Casino vote shouldn’t be “either-or”

Wednesday the Boston City Council will decide whether the city as a whole or just East Boston  will vote on a plan to locate  a casino at Suffolk Downs. Unfortunately, it is being framed as an either-or vote,  but it should not play out that way. East Boston has suffered a history of being lied to about the negative impacts of …

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Boston’s mayoral mish-mash

The good news is that there are more than a few candidates running for mayor of Boston who are at least as credible as  Hizzonah Mayor Menino 20 years ago.  The bad news is that sorting them out  is so difficult.  For me, the differentiating factors in these late summer days are still impressionistic.  A series of fragments.News …

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Media need to do heavy lifting in Boston mayoral race

When the Boston marathon was bombed, we all shared the grief and noted that "We are Boston."  So, too, when the capital city selects a new mayor, the people of Greater Boston, not just its voting residents, have a stake in who succeeds 20-year incumbent Tom Menino. As John Nucci observed in the Boston Herald, what the …

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