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Six Superb Boston Blogs

Filed in Featured, Headline, Local News by on August 4, 2009 1 Comment
Six Superb Boston Blogs

While Directory of Boston is awesome, if you’re anything like me you can never have enough quality sites to visit. Bostonians are lucky as we’re a social media powerhouse, which also means we have so many blogs it might not be possible to read them all (though I know a few people who try to). […]

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Boston Cop Justin Barrett sues commissioner and mayor for suspension

Filed in Local News, Politics by on August 4, 2009 0 Comments
Boston Cop Justin Barrett sues commissioner and mayor for suspension

Last week we reported on a racist email Boston police officer Justin Barrett sent to the Boston Globe, likening Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates to a “banana-eating jungle monkey.” The move got Barrett suspended from the force, and the officer is now looking to sue the mayor, the police department, and the police commissioner for […]

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Obama nominates Simmons Alum to Top US Archivist post

Filed in Local News, Politics by on August 2, 2009 0 Comments
Obama nominates Simmons Alum to Top US Archivist post

President Obama has sent the Senate his nomination of Simmons College Alumnus David S. Ferriero to become the next U.S. Archivist of the NARA (National Archives and Records Administration). The NARA is a government agency responsible for maintaining the official documents of various branches of the US government, such as acts of congress and executive […]

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Boston cop Justin Barrett suspended for racist rant against Henry Louis Gates

Filed in Local News, Politics by on July 30, 2009 1 Comment
Boston cop Justin Barrett suspended for racist rant against Henry Louis Gates

Boston police officer Justin Barrett, commenting on the arrest of black  Harvard professor Henry Gates,  has been suspended from the force  for calling Gates a “jungle monkey” in an email written to the Boston Globe. After learning of the racist remarks, Commissioner Edward Davis put Barrett on administrative  leave. Barrett could be fired pending a […]

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New and Notable Restaurants in Boston

Filed in Featured, Food & Dining, Headline, Local News by on June 19, 2009 1 Comment
New and Notable Restaurants in Boston

Despite the downturn, Boston saw a several new restaurants opening earlier this year. Here’s our take on a couple of newcomers to the Commonwealth. 1. Tory Row: Filling the space formerly known as The Greenhouse, the restaurant has been transformed into a sleek and modern space with plenty of windows for people-watching along Brattle Street. […]

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A Gay Reality

A Gay Reality

Join the Boston Observer in exploring Boston Pride, 2009.

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The Boston Globe: Gone with the Wind?

Filed in Local News, Politics by on June 14, 2009 2 Comments
The Boston Globe: Gone with the Wind?

What’s that in the sky? It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Wait! —It’s the Boston Globe blowing in the wind! The Boston Globe may be blown away forever. Is America becoming a civilization, Gone with the Wind?

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“T” Time

Filed in Local News, Politics by on June 6, 2009 2 Comments
“T” Time

Getting fed up with the T? Did you know that the MBTA plans to increase fares while decreasing service? Read all about it!

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