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The 2008 presidential race has consumed the attention of the nation and true-blue Boston for nearly a year now, even though Barack Obama has dominated the polls locally. But the Reporter's temperamental seismograph is already picking up tremors from the... Read more
The 2008 presidential race has consumed the attention of the nation and true-blue Boston for nearly a year now, even though Barack Obama has dominated the polls locally. But the Reporter's temperamental seismograph is already picking up tremors from the... Read more
Patrons at the Breezeway Bar and Grille on Blue Hill Ave. react to the news of Barack Obama's election on Tuesday night. Photo by Pete Stidman His campaign went on for 21 months, the American people sat through over a year of primary and presidential... Read more
Boston politicians of an earlier generation - confident of their election day prowess and popular support - used to brag that City Hall workers would have to "weigh their votes" rather than just count 'em. On Tuesday, a new generation of Boston voters... Read more
In his victory speech Tuesday night, Barack Obama told about a woman from Atlanta. "She is a lot like the millions of others who stood in line to make their voice heard in this election," he said, "except for one thing: Ann Nixon Cooper is 106 years old.... Read more
At dinner tables, on the street and in church in Dorchester, discussions of state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson and what it means for black politics are running apace with those about the first African-American president this country has ever seen. The elation... Read more
On September 22, less than a week after State Senator Dianne Wilkerson had lost the Democratic primary by 213 votes, dozens of supporters turned out for her at the Prince Hall Grand Lodge in Grove Hall. They came, not to bury the senator, but to praise... Read more
City Council president Maureen Feeney defended her reputation - and lashed out at the alleged corruption of Senator Dianne Wilkerson - in an interview with the Reporter this week. Feeney was among the several elected and appointed officials from the city... Read more
During her 15 years in elective office, Dianne Wilkerson has had an overwhelming number of issues that point to her malfeasance. There's a long litany of events - from federal tax evasion to misappropriating campaign funds - and each time, the senator... Read more
Full disclosure here: I am a Democrat, a Dorchester Democrat; which is a redundancy, really, since in my old Dorchester neighborhood a Republican was as rare as a Woolly Mammoth. Before World War II, in much simpler times, Election Day in the neighborhood... Read more

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