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Cod Is Dead—Is Dogfish the Answer?

With hardly any cod left in the sea, one Chatham fisherman is out to make the dogfish cool enough for New Englanders to eat—and hopes to revive a dying industry along the way.

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Can We Finally Save City Hall Plaza?

But after 50 years, can we finally stop it and the plaza from being an urban wasteland?

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Big Love: An Oral History of David Ortiz

As David Ortiz winds down his storied career with the Sox, an all-star lineup tells the inside story of how a one-time baseball reject reinvented himself as Big Papi and became a Boston legend.

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Ageism in Tech Takes a Turn for the Wiser

Older workers have talent and plenty of know-how. Finally, Boston’s youth-obsessed tech startups are starting to notice.

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MuckRock’s Approach Is Working, One FOIA at a Time

Massachusetts is the birthplace of the American Revolution. But lately, the “We the People” spirit has been conspicuously lacking when it comes to government transparency. […]

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My (Tor)Mentor

When Lissa Curtis met one of the Boston area’s most prominent ballet masters, she accompanied him to a prestigious competition in Romania. But that’s only the beginning of her story.

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Hard Pressed: Will the Boston Herald Survive?

For decades, the Boston Herald has delighted in pissing off liberals in their own backyard. But how long can Boston’s other newspaper hang on?

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Boston’s Creative Crisis

Marty Walsh’s $1.4 million Boston Creates plan was supposed to turbocharge the city’s arts scene. A year after its launch, are we ever going to get anything other than a series of kumbaya sessions and generic platitudes?

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The Homework Wars

It’s summertime. So maybe we can stop overloading our kids with work?

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DNA Wars in Cambridge

Three Cambridge biotech startups want to change the world with the power of DNA.

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Get Gronk’d!

One ocean liner. Seven hundred die-hard Patriots fans. Sixty-five hours of boozing at sea. Welcome aboard the maiden voyage of the SS Gronkowski.

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Breakfast Wars in Somerville

Our food editor set out to find the best hash browns in Boston. Instead, he stumbled upon a long-simmering feud between neighboring brunch spots, and inadvertently rekindled a war.

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The Battle of James Island

John and Jane Steinmetz want to build their dream house in a heavenly slice of Cohasset. Their neighbors have other ideas.

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Can Ocean Spray CEO Randy Papadellis Save the Cranberry Business?

Can Ocean Spray CEO Randy Papadellis save the cranberry business…again?

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Enzo Yaksic: Profiler 2.0

For decades, the FBI has relied on a flawed criminal profile to identify and catch serial killers. Now a Boston data geek named Enzo Yaksic thinks he’s found a better way.