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From fellow pols to constituents, everyone in Boston seems to love Matt O'Malley. The City Councilor for the West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain neighborhoods (and smidgens of two others) will be on again with us. He is indefatigable and seems to0 appear everywhere. We'll likely touch on many subjects. He has strong opinions on the city's 2024 Olympics bid and in other sports is likely to talk underinflated footballs. We've had big shifts in the Mayor's office and the police force. He can tell us what he sees there. For some folk, the topics might but mundane, but he heads the city's Environment and Parks Committee and co-chairs the Education one. He has driven the likes of recycling and composting to make Boston cleaner and greener. We'll ask about those and what he sees with the search for a new schools super. In short, if you want to know that is happening, will happen or should happen in Boston, start with Matt.
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Everyone in Boston seems excited about the 2024 Olumbics bid — but not all in a positive way. Last week'a ahow was just Mike presenting the plus side's position. In fairness to them, they are not pretending the city won't have to prove... more

Mirabile dictu! Somehow, the IOC chose Boston over San Francisco, Los Angeles and D.C for the US bid to host the 2024 Summer Games. It's certianly not a done deal. Entries from many other nations are in the running for that — to be... more

This week is big in Massachuseetts. Lefty Dem Gov. Deval Patrick steps down and wishy-washy GOP Gov Charlie Baker steps in. I'll talk Patrick's challenges, successes and stumples. Then I'l get to dish on Baker and the commonwealth's... more

Unfortunately, the most recent horror — two NYC police officers ambused and mrudered — is only just that, the most recent horror. This time though, the cops were killed rather than doing the killing. That has changed everything... more

Yesterday's comments on the Michelle Kosilek case covered the basics. Today, the guest is Jennifer Levi, director of the Transgender Rights Project of Gay & esbian Advopcaes & Defenders. She was incredulous about the majority... more

Are "strange," "Immoral," and "unfamiliar" feelings enough to block medical care for a prison inmate? Well, yes, in Massachusetts, to a five-judge federal court of appeals panel. They ruled en banc by 3 to 2 to overturn first a trial judgment and... more

Paid your debt to society? Think again and keep paying. Our literary and cinematic clichés include felons reinventing themselves after prison. Our society actively discourages reintegration. We are more like Valjean/Javert or... more

Home of the brave? That's how the song goes but now how we live. Certainly since 9/11, we have largely done as we are told. TSA agents fairly strip and humiliate us per air trip, all without reason or evidence they keep anything safe.... more

Not my usual political show, this is in the spirt of the pending holidays. I talk about how I grew up cooking, shopping, farming, and getting friendly with food. I am the main cook around here, have taught my wife and three sons, and love food and... more

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