Monthly Archives: October 2010

It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town (Kennedy Column Edition)

Two – count ‘em, two – columns from the Kennedy clan in Saturday’s Boston dailies, both dealing with energy-related matters. Exhibit A (from the Boston Globe): JOSEPH P. KENNEDY II Keeping the heat on Fuel assistance is not only worth … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town (Chuck Turner Edition)

Saturday Boston Globe Page One: Turner found guilty of accepting cash bribe Chuck Turner, the fiery civil rights activist who has been a city councilor for more than a decade, was convicted yesterday of all the charges at his federal … Continue reading

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Lady GagA+

Congratulations to the University of South Carolina, the first institution of higher learning to enshrine 21st Century poetess Lady Gaga in its curriculum. Via Friday’s New York Times: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta may not sound famous, but the University of South Carolina … Continue reading

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India Inc.

The richest man in India,  Mukesh Ambani, has turned Mumbai into Xanadu. Friday New York Times piece: Soaring Above India’s Poverty, a 27-Story Home MUMBAI — The newest and most exclusive residential tower for this city’s superrich is a cantilevered sheath … Continue reading

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Charlie Baker Doesn’t Count

For a guy who was Administration & Finance Secretary for four years, Charlie Baker’s not so good with numbers. Witness his latest TV spot in the Massachusetts governor’s race. Did you get that? 21,000 Massachusetts jobs lost last month alone. … Continue reading

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We’re Number Wonderful!

The Daily Beast (tip o’ the pixel to AlterNet) has released its second-annual list of the nation’s smartest and dumbest cities. From the AlterNet piece: What makes a city “smart” or “dumb,” per this list? The education level of the city’s citizens, … Continue reading

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How About Them Jints?

Really, how likable are the cast-off, cut-up San Francisco Giants? And how surprised were you that they cuffed up Texas Ranger ace Cliff Lee, Mr. October Lights Out, in Game 1 of the World Serious? New York Times lede: SAN … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (pat. pending)

From Wednesday’s Boston Globe: “If I walked on water,’’ [Gov. Deval Patrick] said, “Charlie Baker’s response would be, ‘See? I told you Patrick can’t swim.’ ’’ Just one more indication that Patrick’s reelection campaign is going along swimmingly.

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town (Circulation Decline Edition)

The Audit Bureau of Circulations has issued its latest report cards for the nation’s newspapers,  and the state of print journalism is . . . weak. But not as weak as last year. Good news! Daily papers are dying more … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging The Massachusetts Gubernatorial Debate

How boring was the final (maybe) debate in the Massachusetts governor’s race? This boring: You couldn’t even get a decent drinking game out of it. I blame Charlie Gibson. Entirely. Gibson presided over a rambling hour of been-there-heard-that with the … Continue reading

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