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Always Be Closing

Even at the beginning of the season, I thought he was going to be a big part of the bullpen. I was taken by his […]

Wellness

A Brand-New Kick

For those of us with two functioning legs, it’s easy to overlook the crucial role ankles play in walking. Every time we take a step, […]

Wellness

All Prosthetics Are Local

Of the 16 victims who lost limbs in the Boston Marathon bombings, half have been fit for artificial limbs by family-owned United Prosthetics, an enterprise […]

Wellness

Hugh Herr: Bionic Pioneer

How much of your research is informed by your own personal experience? All of it. On a very basic level, I am acutely aware as […]

Arts & Entertainment

Q&A: Casey Affleck

Best known as Ben’s brother, Casey Affleck has had a pretty good career in his own right, including an Oscar nomination for his supporting role in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Now he’s starring alongside Christian Bale in Out of the Furnace, out December 6.

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Suffolk Downs Revere Casino Craziness, Explained

So, if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably spent the last couple weeks wondering one thing: what in the name of George Washington’s white horse […]

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What the Suffolk Downs Crash-and-Burn Means for Boston

Imagine that you spent six years baking a cake—obsessing over the recipe, delicately frosting it, ornately designing each curlicue of icing—only to have someone pick […]

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The Marty Walsh Factor

Over the summer, I got the crazy idea to go spend a day campaigning with nine different Boston mayoral candidates. One of the first guys […]

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PHOTOS: The Red Sox Parade Through Town on Duck Boats

If you live in Boston, you might have picked up that the Red Sox had their championship parade through the city today. I got to […]

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Q&A: Marty Walsh & John Connolly

On November 5, Boston voters will head to the polls to pick a new mayor. We sat down with the two candidates they’ll choose between.

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Mr. Wynn Comes to Everett

It was long assumed Suffolk Downs had the inside track on the single casino license Massachusetts will issue in the Boston area. But that was before Vegas mogul Steve Wynn’s whirlwind courtship with the city of Everett. Now the race between Wynn and Suffolk Downs is entering the home stretch…even if Wynn doesn’t think there’s any competition.

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Why Suffolk Downs Dropped Caesars Entertainment From Its Casino Bid

Suffolk Downs shook up the Massachusetts casino race on Friday night, announcing that, as a result of a Massachusetts Gaming Commission background investigation into its […]

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The Casino Chaos Comes To Town, Part One Million

Here we go again: the Herald has the story this morning of tensions boiling over at a pro-casino rally in Revere over the weekend. The paper reports that anti-casino […]

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It’s Official: Aqib Talib Is a Cult Hero

After a great win Sunday night in Atlanta, Patriots fans woke up to some bad news this morning: Vince Wilfork tore his achilles tendon and […]

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The Mayoral Race Has Been Anticlimactic So Far

As the returns came in last night at John Connolly’s election party, there was not much reaction. The crowd in Dudley Square’s Hibernian Hall milled […]