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System failure

Letters to the Boston editor, July 3, 2009
In the “Talking Politics” column “Mass betrayal,” you attribute our state’s long, sad history of corrupt politicians to the culture of the State House. You’re probably right.

Tiananmen 2.0?

The Iranian uprising; plus, Yoon disses the BRA
The presidential election stolen from Mir Hossein Mousavi was not really an election at all. It was a sham, an elaborate beauty contest produced by the Islamist theocracy that holds the real power in Iran. The mullahs pick the candidates and the outcome.
By EDITORIAL  |  June 17, 2009

Last biscuit in the oven

Nuestra's culinary misadventure
On that next trip to Whole Foods or the farmers' market, your favorite small-batch cookies, jams, and jellies might be hard to find.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 20, 2009

Racism in real estate

Keeping the neighborhoods white
After more than a decade in the business, the real-estate agent knew that many landlords had very narrow ideas about whom they did and didn't want living in their apartments and houses. Most of them were fairly subtle about it. "I want the right people," they might say, being careful to couch their instructions in innocuous-sounding terms.  
By SEAN FLYNN  |  May 13, 2009

He's number three

How seriously should Boston take long-shot mayoral candidate Kevin McCrea?
The conditions seem perfect for  Kevin McCrea's latest YouTube video : warm for February, reasonably sunny, no sonic competition from nearby construction.
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 19, 2009

Artists get the shaft

The city gives Fort Point's creative residents the finger
On a tour of the studios at 337 Summer Street, Jen Mecca, a textile artist, points out some of the spaces recently vacated by artists and craftsmen, including a pair of furniture makers who left for Somerville.
By TED SIEFER  |  February 02, 2009

Budgeting your time

For students, part-time jobs mean pocket money, freedom, scheduling conflicts, and stress
There are two possible reasons Friday is the best day of the week for a college student.
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  January 08, 2009

An accidentally tragic timeline

Letters to the Boston editor, December 12, 2008
Your “Terror Masala” article, unintentionally of course, is very timely in view of the atrocities in Mumbai.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 10, 2008

Menino's mosque II

Making sense of what went on; taking action for the future
To date, the City Council has been strong-armed by the mayor's office into averting its gaze from all that went on in the construction of the mosque.
By EDITORIAL  |  December 12, 2008

The PTech connection?

Between late 2002 and early 2003, the now defunct Fleet Bank in Boston attracted the attention of federal anti-terrorist investigators.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 24, 2008

Menino's mosque

The bizarre story behind the construction of Boston's most controversial building
Most locals concede that getting anything of substance accomplished in Boston is a Herculean task.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 24, 2008

Inside Job

The role of the BRA's Muhammad Ali-Salaam in the mosque's development
The conflict of interest between Ali-Salaam's role with the BRA and his close association with the mosque developers is captured in a transcript of a Feb. 2001 meeting.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 19, 2008

More from King and Flynn

By ADAM REILLY  |  November 06, 2008

Don’t leave me this way

Botanical Forms at Harvard’s Museum of Natural History, Carroll Dunham and more at the Addison, and Renzo Piano at the Fogg
Leaves lead a wild life, and each leaf’s physical structure reflects both its individual biography — revealing the pathways, for example, of insects that have eaten their way across a leaf’s surface.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  May 06, 2008

Unpopularity contest

Letters to the Boston editor: December 21, 2007
I’d like to commend David S. Bernstein for pointing out that the mayor could have many promising challengers.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 19, 2007

Gardner growing pains

Her will be done
Isabella Stewart Gardner’s will is explicit: the experience she choreographed for visitors to her museum must continue in perpetuity.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 19, 2007

Unpleasantness at the BPL

How one of the nation’s leading librarians got axed by City Hall
Why would the library’s trustees give the boot to a leader who has proved to be a triple-threat talent?
By EDITORIAL  |  November 07, 2007

Left hook

Letters to the Boston editor: September 21, 2007
David S. Bernstein is very well-informed about the Allston-Brighton race for the Ninth District City Council seat.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 12, 2007

Scared silent

Three lawsuits have been dropped, but local media still seems reluctant to tackle the Islamic Society of Boston
Dr. Walid Fitaihi’s departure from and return to the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) were stories worth reporting.
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 19, 2007

The rumor mill

So far, the race for Boston City Council is all talk and no action
The energy in this year’s at-large race for Boston City Council is not to be found on the campaign trail.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 05, 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

Seeking council

Could Felix be in trouble?
Several factors have some wondering whether progressive Felix Arroyo may be the most vulnerable at-large incumbent this coming November.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 04, 2007

Bad Boston

27 things that drive us crazy about the city we love
Why are Bostonians so damn mean?
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 17, 2007

Technopolis lost

A development dream that didn’t come true
It was a grand vision. Maybe even a noble one. “TECHNOPOLIS.”
By MARTY D. WOLFAND  |  December 06, 2006

Banned in Boston again?

Plans to upgrade the Combat Zone have been an utter failure — and there’s plenty of blame to go around
This article originally appeared in the July 5, 1977 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By DAVE O'BRIAN  |  November 14, 2006

City Hall brain drain

Never star-studded, Mayor Menino’s executive team continues to shrink
The city of Boston is running on empty.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 05, 2006

The Ninth Annual Muzzle Awards

Our annual New England roundup of those who undermined freedom of speech and civil liberties. But first, a word about George W. Bush.
Nearly five years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, our political culture has been warped beyond recognition.
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 04, 2006

Urban branding

The BCA’s ‘Inside::out’
The Boston Center for the Arts is a one-time white elephant morphing into an urban tiger.
By MARK FAVERMANN  |  June 27, 2006

Weld’s college try

An obscure school in Kentucky may cost Bill Weld an election — and maybe more
Bill Weld has hit rocky shoals in his attempt to become the first person since Sam Houston to get elected governor of two states.
Marquis Boseman, 18, killed May 11, 2004

No end in sight

Boston’s murder rate has doubled in five years — and may not have peaked yet. Here’s why.
Two years ago, Boston’s law-enforcement leaders were crowing over their defeat of the homicide problem. In retrospect, it was Boston’s version of Bush’s “Mission Accomplished.”
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 04, 2006

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