Rachel Slade, Boston Magazine

Rachel Slade

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Past articles by Rachel:

The Once and Future Kenmore Square

Forget the rumors about Kenmore Square—reports of the neighborhood’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. → Read More

Anatomy of a Pet Rescue

A new pet may seem like the perfect antidote to these isolating times. But how, exactly, your new cat or dog makes it to Massachusetts might surprise you. → Read More

Inside the Underground Pipeline Bringing Pets to Massachusetts

A neglected pup from the deep South and a grieving Plymouth family: The untold story of Bowser’s incredible journey home. → Read More

Inside Boston's Looming Mental Health Crisis

Facing a long winter of isolation and uncertainty, Bostonians are increasingly finding themselves at their breaking point. → Read More

The BPDA: Paved and Confused

Boston's city planners have steamrolled over communities and failed to build a city that is livable for us all. Is there still a chance to get it right? → Read More

Under Pressure: Inside the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions

In September 2018, gas fires and explosions rocked the Merrimack Valley. This is the story of death, survival, and the reckless company behind it all. → Read More

The Future of Retail Around Boston Is Better Than You Think

With the rise of Amazon and Wayfair, Boston shoppers are abandoning stores like mall rats from a sinking ship. Now, retail is fighting back—and selling you something you can’t get anywhere else. → Read More

The Conversion of Bob Rivers

Straight, white, and male, Eastern Bank CEO Bob Rivers had every advantage on his way to the top. Now he’s on a mission to make sure the next generation of Boston’s leaders don’t look anything like him. → Read More

Gray Matters: Why I’m Saying Goodbye to Dye and Embracing Gray Hair –

Read Rachel Slade's essay on embracing gray hair with age, and why saying goodbye to dye was the best breakup of her life. → Read More

Can More Development Stitch Boston Together?

Sixty years ago, the Mass. Pike split the city apart. Now, John Rosenthal's air-rights deal to build the Fenway Center could stitch it back together. → Read More

Spaces: A Mini Oasis in Beacon Hill

A tiny urban backyard gets a major upgrade. → Read More

Living Modern: A House on Stilts in Harvard

A new home rests lightly on the land, thanks to its cleverly designed structure. → Read More

No Exit: Traffic Sucks—Here's How to Fix It

Commuting in Boston is stressful, and among the most congested in the world. But everything you thought you knew about traffic—and how to fix it—is wrong. → Read More

No Exit: Traffic Sucks—Here's How to Fix It

Our highways are stressful, infuriating, and among the most congested in the world. But everything you thought you knew about traffic—and how to fix it—is wrong. → Read More

Home Additions: Steel the Show

This contemporary dream home has an addition clad in copper. → Read More

Meet Sarah Lawson, the New Owner of S+H Construction

On her path to success and what it's like to be the only woman in steel-toe boots. → Read More

Michelle Wu Has Big (Progressive) Ideas for the City

The City Council president talks bicycling and more. → Read More

A Nicely Balanced Master Bath on the North Shore

Designer Kristina Crestin brought much-needed symmetry to a master bath on the North Shore. See the updated bathroom of this Manchester-by-the-Sea home. → Read More

Boston Has Become a City Without Children

Where have all the children gone? Boston's Stroller Wars made families feel unwelcome in the city, so parents packed up the kids and fled to the suburbs. → Read More

Q&A: Interior Designer Liz Caan

Read our interview with Newton-based designer Liz Caan, who tells us how the home and interior design industry has changed and why she hates Pinterest. → Read More