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The MBTA’s Fare Machines Were Under the Weather Today

Update: The fare machines are working again. #MBTA Fare Vending Machines are now accepting credit and debit card transactions. We thank you for your patience. — […]

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The Latest Chapter in the Brookline Racism Saga: A $150,000 Settlement

Several years into an ordeal that has challenged Brookline’s conceptions of itself as a bastion of liberal values, a black man who alleged discrimination in the town’s police […]

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The Interview: Boston’s New Police Commissioner William Gross

The new police commissioner talks race relations, turf wars with the State Police, and the dumbest criminal he’s ever seen.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Is Officially Just Dunkin’ Now

After a short transition period, during which the good people of Boston were allowed to get comfortable with what was to come, Dunkin’ Donuts has made […]

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Is Hempfest a Bad Neighbor? Boston’s City Council Will Weigh the Question

Could this be the end of the Boston Freedom Rally as we know it? For decades, pro-marijuana activists have held their annual gathering, also known […]

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Geoff Diehl Is Sticking by Brett Kavanaugh

Geoff Diehl, the Republican running for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, says he’s sticking by Judge Brett Kavanaugh, whose nomination to the Supreme Court is now in […]

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Another Fear-Mongering Ad on the Transgender Rights Law and Question 3

We knew this was coming. As we get closer to the date when Massachusetts will vote on whether to undo the state’s new transgender protections law, […]

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Harvard Shattered Its Record with $9.6 Billion in Fundraising

Wow look at Harvard go. The renowned university on Thursday announced that it received a record $9.6 billion—an unfathomably large amount of money, the power of which neither […]

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As the Green Line Extension Rolls Through Somerville, a Lion’s Head Will Live On

For nearly a century, a concrete lion’s head has kept watch over Gilman Square in Somerville. Placed there when the brick, art deco-style Homans Building was built […]

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Police: A Man in Watertown Stabbed a Tow Truck Driver Who Fatally Struck a Woman

A tragic, horrific scene played out in Watertown Wednesday, when police say a man stabbed a tow truck driver multiple times after the driver struck […]

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Poll: Baker and Warren Lead Gonzalez and Diehl by a Wide Margin

With the general election less than two months away, Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Elizabeth Warren are looking pretty damn safe. So if you’re hoping […]

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Columbia Gas Is Donating $10 Million to a Disaster Relief Fund for Greater Lawrence

Columbia Gas President Steve Bryant says his utility company, which is at the center of an unprecedented spate of fires and gas explosions in the region, […]

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After a Recount, Lori Trahan Has Narrowly Won the Third District Primary

Well, that settles it. After a recount, Westford’s Lori Trahan has officially won in Massachusetts’ Third District’s Democratic primary, besting former Marty Walsh Chief of Staff […]

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Hasty Pudding Just Cast Women for the First Time Ever

Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the legendary Harvard troupe that has been male-only for nearly 200 years, made history Sunday night announce its first co-ed cast. After its auditions […]

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Someone Called the Police on a Black UMass Amherst Employee for No Reason

In what he believes is yet another case of unnecessary calls to police to racial profiling, a longtime UMass Amherst employee says he was confronted […]