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License to Connivenew

Boston still tracks vehicles, lies about it, and leaves sensitive resident data exposed online.
Dig Boston  |  Kenneth Lipp  |  09-10-2015  |  Features

The Only Color That Matters Is Greennew

Hip-hop and hummus with bestest leftist POTUS candidate Jill Stein.
Dig Boston  |  Chris Faraone  |  05-06-2015  |  Elections

You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Record The Policenew

Meet the crusaders battling for everyone's right to record cops in Massachusetts.
Dig Boston  |  Andrew Quemere  |  04-10-2015  |  Civil Liberties

Get Witch or Die Tryin'new

Surveying Salem's crass and surreal tourism gauntlet.
Dig Boston  |  Ryan Walsh  |  10-29-2014  |  Culture

Bring the Caucusnew

On the third anniversary of Occupy Boston, a movement alumna gives party politics a try.
Dig Boston  |  Robin Jacks  |  09-04-2014  |  Politics

Smarter City or City Under Surveillancenew

Last week the Dig alerted readers to a secret experiment carried out by the City of Boston during the Boston Calling concerts that took place in May and September of last year. Among the revelations therein: Outside contractors helped municipal authorities deploy resources designed to analyze body and facial patterns of “every person who approaches the door” in order to gauge panic levels and crowd sentiment. In this follow-up, again relying in part on privileged documents that were left exposed online, we examine the communications leading up to these surveillance trials in the days, months, and even decade prior to the first Boston Calling.
Dig Boston  |  Chris Faraone, Kenneth Lipp and Jonathan Riley  |  08-15-2014  |  Civil Liberties

City of Boston Testing Facial Recognition Software at Concertsnew

You partied hard at Boston Calling and now there's facial recognition data to prove it.
Dig Boston  |  Chris Faraone, Kenneth Lipp and Jonathan Riley  |  08-08-2014  |  Civil Liberties

Twisted Medalnew

With Boston on the short list to host the 2024 Summer Games, we tour Atlanta's broken Olympic promises.
Dig Boston  |  John Ruch  |  07-23-2014  |  Features

The Cheese Issuenew

Cheese means never having to explain your love. And love means never having to say you’re sorry. And you should never feel sorry loving cheese. We don’t. Cheese.
Dig Boston  |  Dig Staff  |  01-17-2014  |  Food+Drink

Dig Boston Only Paper to Endorse New Mayor Marty Walshnew

As a rule, in 15 years of existence, Dig Boston has stayed out of the business of endorsing candidates. But last week for the first time, Dig Boston endorsed Marty Walsh for mayor of Boston.
Dig Boston  |  Dig Staff  |  11-06-2013  |  Elections

The Somerville Files: A Four Part Investigative Seriesnew

For 10 months, three reporters dug into the unseemly political underbelly of the City of Somerville, where the power and privilege of an elite few has dominated and perverted municipal progress for decades. The Somerville Files is the culmination of their work, which pulls back the hip urban Somerville facade to reveal a shadow government amidst both turmoil and transition.
Dig Boston  |  Chris Faraone, Tom Nash and Adam Vaccaro  |  08-15-2013  |  Housing & Development

Kissing Oscar Wildenew

Jade Sylvan is an award-winning poet, author, performance artist, yoga teacher, and bon vivant based in Cambridge. Or as she puts it: “Troubadour, Eschatologist, Bum.” Her latest book, Kissing Oscar Wilde: A Love Story in the City of Light is out October 3—here’s a sneak peek at the first few chapters.
Dig Boston  |  Jade Sylvan  |  08-14-2013  |  Excerpts

Adventure Starts Herenew

Summer’s lush tail-end is here. The season has been stewed to perfection, and now it’s time to surround yourself in nature. Time to climb a mountain and scream with the eagles. Time for a hike.
Dig Boston  |  Scott Murry  |  08-13-2013  |  Recreation

The Somerville Files Part 4: The Man in the Mayor Suitnew

A look at the machine's once—and future?—king, Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone.
Dig Boston  |  Chris Faraone, Tom Nash and Adam Vaccaro  |  07-31-2013  |  Features

Creative Destructionnew

The rise and (imminent) fall of Boston's only graffiti park.
Dig Boston  |  Dan Schneider  |  07-26-2013  |  Housing & Development

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