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The Seafood Lover’s Guide

How to: Find a from-the-sea meal for every occasion. Shop for sushi. Wrangle ­octopus. Pan-sear bluefish like a chef. Turn your apartment ­kitchen into clambake central. And much, much more.

Features

Life After Charlotte

Sukey Forbes’s daughter died suddenly of a rare genetic disorder at the age of six. In this gut-wrenching excerpt from her forthcoming memoir, The Angel in My Pocket, Sukey lays bare her grief within the rarified world of blueblood New England—a place where Herman Melville and Ralph Waldo Emerson continue to haunt the living.

Don't F*ck with Linda

Linda Dorcena Forry earned the inside track by following a familiar playbook: the one written by the city’s Irish bosses of yore. Already, she’s proving that she’s better at Old Boston politics than many Old Bostonians. And some of them have already learned a hard lesson the old-fashioned way.

Departments

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Would You Let This Man Go Free?

As a teenager, Greg Diatchenko was convicted of murder and given the mandatory sentence: life without parole. Now science, and the courts, could give him another chance.

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Wanted: Dead or Alive

If you want the freshest dish in town, you’ve got to hook your meal while it’s still quivering. Sans reel, rod, and boat, renowned chef Ken Oringer takes Jolyon Helterman on an urban fishing expedition that begins and ends in Chinatown’s rather intimidating tanks.

News

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Hiking the Fare

Comparing the MBTA’s fluctuating debt to fare increases, we found that whenever the former went up, passengers eventually picked up the tab.

Restaurants

Fashion & Style

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One in a Million

It’s all about location, location, location. And if that location happens to be Provincetown or the Vineyard, a million bucks is typically just enough to get you in the door. Here are four vacation homes that defy that stereotype.

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Let's Dish

At Vermont’s Farmhouse Pottery, form follows function…beautifully.

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After an afternoon sail around Nantucket Sound, trade your popped polo collar for French cuffs and a pair of nautical fasteners to instantly up your summer sartorial quotient.

Health

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