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Mayor Menino Calls for Community Education

During Mayor Menino's 20th State of the City Speech at Faneuil Hall. The punditry surrounded his return after a long convalescence was centered around his […]

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Why Can't Mayors Make Up Their Minds on Casinos?

Things got a bit more interesting this week in the world of casino-ery in Massachusetts, thanks to a couple of mayors who can’t seem to […]

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Massachusetts' Blue Laws: Some Greatest Hits

Photo via Thinkstock Blue laws tend to be brought up as a sign of residual Puritanical influences in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and other corners of New […]

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Five Presidential Campaign Ads from Elections Past

Election Day is (finally) here, which means that all of the stumping, campaigning, and advertising is drawing to an end. But let’s not forget that […]

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What David Kaplan Talks About When He Talks About Tennessee Williams

David Kaplan, curator of the¬†Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival, doesn’t slow down after the annual festival in September. He’s directing Williams’ Ten Blocks on the Camino […]

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Sure, Boston's Public Art is Bad, But It Doesn't Deserve This

What’s the deal with white paint these days? Back in July, a woman used this same (usually) innocuous substance to express her, uh, “dissatisfaction” with […]

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No Public Participation, No Problem!

Well, well, well: some “exciting” news as the Globe recently reported that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission will award a license for the state’s first casino […]

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Why Doesn't Boston Have 24-Hour Dining Options?

Just don’t get hungry. (Boston skyline photo via Shutterstock.)   Restaurants are an important part of any city’s urban fabric, and to be a world-class […]

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So You're in College: Five Tips for Success While You're in Boston

Boston University photo by lumierefl on Flickr Welcome to Boston, new college students! You’ll find yourself pulled in a million different directions over the coming […]

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So You're in College: Five Tips for Success While You're in Boston

Boston University photo by lumierefl on Flickr Welcome to Boston, new college students! You’ll find yourself pulled in a million different directions over the coming […]

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So You're in College: Five Tips for Success While You're in Boston

Boston University photo by lumierefl on Flickr Welcome to Boston, new college students! You’ll find yourself pulled in a million different directions over the coming […]

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On the Greenway, Terror Wears a Turban (Apparently)

Anyone can say whatever they want on the Internet, and maybe that’s a good thing. Freedom of expression, First Amendment, and all that. Right now, […]

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Planning a Trip to Provincetown?

Provincetown photo by HBarrison via Flickr   When I take a trip to a new place, I need to immerse myself fully in the local […]

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What People Used to Write About Boston

Map via Shutterstock.   Back in the depths of the Great Depression, the Federal Writers Project was started to document everything from foodways in Arkansas […]

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Reimagining Parts of Copley Square

Hey, I have a question for you: What would you change about Copley Square? More elaborate plantings? Fewer benches? An additional plaque or two? Some […]