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  1. Chan expands holdings beyond Harvard Square to DorchesterRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Boston.com

    Gerald Chan, the billionaire businessman who bought a $120 million chunk of Harvard Square, has expanded his local real estate empire to Dorchester by purchasing an industrial property with big redevelopment potential. A business entity owned by Chan bought the Russell Engineering site off Dorchester Avenue in Savin Hill for $5.25 million last week, according to public records.

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  2. Making a living as a Boston buskerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 | Boston.com

    When you pass a street performer - or busker - it's natural to wonder: How much money can you make strumming a guitar on the sidewalk? Last month an interesting post on the website Priceonomics took a stab at answering that question. Mark Sandusky ran the numbers on 10 busking sessions that he conducted with his music group " Dirty Little Blondes " on the streets of San Francisco this past January.

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  3. Chan mum on former theater plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Boston.com

    Chan, who in the past few years has spent more $120 million on a portfolio of Harvard Square properties , is the new owner of the building that once housed the Harvard Square Theatre. He bought the building from Dick Friedman , owner of the Charles and Liberty hotels.

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  4. Massachusetts reports first case of measles this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Boston.com

    A high school student visiting Massachusetts from Western Europe has been diagnosed with measles, the first case of 2015, according to the state Department of Public Health. The Hinton State Laboratory confirmed the illness Tuesday.

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  5. Pat Grenhouse/Globe Staff John Kerry deploys culinary diplomacy for foreign visitorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2015 | Boston.com

    He's sent waiters scrambling for off-menu clam chowder. He's brought some of Boston's most renowned chefs into his high-ceilinged kitchen to cook for several of the world's best-traveled palates.

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  6. 5 things to do in Boston April 26 to May 3Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2015 | Boston.com

    With readings, a literary fair, a meet-up, a documentary screening, and panels on the state of the art, this year's Massachusetts Poetry Festival, held in Salem, brings more than 150 locally and nationally known poets to the public. A $15 button gets you into everything; space is limited so sign up online to ensure admission.

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  7. BetaBoston Rough Draft Ventures gives a leg up to student startupsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | Boston.com

    On a Monday evening in mid-March, Toni Oloko walked into the Harvard Square offices of General Catalyst Partners, a venture capital firm that has put up millions to back companies like Kayak, Snapchat, and Rue La La. The 18-year-old entrepreneur and his cofounder, Harvard freshman Matt Neary, fiddled with their MacBook as they prepared to pitch PracticeGigs, a smartphone app that finds tennis partners for players seeking to improve their game.

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  8. Jounce gets $56m infusion to develop cancer immunotherapy programsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | Boston.com

    Two-year-old biotech startup Jounce Therapeutics Inc. was expected to announce Thursday it has received a $56 million cash infusion from a consortium of investors to develop medicines taking different approaches to using the body's immune system to combat cancers. The funding will enable Cambridge-based Jounce to advance three experimental drugs, including two that focus on T cells - white blood cells that enable the immune system to adapt - and a third that seeks to pioneer a type of treatment.

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  9. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Tina Packer on Shakespeare's five ages of womenRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2015 | Boston.com

    One morning this month, Tina Packer was rushing across Harvard's campus to professor Marjorie Garber's 11 a.m. class on Shakespeare's early plays when she learned a secret: The class, which she was guest-teaching, typically didn't really get going till 11:07. She stopped short on the sidewalk.

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  10. Converse bringing free 5-night music festival to BostonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | Boston.com

    Five years ago, Boston was barely a blip on the map of cities with major music festivals. The area has its share of legendary venues, from Paradise Rock Club to departed institutions such as the Rathskeller, and seasonal concert series on City Hall Plaza, the Esplanade, and around town.

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  11. Lane Turner/Globe Staff BetaBostonParking apps help Fenway fans get a leg up on Opening DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | Boston.com

    Jason Heard got to Fenway Park at noon for Monday's Red Sox home opener, but he wasn't there to watch the game. Instead, Heard was working for a parking lot tucked behind the ballpark, waving cars into an alley with a bright orange flag.

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  12. Katherine Taylor for The Boston Globe Building a haven for young, homeless in Harvard SquareRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2015 | Boston.com

    Every day in Harvard Square, the nation's best students, glowing with the aura of forward momentum, swirl past homeless kids huddled in doorways or slouched in the square's central "pit." Sam Greenberg and Sarah Rosenkrantz, who graduated from Harvard last year, have been working to change that situation.

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  13. The long, strange trip of folk artist Michael HurleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | Boston.com

    You probably haven't heard of Hurley, but it's not like he hasn't been out there for more than 50 years, playing his odd, eternal strain of folk music and recording when he gets a mind to. Although he currently lives in Astoria, Ore., he put in a lot of time in the Boston area back in the day, and he's swinging by the Somerville Armory Wednesday for an extremely rare gig.

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  14. Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy Startup groups' progress significant 10 years laterRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2015 | Boston.com

    A decade ago this month, Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman showed up for an interview at former candy factory not far from Harvard Square to pitch their idea for a startup called My Mobile Menu, which would allow diners to order food with their phones and skip the line at restaurants. The roommates from the University of Virginia hoped to be accepted into a new program called Y Combinator , which was described in an online announcement as "like a summer job, except that instead of salary, we give you seed funding to start your own company with your friends."

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  15. T.S. Eliot's old summer home could become writers' retreatRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | Boston.com

    Robert Frost was born in San Francisco. Boston native Edgar Allan Poe sneered at the city and spent most of his life in other places.

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  16. Hammer Head' by Nina MacLaughlinRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2015 | Boston.com

    Near the end of "Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter," Nina Mac-Laughlin quotes Gabriel Garcia Mrquez's assertion that "ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry," only to disavow his claim that "with both you are working with reality." Where carpentry produces something "real," MacLaughlin argues, "words are ghostly and immutable."

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  17. Tastes from her Taiwanese traditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | Boston.com

    Between her work as a patent lawyer and her award-winning food blog, Tiny Urban Kitchen, Jennifer Che rarely cooks for herself. She might grab a Clover Food Lab falafel on her way to an a cappella rehearsal or munch on leftovers from the restaurant she's blogging about.

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  18. G. Love brings his reunited combo to the House of BluesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | Boston.com

    "I wanna establish myself as one of the great guitar players of our generation, and one of the great harp players of our generation, and one of the new bluesmen of our generation," he says, before reflecting a moment. "And I am."

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  19. Opinion: On the T, one size doesn't fit all - and costs moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | Boston.com

    "One of my friends was wondering about using extra cars from the Blue Line when the weather is terrible," said Red Line rider Nicky McCatty of Brookline. "I think that's a great idea."

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  20. dining out Night Market, Koy spread the flavors of Asia to BostonRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | Boston.com

    It began with a pork bun here and a spicy wing there. Now small plates featuring the flavors of Asia are spreading.

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