Author Archives: aronsbarron

Clock ticking on state gov. candidates

Democratic gubernatorial candidate state treasurer Steve Grossman has  narrowed the gap between Attorney General Martha Coakley and him, but it’s unclear if he can make up a remaining 12-point deficit in the last two weeks before the state primary. Right now, however, … Continue reading

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Market Basket a real-life “Tyrant” drama

The dueling Demoulas brothers remind me of nothing so much as the hot new Fox dramatic series called Tyrant. Bassam “Barry” Al-Fayeed, the son of a corrupt and murderous Middle Eastern dictator/president (pick your model), has fled to the United States … Continue reading

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Jim Foley and journalistic heroism

Islamic extremists yesterday posted a video purporting to show the beheading of GlobalPost.com photojournalist James Foley, a New Hampshire native in Syria nearly two years ago.  U.S. intelligence is still not confirming the grizzly death as of 7 a.m. this morning, and GlobalPost … Continue reading

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Is there any reason to stay with Verizon?

This month has brought several scam calls from a man with an Indian or Pakistani accent claiming to be from the IRS.  FTC take notice!  Also, proving what a fraud the national Do Not Call Registry is, there have been daily calls … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor cruise says a lot about the Hub

A gorgeous day and a cruise of Boston Harbor celebrates how far we have come in creating a world class destination. A two-hour sail on the 80-foot schooner Adirondack III is a treat accessible to everyone from Rowes Wharf.  For me, … Continue reading

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John Tierney regains his stride

Times have changed for Sixth district Congressman John Tierney, and things are looking good.  This, though he faces a rerun of the 2012 challenge from Republican Richard Tisei and, in the September primary, four challengers within his own party.  Tierney went through … Continue reading

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Probation convictions: business as usual?

The whole smarmy business makes you want to take a shower, but the racketeering and conspiracy trial of former Probation Commissioner Jack O’Brien and two top aides was more than just your garden variety patronage. As the Globe’s Tom Farragher put it, … Continue reading

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