News 

BLUNT TRUTH: ZONING OUT IN ESSEX

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Where should a medical marijuana dispensary be located? Not too close to anywhere. In fact, nowhere. That’s the substance of a set of ordinances adopted by the town of Essex at a town meeting in June. Dispensaries in Essex must not be within 2500 feet (about five blocks or half a mile) of a school or playground, or within 1500 feet of a residence. As chance would have it, that excludes the entire town except for a couple of dirt paths bordering a swamp.
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Arts LULZ 

INTERVIEW: RYAN DONAHUE OF DAVIS SQUARE THEATRE’S NEW COMEDY SHOW ‘STRANGE BEHAVIOR’

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When Leonard Bucket invented the bucket, he didn’t tell people they needed buckets. They just saw how cool his bucket was and then they were like, “Man. I want to go see that new comedy show in Davis Square.” Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

INMAN INCOMING: FANS OF BERGAMOT AND FUNKY PLATES HAVE REASON TO REJOICE WITH BISQ

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And the staff, largely made up of the people that have been with Pooler and his team for the four years that Bergamot has been operating, are ready to take next step with Bisq. Continue reading

Film 

WITH AMC’S MONTHLY MOVIE PASS, A FLICK A DAY JUST GOT A WHOLE LOT CHEAPER

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If you were to actually use the $45 monthly movie pass every day in a 30-day month, you’d be spending $1.50 on each screening – the lowest fare I’ve seen in my lifetime. That said, you don’t need to be a die hard to see the benefits. At IMAX tickets of upwards of $18, going to the theater three times in one month with the pass saves you money. With the $35 pass, you’d only need to go four times. Continue reading

Shop 

SUPPLY AND DEMAND: YOUR NEW UNION SQUARE PEGBOARD WORKSHOP OF BEAUTIFUL STUFF

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“We wanted to support people that have dedicated their lives to making awesome things,” says LaFoy. “To us, it’s a privilege.” Continue reading

Arts 

LAUGH RIOT: STOREFRONT IMPROV THEATER KICKING IN JAMAICA PLAIN

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If you like comedy, get ready to feel like a kid in a candy store. Or at the very least, someone who’s excited to learn about a Jamaica Plain space hosting comedy shows three nights a week.
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Film 

LOUD AND LOCAL: A BOSTON FILM INSPIRED BY THE GREATS

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“A lot of the inspiration in making this picture came from the great American films of the 1970s. We wanted to deal truthfully with interpersonal relationships the way that films rarely do today.” Continue reading

News 

THAT TIME WE FOUND OUT THE FBI IS INVESTIGATING #GAMERGATE

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Back in November, co-founder of the Boston-based collaborative news site MuckRock Michael Morisy of sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the FBI, asking for “files on the online movement or group known as Gamergate or #Gamergate, as well as investigations into alleged activities of Gamergate affiliates.” Continue reading