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A WARNING TO TROLLS … plus … GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SONSINI AFFAIR

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITYDE WEDNESDAY APRIL 11, 2018) — On this, the 57th anniversary of Carl Yastrzemski’s debut with the Boston Red Sox (1-for-4 off Ray Herbert, a 4-0 extra-inning win), THE PLANET does a tiny bit of housekeeping before we get on to the business of the day. We […]

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SONSINI ‘CONTROVERSY’: WHO’S BARK? WHO’S BITE?

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE MONDAY APRIL 9, 2018) — Is it a dogfight or a catfight that has hamstrung the Sonsini Animal Shelter? Since the principals in the battle are women, THE PLANET will go for the latter. Krista Wroldson Miller, chair of the Friends of Sonsini, claims the mayor ended […]

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!!UPDATE –EMAILS FLY AFTER PLANET’S COLUMN ON ANIMAL SHELTER!! … SONSINI INTRIGUE: ‘I WOULDN’T SEND A KNIGHT OUT ON A DOG LIKE THIS’

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY !!UPDATE!! APRIL 6, EVENING — Subsequent to THE PLANET‘s column controversy involving the city’s cancelation of its contract with the Sonsini Animal Shelter, the two principals at the heart of the matter issued statements. Krista Wroldson Miller, chairwoman of the Friends of Sonsini, sent the following memo to city […]

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MLK, FIFTY YEARS AFTER … AND THE X FACTOR

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY APRIL 4, 2018) — Fifty years ago in the evening, THE PLANET found ourselves on Lyman Street then Deming Park looking for our dog Chubbie, a 14-year-old beagle who had wandered off. We searched for awhile before returning home dejected, only to find her wagging tail […]

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ROUNDUP: B(R)IC-A-BRAC … MORE WATER TORTURE … MCAS SCANDAL AT LOCAL SCHOOL? … & … UNIFORMITY

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY APRIL 2, 2018) — Clearing our the junk drawer of a writer’s political notebook: B(R)IC-A-BRAC — One of the least known aspects of the deal that will pour nearly $14 million of taxpayer money into the ill-defined BIC building at the PEDA site […]

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NOW ROCKING THE JUKE, THE PLANET’s TOP 10 ROCK-POP ALBUMS EVAH

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION MARCH 30-APRIL 1, 2018) — Time to clean the palette with a bit or rhetorical sorbet, the taste of which shall take us away from the bitter aftertaste of politics gone bad. Our bit of whimsical repast serves up another of […]

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