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The Codcast: No bridges make good neighbors

When disputes arise between communities bordering each other, the public proclamations are usually fairly muted and respectful. Then there’s the battle between Quincy and Boston over rebuilding the Long Island Bridge to connect to a planned addiction treatment and recovery campus. “Boston answers to a different set of rules,” said a fired-up Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch(...)

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DA races drawing candidates and attention

Back in December, when the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts launched a voter education campaign targeting the state’s district attorneys, it seemed like a long shot. After all, races for district attorney are located pretty far down the ballot, places where the power of incumbency usually rules. But as election season starts to heat(...)

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The Codcast: Freeland rips UMass Amherst-Mt. Ida deal

Richard Freeland is a man of careful thought and measured words. That made it noteworthy when the former state higher education commissioner and president emeritus of Northeastern University appeared at a recent hearing of the state Board of Higher Education and blasted the announcement that the University of Massachusetts Amherst planned to buy the Newton(...)

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Cosby goes over the Cliff

Two people who you’d never think you’d see in jail or say a bad word in public? Bill Cosby and Cliff Huxtable. But that’s just where the 80-year-old actor and comedian and his alter ego may just spend the last years of his life after being convicted of sexual assault in a Pennsylvania courtroom. One of(...)

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