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The Wave: Boston’s Newest Day Party Provides a Place To Dance and a Place to Connect
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The atmosphere is always electric at Middlesex Lounge. Well, I suppose I can't speak for what it's like there any day but every third Sunday, but I can at least confirm that once every three weeks, there's a truly special kind of energy that invades Cambridge. More
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Beer Fans Rejoice! How to Celebrate Zwanze Day in New England and Beyond
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There was a time, long, long ago that Boston beer nerds could go to their local liquor store and find bottles from Brasserie Cantillon, the tiny, much-lauded Belgian brewery best known for brewing world-class lambics. The bottles – nuanced, tart, often tough to find beers - gathered dust alongside other Belgian beers. More
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Parking Space Parks, the Bard at the Ballpark, and More Weekend Events
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It's shaping up to be a perfect late summer or early fall weekend, depending on how you want to look at things, and because I am a pessimist I'll call it "basically winter because I can see my own breath at night." So maybe pack a light jacket and enjoy this weekend's events while the sun still functions as a source of warmth in addition to providing light.
Sports
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With Surfing Season Beginning, Chinatown Board-Maker Brings Styles to Battle of the Beach III
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While it may seem counterintuitive to the folks that are unpacking their sweaters and loading up on pumpkin spice, surf season is about to begin. Yes, surfing is generally associated with carefree summers, babes in bikinis and buff dudes getting bronze, but this is New England, and the surf gods don't operate on the same schedule as the stereotypes. Summer in New England is relatively waveless, with the surf getting higher as the weather gets colder and the beaches get less crowded. More
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Remembering The Beatles’ 1966 Suffolk Downs Concert
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Suffolk Downs, Mohegan Sun, and the city of Revere received disappointing news yesterday when they learned that their proposal to build a resort casino at the racetrack lost to the Wynn casino that has been proposed for Everett. As a result, COO Chip Tuttle has announced that the track will end of a 79-year legacy of racing and will be forced to shut down. More
Human Rights
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The Expected and Unexpected of the 25th Annual Boston Freedom Rally
Human Rights
“Freedom”–or some other delightfully pungent aroma—was in the air last weekend at the 25th Annual Boston Freedom Rally, known commonly as Hempfest. Cannabis connoisseurs and curious Bostonians alike hit up the Boston Common (no pun intended) to not only relax and enjoy life, but to also show their support for marijuana policy reform—an issue that has found its way to the 2016 ballot. More
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Roasts, Raves, Ritchie, and More Events This Week
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It’s officially the last full week of summer. On the bright side, I misplaced my sunglasses three times since the beginning of this sentence, so it’ll be nice to go out to this week’s events without them. The down side to that, of course, is some stranger on the street might accidentally make eye contact with me, a massive invasion of personal space. Keep your eyes on the sidewalk, people. This isn’t the Midwest. More
Human Rights
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Freedom Rally Keeps It Peaceful, but Yearns for a Marijuana-Friendlier Response
Human Rights
At first sight, the Boston Freedom Rally held this past weekend in the Commons was exactly what you would expect it to be. There were endless circles of people passing joints, at least thirty white guys wearing Bob Marley t-shirts, and the words “dude” and “chill” were uttered countless times. Yet, if you kept your ear to the ground and drowned out the crappy reggae music playing, many of the people at the event had serious concerns about marijuana legislation. More
Technology
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Gamers Take Over MIT For Boston Festival of Indie Games
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Gamers in Oculus virtual reality headsets and game controllers in hand infiltrated MIT on Saturday for the annual Boston Festival of Indie Games. From interactive tabletop games to cutting-edge video games, eager-to-play attendees were introduced and encouraged to play a slew of innovative games created by the talented game makers and independent game developers from in and around New England.