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Best of Boston 2024

Love or hate them, debate or celebrate them—here are 251 of our favorite Boston things, including the city’s best restaurants, shops, and more.


Personal Essay

Why I’m Quitting Dating Apps (for Now)

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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


Find It BostonWhat you need, when you need it.

Latest Stories

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Where to Find John Waters’ Favorite View of Cape Cod

One beach in particular has caught the famed filmmaker’s eye.

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If You Want to Take a Swim in the Charles River, They Can’t Stop You on June 18

“City Splash,” because it’s your life and you can do what you want to, is back for 2022.

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Toast Frederick Law Olmsted, Granddaddy of the Emerald Necklace, on His 200th Birthday

Green-space lovers will be celebrating his bicentennial at Jamaica Pond on Wednesday.

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Massachusetts Had the Top Ranked High Schools in the Country in 2022

Statewide, we were at the top of the heap, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Longform

I Haven’t Got a Stitch To Wear!

Boston’s social butterflies have spent the past two years attending Zoom fundraisers in their pajama pants. What happens when we actually have to don tuxes and gowns again?

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The Genetically Altered Mice Are Coming! The Genetically Altered Mice Are Coming!

To Nantucket, that is, on a quest to battle Lyme disease.


In This Section

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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Five Things to Know about Life in Michelle Wu’s Office at City Hall

What we learned about how the mayor is adjusting to her new digs.

Longform

The Siege of I-95

It began with a routine stop in the dead of night near the outskirts of Wakefield. It ended with dozens of police troopers in a standoff with armed militiamen.

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Power List Interview: Michelle Wu

It’s not just that she’s the new mayor that makes Wu this year’s most influential Bostonian; it’s that she is a fundamentally new type of mayor.

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The 100 Most Influential Bostonians

From finance to politics, lifestyle to law, our delightfully subjective guide to everyone you need to know right now.

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Here are the 2022 Boston Marathon Winners

The iconic race is back on Patriots’ Day for the first time since 2019.

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.


Longform

Oodles and Oodles of Doodles

How Boston is leaning into the latest designer dog—and what it says about all of us.

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The TRACK, the Latest Addition to New Balance’s Athletic Mecca, Has Arrived

Take a look inside the Boston Landing mega-facility, which opens this week.

Guides

How To Save the Planet

(One sustainably raised steak and plant-based pullover at a time.)

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The World Needs More Ideas Like the MIT Banana Lounge

It’s a brilliant, beautiful concept: Distribute thousands of free bananas, every day, for free.

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