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What Would It Take for Boston to Become a Car-Free City?

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.


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How Can I Protect My Garden from Rampaging Rabbits?

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Gotta Go? Here’s a Graded Guide to the MBTA’s Restrooms

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Welcome to the Tall Ship at Pier One, the Giant Front Porch of the New East Boston


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Hello, Boston

Welcome to the new bostonmagazine.com. In the days and weeks to come our little corner of the internet is about become very busy indeed. You […]

When Race Enters the Equation

More than half of all MIT professors do not receive tenure. When African-American stem cell researcher James Sherley learned he was among this unhappy majority, he accused the university of racism, then launched a hunger strike to ensure his complaint got a national airing—plunging a campus accustomed to working with hard numbers into a messy, emotionally charged controversy.

For all the moral agonizing over casinos and slots, let’s be clear about one thing: We’ve already got state-sponsored gambling in Massachusetts. It’s called the lottery. And we’re addicted to the tax subsidies we get from the milli

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The Right Private School for Your Kid

A prep school education, as any parent who’s ever signed a tuition check well knows, is a serious investment. And considering the money you’re laying […]

How did one father react to his newborn child? He sued the fertility clinic.

Richard and Meredith Gladu once found the resurrection of their life’s dream in a six-story office building just off Route 9 in Brookline. A few […]

And you thought picking a preschool was hard. Choosing the best high school is an even tougher assignment. That’s why we’ve taken out the guesswork with our most comprehensive ranking yet of which schools are worth the money — whether in tui

Chris Coughlin, a tall, sandy-haired senior at Noble and Greenough School, knew he’d had enough of Natick High School when his geometry teacher assigned a […]


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Politics

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

Fundraising Program Gives ‘Hope for the Holidays’ to Families Affected by Cancer

Fundraising Program Gives ‘Hope for the Holidays’ to Families Affected by Cancer

Family Reach helps families keep their spirits up during the season of giving.

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They traded everything they had to be together. Was it worth turning their worlds upside down? Jack and Suzy Welch talk about that crazy little thing called love.

Three days before her wedding to Jack Welch, Suzy Wetlaufer sits at her favorite table at Via Matta, the trendy Italian restaurant, smiling flirtatiously at […]

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A Harvard professor falls off a bridge and it’s ruled an accident. But one question lingers.

Windy up here. Not a place to be late at night. Definitely not a place to stop your car and step outside. Eighteen-wheelers rumble past, […]

The duo that prosecuted Whitey Bulger’s gang has a new mission – rooting out Big Dig corruption. For those with something to hide, this is not good news.

In January, Brian Kelly, a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, was promoted to chief of the public corruption unit. That same month, his longtime […]

New England’s best colleges spill the beans about which boston-area high schools, public and private, they look to first for future freshmen — and why.

Walking the hallways of this $54 million school complex that rose last year in Massachusetts farm country 20 miles from the New Hampshire border is […]

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From the Archives: Boston ‘T’ Troubles

Even in 1980, the MBTA was universally loathed.

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Policy

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

High-End Homes: Check Out the Luxury Condos Changing South Boston

High-End Homes: Check Out the Luxury Condos Changing South Boston

Can't wait to see the new construction at the Broadway T station? Check out these photos for a sneak peek of the 14 West luxury condos opening this summer!

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