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MY TIME WITH TOM: REFLECTIONS ON 14 YEARS COVERING MAYOR TOM MENINO

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I covered his administration. I would often stalk him by his black SUV in the horseshoe driveway in back of City Hall to press him on the news of the day. Some days, he’d be furious with me about something I had written. Other times, he’d shrug the hit off with a snarky quip. The man was not short on wit. Continue reading

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INSULT TO INJURY: THE HARASSMENT OF MARATHON BOMBING VICTIM JOANNA LEIGH

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“I just saw these badges being flashed … My dog was barking like crazy. The guy immediately wedges his elbow and his foot in my door and says, ‘Let us in. We just need 10 minutes of your time. We want to talk to you about the bombing. You’re a victim of the bombing?’” Continue reading

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ONE YEAR LATER: REFLECTIONS ON THE FIRST CLASS BACK AFTER THE BOMBING

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I had been teaching college freshmen for eight months when the bombs went off on Marathon Monday, but the writing class I taught the Wednesday after might as well have been my first day … Continue reading

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POLL GLANCING: BACK BAY: COPLEY SQUARE LIBRARY, PART ONE

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WHAT WE DIDN’T SEE: People who seemed to know or care much about the election. People’s power must be out in this neighborhood.
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