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Woods Hole Researchers Helped Find a Shipwreck Full of Treasure Worth Billions

Not everyone can say they used a drone to find billions of dollars worth of buried treasure. But not everyone is a researcher with the […]

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Toys “R” Us Laid Off Nearly 1,000 Workers in Massachusetts

The palace of play has handed out pink slips. The situation at Toys “R” Us is bleak, and effective May 14, nearly 1,000 people who […]

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The MBTA Is Offering Unlimited Commuter Rail Rides for $10 This Summer

Consider this the commuter rail’s olive branch. After a less-than stellar winter plagued by cancellations, the MBTA, in partnership with Keolis, announced on Monday it will offer […]

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Why Is Boston Common So… Common?

Virtually unchanged since the days of Paul Revere, America’s oldest park isn’t living up to its potential. Will the city finally bring it back to life?

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What It’s Like to Descend into an Abandoned MBTA Tunnel

There’s a good chance you’re one of the hundreds of disappointed Bostonians who didn’t score a ticket into the Boston Landmark Commission’s tour of an […]

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The Best Jared Kushner Burns from His Harvard Classmates

Jared Kushner has been brutally, savagely burned by his former Harvard classmates, and it’s really something. The ruthless commentary on the first son-in-law came in […]

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Here Are the Massachusetts Companies that Earned Their Way onto the “Fortune 500” List

General Electric may have the highest revenue among Massachusetts-based companies, but the power and health-care conglomerate saw its profits dive lower than any other Bay […]

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A Somerville Company Is Offering to Pay Students’ Tuition at UMass Boston

There are good bosses, there are great bosses, and then there’s John McQuillan. The chief executive of Triumvirate Environmental, a Somerville-based environmental-services company, has teamed […]

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Massachusetts Residents Seem to Name Their Kids after the Patriots

You remember the adrenaline of the 2017 Super Bowl like it was five minutes ago: Your heart was pounding in your ears. Your hands, clammy […]

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A Black Homeless Man Is Suing Burger King for Racial Discrimination

A homeless black man in Boston who was wrongfully accused of and arrested for using fake cash at a downtown Burger King is suing the […]

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At a Cost of $68 Million, the Cleanup at Encore Boston Harbor Is Done

A long and expensive effort to clean up the badly contaminated site of the soon-to-be Encore Boston Harbor hotel and casino has been completed, Wynn Resorts […]

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Brad Stevens Named Finalist for NBA Coach of the Year

The extremely humble and talented Brad Stevens is getting some well-deserved recognition from a set of basketball writers who clearly know what’s up. After the […]

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Spotted on the MBTA: Spider-Man

You ride the MBTA long enough, you’re going to see some characters. And on Wednesday, that character was your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. According to multiple […]

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Some Nantucket Residents Oppose Affordable Housing for Seasonal Employees

Some very rich people who live on Nantucket are exceedingly peeved that they may have to be near seasonal workers. Finding a place to live […]

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Throwback Thursday: Massachusetts Passes the Nation’s First Compulsory Education Law

Massachusetts knows a thing or two about school. Sure, this time of year “Pomp and Circumstance” may play around Boston more often than whatever bop […]