News Opinion 

GOVERNOR PATRICK GIVES AWARD TO TROOPERS WHO SHOT AND KILLED VETERAN

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“Three Lynn police officers received the state’s highest law-enforcement honor Wednesday in recognition of their efforts in 2013 to subdue a disturbed West Lynn man who was ultimately fatally shot by one of the officers after he grabbed another officer’s gun.” Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

BAR HAVOC: LOVELY EVENING

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The tipsy ones think they can’t possibly have had six beers. Because every time they go out they like, totally can only “stomach five, at the most.” Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

WELLNESS FOR DEGENERATES: JUST BREATHE

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The next time you find yourself stuck in traffic, or waiting in line someplace, or even attempting to conquer that next inhuman yoga pose, just remember to breathe, and breathe deeply. Find that lost rhythm. Continue reading

News 

PICS: BOSTON’S HOMELESS RALLY FOR SOLUTION OUTSIDE CITY HALL, STATE HOUSE

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A lot of the faces and signs from yesterday’s rally—planned by the group Hand Delivered Hope—tell an important part of the story … Continue reading

Beer 

HONEST PINT: HOPSTERS’ BEER FOR HOME: BECAUSE YOU CAN HAVE IT THERE NOW

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Hopsters has been churning out a house-made brand of craft ales since receiving its commercial brewing license in June (a rotating lineup is on tap at the on-site bar). But now you can get the sudsy goods at select booze depots (from a list that keeps expanding). Continue reading

News 

TBT: SAME SLEAZY TELEVANGELIST WE PROFILED EIGHT YEARS AGO RETURNS TO BOSTON AREA THIS WEEKEND

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You could have found peace at TD Banknorth Garden, where, for two nights only, silver-coiffed televangelist Benny Hinn slung hope to cancer patients, wheelchair-bound children, junkies, and a gaggle of other assorted dreamers, during what might have been his ballsiest mission yet: Crusade New England. Continue reading

News Opinion 

FREE RADICAL: BOOK FAIR AND EQUAL

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Contrary to popular belief, anarchy does not mean chaos, and these folks have for years organized a fun, interesting, and provocative free program. Continue reading

Arts 

ACCESS THE ARTS: ENJOY ALL THE SCENE HAS TO OFFER

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If you’re a student who blew through your semester’s savings by the end of September, someone who hands over each paycheck directly to their landlord, or someone busy working to find work, sneezing next to one of greater Boston’s many arts institutions can feel like an overdraft threat to your bank account. That should’t be the case, and in many instances, it’s not. Continue reading

Arts 

A GUY NAMED JASON WALKS INTO A BAR…

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“When I first walked into the backroom at the Burren, it was absolutely perfect. I literally sat at the bar there, had a pint of Guinness, and cracked open this book of plays from Fishamble Theatre in Dublin. I started reading ‘The Buddhist of Castleknock’ and I’m like, ‘Boom. I’m gonna direct this play here.’” Continue reading

Arts 

SOCIAL STUDIES WITH ARTIST PAT FALCO

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Pat Falco’s project “Untitled November,” leads us to Dwight Street, where we hop into a dumpster together to view a snide piece about “AFFORDABLE HOUSING.” Eschewing art world clichés, he strives to present and create work that is approachable, humorous, and, perhaps above all, honest. Continue reading

Arts 

SNAP TO IT

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“It’s one thing to have poetry events in Cambridge, but there is really no accessible slam on this side of the river in Boston,” says slammaster Janae Johnson. “One of our main goals is to have an accessible venue where poets can express themselves in a safe space free of racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, et cetera.” Continue reading