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your home issue

The Grand Outdoors

Four garden makeovers, plus the perfect window box and tips from Ellen C. Wells.
the real estate issue
The Cape Is Calling

The Cape Is Calling

Vacation homes on the Cape, plus the best ZIP codes and rules for surviving a soft market.
the summer camps issue

Finding the Right Camp

A guide for the anxious parent, plus camps off the beaten trail, parenting tips and more.
Best of the New
More than 105 picks in four categories: Food, People & Ideas, Diversions, and Shopping.
Bostonian of the Year
Guarding the House

Guarding the House

When the mortgage crisis blew up, Bruce Marks stood up for the Average Joes.
the restaurant issue
The Best in Service

The Best in Service

29 places that treat you like royalty, plus the dish on waiters and diners.
REAL ESTATE

The Cape Is Calling

The Cape Is Calling (Panoramic Images/Getty)
Still kicking yourself for not buying that Cape vacation home years ago? Well, market forces and foreclosures are presenting a second chance, as one intrepid couple discovers.
graphic The Cape's Biggest Losers

The Best ZIP Codes

Where neighbors are smart, restaurants are plentiful, commuting is easy, and, best of all, home values are still strong.

Open House Confidential

What do prospective buyers - or even tire kickers - really think of houses that are for sale? We snooped around to find out.

Six Rules for Surviving a Soft Market

Today's real estate market has left both buyers and sellers scared and confused. Here, a few tips to help everyone calm down.
miss conduct

A Vote for Nonpartisan Parties

Preventing political battles, plus saying "excuse me" and spotting a dangerous liaison.
Dollars and Nonsense
coupling

Dollars and Nonsense

I can blow money on silly purchases. As long as I’m just blowing my own money.
Master Planner
FIRST PERSON

Master Planner

Boston is one dense city. It's up to John Palmieri, new head of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, to figure out where it can grow.
On the Open (House) Trail
COOKING

On the Open (House) Trail

Treat house hunting like a road trip: bring snacks.
PIERCED

The Face of Fashion

Beards are back. But what took everyone so long?
TALES FROM THE CITY

Higher Currency?

Appealing to papal authority, and sweetening a sour situation.
ON THE BLOCK

Shopping in Brookline

These homes range from modest to grand.
Letters

All About Bill

Hoodie Nation responds: More than 200 readers weighed in on our February 24 "Perspective" on Bill Belichick.
THE FIND

The Glass Is Greener

Plates and bowls that look like beach glass.
The Clothes We Wear

Hue Got It

Dresses and cocktail suits show up in delightful pops of color.