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Mike Ross for (City Council) President

When our MySpace friend and honorary Boston Daily blogger Mike Ross didn’t return our phone call this morning, we instantly assumed the future City Council President was now too cool for us. So we tried him again, fully prepared to…

Northeastern’s New Logo

Poor Northeastern. Its neighbors reacted to plans to build new dorms with the same degree of terror South Enders greeted the BU Biolab, and Boston police spent last weekend breaking up student parties. But administrators have a plan to literally…

Fuzzy Math from the Committee for Small Government

Perhaps it makes us lazy citizens, but when we received the Information for Voters guide from Secretary of State Bill Galvin, we tossed it directly into the recycling bin. With headline-friendly ballot questions like eliminating the income tax, repealing criminal…

Spanning the Web

Taking you around the Internet for your afternoon enjoyment. Manny Ramirez hates Boston so much, he’s leaving his stuff behind: The former Sox slugger is auctioning off his custom-built 1967 Lincoln Continental to benefit the Franciscan Hospital for Children. [eBay]

Red Sox Role Reversal

Congratulations, Red Sox fans. You are now the Evil Empire. As Steve Buckley points out in today’s Herald, the Tampa Bay Rays are now playing the role of scrappy underdogs, much like the 2004 Red Sox. And your Boston Red…

Are Female Voters Swayed by Their Daddy Issues?

John McCain is trying to woo me because I’m a white female voter. Many of my fellow Caucasian women have decided to support Barack Obama now that the economy is in a tailspin, so McCain is now talking about healthcare…

Bankers Need Shrinks

In the stock market crash of the 1920s, lore has it that bankers threw themselves off skyscrapers because they couldn’t handle the pressure. (That didn’t happen, but we like the mental image.) In the new millennium, it seems our financial…

What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers. Mo’ Nobel, mo’ problems: Woods Hole-based scientist Osamu Shimomura says winning the Nobel Prize for Chemistry has “ruined [his] life.” [Globe] Speaking of ruined lives: Advocates for domestic abuse victims say the state…

The Last Word

Your long day of corporate drudgery is over. Get out and enjoy the city! Here are a few ideas to get you started, lovingly picked by Boston Daily. The economic crisis has us yearning for a simpler time, when we…

Questions For. . . Nancy Kimelman

Both the headlines and our nightmares have been dominated by the ever-deepening financial crisis, but we’re still not sure what it all means. So we called Nancy Kimelman, an economist and author of Common Cents: How the Economy Really Works—from…