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The “Monster Next Door” Case Closes a Chapter

Six years ago, I interviewed federal agent Brian Andersen, then assigned to a Homeland Security Department unit that chases down criminals hiding among us. Specifically […]

City Life

A Survival Guide to Parking in the North End

It’s date night. You’re ready to hit the town on one of Boston’s increasingly warm and pleasant evenings, possibly on one of the city’s new […]

Arts & Entertainment

What to Know before Buying Tickets to Post-COVID Concerts in Boston

No doubt about it, we took live entertainment for granted back in the good old days. I look back in horror at the last weeks […]

City Life

What You Need to Know about the Idea of a “Vaccine Pass”

The vaccine passes are coming! Or…are they? From the early days of the pandemic, the concept of a vaccine pass (sometimes called a vaccine passport) […]

Arts & Entertainment

Know a Local Hero? Nominate Them to Be Featured in Boston Magazine!

This time last year, life felt very different. Schools had only been closed for a few weeks, masks were optional, and we were still wiping […]

City Life

I Can’t Stop Thinking about the BU Dorm Bat Fiasco

When you show up to a college dorm, there are certain indignities that you accept just come with the territory. You may share a bathroom […]

City Life

Short Term Predictions for Boston’s New Normal

Grocery Pickup and Delivery Will we ever see the inside of a Roche Bros. or a Stop & Shop again? Grocery delivery and curbside pickup […]

City Life

Behold! The Absolute Weirdest (Official) Red Sox Souvenirs You Didn’t Know You Need to Own

If you’re reluctant to attend a Red Sox game this year because of the pandemic or simply unable to get in thanks to the planned […]

City Life

What I Learned From Walking All Over Town

I became a walker in part because I didn’t know where Union Square was. When I first moved to the Boston area, my geographical knowledge […]

City Life

Here’s Looking at You, Extra-Long Massachusetts of 1783

It’s loud. It’s proud. And it is looooong as hell. Allow me to introduce you to Extra-Long Massachusetts, the forgotten jumbo-sized version of the Commonwealth […]

City Life

Get Your Steps in for a Good Cause This Weekend

It’s a tragedy that happens all too often in Massachusetts: service members losing their lives in the line of duty, leaving loved ones behind. It […]

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Education

How Two Students Are Using Architecture to Build a Better Boston

Can a brewery bring about urban renewal? Upasana Patel might just convince you. When The Boston Architectural College (BAC) graduate student was assigned a design […]

City Life

An Insider’s Guide to Getting a Vaccine Appointment in Massachusetts

The state’s new preregistration system has taken some of the guesswork out of the vaccine rollout. Whether you’re eligible yet or not, all adults in […]

City Life

Things We Never Thought We’d Miss about Taking the T

It’s just another day on the T. A loud screech at Boylston that makes your face scrunch up. The smell of something you can’t describe. […]

City Life

Boston Magazine Was Just Nominated for 17 City and Regional Magazine Awards

Every year, the City Regional Magazine Association hands out awards to the best and brightest of city magazine journalism. And your humble editors and writers […]