August 28, 2008

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By Peter Canellos, Boston Globe Washington Bureau Chief DENVER Joe Biden last night turned himself into an angry working man, using a tone reminiscent...
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Biden comes out punching

Senator Joseph Biden Jr. accepted the Democratic vice presidential nomination last night and immediately attacked GOP candidate John McCain, slamming him for what he called failures of judgment. (By Scott Helman, Boston Globe)

Changing of the guard for Democrats

The DNC this week delivered some prime speaking spots to an expanding roster of rising African-American political stars, but this year's speaking schedule is also notable for its absence of older leaders of the civil rights movement. (By Joseph Williams, Boston Globe)

Call it a gang that couldn't loot straight

Law enforcement officials say the New England Mafia does not wield as much power or make as much money as it did in the 1980s, before its ranks were depleted by waves of convictions. (By Shelley Murphy, Boston Globe)

Boston's biggest property owner going green

The city's largest property owner is seeking "green" certification for all of its office buildings, marking a major milestone in Mayor Thomas M. Menino's push to make Boston the nation's most environmentally friendly city. (By Casey Ross, Boston Globe)

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