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Fly Eagles Fly

Yikes. When did Boston College become Florida State? Over the weekend, Brady Smith became the latest Eagle to have his mug shot taken when the defensive end was charged with sexual assault. If that wasn’t bad enough, he was also…

And It All Came Tumbling Down

Ok, someone has to explain this to me. I spent part of the morning talking with friends who cover the State House, and they’re as confused as I am: How, exactly, will Gov. Deval Patrick justify spending $3.8 billion to…

Mitt Romney’s Not-So-Midas Touch

A little over a week ago, The Atlantic blogged that Mitt Romney is about to create a political action committee. From what we hear, Romney has enlisted Peter Flaherty (his deputy campaign manager) and Steve Roche (one of his chief…

Another Staffer Flees Globe

Yikes. Globe editor Marty Baron might want to think about locking all the exit doors. That would probably violate any number of fire codes and invite a steep fine, but it’s a better alternative than watching your entire staff leave….

Flutie Effect the Real Deal

Everyone has seen the highlight: Doug Flutie, scrambling madly (and wearing an unfortunate, navel-showing jersey), unleashes a long Hail Marry pass that’s somehow caught for a touchdown as the clock expires. The play ushered B.C. to an improbable victory over…

Grand Theft Menino

When I opened the paper yesterday and saw this, I planned on letting it go. After all, what real authority does Mayor Tom Menino have to ban violent video games for children under 17? And even if he did manage…

The Herald’s New Crime Columnist

When Michele McPhee left the Herald to do radio full-time (and also periodically write for Boston magazine), there was some internal jockeying to replace her. In addition to being the city’s top cop reporter, McPhee also penned a weekly column…

McCain & Romney Not Sitting in a Tree Anytime Soon

Today’s Herald has a story about a favorite (kinda) new scenario: A John McCain-Mitt Romney ticket. All the McCain quotes used in the piece help puff up the general premise: That, during yesterday’s stop in New Hampshire, McCain “would not…

McCain & Romney Not Sitting in a Tree Anytime Soon

Today’s Herald has a story about a favorite (kinda) new scenario: A John McCain-Mitt Romney ticket. All the McCain quotes used in the piece help puff up the general premise: That, during yesterday’s stop in New Hampshire, McCain “would not…

NECN: Helping the Dems Club Each Other Stupid

So there I was last night, sitting on my couch, channel surfing. I was going back and forth between CNN and MSNBC in an attempt to get coverage of the Mississippi primary, when both stations (almost simultaneously) started talking about…