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Has Witch City Lost Its Way?

They’re hip, business-savvy, and know how to cast a spell: How a new generation of witches and warlocks selling $300 wands conquered Salem.


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Jaywalking in Boston Is a Crime in Name Only. Thank Goodness.

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GONE-dola: The Link between Somerville and the Encore Will Be a Bridge

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Five Things That Will Probably Happen Before the Green Line Extension Finally Opens


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Root for These Massachusetts Athletes in the Tokyo Summer Olympics

Team USA boasts 20 Boston-area athletes—including the men’s rugby team captain, eight rowers, and a duo of soccer sisters.

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The Man Who Fell to Earth

From Boston to Nantucket, Alden Shoe Company executive Richard Hajjar wanted to soar with the celebs and the jet set. Until he came crashing down.

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Want to Get People Back on the MBTA? Make It More Fun

From water taxis and e-scooters to freebies and buskers, a mostly serious guide to keeping drivers off the streets, and luring them back on the T.

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Big Shoutout to the Gamer Playing Call of Duty on the Red Line on the Fourth of July

Riders spotted him with a full TV and console set up on a bench at the Harvard stop.

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Best of Boston 2021

225 reasons to celebrate our city.

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The Best of Boston Readers’ Poll: Heroes Edition

These locals went above and beyond during a challenging year.


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Politics

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.

Presented by Family Reach


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Eight Well-Known Bostonians Share Their Personal Best of Boston

Are your favorite spots on the list?

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So How about That Lightning Storm in Boston, Huh?

Can we just get a round of applause for Mother Nature real quick?

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The Worst of Boston’s Uber and Lyft Shortage Has Passed…But Get Ready for Pricey Rides

All signs point to a move toward normalcy in the weeks after Massachusetts’ state of emergency ended.

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Airbnb Says Its Anti-Partying Rules Blocked 3,500 Rentals around Boston This Year

The app is embracing its role as the region’s party-pooper in chief.

Boston Gave Up Hundreds of Parking Spaces to Outdoor Seating. It Should Keep Going

In nearly every neighborhood, cars have been shooed away for lounging and dining. Good riddance.

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!

Presented by City Point Capital 


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The Site of Al Pacino’s Fake Dunkaccino Commercial Is Gone, But We’ll Always Have the Memes

Fans have been making pilgrimages to the Cape Cod location of one of the year’s strangest memes, only to learn the tragic truth.

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In the Dark

What if the most dangerous person you’ve ever known turned out to be your lover?

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Five Takeaways from a Conversation with Lee Pelton

For more than a decade, Lee Pelton led a renaissance at Emerson College. Now, at the dawn of a new career as president and CEO of the Boston Foundation, he reflects on his accomplishments—and what comes next.

The Unlikely Rise, and Uncommonly Wide Appeal, of Boston’s “Be a Man” Guy

The 62-year-old’s breakout stardom on TikTok has made him the city’s latest mega-celebrity, basically overnight.

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