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Michele McPhee


Boston Hospitality Lawyer Fired after Falsifying Liquor License to an Allston/Brighton Food Hall

Former liquor board secretary Lesley Delaney Hawkins terminated after providing a “made-up” license number.

City Life

The North End Cannoli-Shop Shooting: “The Craziest Thing Is That He Missed”

Longtime restaurant owner Patrick Mendoza and neighbor Rocco Giovanello may not be big-name celebs, but around the rapidly changing North End, their decades-long blood feud—which culminated outside Modern Pastry—is the stuff of legend. A molto dolce legend.

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City Life

The “Monster Next Door” Case Closes a Chapter

Six years after we first wrote about the case, a former New Hampshire resident suspected of participating in the Rwandan genocide is being deported back to Rwanda.

City’s Top Cop Looking Blue

As the recession squeezes his budget, Ed Davis picks his battles.


An exclusive look inside the BPD’s secretive anti-corruption unit and Commissioner Ed Davis’s fight to clean up the force—whose problems run much deeper than a few bad cops.

Eugene Rivers is famous for talking tough. But now the pugnacious minister is accused of going well beyond idle threats. How he crossed the line—and why he’s planning to leave the post that helped propel him to power.

Divine Wrath