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A Bostonian Abroad in the Suburbs

During the first weekend of March, I was pretty busy. On Saturday alone, I took the Red Line into Davis Square to meet friends at […]

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On the Waterfront: An Oral History of the Seaport

A largely uninhabitable industrial zone built on landfill during the 1850s, the Seaport spent most of the 20th century as a vast wasteland of parking […]

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In One Boston Retail District, It’s Not Quite Back to Business

Leo Baez was looking forward to this week. Cacao, his nut and chocolate shop on Jamaica Plain’s small business-packed Centre Street, has been open for […]

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Introducing “The Scott,” a Hellish Vision of Great Scott’s Future

“The Scott” had all the hallmarks of a gentrification nightmare: renderings of a cookie-cutter condo tower rising from the site of a beloved cultural institution, […]

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Small Blessings in the Time of Coronavirus

When I moved to the Boston area almost a year ago to the day, what most struck me was the constant motion and the speed […]

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A River Runs Through Us: Boston vs. Cambridge

Edited by Brittany Jasnoff Read a note from Editor Chris Vogel about the April issue of Boston magazine here.  When was the last time you […]

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Here’s What Boston Streets Look Like Totally Empty

Usually when you think of Boston, images of our ever-present traffic, sports fans filling T stations, bustling students, and full bars come to mind. But […]

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New Year, New Name: Nubian Square Is Making Room for Change

When I plug my destination into Google Maps on the first sunny winter day all week to check how long until my bus will arrive, […]

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Which Side of the River Do You Live On: Boston or Cambridge?

Photo courtesy of Getty Images (Boston); Cambridge City Hall by Andrew Cosand via Flickr/Creative Commons Which side of the river do you live on: Boston […]

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The Billion-Dollar Blight Changing Harvard Square

Strolling through Harvard Square recently looking for a bite to eat, I had a hard time recognizing the iconic neighborhood. The windows on JFK that […]

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It’s Official: Dudley Square Is Now Nubian Square

It’s official: Roxbury’s Dudley Square is getting a name change. The city’s Public Improvement Commission voted unanimously Thursday to change the name of the Roxbury […]

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Is Emerson College the Smartest Developer in Town?

I was walking along the Common earlier this month and caught myself pausing for a moment, blinking at the intersection of Tremont and Boylston and […]

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With 60 MPH Winds Approaching, Here Are the Towns Postponing Trick or Treating

This isn’t a trick, but it is a treat for any parents who weren’t too keen on the idea of holding umbrellas over their little […]

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Is Harvard Destroying Allston—or Saving It?

Stroll down Harvard Avenue in Allston on a Saturday night, and the immediate barrage of sights, sounds, and tastes makes clear you’ve entered Boston’s one […]

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The Battle for Eastie’s Soul

Traffic! Crime! Construction! There are a lot of ways to size up life in East Boston today. Maggie Simeone and her husband, Derek Edwards, are […]