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Partying Amid Tomfoolery and Shenanigans of Falstaffian Proportions

The ballroom of the Newbury Boston hotel was transformed into an elegant facsimile of a summer evening on Boston Common for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s annual […]

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Is Boston’s Economy Doomed?

From the gleaming office buildings that tower over Boston’s Financial District—including an upper-floor conference room at One Financial Center, where a who’s who of the […]

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Meet the Four Investors Bringing Women’s Soccer to Boston (Again)

No matter how many times we try, or how much we love our hometown teams, Boston has seldom been able to expand its professional sports […]

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Cat Masks, “Dumb Money,” and Chicken Tenders in Champagne

It was an everyone-who’s-anyone sort of affair when bestseller machine Ben Mezrich and his wife, Tonya (Boston magazine’s style editor), hosted a VIP premiere of […]

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Inside the Bunker with Michelle Wu

Mayor Michelle Wu has a clock on her phone that keeps track of exactly one thing: the number of days she has left in office. […]

The 150 Most Influential Bostonians in 2023

For years, Boston’s women have fought for a seat at the tables of power. Now, in a stream of elections, appointments, and hires over the […]

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Can This Man Blow up City Development without Destroying Boston?

On a chilly morning last April, some of Boston’s most successful developers descended on Beacon Hill’s storied Francis Parkman House for an invite-only reception held […]

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Five Things to Know about Life in Michelle Wu’s Office at City Hall

When I arrive at Mayor Michelle Wu’s office in early April to interview her for our annual power issue, she has exactly 1,372 more days […]

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An Interview with Michelle Wu, This Year’s Most Influential Bostonian

The city is changing over from old power structures to fresh ones, affecting everything from housing to contracting to development to policing and more. The […]

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Brenda Cassellius Will Walk Away from BPS with More than $300,000

Boston Public School Superintendent Brenda Cassellius will walk away with more than $300,000 as part of a separation agreement that she reached last week with […]

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Michelle Wu Will Be the Next Mayor of Boston

And so a decidedly new era begins at City Hall. Michelle Wu, whose promises of transformational change have endeared her to progressives dissatisfied with the […]

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Will Boston’s Next Mayor Be a Woman of Color?

A Black woman in a brightly colored floral-pattern dress stands on a front stoop and looks you right in the eyes through the camera. “Who’s […]

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How to Disrupt the Whiteness of Boston Philanthropy, One Dollar at a Time

Quincy Miller is no stranger to community service. The president of Eastern Bank has given his time and expertise to organizations that help kids become […]

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Michelle Wu Wants to Take a Wrecking Ball to the BPDA

Much like the Boston Redevelopment Authority a half century ago helped raze Boston’s vibrant West End, City Councilor Michelle Wu says it’s time to smash the […]

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Derailed: My Public Transit Odyssey across Massachusetts

It’s 6:30 a.m., and I’m standing beside a bus shelter in the parking lot of the North Adams Walmart Supercenter with an envelope filled with […]