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City Life

Massachusetts Has a Public Beach Access Problem

Massachusetts summers arrive with gifts—Red Sox games, maybe some free furniture from Jordan’s, and, of course, days to tan and splash along the shore—but also […]

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Enough about Clam Chowder: It’s Time to Start Honoring Boston’s Real Best Food

“What y’all want to eat tonight?” is one of my favorite questions. It’s an emotional question for me, because whatever I eat has to be […]

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Why Is It So Hard to Get a Good View in Boston?

On a warm day earlier this fall, I left home on my bike with a simple goal: to get a decent view of Boston. After […]

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A Dream Deferred

On primary day in Boston, I thought I’d outsmart the crowds. I waited until early afternoon before walking the few short blocks to my Ward […]

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Five Things That Will Probably Happen Before the Green Line Extension Finally Opens

The word has just come through: The opening of the Green Line Extension has been pushed back, again. If you think you might have heard […]


Is There Such a Thing as Healthy Tech Boundaries during Social Isolation?

By the third week of isolation, I had mastered Slack calls, group Facetimed for the first time, and logged into my fair share of Zoom […]

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Hey, Bostonians: Stop Screaming at Strangers

Picture it: Sunday afternoon, a park bench on a steep embankment overlooking Jamaica Pond. The water is still, and the breezy air a fresh reprieve […]