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Biscuits and the Political Graveyard

November 3, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone The tide comes in twice a day in Boston, and goes out twice a day as well. In and out, in and out…very predictably – in fact to the minute if you care to consult the tide charts. So much of life is the same if you’ve been around a...
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Be Sure to Vote Tuesday

November 3, 2017
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Tuesday, Nov. 7, marks municipal Election Day in cities and towns across Massachusetts. Although the turmoil and generally crazy state of affairs on the national level has distracted all of us from what is going on in our own backyards, every voter must refocus their attention on the election of local officials whose actions...
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Fall is Alive in the Parks, and One Interesting Solution

October 27, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone Absent the past couple of days, this has been a fall of exquisite proportions. We had such a rainy summer that the colors in the trees have been almost hallucinogenic. Fall is always my favorite time of year, and for no other reason than the bustle in the streets and...
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Low Turnout has to be Addressed with New Policies

October 21, 2017
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By Jonathan Cohn, Ward 4 Democratic Committee Every election, the Boston Elections Department has to prepare for 100 percent turnout. In the preliminary elections two weeks ago on September 26th, turnout was a mere 14%. Turnout in the precincts constituting the South End ranged from an embarrassing low of 10.95% to a less-than-impressive high...
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An Ode to the Strawberry Frosted

October 12, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone I’m a little nervous this week. I have no reason to be other than the fact that things that were certain keep changing, and this week is no different. The change that’s got me all bunched up is that Dunks announced they’re taking some steadfast gems off the menu. The...
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How We’re Bringing Bostonians of Different Generations Together Under One Roof

October 12, 2017
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By: Mayor Martin J. Walsh Every year, more and more people are calling Boston home. Our population is growing: we’re expected to surpass 700,000 residents before 2030, which are numbers we haven’t seen in decades. This growth means that housing is in high demand. In 2014, we released our housing plan. It’s a roadmap...
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The Protesting Football Players are Not Disrespecting the Military

October 12, 2017
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The silent protest that was begun last season by former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick, in which Kaepernick took a knee during the National Anthem before football games, exemplifies what freedom of speech and freedom of expression mean in our country. Kaepernick, and his fellow players who have joined him this year, have...
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The Art of the Nickie-Name

October 5, 2017
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If you’ve been in Boston for longer than a winter’s afternoon, then you’ve probably been pinned down with some sort of nickname either from your friends, family or those within the daily circle. It’s as much spontaneous as it is well thought out. Things are so informal one on one in our city and...
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Letter to the Editor

October 5, 2017
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LOOKING AT THE DRUG PROBLEMS Dear Editor: I am a concerned resident and owner of two properties in the South End. One property is in Worcester Square and another in the Ellis neighborhood where I currently reside. I have been reading the Boston Sun articles on the homeless and drug problems, especially in the...
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“There’s Pandemonium On the Field!”

October 5, 2017
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It was 50 years ago this week that the Boston Red Sox completed their Impossible Dream on the last day of the 1967 season to win the American League pennant. The Red Sox were playing the Minnesota Twins at home on that Sunday afternoon in October. The two teams were tied for first place...
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