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July 2010 Issue

Summer Fun

33 ways to enjoy the Hub this season.


Top of Mind: Ken Casey

Dropkick Murphys Frontman, Publican, Philanthropist, Lucky Bastard, 41, Hingham

Safe Harbor?

Ships bringing liquefied natural gas from the Middle East pass regularly through Boston Harbor. Experts say there’s little chance of an LNG tanker going up in a fireball. Then why are city officials so worried? Should you be?

The End is Near Inc.

Chris Martenson thinks you should turn your house into a bunker, raise some chickens, and stockpile gold in case the economy really implodes. He quit corporate Americas to life such a life, and now thousands of internet followers are buying the message.


Team Effort

As VA hospitals struggle to meet rising demands, the Red Sox Foundation and Mass General have found a way to shore up care for local vets.

Genius Composition

How professor Tod Machover and a group of MIT scientists are creating the future of music.

Arts + Entertainment

Q&A: Leonard Nimoy

Best known as Star Trek‘s Spock, his alter-ego, actor Leonard Nimoy grew up in Boston’s West End.


On the Market: 9 Brimmer Street

An inside look at a townhouse for aspiring aristocrats.

The $500 Weekend: New Haven, Connecticut

Three great reasons to visit the Elm City: museums, boutiques, and new farm-to-table restaurants.

The Treasure Tail

How to navigate Cape Cod’s flea markets, from Falmouth to Wellfleet.

Register: Patch NYC

The beloved design duo opens a South End storefront.

Fashion + Style

Rediscovering Jamaica Plain

One fine day in this eclectic corner of the Hub.


The Ultimate: Spaghetti and Meatballs

Long dismissed as an item for the kids’ menu, this Italian-American staple has officially secured a place at the grownups’ table.

First Bite: Basho

A big Japanese fusion restaurant that has something for everyone? Amazingly, this crowd-pleaser mostly pulls it off.

First Bite: Posto

Davis Square’s newest pizza joint gets better by the day.

Tastemaking: The Specialty Suppliers

Who the chefs turn to for true delicacies.


Dining Out: Bergamot

Keith Pooler’s new Somerville restaurant is a lovely place to dine – even if it overdoes the whimsy.