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FREE RADICAL: TIPS ON CITY LIVING FOR INCOMING STUDENTS (PART I)

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Your quality of life is important. Living in a shithole is not “part of the college experience.” You have a shitty apartment because you have a shitty landlord. Continue reading

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FREE RADICAL: DO I LOOK HOMELESS?

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Her hair is always clean and pulled back, and her clothes are always neat and fitted. Continue reading

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PARTY ON THE M(B)TA: DRINKING ON THE SILVER LINE FOR BOSTON IDEA WEEK

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Transit officials put their monument of bourgeois excess to good use. They brought in couches. There was a beer and wine vendor, plus giant A-frames for people to graffiti with suggestions. In the words of former Boston City Councilor Mike Ross, who hosted the festivities with the joking swagger of his roastmaster surnamesake Jeffrey, it was “probably the first time most of those present drank legally in an MBTA station.” Continue reading

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ALLSTON: ALLSTON CHRISTMAS’ GOLDEN RULE

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What does that security deposit secure if we are moving into homes where the floorboards have rotted away from flooding, there is cat piss on the walls, and someone has left garbage and graffiti all over? Continue reading

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ALLSTON RAT CITY: REALTORS AND LEASES AND CRAIGSLIST, OH MY!

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What we need is a social networking site for apartments; a way for people to be like: “I like cats, you like pizza, we will probably get along as roommates, so, let’s cohabitate. Pizza cats 4 lyf,” without having to sort through the Craigslist scams. I’m sure that even if we got this, it would turn into all scams within a few months anyway. Continue reading

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FIGHTING FORECLOSURE ON THE HILL

Troubled homeowners may be getting some much-needed assistance in the form of new legislation from Beacon Hill. Last week, the State Senate passed a bill which aims to reduce the amount and severity of foreclosures in Massachusetts. Continue reading

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NEWS TO US: ONE-ON-ONE WITH SONIA CHANG-DÍAZ

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Every so often, we get the chance to bend the ear of one of our politicians. You know, the people who make all the rules we have to follow. She is our State Senator for the Suffolk District, which includes Boston neighborhoods like the Back Bay, Jamaica Plain and Mattapan, amongst others.

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On Topic: Adam Stone vs. Evictions

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Adam Stone is a giant of poetry. But can even he take on the entire commerce sector of living indoors? Continue reading