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Environmental zap action in front of Gov. Baker’s Swampscott home gets lots of attention with little useful context due to shrinking local press corps
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For every 50 right-wing roaches who wreak havoc on my nerves, there is only one Eileen, who just three weeks ago sent me her latest care package.
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From several dozen troopers facing criminal charges in an expansive payroll fiasco, to drunk-driving drill instructors and other one-offs, the follies continue.
I offer an occasional column like this as a reminder that, while content may be everywhere these days, the kind of journalism we do here is different, often more cumbersome and difficult to execute, or at the very least more in the know and edgier than what you get from aggregators.