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Symbolism not enough to retain seat
The New Boston got pushed aside by the Old Boston in a West Roxbury minute. (11/11/07)
Life support needed for Boston politics?
With a Boston city election just nine days away, this is supposed to be a time when lawn signs mix with fall foliage to create a colorful backdrop for the political hurly-burly that is part of the city's rich tradition. (10/28/07)
Boston coalition retools to calm violence
Maybe the NRA was right. The gun owners' group has been vilified for years by urban leaders and liberal policymakers for its slogan, "Guns don't kill people, people do." (10/14/07)
For ex-offenders, CORI law not working
At a time when residents of high-crime neighborhoods are on edge over the plague of gang and gun violence, Mayor Thomas Menino ventured up to Beacon Hill this month to lobby on behalf of the city's ne'er-do-wells. The mayor was there to testify at a Judiciary Committee hearing in favor of a bill to limit employer access to criminal records. ... (9/30/07)
A long climb to Beacon Hill
In the end, the talk that voter doubts about his progressive credentials could sink Anthony Galluccio in his home base in Cambridge was just talk. He cleaned up in the People's Republic. (9/16/07)