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Summer on the Cape

Crossing the Bourne Bridge. A crispy bite of clam roll. That first chilly dip in the Atlantic. These are the milestones of summer, just as they have been for generations. This month, we’re celebrating traditions—the people, places, and institutions that keep us coming back to the Cape (and flirting with the Islands) season after season.

Features

The Authority

In this town, the Boston Redevelopment Authority rules supreme. Accountable only to the mayor, it exerts total control over zoning, planning, and development—an anachronistic concentration of power not found anywhere else in the country. As the Menino era draws to a close, it’s time for the agency to go.

Reasonable Doubt

When Cara Rintala was tried in a western Massachusetts courtroom earlier this year for the murder of Annamarie Cochrane Rintala, it marked the first time in state history that a woman had been charged with killing her lawfully wedded wife. But did she do it?

Home Team Workouts

We’ve rounded up well-toned warriors from nine area athletic programs—and collected fitness tips from their coaches and trainers. Feeling inspired to take up (or resume) a favorite sport this summer? Go on, give it the old college try.

Departments

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Wired

Why Boston needs to build its own fiber-optic Internet network—now.

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Tapped Out

When a prolonged drought threatened its future, the financially strapped city of Brockton invested millions in a state-of-the-art facility that would turn saltwater fresh—and save the city in the process. That was the plan, anyway.

News

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Q&A: Mike Salk

In February, WEEI let go of its longtime star Glenn Ordway, replacing him with Mike Salk—a Sudbury native now paired with Ordway’s former cohost, Michael Holley.

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Peanuts!

Nine things you didn’t know about your Fenway Park vendor.

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The Nags

A Q&A with Jessica Chaffin and Jamie Denbo of the popular podcast ‘Ronna & Beverly.’

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Read Local

Here’s a sampling of Boston-related books we’ll be reading at the beach.

Restaurants

Fashion & Style

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Sail Away

Five must-have items from Sault New England in South End.

Health

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Ill Communication

Learn about the growing demand for interpreters and translators at local hospitals like Boston Medical Center.

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Cut to the Core

Gyrotonic exercise produces long, lean bodies—and may reduce the need for surgery.

Arts & Entertainment