Long Reads

Beverly Farms’ Parade of Horribles

The Fourth of July tradition is disgusting, juvenile, offensive, petty, and stupid. And maybe more important than ever.

Welcome to Ganjachusetts

Smell that? It’s the scent of money. Now that recreational pot has been legalized in Massachusetts, entrepreneurs are on the brink of a billion-dollar green rush—that is, if bureaucratic fumbling and political infighting don’t ruin the high.

Scene of the Crime

How an unsolved murder in Lynnfield sparked a war over Airbnb.

The Future of Boston Harbor Cruises

Alison Nolan has big plans for Boston's waterfront. (So long as lawsuits, competitors, and city planners don't sink her, that is.)

Boston Traffic Sucks—Here’s How to Fix It

Our highways are stressful, infuriating, and among the most congested in the world. But everything you thought you knew about traffic—and how to fix it—is wrong.

GE CEO Jeff Immelt Is All In

The longtime executive moved General Electric to Boston with a daring vision to revolutionize the company and transform the city’s tech industry. So far it seems to be working, so why does Wall Street want his head on a plate?

The Future Is Brighton

New Balance has nearly single-handedly changed the face of Brighton. Now, if only others would follow in its footsteps.