Best Bet in Boston

1999 Best Better Half, Local

Emmet Hayes

The former state legislator and husband of Democratic State Treasurer Shannon O’Brien obviously deserves some credit for his wife’s recently announced pregnancy, which in turn guarantees her at least a…Read More

1995 Best Better Half

Teresa Heinz, aka Mrs. John Kerry

Best: Lauren Rauschenbach, aka Mrs. Henri Rauschenbach. Indicted on charges of shilling for jailed financier Carmen Elio, the ape Cod senator gallantly laid the blame for his predicament on his…Read More

1989 Best Better Half

Lynda Connolly

Without her, Secretary of Space Michael J. Connolly would be an even bigger joke than he is. “I’ve heard of separate beds,” said one panelist, “but separate planets?”

1989 Best Bet, to Be Looking for a Job in the Private Sector After Campaign '90

All the Republicans on the statewide ballot

Throw in GOP state chairman Ray Shamie, “Literacy Czar” Gerry D’Amico, and the Dukakis cabinet. They just don’t get it, do they?

1983 Best Bet

Myett’s Country Store


Owner Gary Myett won $1,127,860 on a state Lottery card he sold to himself. And another customer won $100,000 on a card he bought from Myett…Read More

1977 Best Bet

West Medford Spa

You can’t really improve the crummy lottery odds by changing your ticket source—the Lottery Commission takes care to spread the winners around town—but if your misery loves company, you should…Read More

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