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Education

College Closures Grabbed Headlines, but Unaffordability Crushed Students in the 2010s

Student homelessness and income inequality plague universities more and more.


News

A Boston Artist Was Arrested for Writing "Epstein Didn't Kill Himself" on the Art Basel Banana Wall

Politics

The Boston City Council Candidate Who Lost by One Vote Won't Challenge the Results

Transportation

The MBTA's Leadership Is "Defeated, Helpless and in Some Cases Hopeless"


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Spanning the Web

Taking you around the internet for your afternoon enjoyment. A bomb by any other name would smell like a cadaver: The MBTA disputes testimony by […]

News

A House Divided Against Itself Can Not Stand

. . . Or can it? The Middlebury Institute and the Second Vermont Republic are Northern secessionist organizations, and they have formed an unlikely alliance […]

Crime

That’s Not Whitey, That’s Grandpa!

When the new pictures of James “Whitey” Bulger came out a few weeks ago, we scoffed at them. Even Bulger’s ex-girlfriend said it wasn’t him. […]

Crime

Don’t Break the Law. We Mean It This Time

Hey, did you know it was illegal to serve alcohol to someone who isn’t 21 or is so intoxicated he can’t stand up? You did? […]

Media

Deconstructing Manny

The critical consensus upon the return of Manny Ramirez to the Red Sox lineup was that the slugger could hit falling out of bed, or […]

Media

Globe Columnist: I’m Not Cool

The Globe‘s Alex Beam wastes an entire Living/Arts column today discussing all the ways in which he is “not cool.” (Really? Here’s another startling confession: […]


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Politics

Politics

From senators eyeing the presidency to a mayor ruling over a changing city, here’s what our politicians are up to.


What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers. Whoops: A Boston Police Department report cites more than a dozen examples of gang members who are arrested […]

The Last Word

Your long day of corporate drudgery is over. Get out and enjoy the city! Here are a few ideas to get you started, lovingly picked […]

Spanning the Web

Taking you around the internet for your afternoon enjoyment. Leave the Wakefield shirts at home for the ALDS: Tim Wakefield won’t pitch in the ALDS. […]

Crime

Gimme Shelter

As kids, we always wanted to have a secret fort. We had some success with large sheets of plywood propped against rocks, but never got […]

Media

Rethinking the Dig

As many of you know, Jeff Lawrence has taken over the editorial reins of the Weekly Dig. But a question lingers: What now? This is […]

Policy

Policy

Marijuana legalization, healthcare changes, and all the other referendums shaking up Mass.


Crime

Caring is Daring

Remember the Guardian Angels? They’re still here, apparently. According to a recruiting poster we found, the Angels are not only staying, they’re expanding. If only […]

Crime

He Got the Meter(s)

In busting one of the more brilliant capers of recent vintage, police discovered 140 parking meters in a man’s house in Cambridge. While the alleged […]

Red Sox Nation Asks the Tough Questions

Encouraging baseball fans to come out and support their team in public is always a gamble. In less baseball-crazed cities, fans wear a jersey and […]

Politics

Fighting the Mass Pike Authority — Again

Here’s a story that’s sure to draw a lot of attention in the coming days: Gov. Deval Patrick is supposedly “eyeing” a plan that would […]

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