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A Quest for Consensus on Boston Neighborhood Boundaries

An interactive mapping effort tries to find where locals think their neighborhoods actually are.

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This Week in Bans: Santa Monica Outlaws Christmas Displays

Also banned recently: Porch sofas in Durham, North Carolina; public profanity near Boston; a British man who drinks mouthwash.

Ibanez Kim Studio

A Jacket That Lets Introverts Hide in a Cloud of Fog

This weather-producing coat out of Cambridge is perfect for city-dwellers who want privacy.

Nikolai Alekseev

This Week in Bans: Moscow Outlaws Gay-Pride Parades for Next 100 Years

Also, California cities binge on foie gras before it's banned; Boston knocks down satellite dishes; you can't dress up like Tinker Bell at Disney World; a British city welcomes back meter maids.

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A Crime Most Slippery: Grease Thieves Plague the Restaurant Industry

Step aside, copper thieves. There's a new weirdly brazen criminal in town.

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The Imaginary Monsters of U.S. Cities

Sure, the sticks have Sasquatch and the Jackalope. But what creepy cryptids lurk in thriving American cities?

Climate Central, NOAA, et al.

Mapping How the Seas Will Eat Coastal U.S. Cities

Miami, Boston, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and other places that could have entire neighborhoods underwater by 2050.

Miguel Tremblay

Motion-Activated Pothole Sensors ... In Your Phone

Boston hopes its driver-operated Street Bump app will grow sensitive enough to detect cracks in the pavement before they become gravel-spewing craters.

Warner Bros.

DVD Release of Director's Cut of Ben Affleck's 'The Town' Gets Its Own Boston Street for Some Reason

The 2010 bank-robbery flick finally gets the recognition it deserves with Boston's newest street corner, "The Town Take 2 Place."

MAIG

What's the Story Behind That Gun-Violence Super Bowl Ad?

America's mayors have joined up to battle criminal-gun trafficking... and to make entertaining football commercials, apparently.

The Week In City Bans: Oakland Bags Bags, Boston X's Out Alcohol Ads

Cities ban things! Also in this week's edition: D.C. outlaws Occupy protesters and large dogs are no longer welcome in one Chinese city.

It's Betting Season for America's Mayors

This football season, some go all in