Best Schools 2017

Our exclusive ranking of the top districts in Greater Boston. Plus: How to pass the stress test—Now more than ever, school is making local kids and parents miserable—but it doesn’t have to.

Features

Cut and Paste

A mash-up of prints, fabrics, and shapes, this fall’s most memorable looks are a snapshot of decades past.

Looking for the Last of the Power Lunchers

Herb Chambers. Robert Kraft. John Kerry. Once upon a time, Boston’s biggest names stoked relationships and egos over boozy midday meals at Davio’s and the Bristol. Not so much any more. Are the city’s power lunchers gone forever, or just sipping fruit smoothies at Google?

Walsh Wins!

Forget the election, Marty, we’re calling it for ya. From cops to schools to who to fire, here’s your blueprint for the next four years. (You can thank us later.)

Departments

Barre Fight

Barre, the hottest boutique-fitness craze in Boston, is also the most hotly contested, pitting purists against those with a more freewheeling approach. Can guru Andrea Lucas keep the local workout community from tearing itself apart?

News

The Guide: Social Networks

In Boston’s business world, your network is everything. An insider’s guide to the top spots to rub elbows with the city’s movers and shakers.

Influencer: Jenny Johnson, Uncorked

The TV personality and cohost of NESN’s Dining Playbook dishes on her favorite celebrity interview, why champagne is an everyday drink, and the city’s best-kept secret.

Restaurants

Fashion & Style

Born in the USA

America makes more than just apple pie. Find glassware from Vermont, ponchos from Pennsylvania, and furniture from Maine at these local shops.

Home & Property

Health

Arts & Entertainment