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Photos: Scenes from Occupy Wall Street

Shots of the Zuccotti Park #OWS encampment this past Columbus Day weekend
Zuccotti Park is now a settled shantytown, complete with its own classrooms, junkies, trash collectors, and daily broadsheet.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  October 12, 2011


Occupational Hazards

Our reporter sets out to see the revolution — five Occupations in five days
Zuccotti Park was first. Dewey Square followed.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 12, 2011


Occupy Boston takes a page from the radical underground

The Anarchist's Playbook
In fact, the Occupy movement is deeply rooted in anarchist traditions and values. Many of the national Occupy movement's organizational tools — the lengthy general assemblies, the finger-waggling exercises in consensus-building, the free food and clothing available throughout camp — come from anarchist models of direct action, horizontal organizing, and gift economies.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  October 12, 2011


Highlights from the Phoenix's real-time coverage of #OccupyBoston

Timeline: Boston, occupied
Here's a quick guide to what you missed — minus the photos, video, and immediacy you'll find online.  
By: BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 12, 2011


Photos: Boston Police arrest Occupy Boston protesters

October 11, 2011 | Rose Kennedy Greenway
The Boston Police Force cracks down on the Occupy Boston protests early on the morning of October 11, 2011.
By: DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  October 13, 2011


Photos: Occupy Boston's student march from the Boston Common

October 10, 2011 | From the Boston Common to the Charlestown Bridge
On October 10, 2011, students march from the Boston Common to the Charlestown Bridge in solidary with Occupy Boston, a protest in assocation with the Occupy Wall Street movement.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 11, 2011


When God Walked Through the Projects

Twenty years after he became the first man in the state to get life in prison for dealing crack, Darryl Whiting's twisted legacy lives on
Boston's crack era effectively began in late 1986, when Darryl Whiting stepped into Roxbury's Orchard Park projects.
By: GEORGE P. HASSETT  |  April 05, 2012


Whitey Bulger and the Feds: The final act

Choosing the slow grind: Why are we trying Whitey in federal court, when state courts would deliver justice more swiftly?
As the notorious and corrupt pas-de-deux between James "Whitey" Bulger and the Department of Justice approaches its finale with Bulger's capture and eventual trial, we are left to reassess the ultimate implications of this long and fateful dance.
By: HARVEY A. SILVERGLATE  |  October 05, 2011


Hollow justice

The FBI might have got its man, but anyone seeking real accountability from Whitey Bulger's government enablers will come away empty-handed yet again
When Whitey Bulger was arrested in Santa Monica, California, this summer, it may have seemed that a new day had dawned for the local FBI and for the Justice Department.
By: DAVID BOERI  |  October 05, 2011


Photos: Occupy Boston demonstrations, from Dewey Square to the financial district

From September 30 to October 11, 2011
Participants in the “Occupy Boston” demonstrations (in association with the "Occupy Wall Street" movement) organizing at Dewey Square and participating in marches and protests throughout Boston's financial district.


Photos: Occupy Boston plans financial district take-over

Big money meets big opposition in Boston
Hundreds of fiscally wary citizens gathered on Boston Common Tuesday, September 27, to organize a lasting protest occupation of Boston’s financial district.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  October 03, 2011


Boston's housing crisis spawns a grassroots revolution

Fighting foreclosure
There are about 1500 pissed-off people lacing up their shitkickers around Boston right now.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 30, 2011


The United States v. Tarek Mehanna

Does talking about jihad make you a terrorist?
On a late-fall day in 2008, a 26-year-old Massachusetts College of Pharmacy PhD named Tarek Mehanna left his parents' Sudbury home to start a new life in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he had received a prestigious appointment in the diabetes department at the King Fahad Medical City. He didn't make it.
By: NATE HOMAN  |  September 28, 2011


Rolling Rally: Our guide to the 22nd Annual Freedom Rally

Make the most of your freedom
It would have been impossible — or at least boneheaded — to print this sort of treasure map a few years ago.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 19, 2011


A decade of turmoil

Rhode Island’s brightest minds on where we are now
9/11 has become such a given — such a fixed star in American culture and politics — that as the tenth anniversary approached, it was easy to imagine we had somehow come to terms with the attacks.
By: DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 07, 2011


The day before the morning after

Looking back on September 10, 2001
On September 10, 2001, Hurricane Erin was spiraling up the Eastern Seaboard.
By: CHRIS WRIGHT  |  September 12, 2011


Teaching 9/11

Textbook Tragedy
"What do you know about 9/11?"
By: THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  September 12, 2011


9/11: The First Year

Looking back on Phoenix coverage of the events surrounding September 11, 2001
Looking back on Phoenix coverage of the events surrounding September 11, 2001
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 07, 2011


In the Shadow of Walmart

The Superstore hasn’t touched down yet, but Roxbury is already divided against itself
Only one company on earth summons fevered joy and outrage by merely showing interest in a market.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 31, 2011


How the Arroyo jury got it right

Law-abiding citizens
Rarely has a Boston jury had to suffer as much ridicule as the 12 citizens who acquitted former Boston firefighter Albert Arroyo of pension fraud.
By: HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  August 25, 2011

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Heavy burden

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?
In 2012, collections on homes, buildings, and private infrastructure will feed more than 65 percent of Boston's $2.4 billion budget.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 17, 2011

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