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Mike Damiano


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The Bullet and the Ballplayer

In 2019, a gunman wounded beloved Red Sox hero David Ortiz at a bar in the Dominican Republic, upsetting the delicate balance between the superstar’s life in Boston and in his native land. The story of love, tragedy, and the shooting of Big Papi.

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Nowhere to Hide

Amazon. Etsy. eBay. Lots of companies appeared in David and Ina Steiner’s E-commerce newsletter. Only one tried to take them out.

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Will We Ever Solve the Childcare Crisis?

We live in one of the most innovative and progressive regions in the country—not to mention one of the richest. Yet Massachusetts is also the state with the most expensive childcare in the nation, which is crippling families, mostly working moms. Will we ever figure out how to solve the childcare crisis?

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Driving with Cough Drops While Black

They got pulled over and tossed in jail on suspicion of having cocaine hidden in lozenge wrappers. That’s when the scandal began.

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Brenda Cassellius Dreams Big

The head of Boston Public Schools has a vision for the future unlike any superintendent the city has ever encountered. And that’s a good thing—right?

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Camelot Lives?

Can Joe Kennedy III make the case that he’s more than just a name?

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Hate Has a Home Here

Hate crimes against Boston-area Jews are on the rise. Are we ignoring all the signs of something even worse to come?

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The Other Kraft

As the Brady-Belichick era slowly draws to a close, could Jonathan be just the Kraft we need?

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The Secret Truth About Boston Doctors

Local physicians keep getting away with bad medicine, but you may never know who they are until it’s too late.

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Boston’s College Problem

Local schools are going broke—and time is running out before we’ll all have to pay.

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The Will to Wynn

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission was determined to bring a world-class casino to Boston—even if it meant bending their own rules.

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The In Crowd

Lush greens, “Men Only” signs, and the best friends membership can buy. Think elite country clubs are a relic of an earlier era? Think again.

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The Anatomy of a #MeToo Accusation Gone Wrong

How dozens of newspapers published an improbable claim against casino magnate Steve Wynn.

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DraftKings CEO Jason Robins Regrets Nothing

But is he still the right man for the job?

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The Billion-Dollar Travel Agent

Kayak cofounder Paul English transformed the way we travel. Can he do it again?