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Mumbles: the light works fine in my office...

In this week's installment of Metro Moments with Menino, a reader from Davis Square says a cabbie refused him a ride home. When he called the hotline to report it, it was down. Menino responds with "thanks for complaining. We 'looked into it' and you're wrong, but if you're right, we're sorry" routine:

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Boston media tries covering Potgate; gets munchies instead

Click on through for a rockem-sockem loosey-goosey summary of the media coverage of this story, which was varied to say the least. Will the grand but lightweight Globe take the short-but-sweet prize for best writeup? Or will the rough, battle-hardened Herald take the Globe to the cleaners? What about the litter transit pulp papers? How do the Kings of Swooshing Animations and Lead-Ins fare?

First up, at 194 words: Maria Cramer, from The Globe:

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    AP finds drugs in the water; MWRA doesn't test for them

    The AP has been busy, finding lots of drugs in people's water. Sadly, Boston is on the list of cities that don't test for this stuff. Look on the bright side; you could live in a city run these morons:

    Arlington, Texas, acknowledged that traces of a pharmaceutical were detected in its drinking water but cited post-9/11 security concerns in refusing to identify the drug.

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    Metro Moments with Mumbles

    Yesterday's installment of Metro Moments with the Mayor has two juicy gems. First, Mumbles tackles Verizon FiOS, or more appropriately, The Internet Service You Can't Get in The Technology Center of The East Coast. Second: he wants $50-100k red light cameras. Ahh, Massachusetts, where the answer to everything is civil fines.

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