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Inside the Underground Pipeline Bringing Pets to Massachusetts

A neglected pup from the deep South, a grieving Plymouth family, and the fearless rescuers that brought them together: The untold story of Bowser’s incredible journey home.


Anatomy of a Pet Rescue


Five Takeaways from a Conversation with Linda Henry

light bulb and stacks of change

Check Your Mail: The City Is Pulling a Switcheroo on Your Electricity Provider

Find It BostonWhat you need, when you need it.

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Bad News: Drought, Storms Could Wipe Out This Year’s New England Foliage

Experts warn that remnants from Hurricane Delta are likely to put a serious damper on leaf-peeping season.

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Let’s Just Stay in Daylight Saving Time Year-Round in Massachusetts



An Appliance Shortage Is Rattling Boston, and Me

The COVID era has made household necessities much harder to come by. Better hope your oven doesn’t break!


Could There Be Buried Treasure underneath Boston?

As popular lore would have it, the Boston area may be home to the bounties of Captain Kidd and Thomas Veale.


Four More Years?!?

Or, how Boston snowflakes like me will cope if Trump wins…again.


NECCO Wafers Are Back…On the List of Worst Halloween Candies

After everything it’s been through, still no respect for the chalky delights.

In This Section



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


The Day the Music Died

Fifty years ago, rising soul sensation Franklin Lynch was shot dead by police at Boston City Hospital. The killing of an unarmed man, and its cover-up, inspired Boston’s Black community to invent a new form of civic justice. Why doesn’t anyone remember?


The $100 Million Challenge

Funds from Boston’s philanthropies flow overwhelmingly to white-led organizations. Here’s how 19 of Boston’s most successful business leaders of color are determined to change that, one dollar at a time.


Can the Duck Boats Recover from a Summer with No Tourism?

How the city’s iconic water-going buses have managed to stay afloat in a dried-up tourism season.


Behind the Byline with Rowan Jacobsen

Learn more about Boston magazine’s writers and editors, and how they approach their work.


Those Aren’t Clouds: The West Coast Wildfire Smoke Has Reached Massachusetts

Traces of the fires out west have cast a haze over the region.



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


The End of Casual Sex?

With the risk of infection lurking in every encounter, local singles are increasingly swearing off random hook-ups. Are we about to enter a new Victorian era—or is something else afoot?


Where Massachusetts Colleges Placed in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

We’ve still got schools at the top of the class.


Science or Censorship?

The Broad Institute’s Alina Chan believes COVID-19 could have escaped from a Chinese lab. What if it’s not as wild a theory as the world’s preeminent scientists say it is?


WCVB Reporter Ted Wayman “Is Doing Well” After He Was Stabbed on the Job

He’s recovering from the attack and “will be back at work in the coming days.”

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