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Here’s Looking at You, Extra-Long Massachusetts of 1783

It’s loud. It’s proud. And it is looooong as hell. Allow me to introduce you to Extra-Long Massachusetts, the forgotten jumbo-sized version of the Commonwealth […]

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Can Any of Boston’s “Oldest Continuously Operating” Landmarks Keep the Title?

Boston prides itself on its rich, still-living history. Ancient cobblestones dating back to the revolution are still embedded in its streets. Transit dorks gush over […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King in Boston: A Love Story

There are two photographs of Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta, that paint a vivid picture of their time together in Boston. Captured […]

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Back-to-Back Earthquakes Are a Reminder: Massachusetts Is on Shaky Ground

If you’re the average Massachusetts resident, earthquakes are probably about the millionth thing on your mind—especially, you know, right now. But after a pair of […]

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On the Waterfront: An Oral History of the Seaport

A largely uninhabitable industrial zone built on landfill during the 1850s, the Seaport spent most of the 20th century as a vast wasteland of parking […]

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The Coolest Ways to Experience Boston Museums Virtually Right Now

Even as art galleries sit empty and museum doors stay shut, cultural institutions everywhere are still coming up with creative ways to connect with the […]

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On its 350th Birthday, 10 Things You Didn’t Know about Boston’s Old South Church

Stick around anywhere for 350 years, and some interesting—and downright strange—things are likely to happen. Such is life for the Old South Church, a Boston […]