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They’re sweet on the Cape: Who needs Wonka when you’ve got caramels with local sea salt and freeze-dried Skittles?

These are some of our favorite places where they don’t just sell candy, they make it.


‘People need cool stuff.’ Inside three unique stores on the Cape.

Stores on Cape Cod evoke the era of the headshop, with hand-made tie-dye, used records, incense, and lots of crystals.


Is everyone drinking wine in backyards without me? How to mix parenthood and friendship.

There’s no script for platonic connection, but maybe there are some ground rules about authenticity and communication.

What’s open and closed on Memorial Day in Massachusetts

Memorial Day is Monday, May 27.

Sam Butcher, artist who created Precious Moments figurines of teardrop-eyed children, dies at 85

Some of the Christian-themed figurines feature Bible verses or children praying. Fans have collections numbering in the hundreds, while critics deride them as kitsch.


A new Citrus & Salt comes to Fort Point

It preserves all the tacos, tequila, and style of the original.


Fort Point’s Trillium opens Headroom, a listening lounge with small bites; The Vermilion Club readies itself for a downtown debut

Plus, Beacon Hill’s Bin 26 Enoteca ends a long run.

Home-insurance payouts are shrinking. Here’s how to prevent the worst.

With tornado season in full swing - hitting Iowa hard this week - and hurricane and wildfire season looming this summer, insurance experts say millions of homeowners will find their policies failing to cover repairs and rebuilding just when they’re urgently needed.


A running group crush

This letter writer can’t run away from the feelings.


Wine week and a new hotel in Maine, jazz in Montreal, and a grill for on the go

Travel news you can use.

Jennifer Lopez says ‘you know better than that’ when asked about Ben Affleck rumors

The actress and singer brushed off a question about her marriage during a press event in Mexico City for her new film "Atlas."

A fans’ guide to Boston Calling: Performance times, food lineup, and everything you need to know

If you’re planning to check out this year’s three-day fest, prepare with our fans' guide to everything you need to know about Boston Calling 2024.

Is New Haven the pizza capital of the US? ‘They’re outta their minds,’ NYC says.

Representative Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut read a statement into the Congressional Record that declared New Haven to have “the best pizza in the country." She also calls Connecticut "the pizza state." Sorry, nutmeg.


American Airlines changed my flight, but won’t give me a refund

When American Airlines changed Neil Gupta’s flight from Seattle to Miami, he asked for a refund. The airline suggested that it would offer a refund, then backtracked. Will he ever get his money back?


Where to eat and drink on Wickenden Street in Providence

From gourmet pizzas to one of the state’s only Uyghur restaurants, these places to eat along Wickenden Street are worth a visit.


Priced out: How Boston’s broken liquor license system drives chefs from the city

A stubbornly high price tag for serving alcohol hurts thousands of hospitality workers, aspiring restauranteurs, and the city itself.