department’s misconduct.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 25, 2007


Fender bender

Last year, opponents thought they had killed auto-insurance reform for good. Its resurrection could be a headache for Deval Patrick.
Recent signs on Beacon Hill indicate to some that Deval Patrick is not quite the progressive, populist lefty that many of his supporters — and detractors — think he is.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 26, 2007


The million-dollar widow

Why is the Niki Tsongas juggernaut heading backward? Plus, ignoring global warming close to home.
The powerhouses of Massachusetts’s Democratic Party have rallied behind Niki Tsongas’s bid to succeed Fifth District US Congressman Marty Meehan.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 26, 2007



Deval Patrick has been lounging in bed cozily with Therese Murray and Sal DiMasi but with budget questions looming, the party’s probably over
In the hothouse of this past month’s same-sex-marriage battle, the State House’s top three leaders emerged as surprisingly cozy bedfellows.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 11, 2007


School for scandal

An Emerson College dean becomes the first Boston casualty of the national student-loan fiasco
Lending institutions have been buying the favor of sticky-fingered college administrators for some time now.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 27, 2008


Letting the DA skate

Violence rises, prosecutions plummet, and nobody points a finger at Boston’s top law-enforcement officer
In Boston’s sharp-elbowed political world, when anything goes wrong assigning blame usually takes top priority.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 20, 2007


Power hungry?

The most powerful people on Beacon Hill want to stop the gay-marriage ban, but don’t have the votes
It’s remarkable how dramatically the state’s political leadership has changed since the most recent Constitutional Convention.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 07, 2007


Med school drug pushers

How scientists are selling out to drug companies
You may have heard of a little ongoing row about a Merck drug called Vioxx, which was pulled from the market in 2004 due to evidence that it caused serious heart problems in some users.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 28, 2010

Young guns

Menino touting Boston’s gun-violence “best practices”
This past Wednesday at the Capital Hill Hilton in Washington, DC, mayors from across the country were scheduled to sit down to a special session and learn how to combat youth gun violence.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 27, 2008
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