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Preliminary findings

Handicapping the 15-headed horse race that is Boston's at-large City Council election
Even knowledgeable City Hall insiders know they're better off scratching lotto tickets than wagering on Boston politics.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 12, 2009

Yoon or Flaherty

Who will win the chance to challenge Menino?
Boston voters will go to the polls in less than seven weeks to choose two candidates, out of the four now running, to face off against each other in November's mayoral election.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 20, 2009

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.

Campaign Trail of Tears

Menino's challengers look to capitalize on tragedy. Plus, council candidates try to meet the tougher new ballot requirements — set by an incumbent.
Mayoral candidates Michael Flaherty and Sam Yoon have looked a little like ambulance chasers of late, seizing on two recent tragedies for political gain.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 20, 2009

Swan song for Southie?

As circumstances have changed for Irish Bostonians, the political talent pool in South Boston has dried up. Plus, voting a black slate?
South Boston is famous for producing politicians the way Detroit is known for manufacturing automobiles.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 22, 2009

Can Sam Yoon win?

An Obama-loving city counselor aims to be mayor of Boston
Recent elections, as you may have heard, have been about change.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 11, 2009

The political virgins

With a crucial state-legislature session looming, Boston residents turn to untested newbies to fight for their share of the pie
At this incalculably critical time — with a fiscal nightmare threatening billions of dollars of state-government spending and momentous budget decisions to be made — everyone in Massachusetts wants to be represented on Beacon Hill by someone with clout.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 09, 2009

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

City Hall domino effect

Sam Yoon starts the MayorMania
Political prospects are being reassessed inside the rumor-hungry walls of City Hall, all because of an invitation to a party 3000 miles away.  
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 22, 2008

Master of Hub hits

Meet Adam Gaffin, Boston’s reigning Web czar
Greater Boston has witnessed a shocking amount of drama in the new year.
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 05, 2008

Politicos Latinos

The growing clout of the Hispanic community
This article originally appeared in the February 22, 1983 issue of the  Boston Phoenix.
By ALAN LUPO  |  October 09, 2008

Malign neglect

Are the media abetting the death of Boston politics?
If, as the Globe editorial page put it, Boston politics need CPR, why is the press idly standing by?
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 14, 2007

Deadbeat universities

It’s time for higher education to pay its fair share of city costs. Plus, how to improve the Boston City Council.
No college should be allowed to cry poverty to get out of PILOT anymore.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 14, 2007

Super abundance

Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela; James Levine’s Berg and Mahler; Measha Brueggergosman at Jordan Hall
“Something absolutely extraordinary is happening in Venezuela,” announced Tony Woodcock.
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  November 13, 2007

Greased lightning

Powering the anti – fossil fuel revolution, one fried catfish at a time
Oil has been discovered in a Brighton backyard.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 16, 2008

For Boston City Council

Plus, a lesson from the Red Sox
Boston’s 13 city councilors — especially the four members elected at-large — hold high-profile jobs.
By EDITORIAL  |  October 31, 2007

Murphy’s big tent

In his bid for re-election, city councilor Stephen Murphy has collected a combustible group of allies, from Dapper to Deval
In the past few years, Murphy has recast himself to reflect the changing city.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 17, 2007

The Left, left out?

Deval Patrick’s famed grassroots progressives are losing steam and influence
In the wake of the recent local elections, more and more observers are concluding that the energy that put Patrick in the Corner Office has come and gone.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 03, 2007

Voto para mi?

Why can’t a Latina candidate mobilize Eastie’s Hispanics?
In East Boston, hopes have been high that Democratic candidate Gloribell Mota might draw the neighborhood’s Hispanic residents into the political process.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 19, 2007

Out on the street

Finding fault with foreclosures
This was City Life’s second attempt to put a human face on the ordeal of home foreclosures, and it may have paid off.
By NEELY STEINBERG  |  September 05, 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

Where’s Felix?

Council insiders spank Arroyo for missing budget hearings
At-large city councilor Felix Arroyo made headlines this week for proposing a resolution against spanking.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 23, 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

Pastor Bruce Wall mulls city-council bid

Team Disunity?
One of the most outspoken religious leaders of Boston’s black community, Pastor Bruce H. Wall, is considering a campaign for the 13-member Boston City Council.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 14, 2007

Go for the gelt

Romney woos the jews. Plus, The Mass GOP fails to anoint a leader; negative funding in ’06; and a slow start to the at-large city council field
Much has been made of how Mitt Romney has been courting evangelical-Christian support for his presidential ambitions. But Romney is also seeking friends — and, more important, money — among Jews.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 10, 2007

Sound off

One citizen journalist’s saga may bode poorly for the new arm of the press
Anyone who wants to understand the perils of being a citizen journalist in an age of DIY media should consider the case of Freeman Z.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 13, 2006

Council contortions

Boston’s city councilors are jockeying to be the next mayor — but that’s yesterday’s playbook
For more than a generation, being president of the Boston City Council was a springboard to the mayor’s office.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 06, 2006

Citizen arrest

As we brace for a bloody summer, the Mayor misses two opportunities to build trust between the city and its police
When it comes to violent crime, Boston Mayor Tom Menino has some advice for his constituents: trust the police and help them do their jobs.
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 24, 2006

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