Hosting Dems in 2004 will boost Boston's political
profile, says CGS prof
David J. Craig
From James Michael Curley to the Kennedys to Tip O’Neill, Boston
has been synonymous with the Democratic Party. The region has graduated
hometown pols to the national scene with regularity, and as the cradle
of the American Revolution it enjoys mythic status in this country.
bad tides and bad tidings
writers focus on imperiled oceans
It’s been 13 years since images of oil-stricken birds
in Prince William Sound inspired a heroic cleanup of the Exxon Valdez
oil spill. This week, a tanker split in two off the coast of Spain, spilling
twice as much oil as the Valdez catastrophe.
smoking in bars: protecting the public's health or infringing on civil
As the Boston Health Commission considers
a regulation that bans smoking in the city’s 625 bars by the end
of the year, the Massachusetts Hospitality Association (MHA) is blasting
the plan, saying it infringes on smokers’ right of assembly and
constitutes harassment of a minority.
in town to give women's basketball Terriers first true test
Some coaches find it insulting when their squad is given the label Cinderella.
It implies a rags-to-riches tale that focuses on luck and fate instead
of talent and hard work. The term probably isn’t fair to the BU
women’s basketball team.
celebrates 80th with premiere of new orchestral piece at Symphony Hall
By David J. Craig