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February 2024 Issue


The 2024 ‘Top Doctors’ List Is Here

Find the Boston area’s 2,048 finest physicians, in 74 specialties, as chosen by their peers.


City Life

How to Get Away With Murder

For nearly 50 years, the truth about who shot a high-profile furniture salesman has been one of Boston’s most lasting mysteries. Why the killing of George Hamilton remains unsolved.


Six Ways To Forget about Winter (Direct from Logan Airport)

Craving warmer weather this time of year? Most of us in New England are, and that’s why we’ve handpicked these six hot spots.

City Life

Inside Boston’s Psychedelic Revolution

Depression. Addiction. PTSD. Boston’s hospitals are increasingly getting behind psychedelic drugs to treat all manner of medical ailments. What could possibly go wrong?


City Life

Why White Men Are the Secret Sauce to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

How exactly did a Black Antiguan woman end up becoming a champion for white male allies, especially in Boston? Well, just let me explain.

City Life

How to Be a Real New Englander? Complain.

I don’t like skiing, local sports teams, duck boots, or plaid. But I do love to gripe. Maybe that’s enough to call myself a Yankee?

City Life

The Interview: Biotech Leader and Alnylam CEO Yvonne Greenstreet

Boston’s life-sciences industry is saving lives, swooping up real estate, and making billions in the process. A few words from its latest visionary, Yvonne Greenstreet.



Ten Great Boston Date-Night Ideas

Forget about just staying in to watch Netflix and eat takeout—date night is back, baby!


Where to Eat in Greater Boston in February 2024

New and exciting restaurants to check out, plus new reasons to visit older spots.


June Bug Opens in Somerville with Wood-Fired Pizza and “Fun”

The team behind acclaimed farm-to-table restaurant Field & Vine gets a little playful at a new spot in Union Square.


Blue Ribbon Brasserie, a New York City Mainstay, Lands in Boston

With late-night hours and a huge menu—from seafood platters to escargots to a loaded matzoh ball soup—there’s something for everyone in the former Eastern Standard space.



50 Years of ‘Best of Boston’: Comfort Food

In honor of this year’s 50th anniversary of Best of Boston, we’re taking a monthly look back. Up first: Boston’s all-time favorite feel-good fare.

Fashion + Style

City Life

A Delightful Afternoon of Extended Pinkies and Bonhomie

Dispatches from the city’s most memorable events: The third annual Newbury Cup tea party, the Mass General for Children Storybook Ball and the United in Style fashion show.

Life & Style

Sudbury’s Date & Time Opens Its Own David Yurman Boutique

The MetroWest jewelry store adds a little extra bling with its new luxury-designer showcase.


A New England Traveler’s Guide to Sun Valley, Idaho

One of the West’s most venerated ski towns offers some new thrills in 2024. Warning: The urge to yodel may be overwhelming.

Home Design

Home & Property

So You Want to Live in Beacon Hill?

Gas-lamp-lit lanes, historical architecture, and charming shops—no wonder this Boston neighborhood is such a coveted place to live.

Home & Property

Real Estate Showdown: A Charlestown Townhouse vs. a Newton Single-Family

It’s amazing what a few miles can do to the market. This month, we compare two spacious homes, each with a butler’s pantry.