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Long Reads

City Life

Boston’s Gala Season That Never Was

For  30 years, I’ve covered Boston’s social scene, writing about the black-tie galas, luncheons, dinner dances, fashion shows, and fundraisers that make up what I’ve […]

City Life

A Different Kind of Catholic Church Scandal at a Winchester Parish

St. Mary’s Director of Ministries Sal Caraviello was milling around at a lunch service when he got the panicked call. It was a chilly Thursday […]

City Life

The BPDA: Paved and Confused

Like a scene out of The Departed, a pinched old white man in a black jacket leans across the passenger seat of a car to […]

City Life

The Long Way Home: Confronting My Identity on the MBTA

The question started making the rounds a few years ago, sometimes whispered in my ear, other times asked outright in large gatherings: “Has it happened […]

Education

Should Your Kid Be Taking Russian Math?

On a January afternoon at the Russian School of Mathematics headquarters, a 6,500-square-foot bilevel brick building in a Newton corporate office park, Inessa Rifkin leads […]

City Life

Cape Fear

It was a gray and blustery afternoon on April 12, 2018, and Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Frederickson was making his way back to Cape Cod […]

City Life

Robert DeLeo Is King of the Hill

If ever there was a moment when the opaque inner workings of Robert DeLeo’s House of Representatives were revealed for all to see, it was […]

City Life

Should I Have Kids…Or Save the Planet?

When I made the decision two decades ago to become a parent, I didn’t think much about climate change. Living with my then-husband in Johannesburg, […]

Education

Is UMass’s Marty Meehan Boston’s New King of Clubs?

It’s Thursday night at the University of Massachusetts Club, and I’m drinking a glass of Cloudy Bay sauvignon blanc by the elevator when I spot […]

Education

The Tragic, Enduring Legacy of Phoebe Prince

Sascha is a 14-year-old ninth grader at Needham High School. She plays volleyball for the freshman team and ballroom dances competitively. She loves history and […]

Jasiel Correia
City Life

The Short, Wild Ride of Correia the Kid

It’s a soggy autumn afternoon in Fall River, and I’m riding shotgun with the city’s baby-faced mayor when he says he wants to take me […]

Restaurants

New England’s Winemakers Don’t Care How They Do It in California

On a crisp September day, I harvested grapes at a vineyard that’s broken all the rules. Most others I’ve walked through are maintained with such […]

City Life

Sex, Lies, and Surveillance Tape: Inside Rockland’s #MeToo Scandal

Deirdre Hall woke up on May 2, 2018, in the fog of a wine-fueled hangover. Hoisting herself out of bed to help her three children […]

Arts & Entertainment

Have You Heard the One about My Crippling Depression?

On the evening of October 11, 1993, 23-year-old would-be standup comedian Gary Gulman, a towering, well-put-together man from Peabody who had failed as a tight […]

City Life

No News Is Bad News

Let’s say that you consider yourself pretty well informed. You read the Globe, not to mention the Times, the Post, or the Journal every morning. […]