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What has Dorchester given us? Well, Whitey Bulger, the Wahlbergs, Herb Chambers, and Mayor Marty Walsh for starters. Take the good with the bad there, but essentially all of Boston’s royalty hails from Dot.

One thing we can all agree on is that Dorchester’s food is very, very good. The city’s largest neighborhood is diverse, which offers the opportunity to grab some great options that you can’t seem to find within such close proximity anywhere else.

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You Won’t Be Able to Look Away From the Aquarium’s New Baby Penguin
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World Penguin Day — unarguably the world’s cutest holiday — is this Saturday, and our city’s own aquarium has something extra to celebrate. A baby little blue penguin is growing bigger and stronger behind closed doors at the New England Aquarium, while it spends more time with the ‘rents and weighs in with the staff before making its exhibit debut. More

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All 18 Mike’s Pastry Cannoli, Ranked From Worst to Best
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To a Boston resident, the blue and white pastry box neatly tied with a piece of string is as familiar as the Prudential Tower or the Citgo sign. No matter where you are in the city, it’s practically impossible to escape the sight of Mike’s Pastry. Few feelings rival the excitement of untying the string that separates you from a coveted cannoli and, more importantly, that heavenly first bite.

Home to 18 cannoli flavors ranging from Hazelnut to Mint Chip, people line up in the bakery, out the door, and spill onto Hanover Street for all kinds of pastries, but let’s be honest, mostly the cannoli. And so, for the greater good, we took it upon ourselves to taste and subjectively rank all 18 Mike’s Pastry cannoli to find out which one reigns supreme. 
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The Mystery Behind Matt Damon’s Weird Email Address, Solved
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Thanks to Wikileaks creating a searchable index of the leaked Sony emails, we now know Ben Affleck asked Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates to remove mention of his slave-holding ancestor from Gates’s PBS series, Finding Your Roots.

We also know Matt Damon wrote an email to Harvard president Drew Faust advocating for a prospective student’s admission to the college, which caused some confusion among Harvard staff because it came from Damon’s personal email, an oddly named Earthlink account.

And now we’ve solved the mystery behind Damon’s email address, an inside joke between him and Casey Affleck about an obscure R&B singer from the ’80s revealed in a 2002 interview with the Boston Phoenix. But first, some background. More

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#HeartsOverCopley: A Simple Tribute Remains Strong 2 Years Later
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You’ve probably seen them before, but you may not remember them. They popped up all over the MBTA after the Boston Marathon bombings two years ago. In stations, on trains, and all over the news feeds across the city. Yet the highest concentrations existed in Copley Station and on the Green Line trains that pass through it. More

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Meet the Woman Painting Portraits of Her Dunkin’ Donuts Customers
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Go to a coffee shop often enough, and you’re bound to see the same people again and again. That’s especially true for coffee shop employees, who quickly learn the names, orders, and mannerisms of their regulars. Amberlynn Narvie has gone a step beyond that — she has spent the last year painting a series of portraits of the regular customers who frequent the Dunkin’ Donuts she has worked at for the last three years in Beverly. More

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‘The Wire’ Creator Made a Powerful Plea for Baltimore Rioters to “Go Home”
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There are few names more synonymous with Baltimore than David Simon. He covered crime for the Baltimore Sun for thirteen years, literally wrote the book about murder in the city, and created the HBO series The Wire.

Simon spoke out on his blog yesterday regarding the Baltimore riots, saying “changes are necessary and voices need to be heard,” but nonviolently. More

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Show Scenes: The Replacements at The Sinclair
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The reunited Replacements headlined the first night in a week of Converse Rubber Tracks shows at The Sinclair on Monday night, playing to a packed house with support from Western Massachusetts indie rock mainstays Dinosaur Jr. and Holliston, MA’s The Young Leaves.

 

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A Friend Wrote a Heartbreaking Letter to a Mount Everest Avalanche Victim
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Google executive Dan Fredinburg was among those lost in the deadly earthquake-triggered avalanche on Mount Everest that killed at least 18 people, leaving dozens more injured and missing on Saturday.
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Stephen Hawking Consoled Directioners Mourning Over Zayn Malik
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Stephen Hawking might be every Directioner’s favorite physicist.

Over the weekend, the scientist made an appearance at the Sydney Opera House in holographic form, speaking about his life, ALS diagnosis, and how science can help the healing process of former band member Zayn Malik leaving.
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Storytelling, Startups, and More Events in Boston This Week
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This week in Boston you can explore a few of the many ways to tell a story: In a film or staged reading of a play, through a series of sensory experiences, or by just standing on a stage and telling a story. That one sounds pretty terrifying; luckily, these are professionals and probably don’t need to picture the audience in their underwear. But wear good underwear just in case.

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Terrifying Video Shows What the Mount Everest Avalanche Looked Like From Base Camp
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“The ground is shaking!” German mountain climber Jost Kobusch observes with a nervous laugh, in a YouTube video uploaded Sunday.

Moments later, Kobusch and and his fellow climbers take cover, enveloped in a flurry of white. More

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