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Boy Missing from City-Run Summer Camp Found Dead on Carson Beach

The search for a seven-year-old boy who wandered off from a city-run summer ended when police found him dead on Carson Beach Tuesday evening. The […]

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GentriWatch: Will a Statewide Zoning Overhaul Help Boston’s Housing Crisis?

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. All eyes are on Beacon Hill, as lawmakers weigh the first […]

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GentriWatch: Is Mayor Walsh’s $7.5 Million Bet Against Displacement Too Late?

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. Boston in on the verge of a historic housing crisis. Rents […]

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Southie Brothers Jailed for Trump-Inspired Hate Crime in Dorchester

Scott and Steve Leader—the South Boston brothers accused of bludgeoning a homeless Mexican man with a metal pole, urinating on him, and telling police, “Donald […]

Home & Property

South Boston’s ‘SoBo’ Nickname Resurfaces, and People Still Hate It

No matter how you capitalize SoBo (see Sobo, SOBO, etc.), its proper format should really include a giant red exclamation point. Bostonians were outraged when the […]

Arts & Entertainment

Lawn on D Will Reopen May 21 with More Bocce and $3 Waters

Lawn on D was a cute experiment. It really was. Let’s get a patch of grass, someone said, and make it “hip” with glow-in-the-dark swings, and […]

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GentriWatch: Southie Says ‘No’ to Another Starbucks

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. South Boston small business owners scored a venti-sized victory over Starbucks […]

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GentriWatch: Scenes from a Gentrifying Dorchester

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. Too often, the debate over Boston’s housing crisis has a dehumanizing […]

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GentriWatch: Developer Buys Former James’s Gate Site in Jamaica Plain

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. James’s Gate, an authentic Irish pub in Jamaica Plain, served its last pint […]

Arts & Entertainment

St. Patrick’s Day in Boston, By the Numbers

278 = citations at last year’s parade.

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South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route Shortened for 2016

One year after two LGBT groups were finally invited to march and just a few months removed from the death of longtime organizer John “Wacko” Hurley, South […]

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23 Southie Tips for Handling Your Liquor

No. 4: Don’t drink martinis.

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The 100 Funniest, Weirdest, Most Curious Boston Street Names

At our request, Mayor Marty Walsh’s office provided us with a copy of Boston’s Streets, a 202-page list of every street, road, avenue, boulevard and footpath […]

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GentriWatch: ‘Boston’s Worst Landlord’ Buys 100 Units in Somerville

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. Anwar Faisal, considered by some to be the worst landlord in […]

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GentriWatch: ‘Cutting-Edge Luxury’ in the Heart of Downtown Quincy

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. Pre-leasing has begun for the 164 units that comprise Quincy Center‘s West […]