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boston globe magazine
January 2, 2011

Bostonian of the Year

Scott Brown

The Life of the party: Scott Brown

By winning "the Kennedy seat," the Republican shocked the political world and inspired a legion of long-shot challengers. -- by Neil Swidey
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Must love grandchildren

Dating takes some twists when you're about to enter a new phase of life.
dinner with cupid

Sketching out a future

Will this writer and architect get sent back to the drawing board?
Miss Conduct

The outlaw-in-law

Coping with a ne'er-do-well relative, plus instituting a no-lending policy.
Pierced

Mane man

When it comes to the QB's hair, let it be
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Revisiting the 1965 murder of a white Boston minister that helped usher in the Voting Rights Act.
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