Best Quote in Boston

2002 Best Quote, Three-Way Tie

Tom Menino

“Most of those homicides were inside buildings.”—Tom Menino finding the silver lining in the rise in Boston’s murder rate. “I did those two years when I was very young, very…Read More

1999 Best Quote

“A merger of equals”

The party line at both Fleet Financial and BankBoston, after their, ahem, consolidation. Some merger—most of the top slots went to the Fleet elite…Read More

1999 Best Quote, Ripped from a Hit Movie

“You can’t handle the truth.”

Governor Paul Cellucci (channeling Jack Nicholson’s megalomaniacal Marine colonel in A Few Good Men) to Scott Harshbarger during the final gubernatorial debate. Better yet: “Failure is not an option.” Connecticut…Read More

1995 Best Quote

Mitt Romney

“I can think of 675 million good reasons not to run against John Kerry.” Mitt Romney, bowing to the ketchup heiress’s estimated $675 million fortune…Read More

Most Viewed Winners of Media/Politics

  • The Boston Phoenix, 2002 Best Bigger Scoop No One Remembers
  • Tom Finneran, 2002 Best Contempt of Court
  • David Brudnoy, 2002 Best Radio, Talk-Show Host

Most Viewed Winners

  • Neptune Oyster, 2015 Best Seafood Restaurant
  • Ostra, 2014 Best Seafood Restaurant
  • Tim Wiechmann, Bronwyn, T.W. Food, 2015 Best Chef, Outstanding