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2013 YEAR IN REVIEW: THE YEAR IN BOSTON POLITICS

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Between three special elections and a host of open seats created by the first open mayoral race in decades, the minority of Bostonians who actually vote were kept extremely busy this year. Continue reading

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POLL GLANCING: BEACON HILL

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WTF?: We’re guessing this is the only polling place in Boston that requires voters to pass through a metal detector. Continue reading

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CIRCLE OF PROMISE

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For years, educators and politicians have struggled to find solutions to underperformance in urban schools. The common wisdom is to look inside and examine the teachers and curriculum. Surely the only thing that affects learning is what happens inside schools. Right? Not so much. Boston has started a different approach. Continue reading

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ONE-ON-ONE WITH MICHAEL FLAHERTY

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“Often times when people go to a community meeting and they raise an objection or have a question, they are ostracized and vilified, quite frankly, by administration officials. This is unacceptable, particularly in Boston in 2011. This is not Yemen.” Continue reading