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The 2010s

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City Life

20 Things We’re Looking Forward to in 2020

Edited by Alene Bouranova New seasonal Polar flavors We’ve loved them; we’ve loathed them; we’ve wondered why they taste like Robitussin. That’s right, Polar Pals, […]

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City Life

A Year in Review: The Most Memorable Stories of 2019

The Bruins … Almost Get There. This one hurt. Like all great and truly crushing defeats, the Bruins’ loss to the St. Louis Blues in […]

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City Life

This Decade, Boston Voters Crushed the Old Guard

A mere ten years ago, Boston politics didn’t seem all that different from a century earlier. Men—primarily white, Catholic men—led the city’s transactional, tribal political […]

Wellness

This Was the Decade Boston Went All in on Wellness

The 2010s wasn’t merely “a” decade “in” wellness. It was the decade of wellness—a period of time during which Bostonians grew from a people who […]

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City Life

A Year in Review: The Most Memorable Moments of 2017

Thousands Gather at the Boston Women’s March We all recall that 2017 kicked off in a less than ideal fashion, no? On January 21, the […]

City Life

A Year in Review: The Most Memorable Moments of 2016

Fewer Bostonians Owned Homes Than (Almost) Ever Before Census data released in early 2016 confirmed what those of us living here had already noticed: Boston […]

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Education

College Closures Grabbed Headlines, but Unaffordability Crushed Students in the 2010s

Ten years ago the cost of attending a private college was more expensive in Massachusetts than anywhere else (and it still is), but back then […]

City Life

A Year in Review: The Most Memorable Moments of 2015

Let It Snow…and Snow….and Snow The snowiest February in history. The highest all-time seasonal snowfall total. The fastest 6-foot snowfall. The most money ever spent […]

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Restaurants

The Decade When Boston Dining Grew Up

In food, time and process is everything. Things stew. They marinate. They bake until they’re done. How long will it take? As my mother would […]

City Life

A Year in Review: The Most Memorable Moments of 2014

The Rise of Meb It was a cathartic, emotionally charged moment when Meb Keflezighi came bounding down Boylston Street one year after the Marathon bombings […]

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City Life

A Year in Review: The Most Memorable Stories of 2013

The End of a Political Era Whether you were among his many staunch supporters or a member of his base of critics, we can all […]

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Arts & Entertainment

Over a Decade, Hip Hop Claimed a Hard-Won Seat at the Table in Boston

Boston’s relationship with hip hop has always been a tenuous one–and it’s not due to lack of talent. From Gang Starr to Akrobatik, the city […]

City Life

A Year in Review: The Most Memorable Stories of 2012

Isabella Stewart Gardner Spreads Her Wings When Isabella died in 1924, she wanted her mansion and its art collection to be enjoyed by the public […]

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City Life

A Year in Review: The Most Memorable Stories of 2011

The Greatest Kennedy Generation Loses Another Known throughout the 1960s and beyond as a great protector of the less fortunate, R. Sargent Shriver died on […]

The Decade That Was: Boston through the 2010s

Edited by Lisa Weidenfeld When you think about it, 2010 doesn’t seem so terribly long ago in the grand scheme of things. It was just […]