Phil Primack

You'll Sink Our Battleship!

Ex-commanders of the USS Constitution are pushing a plan to let the fabled ship sail to other cities. Fellow officers who oppose the scheme say there’s just one problem: Old Ironsides might not survive the trip. Retired U.S. Navy Captain…

You'll Sink Our Battleship!

Ex-commanders of the USS Constitution are pushing a plan to let the fabled ship sail to other cities. Fellow officers who oppose the scheme say there’s just one problem: Old Ironsides might not survive the trip. Retired U.S. Navy Captain…

The Waste Land

Basking in pumped-in heat and self-congratulations on a cold winter day, an A list of Boston politics and power packs a tent set atop hastily smoothed gravel to break ground for a section of the long-awaited Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway….

The Blame Game

James Kerasiotes painted a bull’s-eye on his own back. In his long career—which culminated in control of Boston’s massive Big Dig project—he had practiced a seek-and-destroy management style toward many who had crossed him. He once even boasted that his…

On the Waterfront

The nondescript cement-block union hall on Summer Street, not far from the new convention center's starship bow, is easy to miss. And such anonymity is just fine with the three small locals of the International Longshoremen's Association for which the…

Breaking with Convention

Economy got you down? Job and bank savings disappearing? Fear not: Relief is coming right here to Charles River City, and it begins with “D” and it ends with “C” and it rhymes with hallelujah! The 2004 Democratic National Convention…

Flying Low

The sales manager flew first class, which means that he had gotten off the plane fast, swept through the gate, and reached the baggage claim area within minutes of his flight's arrival at Logan International Airport from Seattle. Now he…

Dysfunction Junction

The Winchester commuter was lucky: She'd survived the logjam of bodies that fills North Station when rush hour collides with a FleetCenter event, and she'd found a table for a quick meal. Then again, the table was the top of…