Long Reads

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Beverly Farms’ Parade of Horribles

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

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Welcome to Ganjachusetts

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

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Scene of the Crime

In the upscale suburb of Lynnfield, a neighbor rented his house for the night to a group of strangers. It ended in the worst possible way.

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Can Linda Henry Save the Boston Globe?

She’s on a mission to save the hometown newspaper. Let’s hope it works—for all our sakes.

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The Absolutely Fabulous, Likable, Shareable, and Altogether Baffling World of the Hess Twins

(And their number one fan, Bill Belichick.)

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The Future of Boston Harbor Cruises

Alison Nolan is the future of Boston’s waterfront. (So long as lawsuits, competitors, and city planners don’t sink her, that is.)

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Boston Traffic Sucks—Here’s How to Fix It

Boston’s 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.

Arts & Entertainment

Binge Watching Is Over. Get Ready for Speed Watching.

A report from the trenches of the campaign to cram more TV into your brain.

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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?

Home & Property

The Future Is Brighton

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

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev: Terrorist. Murderer. Federal Informant?

Not long after Tsarnaev bombed the Boston Marathon, investigative reporter Michele McPhee went looking for answers. What she discovered might just change how you think about our government and law enforcement forever.

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Why Is Elizabeth Warren So Hard to Love?

With her populist proposals and fierce criticism of President Donald Trump, Senator Elizabeth Warren has become the new face of the Democratic Party and a favorite for the 2020 presidential race. So why are so many Massachusetts voters souring on her?

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Let’s Dismantle the Massachusetts House of Representatives

A not-so-modest proposal for dismantling our 304-year-old House of Representatives.

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Why Cancer Is Killing Boston’s Firefighters

Why cancer is killing our city’s rescuers.

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In the Red Sox We Trust?

The Sox will probably break your heart, but there are still plenty of reasons to believe.