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  1. 5 things to do in Boston April 26 to May 3Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | 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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  2. BetaBoston Rough Draft Ventures gives a leg up to student startupsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | 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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  3. Jounce gets $56m infusion to develop cancer immunotherapy programsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | 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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  4. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Tina Packer on Shakespeare's five ages of womenRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | 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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  5. Converse bringing free 5-night music festival to BostonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | 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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  6. Lane Turner/Globe Staff BetaBostonParking apps help Fenway fans get a leg up on Opening DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | 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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  7. Katherine Taylor for The Boston Globe Building a haven for young, homeless in Harvard SquareRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | 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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  8. The long, strange trip of folk artist Michael HurleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | 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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  9. Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy Startup groups' progress significant 10 years laterRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 4 | 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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  10. T.S. Eliot's old summer home could become writers' retreatRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | 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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  11. Hammer Head' by Nina MacLaughlinRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Malcolm X, ex-BostonianRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2015 | Boston.com

    This week, on Feb. 21, we mark the 50th anniversary of one of the darkest episodes: the assassination of Malcolm X, in New York's Audubon Ballroom, an old movie palace at 165th and Broadway. For Americans already reeling from the assassination of a president, turmoil over civil rights, and the expansion of the Vietnam War in early 1965, this act of brutality confirmed that something was terribly wrong in the world's wealthiest nation.

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  17. istockphoto Magazine | PerspectiveMore cheaters use handicapped parking than you'd thinkRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 | Boston.com

    When my doctor suggested I apply for a temporary handicapped-parking permit, my first reaction was: What, me disabled? But a severe hip ailment had made it painful to walk, even with a cane, and I would need to drive to medical and other appointments. So when my blue and white "disabled persons parking identification placard" arrived in the mail, I gratefully hung it from my rearview mirror and used it a few times.

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  18. Who is exempt from the travel ban?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Boston.com

    With a massive blizzard expected to dump a thick blanket of snow on the state, Governor Charlie Baker is banning people from the roads beginning at midnight, the MBTA will be shut down Tuesday, and flights to and from Logan International Airport will be canceled from Monday night into Wednesday. Baker's travel ban goes into effect at midnight as the storm howls.

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  19. Olympics can give Boston its overdue urban transit ringRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | Boston.com

    Now we need to ask what the Olympics can do for Boston, rather than what Boston needs to do to bring the Games here. What should the city demand as a consequence of hosting the Olympics? If Olympic venues can be readily transformed into public schools, day-care centers, neighborhood cultural anchors, local parks, job training and education centers, affordable housing, and perhaps even a humane homeless shelter or two, the Games would be more than worth the trouble.

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  20. Don't expect traditional French escargots from Michael ScelfoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Boston.com

    Chef Michael Scelfo developed a reputation during his four years at Russell House Tavern in Harvard Square for utilizing offal and previously undervalued animal parts. At his year-old Alden & Harlow in the old Casablanca spot, you'll find chicken livers and smoked lamb belly ribs on the menu.

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