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Tom Menino had plenty to say

Above my desk in Brighton I have a page from one of those quote-a-day calendars, from Feb. 12, 2010, highlighting one of Mayor Menino’s most famous quotes:   “I have did my duty.”   And so he did, to the best of his ability, before his death yesterday at the age of 71. I’m not […]

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Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr

What’s in a name? Why, a judgeship, of course!

Here’s a surefire way to score of those $160,000-a-year part-time, no-heavy-lifting judgeships that every starving fourth-rate lawyer in Massachusetts is dreaming of. Change your name to Lisa A. Grant and you’re in like, well, like Lisa A. Grant and Lisa A. Grant. You think I’m kidding? Here are two letters to the Governor’s Council from […]

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Hillary Clinton shows her true moonbat colors

Now we get our first glimpse of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign strategy – she’s planning to fight the last political war all over again. Ask the French generals who built the Maginot Line after World War I how that plan worked out for them. Yet there was Field Marshal Hillary in Boston on Friday, trying […]

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The man Stevie Flemmi could count on

When he came back to Quincy from the Korean War, Dick O’Brien went into the family business. The family business was bookmaking. And at first that’s what it was – a business. He laid off bets first to Bernie McGarry, then the Angiulos and later Winter Hill. But in the 1980’s, O’Brien had to start […]

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Plymouth County hack clan touts new spawn

Old hacks never die, they don’t even fade away, they just collect their state pensions and scheme to get their kids elected to jobs to keep the family hackerama going. Meet Matt McDonough, a second-generation hack from Marshfield now running for Plymouth County register of probate. Matt is the son of the extinguished, I mean […]

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Howie’s latest takes on mob’s ‘Plug Uglies”

(Howie Carr’s latest book is “Plug Uglies: A Scrapbook of Boston Organized Crime.” It contains more than 400 photos, including scores of never-before-seen mugshots, as well as chapters on Mafia bosses Gerry Angiulo and Larry Baione, the Great Plymouth Mail Robbery, Jewish hoodlums, a number of pictures from hitman Jimmy Flemmi’s personal photo album and […]

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Robel Phillipos has friends in high places

Who is Robel Phillipos going to call as his next character witness – Willie Horton? So there he was, M. Stanley Dukakis, the failed ex-governor of Massachusetts, driving his tank down to the federal courthouse yesterday to testify on behalf of the admitted pothead who is also an accused terrorist-helper. It was totally out of […]

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