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Tom Menino's Legacy and the City He Helped Raise

bostonmagazine.com — Many of us are struggling to articulate the legacy that Tom Menino left on the city of Boston-offering up lists of greatest changes, or letter grades on everything from public schools to waterfront development. But to me, the question feels like a non sequitur, like explaining a parent's influence by quantifying the child's traits.

Former Mayor Tom Menino Passes Away at 71 After Battle With Cancer

bostonmagazine.com — Former Mayor Thomas Menino, who served as a symbol of the city for two decades from 1993-2014, died at age 71 on Thursday, just days after announcing that he was stopping chemotherapy treatment for an advanced form of cancer that had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @BostonMagazine: Fave photo: Menino and Ben Affleck photobomb John Kerry and John Edwards in '04. More: bit.ly/1rD99sz pic.twitter.com/ehphzVUKe7

Oct 30, 2014

RT @BostonMagazine: Fave photo: Menino and Ben Affleck photobomb John Kerry and John Edwards in '04. More: bit.ly/1rD99sz pic.twitter.com/ehphzVUKe7

Oct 30, 2014

RT @BostonMagazine: Fave photo: Menino and Ben Affleck photobomb John Kerry and John Edwards in '04. More: bit.ly/1rD99sz pic.twitter.com/ehphzVUKe7

Oct 30, 2014

RT @BostonMagazine: Fave photo: Menino and Ben Affleck photobomb John Kerry and John Edwards in '04. More: bit.ly/1rD99sz pic.twitter.com/ehphzVUKe7

Oct 30, 2014

RT @BostonMagazine: Fave photo: Menino and Ben Affleck photobomb John Kerry and John Edwards in '04. More: bit.ly/1rD99sz pic.twitter.com/ehphzVUKe7

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Lynn Art Program RAW Helps Kids Create Mural of Portraits Near MBTA Station

bostonmagazine.com — Boston may be heralded for its ability to harbor the public arts, but some kids in Lynn with an eye for transforming bland outdoor spaces into spots where people can admire creative works are giving the city a run for its money.

Time for Another Election Prediction Challenge!

bostonmagazine.com — With one week until the Massachusetts general election, it's time for you to weigh in with your predictions for the state-wide constitutional offices. The winner will receive bragging rights, and perhaps even take over the title of Smartest Person In Massachusetts Politics, currently held by the winner of our primary prediction contest, Kevin Gilnack.
Oct 31, 2014

Deadline is TODAY at 5:00pm to enter my super-fabulous #mapoli Election Prediction Challenge!!! bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2014…

Insiders Poll: Charlie Baker Ran a Better Campaign

bostonmagazine.com — Charlie Baker's campaign executed a better strategy and messaging, giving it a big advantage over Martha Coakley. So say the Massachusetts political insiders I polled this week on where the two gubernatorial campaigns got the advantage over each other.

Hundreds Expected in Full Costume for the Annual Boston Halloween Bike Ride

bostonmagazine.com — Greg Hum has mastered the art of wearing an astronaut costume while pedaling his bike-outfitted to resemble a dinosaur-through Boston. "The trick is, you have to carefully cut the pieces of cardboard for the costume to make moving your legs as easy as possible," said Hum, co-founder of Boston Bike Party, a monthly meet-up that brings together hundreds of cyclists, and one of the organizers of this year's annual Boston Halloween Bike Ride.
Oct 31, 2014

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Chef Michael Scelfo Opening a Cambridge Taqueria

bostonmagazine.com — It's been a big year for chef Michael Scelfo. His Cambridge restaurant, Alden & Harlow, was not only "Best New Restaurant" by both magazine and the Improper Bostonian, he was also given Andrew Knowlton's coveted nod of approval in the pages of Bon Appetit . Now Scelfo is going in much different direction.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @cmhughes79: Big News! Chef @mscelfo announces he's opening a taqueria near MIT. Please say there will be breakfast tacos. bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/bl…

Oct 31, 2014

“I am the mayor of Boston & if I see you eating potato chips for breakfast again, I will have you arrested” ow.ly/DCB9W #Menino

Someone Allegedly Attacked Keytar Bear in Faneuil Hall-Again

bostonmagazine.com — On Tuesday night, Keytar Bear-his name is synonymous with his busking talents-posted an ominous image of money and a Bruins jersey covered with specks of blood to his Facebook fan page, claiming that he was involved in another altercation while performing at Faneuil Hall.
Oct 29, 2014

Keytar Bear says he's going to keep playing, despite latest attack. ow.ly/Dwwkk Rock on, Keytar Bear. Rock on.

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bostonmagazine.com — They were a hit at New York Comic Con, grabbing the attention of thousands of spectators who flooded through the front doors of the venue for the weekend-long excursion showcasing all-things Sci-Fi related.

Mast's Salvatore de Rosa is a True Pizza Artist

bostonmagazine.com — Last week, Mast' in Downtown Crossing finally opened after months of construction delays, but it's not the Neapolitan street food, braised meats, or house-made pastas, that's drawing the most attention. That would be the portraits of celebrities like George Clooney, Rihanna, and the Red Sox's Mike Napoli, painted in brushstrokes of mozzarella and marinara, on a canvas of blistered pizza dough.

A Typical Southie Kid at Home, Black on the Street

bostonmagazine.com — When I was six years old, I was bused to school at John Winthrop Elementary on the Dorchester/Roxbury line. The school was in a mostly black neighborhood, about 3 miles from the South Boston neighborhood where I lived, but even then I understood it as enemy territory.
Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 29, 2014

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Oct 29, 2014

An excellent essay in the latest @BostonMagazine about growing up black in Southie. Jennifer Roberts can write. bostonmagazine.com/news/article/2…