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MEDIA FARM: EVEN WITH FERGUSON BACKDROP, MASS MEDIA BARELY REPORTS COPS GETTING AWARDS FOR FATAL SHOOTINGS

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At issue here is that Reynoso’s killers were presented with the state’s highest law enforcement honor, the Trooper George L. Hanna Memorial Awards for Bravery, and that reporters barely blinked. Continue reading

STRIKING HOTEL WORKERS RALLY IN CAMBRIDGE, HARVARD STUDENTS BACK THEM UP

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“I am furious that Harvard has yet to recognize that workers are the ones that run this university, that housekeepers are the ones who run hotels, and that you are the ones that run the DoubleTree.” Continue reading

GOVERNOR PATRICK GIVES AWARD TO COPS WHO SHOT AND KILLED VETERAN

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“Three Lynn police officers received the state’s highest law-enforcement honor Wednesday in recognition of their efforts in 2013 to subdue a disturbed West Lynn man who was ultimately fatally shot by one of the officers after he grabbed another officer’s gun.” Continue reading

PICS: BOSTON’S HOMELESS RALLY FOR SOLUTION OUTSIDE CITY HALL, STATE HOUSE

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A lot of the faces and signs from yesterday’s rally—planned by the group Hand Delivered Hope—tell an important part of the story … Continue reading

TBT: SAME SLEAZY TELEVANGELIST WE PROFILED EIGHT YEARS AGO RETURNS TO BOSTON AREA THIS WEEKEND

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You could have found peace at TD Banknorth Garden, where, for two nights only, silver-coiffed televangelist Benny Hinn slung hope to cancer patients, wheelchair-bound children, junkies, and a gaggle of other assorted dreamers, during what might have been his ballsiest mission yet: Crusade New England. Continue reading

FREE RADICAL: BOOK FAIR AND EQUAL

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Contrary to popular belief, anarchy does not mean chaos, and these folks have for years organized a fun, interesting, and provocative free program. Continue reading

LOCAL NET NEUTRALITY ADVOCATES TELL CABLE PROVIDERS TO STAY OUT OF THEIR PACKETS

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“Net neutrality is all about is about preserving the internet instead of allowing it to become bogged down, more like mainstream cable TV, where a few select corporations basically have the power to decide what we see and do online.” Continue reading

SON OF A PITCH: SLUMMING IT WITH FLIP ADVANTAGE IN A HOTEL CONFERENCE ROOM

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Chapman then shares a guiding mantra: “Make the most amount of money in the least amount of time.” After making us repeat this lesson, he bestows the holy trinity of house-flipping advice on us in a PowerPoint: One: “You have to believe it’s possible.” Two: “Think like the wealthy think.” Three: “Take action.” Sounds easy enough. Continue reading

MEDIA FARM: THE FABULOUS BAKER EMPLOYS

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We’ve seen a few potential red flags so far in examining Baker’s growing circle of trust, and thought them worth sharing with those of you who rarely make it behind the Boston Globe paywall … Continue reading

MEDIA FARM: THE PROSPECT OF A BOSTON OLYMPICS GETS SCARIER, CREEPIER

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“Boston has rocketed to the top of their consideration list because of how the city was able to shut itself down after the Boston Marathon bombing.” Continue reading

FREE RADICAL: WHAT ABOUT THE GAYS?

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Last time Baker ran for office, he came out against the Transgender Civil Rights Bill that would protect people from workplace discrimination. Politio is far worse … Continue reading

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