Okay, so, we may not be the most conservative news establishment around but at least nobody on our staff comes to work hamsauced (that we know of.) No, we usually try to keep it tight until we're off the clock. We can't really be held accountable for what happens after that. But yeah, this woman is either straight drunk or has recently suffered a minor stroke.
The Boston Globe's long-awaited paywall is here! Aren't you super-psyched about forking over $3.99 a week to read Boston Globe journalism? Good, because Marty says you're not allowed to read online for free anymore. However: if you'll allow the Globe to hand-deliver its four-pound doorstop of a Sunday print publication to your residence, the price of accessing the new BostonGlobe.
With increasing signs that the economy is laboring, most economists agree that a short-term infusion of spending, or an extension of this year's temporary cut in Social Security taxes, could help fend off a new downturn.
But whatever one thinks of the debt deal—and most of its billions in cuts won't come for a few years—there's a near-consensus in Washington against spending increases.
As the historic protests in Wisconsin compete with the historic popular uprisings in the Middle East, Massachusetts labor organizers are rallying in solidarity with WI state employees on Tuesday at 4 pm at the Golden Dome. The participants include the Mass Teachers Association, Mass AFL-CIO, AFSCME Council 93, a couple of SEIU locals, and many more.
The sentencing memorandum filed by Boston federal prosecutors last week, seeking
between 33 and 41 months incarceration for convicted former Boston City
Councilor Chuck Turner, is no ordinary document. (Today, Judge Douglas Woodlock imposed a sentence of 36 months.)
From the first line, the memorandum reads like the coked-up
rant of a paranoid regime, infuriated that any of its subjects would dare speak
Two days ago, as every
resident of Massachusetts was daydreaming of what to do if he or she won the
Mega Millions (I too was guilty of that), Governor Deval Patrick held an
intense marathon of media availability. He gave 15-minute interviews to 19
reporters from all over Mass., including two from Hispanic media outlets, three
Brazilians, and one Haitian.
surefire way to rile activists is to beat a teenager in plain sight,
and tell witnesses that they can't record the free-for-all. Needless
to say, more than a few folks are furious in the wake of news that Boston
Police Department officers jabbed and kicked a 16-year-old inside a
Roxbury Community College building this past Friday.
there any scenario in which a co-sign from a former President can do
more to hurt a candidate than help? Unless his last name happens to
rhyme with ‘mush', the answer would seemingly be no. And if that former
Commander in Chief even goes as far as coming out to show support at a
rally in your backyard? You'd really have to go above and beyond the
call of ineptitude to fuck that up.
Subcultures spawn defining rituals: fans of Insane Clown
Posse have the Gathering of the Juggalos; practitioners of radical
self-realization congregate at Burning Man; and for the national
journo-politico elite and its legion of camp followers there are the
publication of Bob Woodward's inside-the-Beltway, memo-and-tell, docudramas.
In the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina, an order circulated among
New Orleans police authorizing officers to shoot looters, according to
present and former members of the department.
It's not clear how broadly the order was communicated. Some officers who
heard it say they refused to carry it out.
Testifying before a house panel on Thursday, an official with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration gave the following estimate: About three-quarters of the oil that spilled into the Gulf from BP’s ruptured well is still in the environment
Apparently someone over at NPR has been trolling our website for story ideas. First, they took a shot at our film critic Peter Keough for taking a shot at Scott Pilgrim fanboys. For their second Phoenix namedrop in a week, we turn to Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!,
NPR's weekly news quiz show. In a reoccurring segment
entitled "Who's Carl This Time?", the show's official scorekeeper Carl
Kasell rattles off quotes and one lucky contestant gets to guess what
timely news story he's referencing in his quote.
For all the anger, political strategizing and stabs in the heart that the plans to build a Muslim community center near ground zero may have brought about, land-use and zoning experts say opponents of the project have very little legal basis on which to rest their argument.