Slaps and Claps

Claps for the Boston Sunday Globe's photojournalism spread by Mary Beth Meehan showing the pattern of violence in New Bedford against Mayan Guatemalans.  They fled the war in Guatamela and came here for peace and opportunity, but they're being beaten and robbed by African-Americans and Puerto Ricans. They live in constant fear.  Seems there's no end of viciousness that …

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Mayoral musings bring greater clarity

Boston's mayoral election is still up for grabs, but the selections may be crystalizing. Four days with no computer has left me grappling impressionistically with the 12-person field, but things are looking slightly more clear.  Thanks to Davcoh Computer Services and a brand new computer, I can return to the task of sorting out this …

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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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