August 2009 Issue

Best of Boston 2009

After months of dining, shopping, and advice-seeking our way across the Hub, it's here: your annual guide to the finest our city has to offer.

Restaurants

Dining Out: Ten Tables Cambridge

When Jamaica Plain's Ten Tables debuted a second outpost in Harvard Square, some may have feared a sophomore slump. Instead, the new kid looks ready for the honor roll.

News

The Case of the Gumshoe Geeks

The curious MIT club that's taken on a murder investigation as an afterschool project.

Department

Man Versus Machine

City councilor Michael Flaherty is young and full of ideas? But can he topple Menino?

Steve Carell on Aisle Five

For years, celebrities–like the guy from Aerosmith–have flocked to Marshfield to fade into the idyll of this South Shore hamlet. But ever since Steve Carell bought the old general store, the townsfolk have been in an uncharacteristic tizzy.

Feature

The StreetSafe Question

What's the best way to turn around a young street thug? According to a revolutionary social program being revived in Boston's roughest neighborhoods, the answer just might be: with a reformed one.