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The “Monster Next Door” Case Closes a Chapter

Six years after we first wrote about the case, a former New Hampshire resident suspected of participating in the Rwandan genocide is being deported back to Rwanda.


Please, PLEASE Stop Changing the Name of the Waterfront Pavilion Concert Venue


Parking in the North End Has Never Been Worse. Here’s How to Beat It


What I Learned From Walking All Over Town

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Please Enjoy This Wildly 1980s News Clip about the Scourge of Video Games in Boston

A news broadcast sheds light on this apparently terrifying era.


How Boston Could Save Winter by Finally Doing Something Fun with Its Streets

Other cities are turning car-free roads into outdoor destinations this year. Why can’t we?


The Latest October Surprise: Snow Is on the Way in Boston

Look for some pre-Halloween flakes Thursday into Friday.

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Admit It, Boston: You Love Your Miserable Weather

Complaining about the weather is as Boston as a Dunkin on every corner.

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Does Anyone Else Feel like the Only Person Who Stayed inside All Summer?

Social media-induced FOMO during a pandemic is a complicated emotion.


How a “Dunkies”-Toting Early Voter at Fenway Became an Instant Boston Star

The ultimate Boston voter has been located.

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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.


7 News Anchor Alaina Pinto Says She Was Fired for Appearing in Hubie Halloween

She appeared briefly in the Adam Sandler Netflix movie as a fictional reporter.


Boston Is Among the Nation’s “Rattiest Cities,” and It’s Only Getting Rattier

The rat population boom has landed us near the top of the list in a new report.


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!



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


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.


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?

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