Marty Walsh

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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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CHEER LEADERS: OUR FAVORITE HUB PERSONALITIES PREDICT THE WORLD CUP

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We asked some of our favorite Dig friends and Hub personalities—writers, nonprofit stars, DJs, musicians, designers, and so on—which teams they’re cheering for and, more importantly, why they’ve chosen that particular squad. A whole lot of them responded … Continue reading

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THE DIGBOSTON 4.20 SENSIMILLA STIGMA SPECIAL

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At this point, there’s no legitimate reason to oppose marijuana. As demonstrated in the profile of Georgia pot reformer Sharon Ravert herein, even sensible conservatives are tired of the resources and lives squandered by the war on nonviolent casual users … Continue reading

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ST. PATRICK’S SPECIAL: THE BEST WORST HOMOPHOBIC HERALD READER COMMENTS

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Ignorant comment board savagery including, “We voted for your gay marrige [sic] now buzz off …” And no, we didn’t correct all the spelling errors. Continue reading

Arts Music 

MARTY “PARTY” WALSH: LIVE AT BERKLEE

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Innovation can happen in any medium—photos, painting, pan flute—and by excluding creatives from the “innovation economy” and sending them elsewhere to find work, we are depriving ourselves of cultural currency and the economic impact that it brings. Continue reading