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Is Boston’s Economy Doomed?

Hybrid schedules and fewer office workers are causing buildings in Boston to sit empty and property values to plummet, which could mean less tax revenue, fewer city services, and ultimately fewer residents. Welcome to the “Doom Loop.” What are our leaders doing to stop it?


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“Free Karen Read” Blogger Turtleboy Will Not Go Quietly

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The 150 Most Influential Bostonians of 2024

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Remembering the Real Victim in the Karen Read Case, My Friend John O’Keefe


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Partying Amid Tomfoolery and Shenanigans of Falstaffian Proportions

Our intrepid society columnist reports from Boston’s swankiest affairs, including CSC’s Shakespeare Under the Stars Gala.

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A Celebrity Stylist Opens a Bigger and Better Wellesley Fashion Hub

Style maven Gretta Monahan gives you a new reason to shop the ’burbs.

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How Yuppies Are the Patron Saints of Modern-Day Boston

How hoity-toity ‘young urban professionals’ from 1980s created the city as we know it.

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50 Years of ‘Best of Boston’: City Life

In honor of this year’s 50th anniversary of Best of Boston, we’re taking a look back. This month: civic improvements, tourist attractions and viral moments.

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Is Boston’s Economy Doomed?

Welcome to the Doom Loop. Everybody’s talking about it—but are our leaders doing anything to stop it?

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Turtleboy Will Not Go Quietly

Controversial Massachusetts blogger Aidan Kearney says he’s a confrontational truth teller intent on righting wrongs. Critics, though, say he’s a mean-spirited bully. Maybe he’s both?


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The Best Public High Schools in Greater Boston 2023

The Best Public High Schools in Greater Boston 2023

We crunched the numbers to come up with our annual guide to the top-performing schools in the region.

Our 2023 Boston Power List

Our 2023 Boston Power List

This year's ranking reflects the city's changing dynamics: nearly half of the power players are women.


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Can Catholic Schools Be Saved?

Financial woes, fewer students, trouble recruiting teachers, and a rash of high-profile school closures. Does this spell the end of an iconic educational institution in Boston, or is there still time for a Hail Mary?

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What Does My Garage Say About Me?

What’s hidden behind that sliding door tells a lot about the kind of person who lives there. So what does my car-less cement room say about me?

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The 150 Most Influential Bostonians of 2024

Our annual list stars a kaleidoscope of locals who hail from government, science, finance, healthcare, education, entertainment (and more) fields and are all playing a part in shaping a new and vibrant Boston.

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Why I Kayaked the Entire Charles River

After hundreds of years, dams along the Charles River could come down to let the currents run wild and free—and help the environment in the process.

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Live from the Sneaker Gala, with Ed Markey and a Human Disco Ball

Our intrepid society columnist reports from Boston’s swankiest affairs.

Marathon Bombings 10th Anniversary

Marathon Bombings 10th Anniversary

Our Top 20 Stories in 2022

Our Top 20 Stories in 2022

What you clicked on the most last year.


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Remembering the Real Victim in the Karen Read Case, My Friend John O’Keefe

The Massachusetts woman accused of killing her Boston Police officer boyfriend has been painted as a scapegoat for corruption, a symbol of injustice, and a lurid true-crime celebrity. But what about the man who died—and the people closest to him?

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A Seat at the Table

Across the country, men are grappling with the rapidly changing definition of what it means to be a good dad. For WBZ anchor Liam Martin, it meant having to make the most agonizing decision of his career.

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Want to Experiment with AI? Here’re 15 Tools To Get Started at Home

Need help drafting an email, mowing the lawn, or washing your windows? There’s artificial intelligence for that.

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Confessions of a Moll: A Boston Gangster’s Long-Time Girlfriend Speaks

It’s been 20 years since convicted murderer Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi went to prison for his reign of terror over the city. Now, in a Boston exclusive, his one-time girlfriend tells her story.