weeks ago, I received an angry phone call from Cambridge and
Somerville State Rep Tim Toomey's campaign manager. It was both
deserved and expected; the week before, I'd published a deep and
positive profile of Mike Connolly, who's running as a progressive
independent candidate in the 26th Middlesex district.
noted in this week's Boston Phoenix cover story about missing
State House art, it appears that the long gone bust of education
reformer Reverend Charles Brooks – last recorded as seen in the
State Library decades ago – is in storage at the Los Angeles County
Museum of Art (LACMA). It will take attorneys and forensic wizards to
ultimately determine if the piece in question is indeed the same bust
that belongs to Massachusetts.