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Presenting the 16th Annual Muzzle Awards

By Dan Kennedy, assistant professor of journalism, Northeastern University When The Boston Phoenix ceased publication in March, I started casting about for a new home for the Muzzle Awards — an annual Fourth of July round-up of outrages against free speech in New England that I began writing in 1998, when I was on staff […]

Mass. Gov. Patrick’s record on transparency

By Colman Herman, contributing writer, CommonWealth magazine   Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick talks a good game when it comes to the need for transparency in government, but the reality is that he does a lot of things to limit access to information.  Here are some recent examples. I asked the governor’s office to allow me to […]