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THE DIGBOSTON 4.20 SENSIMILLA STIGMA SPECIAL

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At this point, there’s no legitimate reason to oppose marijuana. As demonstrated in the profile of Georgia pot reformer Sharon Ravert herein, even sensible conservatives are tired of the resources and lives squandered by the war on nonviolent casual users … Continue reading

CITY HALL SPECIAL: HOW’S THE CURRENT COUNCIL CROP DOING SO FAR?

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On the highlight reel, Baker’s attempt to roll back a Menino regulation calling for property owners to report energy usage to the city was replaced with a compromise version filed by Mayor Walsh. In other news, Yancey failed, five votes to eight, in his attempt to ban Biosafety Level-4 research citywide. Continue reading

TALLY UP: THERE’S A NEW WAY TO YELP. IT’S CALLED TALLY.

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“If you look at the bad column and the top take says the service was poor and 30 local people agree, it’s not one person’s story,” Myers says. “It’s clear that’s the deal. The ordering comes down to crowd consensus.” Continue reading

FREE RADICAL: THE DEEP ROOTS OF THE PROBLEM IN FERGUSON

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Since being radical means getting to the root of things, I thought to address some of the unfortunate reactions to developments in Ferguson, and to trace them back to the underlying problems. Continue reading

BOSTON SITS IN SOLIDARITY WITH VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY EVERYWHERE

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“People are rallying around Mike Brown because he’s a name we can call upon,” said Dodd, “but there’s a long history here in Boston locally and on a national level, so people are rallying around him but people are rallying for their own survival.” Continue reading

FREE RADICAL: A CRISIS OF MEDIA LITERACY

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It’s no surprise that popular outlets like BuzzFeed get most of their revenue from sponsored content, but these days media conglomerates like Time, Inc. and the New York Times Company are also embracing native advertising with the idea that as long as advertorials are labeled, readers will be able to tell the difference between that and real news. Continue reading

SPECIAL MEDIA FARM: SETTLING THE SCORE ON ‘SCOFFLAW’

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Our main intent in calling out the Globe on this ridiculous matter was to mock their utter reluctance to give credit where it’s due. Even when the source is 90 years old. Continue reading

TWILIGHT: A TESTING GROUND FOR LATE-NIGHT FOOD TRUCK-ERY DEBUTS

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“I’m hoping it’s not a pilot program,” she said, “I believe that the partners and people involved [want it to work]. If it does, it will be going for as long as public wants it to go. Sure, when there’s snow it won’t be as easy, but we’d like to keep going as long as people want it.” Continue reading

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