Monthly Archives: May 2013

Politics as Unusual: At mayoral keg party, who would you drink with?

May 7, 2013
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During the 2000 presidential race, one prevalent and aggravating accolade bestowed upon George W. Bush was that of Candidate Who Voters Would Most Like To Drink Beer With. Whether survey-based or anecdotal, the trope was absurd; even if Al Gore is the most arrogant stiff on Earth, he’s beyond intelligent, and obviously a better...

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Big crowd, officials back Task Force church buy

May 3, 2013
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Big crowd, officials back Task Force church buy

A crowd of about 150 people and three of Boston’s mayoral candidates were among those backing the Hyde Square Task Force’s (HSTF) attempt to purchase the former Blessed Sacrament Church building at a rally last night in front of the 365 Centre St. church. City Councilors and current mayoral contenders Felix Arroyo, John Connolly and Mike...

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Markey, Gomez to battle for U.S. Senate seat

May 1, 2013
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Democrat U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (5th District) and Republican Gabriel Gomez will face off against each other to fill the U.S. Senate seat left by John Kerry, after yesterday’s primary election. Markey topped U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (8th District), who represents a portion of Jamaica Plain, for the Democratic nomination. Gomez, a Cohasset resident...

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