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boston globe magazine
October 3, 2010

101 things every Bostonian should know

What's a Smoot? Who was Melnea Cass? And where can you find food bargains, cheap sports tickets, late-night postal service, and free health care? We've got the answers, and that's just a start.


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Find out how well you know Boston.
Where to grab a bit 24 hours a day and more local tips

Where to ...

Get the best local food, score a deal for your home, and more.
How to snag a spot in the Boston Marathon

How to ...

Get into museums for free, snag a spot in the marathon, and more.
Must-know Bostonians

Must-know Bostonians

From Melnea Cass to Fannie Farmer, learn more about these famous folks.
Must-know historical facts

Must-know history

Can't remember the details around the Great Molasses Flood? Learn more.
Books with local ties

Books with a local flavor

Not sure what to download on your Kindle next? Here are some suggestions.
Transportation tips

Transportation tips

Find out how to avoid the long line at the RMV, and more.
Gone Baby Gone

10 movies filmed locally

You'll recognize many of the locations that appear in these films.

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

Adults only

Could my wife and I have an entire conversation without mentioning our kids?
dinner with cupid

About the authors

Will these writers plot their own romance – or horror story?
miss conduct's ettiquette column

An ex gets engaged

How do you congratulate a former boyfriend? Plus, politics on Facebook.
pierced column

Ad nauseum

Can't campaigns do better than this?
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Philip Brooks

Operation higher ed

As the new GI Bill encourages more veterans to go to college, they’re finding the transition from soldiering to studying both rocky and rewarding.
John Reckner
First Person

Great pumpkins

Oxford's John Reckner, 64, is the carver in charge of the Roger Williams Park Zoo’s Jack-o’-Lantern Spectacular, October 7-31.
Cooking with liquid smoke

Playing with fire

Liquid smoke adds depth to a variety of recipes – from the usual yummy suspects to the very, very surprising.

More in this issue

Why I love partisanship
Political feuding dominates our land. And in the eyes of one European, that’s exactly how it should be.
Tales from the City
Retriever retrieved
Walking the dog and employees only.
On the Block
Cambridge choices
A condo and two single-families offer location, location, location.
style watch
All that glitters
Sequins shine this fall - day and night.
Letters to the magazine editor
Readers responded to our Fall Travel issue with tips and questions, lamented kids’ lack of outdoor time, and defended actress Angie Harmon.

Explore more

Steve Carrell

Kickin' back with Steve Carell in Marshfield

This summer, the star returns to Massachusetts for some much-needed R & R.
James Reeb

Letter from Selma

Revisiting the 1965 murder of a white Boston minister that helped usher in the Voting Rights Act.
Home-birth battle

Home-birth battle

Massachusetts doesn't regulate midwives. Now one brave – and unlikely – advocate is fighting for change.
Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

The professionals share space-saving tips for every room in your home.