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Timeline: The Great Boston Molasses Flood

December 31, 1915: Amid high demand for molasses for industrial alcohol, construction wraps up on a tank standing nearly 60 feet high and 100 feet […]

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Nine Photos That Show the Destruction of the Great Boston Molasses Flood

Workers stand in front of a large section of the exploded tank. A house was swept under the elevated railroad tracks and destroyed.  Piles of wreckage […]

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The Great Boston Molasses Flood, By the Numbers

When the tank burst, it released 2.3 million gallons of molasses. ••• The explosion sent waves of molasses reaching 15 feet tall through the streets […]

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Anarchists, Horses, Heroes: 12 Things You Didn’t Know about the Great Boston Molasses Flood

The 100th anniversary of the Great Boston Molasses flood is upon us, but many still fail to grasp the significance of the event, if they’ve […]

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Why Doesn’t Boston Do a Better Job of Commemorating the Great Molasses Flood?

While strolling along Commercial Street on a recent January morning, I kept my head down. I was inspecting the sidewalk closely, searching for a plaque marking […]

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A North End Restaurant Debuts with Family-Style Feasts in January

Pass the… everything. When Table by Jen Royle debuts in the North End on Jan. 22, the Italian restaurant will gather about 40 guests at […]

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Brace Yourselves: Plans for an Eight-Year Overhaul of the Mass Pike Are Here

The future of the Mass Pike has just gotten a lot more clear, as MassDOT is unveiling plans for a major overhaul of a critical section […]

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Someone Was Pulled from Under the Red Line and Survived

A man trapped beneath a train at Fields Corner Friday morning, bringing the Red Line Ashmont branch to a halt at rush hour, appears to have […]

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A Breathalyzer Ban in Mass. Courtrooms Is in Effect, for Now

So that’s that. Until the state can prove it’s made improvements, a Breathalyzer ban is in effect in Massachusetts courtrooms. According to a ruling from […]

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Aly Raisman Just Broke a Bone for the First Time: Her Elbow

After years of grueling workouts and routines that sent her launching off of various pieces of equipment and flipping through the air, Aly Raisman has […]

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Watch: A Huge Fire Burned Three Boats in Charlestown

A fire ripped through three boats in Charlestown Tuesday night, sinking two of them and causing an estimated $1 million in damages. Fire officials say […]

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That Boston Fire Department Report on Women Is Not Enough, Advocates Say

A new city report on the “male-dominated” work environment at the Boston Fire Department officially acknowledges the problem, in a force of 1,500 that has […]

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Was the Frog Pond Ever an Actual Frog Pond?

Welcome to “One Last Question,” a series where research editor Matthew Reed Baker tackles your most Bostonian conundrums. Have a question? Email him at onelastquestion@bostonmagazine.com. […]

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Craigie on Main Celebrates 10 Years with a New Bar Full of Burgers

It’s been a full decade since James Beard award-winning chef Tony Maws moved (and renamed) his 2003-founded Craigie Street Bistrot to Main Street in Cambridge. […]

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Kevin Spacey Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assault in Nantucket

Kevin Spacey pleaded not guilty to a sexual assault charge in Nantucket on Monday, as throngs of media descended on the Massachusetts island for the […]