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July 2021 Issue

City Life

Best of Boston 2021

225 reasons to celebrate our city.


City Life

The Best of Boston Readers’ Poll: Heroes Edition

These locals went above and beyond during a challenging year.

City Life

Eight Well-Known Bostonians Share Their Personal Best of Boston

Are your favorite spots on the list?


City Life

The Road to Ruin

After generations spent building a city around cars, Boston has reached a crisis point. Here’s how we can become a place for people instead.

City Life

The Man Who Fell to Earth

From Boston to Nantucket, Alden Shoe Company executive Richard Hajjar wanted to soar with the celebs and the jet set. Until he came crashing down.

Arts & Entertainment

The Interview: Joey McIntyre

As he gears up for a blockbuster New Kids on the Block show at Fenway Park this summer, Joey McIntyre dishes about teen stardom, Donnie Wahlberg’s dressing-room secrets, and why he’ll always come home to Boston.

Fashion + Style


Stackable Bracelets, and Five Other Things Kelly Brabants Is Dreaming About This Month

The fitness and athleisure guru, who’s getting ready to launch a new Back Bay pop-up, shares her must list for a sizzling summer.


The Art of Fashion

July’s hottest designer-shopping destination is a museum—who knew?


Ready, Set, Celebrate

Say goodbye to social distancing—and toast the season—with help from these local entertaining experts.


Boston Traveler: Sebago Lake

Sparkling waters, a camp where time stands still, and s’mores under the stars—Maine’s second-largest lake invites you to jump right in.


City Life

How Can I Protect My Garden from Rampaging Rabbits?

Eastern cottontails have been crowding out native New England cottontails since the late 1800s. How can we protect our home gardens from the furry reapers?

Home Design

Home & Property

Real Estate Showdown: A Contemporary Cambridge Condo vs. a Custom Colonial in Lexington

It’s amazing what a few miles will do to the market.

Home & Property

Spaces: The Modern View

How a couple with traditional taste learned to love a contemporary Seaport condo.

Sponsor Content

VIEW: Coldwell Banker Realty’s Listings of the Month

Buying a home in or around Boston right now? Check out Coldwell Banker Realty’s newest properties for sale.



Where Do the Children Play?

From obstacle courses to zip lines, five of Boston’s most notable parents share their kids’ favorite family hangouts.