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Do Famous People Really Give the Best Commencement Speeches?

‘Tis the season for A-list lectern bloviation, and all the joy and yawning that comes with it.


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A Combatant in Somerville’s Breakfast Wars Is in the Spotlight Again

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Cliff Divers Will Once Again Leap off the Roof of the ICA This Summer

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Mass. Still Has the Best Engineering Grad School in the Country

But the state slipped in a couple of the other major categories.

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When Route 1 Ruled the Earth

The infamous highway north of Boston is charming, cheeky, and yeah, a little bit cheesy. It’s also one of my favorite places. An ode to an asphalt jungle still trapped in time.

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The Interview: Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel

After giving the world a fighting chance against COVID, where does Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel see the pandemic—and his company—going next?

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What’s the Best April Fools’ Day Joke in Local History?

The best pranks balance boldness and harmlessness—like MIT’s stunt in 1998.

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We Finally Know How Many People Left Boston during the Pandemic

In new census data, Suffolk County saw one of the largest drops in population nationwide.

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Boston Magazine Received 20 National City and Regional Magazine Award Nominations

We’re awfully proud.


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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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Happy Green Line Extension Day, Everyone!

The GLX has arrived, and we’re treating it like the party it is.

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The Bullet and the Ballplayer

In 2019, a gunman wounded beloved Red Sox hero David Ortiz at a bar in the Dominican Republic, upsetting the delicate balance between the superstar’s life in Boston and in his native land. The story of love, tragedy, and the shooting of Big Papi.

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How to Beat Traffic (Sort of?) in Boston in This Phase of the Pandemic

Follow the science.

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Brenda Cassellius Will Walk Away from BPS with More than $300,000

It’s part of a settlement reached between Cassellius and the School Committee.

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Ed Markey’s Daylight Saving Time Plan Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Timekeeping can, after all, be whatever we want it to be.

Policy

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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Bostonian by Choice

The debate over who counts as a local has been raging for decades. Finally, we have the answer.

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A Prized Rolex, and Four Other Things Celtic Grant Williams Loves Right Now

At the Garden, the Boston Celtics forward has his eye on the ball. But off the court, he’s on the lookout for objects of beauty.

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The “Palm-Size Invasive Spiders” Headed to Massachusetts Are No Big Deal

Rest assured the huge spiders’ fangs are pretty small!

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The Loooong Shot

Traveling club teams have transformed what it means to be a student athlete. Are the 6 a.m. practices, out-of-state games, sky-high bills, and toll on kids’ bodies and souls (and families’ sanity) still worth the improbable chance that sports will get your kid into college?

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