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So You Want to Live in Roxbury

Ask any longtime resident, and they’ll tell you the one word embodies Roxbury: Community. In the 1600s, “Rocksberry”—named for its rocky soil—was highly attractive to colonists […]

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This Brookline Teen Is Building a Tiny House in the Name of Minimalism

At 16, most kids dream of living in a huge house with a pool, bowling alley, and three sports cars in rotation. But the house […]

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This New Interactive Map Settles Boston’s Muddled Neighborhood Boundaries

If you’ve ever gotten into a tiff with a guy at the bar over the line that divides Allston and Brighton, well, first, congratulations, you’re […]

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The City of Boston Wants You to Put a Tiny Home in Your Backyard

Boston’s housing market in a tough spot right now. There aren’t enough homes to meet the demand of all the people who want to live […]

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This Aging Roxbury Victorian Will Become a Home for Minority Women Pursuing STEM

By this time next year, the deteriorating Victorian at 43 Hutchings Street in Roxbury’s Garrison Trotter neighborhood will be restored to its former glory—and then […]

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There’s a New House Mural on the Greenway

If you’re already missing the Rose Kennedy Greenway’s recently disassembled sinking yellow house installation, have no fear. There’s yet another house-themed work of art now on view. From […]

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Roche Bros. Is Giving Away Free Bouquets in Downtown Crossing

Charge up your Wednesday with flower power. If you find yourself at Downtown Crossing for lunch, you may be handed two bouquets of flowers—free of […]

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A Bay Village Rectory Is Being Converted to Condos

Boston’s smallest neighborhood doesn’t squeeze in new housing very often. In fact, until recently, multiple condo buildings proposed for Bay Village over the past 10 years failed. […]

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What It’s Like to Be a Mover in Boston on September 1

It’s 5:56 a.m. on the first day of September. The sun has yet to rise, and dozens of brawny men clad in maroon t-shirts are […]

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This Nestea-Themed Tiny House Is Coming to Boston

If you head downtown for Harborfest this weekend, you may notice a tiny house in the middle of Christopher Columbus Park. Nestea is setting up a small […]

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Tour the South End’s Gardens and Pocket Parks This Weekend

Going for a stroll through one of the largest surviving districts of rowhouses in the country is always pleasant, but this weekend, you’ll have the […]

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John Kerry Is Ditching Nantucket for Martha’s Vineyard

What is perhaps America’s fiercest ultra-affluent island rivalry is heating up once again. The pride of Nantucket himself, former Secretary of State John Kerry, is […]

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You Can Celebrate International Women’s Day at the Nichols House Museum

What better way to celebrate women across the globe than by spending this Saturday afternoon in the home of a suffragist? To honor International Women’s Day, the Nichols […]

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The Evolution of Boston’s North End

It’s Saturday night, and here in the North End, crowds pack the sidewalks while drivers triple-park their cars on Hanover Street, hazard lights blinking. A […]

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An Unsuspecting Neighborhood Was Predicted the Sixth Hottest in the U.S.

When you think of all of the hip neighborhoods Americans are flocking to right now, which ones come to mind? An oh-so-cool corner of Portland, […]