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RECYCLED MOTION: BRING YOUR OLD TECH HERE, HELP CANCER PATIENTS

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Bring in old tech and Recycle Computers 4 Cancer will be handling everything from then on, including disposal and recycling, along with the donation of all proceeds from your tech, to help cancer patients and their families. Continue reading

WINTER SPORTS GUIDE

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Consider this portal to your quick-glance guide as something to keep on hand throughout the season, no matter whether you’re a New England winter virgin, or so experienced that you laugh in the face of three-to-five inches. Continue reading

HALLOWEEN OR BUST(S): LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN BRIC-A-BRAC, BY WAY OF 3-D PRINTING

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Or, you know, you could just sit in the 3D Photobooth scanner, which circles your head from all sides, generating an accurate rendering of your noodle and all its nuances to create tiny busts featuring your glorious melon, which take a day or two to complete (starts at $20) Continue reading

POP CULTURES

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If you’re still unsure exactly what it is, besides an eclectic mixed-use space inspired by the old Keith Haring Tokyo pop up shops of the 1980s (hence the decor), it’s a project being done in conjunction with TheFenway.com designed to inspire excitement and new energy into the still-evolving neighborhood as the monolithic project across from Fenway Health is completed, which intends to house independent retailers on the ground floor. Continue reading

BOY’S WICKED SMAHT: THE BRAIN BEHIND YOUR BAR TRIVIA QUESTIONS WROTE A BOOK

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Who just compiled his 619th trivia game, has a database of 20,000-plus questions, and brought bar trivia as you know it to the Hub? Answer: Michael O’Neill. Continue reading

CATEGORY IMPERATIVE: SOME HANDSOME LEATHER FOOTWEAR FROM A GUY WITH ROOTS IN THE LOCAL SHOE BIZ

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His grandfather opened and operated a shoe component manufacturing company in Brockton 30 years ago. After buying a standard pair of boat shoes in college, Shuman came to the realization that things in the leathery foot sheath world had gotten stale for fellas over the years. In his eyes, the solution lay with the Millennials. Continue reading

ONE HOT WHEEL: MIT-POWERED CYCLING

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They’ve continued to develop and refine the idea, using everything “from the back of a napkin to state-of-the-art CNC milling machines and 3-D printers” to bring this bugger to life. It was even featured on the hit TV show “Weeds.” Isn’t that something. Continue reading

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