Boston Is Dead. Long Live Boston.
Once upon a time, we were proud, insular, mean, gritty, corrupt, and great. But as Old Boston is washed away by a flood of rich, tech-savvy brainiacs and finance bros, we’re left asking: Are we losing the best or the worst parts of being Bostonian? And who are we becoming along the way?
The Vault has closed for good, the tent is bigger than ever, and a tech revolution is upon us. Banking titan Chad Gifford and cybersecurity star Corey Thomas, president and CEO of Rapid7, take stock of money and power in a new, more inclusive era.
Sure, we’ve lost a few things along the way, but the Rose Kennedy Greenway is gorgeous, and we’re not sorry the MBTA got us cell service in the tunnels.
There are no losers in New Boston, but it wasn’t always that way. Retired Boston Globe columnist Bob Ryan and Barstool Sports writer Jared Carrabis, a Saugus native, reflect on half a century of sports history—and what it means to a new generation of tried-and-true fans.