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December 23, 2011 RSS feed / Government / Neighborhood

After all, Santa is only human

40–Something

In 1978, I distinctly heard Santa say, “These Star Wars action figures are made in Japan!” More...

Citizens express views on a new Walmart

On Monday night, December 19, at Richard Burts’s 701 Whaley building, more than 250 people showed up for a public hearing before city council on the city’s future sale of it’s minor league baseball stadium on Assembly Street. More...

I’m sending imaginary cards this year

I’m just saying...

Christmas cards. They are the bane of my existence every year. Every year, I go out and buy all of these Christmas cards, and every year I pack them away with my decorations, usually sending out five or six out of guilt to someone who sent me one. More...

The good guys

It’s not a criticism; It’s an observation

Allstate has a new radio ad that borders on genius. More...

Young trio turns $100 into over $23K

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