MY FRIEND WAS DETAINED AS A SUSPECT IN THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING MANHUNT. THIS IS HIS STORY …

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“Out of nowhere, then . . . they flipped me over and . . . they’re cuffing me and giving me a full search down.”

BREAK EATS: WHERE TO BREAK UP WITH SOMEONE ON VALENTINE’S DAY

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Some people would say that choosing Valentine’s Day to break up with a significant other is the mark of an unconscionable cad. Notice we’re not arguing.

THE FIGHT CONTINUES FOR LIQUOR LICENSES IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

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The Hub’s nightlife-less squares, at least for the time being, will remain as boozeless as they’ve been for decades.

CLOSING OUT ONE YEAR, RINGING IN A NEW ONE WITH CASK MOUSE

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They are a band comfortable navigating within the wide borders of their chosen genre without feeling self-conscious about their current zip code, with “Heartbeat of the Northeast” framing their warm-blooded sound with a New England perspective.

BAR HAVOC: JUST ANOTHER NIGHT

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For bartenders the appeal and general concept of New Year’s Eve is completely lost. It’s certainly more than just another night, but we don’t get to enjoy it the way the rest of the world does. I can’t remember any champagne toasts, no glitzy dresses, and I certainly don’t remember any midnight kisses worth noting, […]