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  1. Stunning upset at Nathana s hot dog-eating contestRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Boston.com

    America's longtime hot dog eating king suffered an upset defeat at the hands - and mouth - of competitive eater Matt Stonie in the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on Saturday. Stonie ate a staggering 62 hot dogs to end Chestnut's streak of eight straight titles on Coney Island.

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  2. Watch live: Boston Pops Fireworks SpectacularRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Boston.com

    A member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company stands following a reading of the United States Declaration of Independence in 2013. In 1934, a large crowd gathered for the Fourth of July festivities to be held that night by the Boston Common Frog Pond.

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  3. Drones banned from Boston fireworks displayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Boston.com

    Last year a drone provided some pretty spectacular footage of Boston's Fourth of July celebrations. But this year officials wanted a drone-free Fourth.

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  4. Baker starting to catch criticism from liberalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Boston.com

    Gov. Charlie Baker is beginning to incur the ire of many of the same Massachusetts Democrats he appealed to in order to get elected, says a Boston Globe report . According to analysts, Baker's new spending decisions and policies are on track to alienate Massachusetts liberals.

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  5. Early birds stake out spots on the Esplanade for Fourth of July celebrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Boston.com

    The early birds burst on to the Esplanade near the Hatch Shell, angling for prime spots at Saturday night's 42nd Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. Gates opened at 9 a.m. Saturday.

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  6. Security increased in Boston for Fourth of July celebrationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Boston.com

    After recent attacks in France, Tunisia, and Kuwait , the Department of Homeland Security asked for all law enforcement officials to be on alert across the country, and a former CIA deputy director made dramatic comments on CBS News about the possibility of a terror attack during the July 4 holidays. But with no indication of any specific threats to Boston, Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said much of the focus was on the rest of the city, not just the Esplanade, which will host the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular tonight.

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  7. There are more restaurant seats in Fort Point than homes, but not for longRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Boston.com

    As Fort Point continues to change and develop a neighborhood personality of its own, restaurants, such as Flour, Tavern Road, Pastoral, and Blue Dragon, have flocked to the waterfront. But, according to The Boston Globe , restaurants in the area face "spotty" foot traffic during the weekdays and on Sundays.

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  8. Why fireworks on the Fourth of July? John Adams, that's whyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Boston.com

    The Boston-born Founding Father, who would later serve as the country's second president, was the one who spurred the idea to light up the skies each Independence Day. A day after the Continental Congress voted for independence on July 2, 1776 - yes, July 2 - Adams wrote a letter from Philadelphia to his wife back home in Boston commemorating the day.

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  9. Boston police are investigating a shooting in MattapanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Boston.com

    Police said a man was shot on Fessenden Street about 2 p.m. The man has potentially life-threatening injuries, said Detective Lieutenant Mike McCarthy.

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  10. The very modern life of the Freedom Trail's historical re-enactorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Boston.com

    "Elizabeth Oliver" is the historical pseudonym of Arielle Kaplan, who works for the Freedom Trail Foundation as a guide, playing the daughter of Andrew Oliver, the Bostonian who commissioned the unpopular Stamp Act of 1765. On the trail, Kaplan inhabits her historical role completely, but the gig is just part of an eclectic resume that reflects the entrepreneurial nature of many modern professions.

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  11. McDonald's now sells lobster rolls in New EnglandRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Boston.com

    Over the weekend, select New England McDonald's locations quietly rolled out $7.99 lobster rolls on their menus. The lobster sandwich boasts "100 percent North Atlantic lobster" with mayonnaise, lettuce, and a toasted bun.

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  12. Boston 2024 version 2.0 is already a bustRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Boston.com

    It was tempting to get caught up in Boston 2024's forthcoming Olympic plan for a short while. It was fun, for a few days at least, even for a cynic like myself.

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  13. Boston 2024a s a Bid 2.0a is already an Olympic failureRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Boston.com

    It was tempting to get caught up in Boston 2024's forthcoming Olympic plan for a short while. It was fun, for a few days at least, even for a cynic like myself.

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  14. Would Bruins fans actually turn on Cam Neely?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Boston.com

    Yes, it's been but one weekend under the spotlight, but the Boston Bruins have already become an unmitigated mess under rookie general manager Don Sweeney, working under the tutelage of a fella who just so happens to be one of the most revered athletes in the last generation in Boston sports. It's been a difficult year for presidents/general managers in these parts lately.

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  15. Here's what Boston could look like before, during, and after the OlympicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Boston.com

    You can say a lot of things about Boston 2024's revised Olympic bid plan, but you can't accuse it of being unambitious. Boston 2024's "Bid 2.0," as the new version has been called, was unveiled during a presentation on Monday .

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  16. Morning Updates: Confederate flag mars Boston monument, Whitey Bulger's advice to teensRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Boston.com

    Good morning, Boston! Whitey Bulger has a surprising message for students, the Confederate flag brouhaha comes to Boston, and the rest of the stories you need to know for the day ahead. Confederate flag placed at Boston historical black monument : "A Confederate battle flag was attached Sunday night to a Boston memorial that commemorates one of the first all-black regiments to fight for the union during the Civil War, hanging there for over an hour before a woman removed it.

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  17. Madoff whistle-blower: The T's pension plan may be $470M shortRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | Boston.com

    There's something seriously off about the MBTA's pension numbers, or so says the guy who blew the whistle on Bernie Madoff . The study says the MBTA used outdated charts to estimate the amount it has to pay out to retirees in the coming years.

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  18. Here are the top 20 Boston.com stories in JuneRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | Boston.com

    This month, you liked stories about Caitlyn Jenner's debut, an Indian restaurant haunted by an Entourage poster, and why human bodies have been discovered near the home of two grandparents. You, our readers, were also interested in the woman who was hit by a bat at Fenway Park, whether it is racist to call sprinkles "jimmies," and a ridiculous story from the Gronkowski family.

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  19. Inside the life of a Google mapperRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | Boston.com

    Google Maps are expansive, helpful, and constantly being updated. You may have seen a few of the cars around the city, and there are more than a few people who've given us a laugh at Google Maps' expense.

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  20. A complete history of the Cambridge City Dance PartyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Boston.com

    If Cambridge had hosted a city-wide dance party in 1846, women would've lifted their petticoats as they stepped from from horse-drawn carriages. Men would tip their hats to their female dance partners, who would feign smiles as they tried not to faint because their corsets squeezed their ribs too tight.

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