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  • Moderates win the day in off-year election

    Moderates win the day in off-year election
    Republican Gov. Chris Christie rolled to easy reelection Tuesday in New Jersey, setting up an expected 2016 presidential bid, while former national Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe squeezed past his tea party Republican opponent to seize the...
  • Emanuel signs letter suggesting no food stamps for soda purchases

    Emanuel signs letter suggesting no food stamps for soda purchases
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has refused to ban soda from City Hall vending machines and has not joined the push to limit the size of sugary drinks people can buy, citing the importance of “personal responsibility.” That philosophy apparently does not...
  • Rolling Stone sales doubled for issue featuring Boston bomber

    So much for a boycott.  Sales doubled for Rolling Stone's controversial July issue featuring Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston bomber.  The issue sold 13,332 copies since July 19 at 1,420 retail stores -- nearly double the magazine's 52-week...
  • Edgar Allan Poe statue may go up -- in Boston

    In the long and fruitful afterlife of Edgar Allan Poe, the city of Boston is closer to celebrating the author as one of its own. The Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston is hoping to install a bronze statue of Poe near Boylston and Charles Streets. In...
  • Weekend Preview: Peace, love, BBQ and all that jazz

    Weekend Preview: Peace, love, BBQ and all that jazz
    Bandleader Christopher Dorsey is happy to be bringing the nationally renowned Dillard Center for the Arts jazz ensemble to the Hollywood ArtsPark for a free show on Sunday afternoon, saying it’s a venue that offers a unique outdoor experience for...
  • Emanuel's trade: recycling carts for soft drink plugs

    Emanuel's trade: recycling carts for soft drink plugs
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday announced his latest partnership with Coca-Cola: The soft drink giant will pay for 50,000 blue recycling carts for Chicago homes and in return gets to put images of Coke products on the lids of the familiar bins. Emanuel tied...
  • Mayor of West, Texas: The face of a ravaged town

    WEST, Texas — The two-tone brown Ford F-150 careens into the downtown parking space and out jumps Tommy Muska, a mayor on the move. Wearing a baseball cap, green long-sleeved shirt and bluejeans, his face ruddy from a life under the central Texas...
  • Aerosmith, NKOTB to play Boston Marathon fundraiser

    Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block and the J. Geils Band -- all Massachusetts natives -- are to perform at a concert to benefit victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Boston Strong: An Evening of Support & Celebration, scheduled for May 30 at...
  • Baltimore's noble but flawed hiring bill

    Baltimore's noble but flawed hiring bill
    On the face of it, City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young's local hiring bill sounds eminently reasonable. When Baltimore spends its residents' tax dollars, why shouldn't it do so in a way that supports hiring city residents, particularly...
  • Aerosmith, James Taylor lead Boston Strong benefit concert

    Aerosmith, James Taylor lead Boston Strong benefit concert
    Aerosmith, James Taylor and Carole King, the Dropkick Murphys and the band Boston were among performers serving up solace and inspiration to a crowd of thousands at TD Garden during Thursday night’s Boston Strong concert benefiting victims of the...
  • Rolling Stone puts Boston Marathon bombing suspect on cover

    Rolling Stone puts Boston Marathon bombing suspect on cover
    How to ignite a firestorm online and across social media: Put Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the August cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. The hashtag #BoycottRollingStone has been trending on Twitter. @BostonBachelor wrote: Hey...