O'Boost:In case you've been living under a rock and hadn't heard,Timemagazine declared our ownone of the nation'sbig city mayors. That has to look good on the.Sun.Real Papal:I mostly avoid nonlocal stories, including the whole, but hey, when yourtalks, in this case to NPR'sAll Things Considered,.Bad Boys:Remember the Clinton-era federal grant program known as(Community Oriented Policing Services)? DOJ claims the money put 118,000 new police on the street, including 400-plus in Balmer. An, according to thisUSA Todaystory from last week, found it didn't--more like 90k, or maybe 80k. Baltimore increased its cop roster by only about 300 officers in the 10 years of the program.Building Blocks:City Journalhas devolved from a fairly interesting, well, city journal, with a conservative point of view, to a propaganda rag spouting the day's. But thison federal community block grants, and--shock!!--how awful they are ("America's Worst Urban Program" is the title) approaches being interesting, and harps on O'Malley's Sept. 11 comment, so . . .