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City Life

Grayer, but Stronger

Recently, I looked through some photos of myself from late 2019, and I couldn’t help but notice that the Lisa in those pictures looked…a lot […]

City Life

The Battle for Franklin Park

The auditorium at Boston’s English High School was packed when Zack DeClerck strode to the microphone one April evening in 2018. Before him was a […]

City Life

Out for Blood: The Cape’s Biggest Shark Researchers Just Can’t Get Along

Walking down the dock at Long Wharf in August 2020, I was giddy with anticipation. Ulysse Nardin, the Swiss luxury watchmaker, had invited me to […]

City Life

What Was It Like to Bring Back the Boston Marathon and HOCR This Year?

On the eve of their first in-person events since 2019, longtime Boston Athletic Association CEO Tom Grilk and Head of the Charles regatta executive director […]

Education

One Survivor’s Quest to End Sexual Assault at Schools

The email brought me to a standstill. There was nothing unusual about receiving a mass mailing from Milton Academy, the swanky private school I attended […]

City Life

Can MIT’s Tim Berners-Lee Save the Web?

It’s a muggy July morning, and Tim Berners-Lee—the man who once upon a time invented the World Wide Web and now wants to reinvent it—is […]

City Life

Is Boston America’s Most Racist City? Ask a Black Bostonian for Once

As I watched the Celtics’ fourth playoff game against the Brooklyn Nets this past spring, I found myself not just praying that the Celts would […]

City Life

Don’t Nantucket My Newburyport

Steve Karp, as the story goes, was driving with his wife and children out to Great Point, Nantucket, that wild and protected tip of the […]

City Life

Shipwrecked: A Shocking Tale of Love, Loss, and Survival in the Deep Blue Sea

Adrift in the middle of the ocean, no one can hear you scream. It was a lesson Brad Cavanagh was learning by the second. He […]

Wellness

JC Monahan: Breaking My Silence

I could hear their voices, soft and muffled. I couldn’t make out what they were saying. Eventually, they grew louder. Two, maybe three male voices? […]

Wellness

We’re All Grieving Right Now, and It’s Okay To Show It

It was one of those cold, gray mornings during the early days of COVID when I don’t think any of us understood what was going […]

Wellness

Inside Boston’s Looming Mental Health Crisis

Read more about Boston’s mental health crisis If I asked how you are doing today, how would you answer? You might say “pretty well”—after all, […]