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Lamont Price: Losing Live Comedy Wasn’t Just about the Jokes

Pandemic closures have hit the economy hard. But the financial impact is only part of what we lost.

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The Interview: Author Robin Cook


How Arlington’s Sarah Kamya Is Diversifying Little Free Libraries Across the Country


Why Is Baker Worrying about Those (Clearly Fake) “COVID-19 Parties”?

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An Effort to Curtail the Use of Tear Gas on Protesters Is Underway in Massachusetts

Amid a larger movement to rein in police violence, a state rep is calling for a ban on the chemical agents.


Four Ways to Secure Your Cell Phone While Protesting

Your rights and privacy are important. Put these digital safeguards into place before heading out to protest.

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How to Talk to Your Kids about Boston’s Police Brutality Protests

A child psychiatrist and a social-justice educator weigh in.


Here’s Where You Can Donate to Support the Black Community in Boston and Beyond

Offer money, supplies, or your time to these organizations furthering the call for equality and equity.


Photos: Thousands Peacefully Protest Police Brutality at Franklin Park

This was the fourth evening that Boston residents took to the streets in the wake of the death of George Floyd.


More Rallies and Vigils Are Planned in Boston This Week

Sunday’s demonstration will be followed by several other events in the city.

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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.


Mayor Walsh on Sunday Night’s Protest Clash: “We Will Not Be Defeated by This”

Walsh said last night’s protest was “overwhelmingly positive”—but called the looting and violence that erupted afterward “an attack on our city.”


Here’s How Massachusetts Politicians Have Responded to Boston’s Protests

Elected officials have taken to Twitter to react to Sunday’s demonstration.


As Things Got Ugly, Protesters Trying to Flee Downtown Boston found MBTA Stops Closed

The T says it closed more than 10 stations for “the safety of transit riders.”


Photos: Boston’s Peaceful Protest Descends into Violence

Thousands of protesters took part in a peaceful protest Sunday—but the evening took a chaotic turn as night fell.

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Op-Ed: The Case for a Third Space

The CEO of Workbar has a few things to say about offices, work spaces, and what life on the job will look like in the Boston of the future.



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


Reopening in Massachusetts: A Cambridge Dog Groomer with a 125-Pupper Waiting List

They report that dogs are coming in sporting some interesting at-home haircuts.


Spotted in a Somerville Apartment Window: “Curbside Trivia”

A pair of roommates found a creative way to connect with their neighbors, via chalkboard and text messages.

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An Ethicist’s Guide to Thinking Through Your COVID Dilemmas

At a time when even the smallest decisions have consequences, we can all use a little advice.


In One Boston Retail District, It’s Not Quite Back to Business

The city’s reopening is underway, but slow foot traffic has Jamaica Plain shop owners worried that the summer won’t be sustainable.

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