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Social planning
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Be popular at bars: Discuss Wally and new Japanese friend
Social planning

There’s plenty to talk about at the bars after this crazy week, thanks to a mascot meet-and-greet, our crack-smoking neighbors to the north, and the fact that we can ship several tons of candy to troops overseas … but not enough food and water to victims of Haiyan. Use this crash quiz on current events to dazzle your friends and acquaintances over alcoholic beverages this weekend with tales of Tom Menino and tallest building trivia. More

Politics
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How the election of Marty Walsh will affect young Bostonians
Politics

It’s hard to not take this city for granted. For as long as I can remember, Boston has had a very distinctive image: It’s a great place to study or start a business (but not a great place to grow one), charming but not particularly fun, and it draws much of its vitality from its traditional neighborhoods. Living in Boston day-to-day, we start to think of this as some sort of fundamental truth. But in fact, a lot of this image, from the very positive to the frustratingly negative, is due to the leadership of Mayor Thomas Menino. Will that change under incoming mayor Marty Walsh? More

Sports
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Please don’t suggest these #soxsongs to Mayor Menino
Sports

Mayor Thomas Menino took to Twitter today to get Bostonians riled up in advance of the Red Sox traveling to St. Louis this weekend for Games 3 and 4 of the World Series. His request? Red Sox playlist songs. This is dangerous territory: Boston could lazily suggest hackneyed, overplayed songs that are synonymous with local sports or, hopefully, come up with some better suggestions to give the Sox some new competitive fuel. We’ll leave the wisdom to the masses. These are the songs we desperately hope DO NOT get suggested to Mr. Mayor. More