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The Future of Everything: 10 Long Term Predictions for Boston

One thing’s for sure: Boston will never be the same again.


What You Need to Know about the Idea of a “Vaccine Pass”


What I Learned From Walking All Over Town


I Can’t Stop Thinking about the BU Dorm Bat Fiasco

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Vaccines May Be Here, but Getting Back to Regular Life Is Going to Take Some Time

After a full year of isolation and endless TV, books, and takeout, what is normal, anyway?


What You Need to Know If You’re Commuting to Work Again

Whether you’re traveling by car or T, here’s what to expect and how to prepare if the farthest you’ve commuted recently is from your bed to your couch.

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The Complete Etiquette Guide: Vaccine Edition

Here’s what to do, and what not to do, when you’re in mixed company.


For the Love of the Gain

After a $1.5 billion deal to take Fenway Sports Group public fell through, Red Sox owner John Henry is still seeking investors to expand his mini sports kingdom—a move some fans worry will steal his attention from the Olde Towne Team.


Luke O’Neil Found Fresh Hell in the Suburbs. But What Exactly Did He Leave Behind?

In his second book, Lockdown in Hell World, he reflects on leaving Boston mid-pandemic, and watching it slip away.


“Hostile Architecture” Is Everywhere in Boston, if You Know Where to Look

Amid a public outcry over armrests on benches at MBTA stops, critics point to all the anti-homeless design hiding in plain sight.

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


Hold on, Boston: Spring Is Coming Back and So Will We

If there’s one thing New Englanders know, it’s how to bounce back after a stretch of dark days.

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Who Gets to Be Bostonian Onscreen?

Years of pop culture depictions of Boston have one thing in common: They center whiteness.


Meet the Mass House—the TikTok Version

They’re not meeting on Beacon Hill. They’re the newest kind of social media influencer.


There’s Another “Secret Boston” in Town, and the Original Isn’t Happy about It

You might have spotted it promoting one of the dueling immersive van Gogh exhibits.

K-12 Education

The Highly Competitive, Hypocritical, and Altogether Essential World of Pandemic Pods

During the most stressful school year on record, learning bubbles are the one thing saving working parents’ sanity—so long as no one dares to break the rules.



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

Home Design

Is This “Open-Concept Bathroom” in JP a Dream or a Nightmare?

This bewildering home design trend has reached Boston.


The Adult in the Room

Massachusetts Congresswoman Katherine Clark—one of the most powerful people on Capitol Hill—is competent, reliable, and, yes, maybe even a little bit boring.


Can Any of Boston’s “Oldest Continuously Operating” Landmarks Keep the Title?

The pandemic put their legacies to the test. But what’s in a name anyway?

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Why Did Boston Hospitals Briefly Stop Receiving Vaccine Doses?

Yes, the supply is low. But hospitals were reaching vulnerable patients without forcing them to navigate a buggy website.

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