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The Day After

The Day After

Outgoing state representative Michael Prufrock’s concession speech late last night in the Twilight Ballroom of the Hilton Garden Plaza was but one in a long line of such speeches given in that spot over the decades. Since its opening in 1906, the hotel’s elegant decor and central location has made it a favorite spot for…

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Trick-Or-Treat

Trick-Or-Treat

When people move here, especially those with young children, a top question on their minds around this time of year is “When exactly is the mandated trick-or-treat time?” (Another popular query is “When the hell is the leaf collection time, as my bags of leaves have been sitting out for two goddamn weeks?” But that…

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The Typesetters Club

The Typesetters Club

This Friday, the Typesetters Club will once again be holding its annual banquet/dance at the downtown Hyatt, the first one they’ve held in six years. The club was founded in 1897 as a place for newspapermen to get together and drink, smoke cigars and eat badly cooked steak. At the time, and for a ways…

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ASPIC’s 100th Anniversary

ASPIC’s 100th Anniversary

The American Society of Professional Industrial Chemists has a problem. No, it’s not that they’ll soon be observing their 100th anniversary; they’re rather happy about that. It’s just that they don’t know exactly where they should be celebrating the occasion. You see, the national trade group was founded here in 1907, but no one knows…

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