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Arts & Entertainment

An Oral History of Wally’s Café

Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon. All the greats came to Wally’s in the South End. Now, nearly 75 years after the birth of the legendary nightspot, the people who lived it retell the making of the city’s coolest and most important jazz club ever.


Home & Property

On the Market: A Nantucket Compound with a Guest Cottage by the Harbor

Restaurants

The Best Hot Chocolate in Boston

City Life

Count Them Out: Here’s Who Isn’t Running for Mayor of Boston


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Eight Decadent Takeout Packages for Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Boston

After enduring 2020, you deserve caviar, a Peking duck feast, and all of the truffles.

Restaurants

“The Pandemic Radically Changed Things”: Legal Sea Foods’ Roger Berkowitz on Selling His Restaurant Empire

The decades-spanning family business now belongs to a new hospitality group that’s been quickly acquiring Boston-based brands.

Home & Property

On the Market: A Cool Condo in a Brutalist Somerville School Building

The concrete complex near Davis Square incorporates an acre of green space, several live-work lofts, and an “urban museum.”

City Life

The Very Boston Moments We’ll Remember from 2020

A year of seltzer tosses and sinkholes, turkey intruders and “Boston Strog.” And that other thing.

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Education

Brenda Cassellius Dreams Big

The head of Boston Public Schools has a vision for the future unlike any superintendent the city has ever encountered. And that’s a good thing—right?

Home & Property

Spaces: Closet Envy

How one Newton couple turned a lackluster walk-in into their dream dressing room.


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The Summer of Social Distancing

The Summer of Social Distancing

What you need to know to make the most of a very unusual summer in Boston.

Home & Property

On the Market: A Warm and Welcoming Saltbox Home in Auburn

The idyllic single-family sports several wood-burning fireplaces and a tavern-like bar.

City Life

Test Your 2020 Memory: When Did This Happen in Boston?

Time has gone haywire during these past 9 months, somehow moving either too fast or too slow. Can you and your quarantine-addled brain remember when all these things happened in Boston?

Restaurants

I Tried It: Mariah Carey’s Cookies Vs. DJ Steve Aoki’s Pizzas

Two star-associated eats are now available for delivery in Boston. Here’s our tongue-in-cheek take on who wins.

Travel

Five Scenic Winter Walks That’ll Make You Feel Like You’re in a Boston-Themed Snow Globe

There has to be some upside to all that shoveling.

Home & Property

On the Market: A Weston Refurb with Modern Farmhouse Flair

The shiplap-filled home comes equipped with solar panels and a yoga studio.

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Longreads

Newsmakers, profiles, history, and more.


Restaurants

10 Boston Restaurants Offering Great Takeout for Christmas

Leave roast beast to the Grinch. Here you’ll find Peruvian duck ceviche, barbecued turkey, a Feast of Seven Pastas, and more.

Home & Property

On the Market: A Leather District Loft in a Former Cold Storage Building

Watch the snow fall from the private roof deck or cozy up in the living room of this polished condo.

Restaurants

Eight of the Best Takeout Spots in South Boston

Savor massive cheesesteaks, creative sushi, deep-fried Fluff, and more on this to-go traipse down Broadway and beyond.

Home & Property

On the Market: A Grand Victorian Gothic Manor in Hartford

The five stories encompass a sprawling home and two apartments—all for $750k.

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