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On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

Apr 20
In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.

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Get tested and take a selfie in Hartford!

"HIV Equal" Hosts Testing Event at Hartford G&L Health Collective

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 18
On Saturday, April 19 from noon to 5 p.m., the World Health Clinicians’ Anti-Stigma and HIV Testing Initiative "HIV Equal" will host a day-long testing event and photo shoot in the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective.

Massachusetts guard Derrick Gordon

UMass Basketball Player Derrick Gordon Comes Out as Gay

SPORTS | Apr 9
UMass guard Derrick Gordon has become the first openly gay player in Division I men’s basketball.

Runners and race fans crowd Boyslton Street at the Boston Marathon finish line, one day before the race, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Boston

On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

SPORTS | By Amy Crawford | Apr 20
In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.

Partygoers listen to live music and smoke pot on the second of two days at the annual 4/20 marijuana festival in Denver, Sunday April 20, 2014

Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

NATIONAL | Apr 20
Revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the skies above a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday.

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Paul Daigneault

Paul Daigneault Honored with Elliot Norton Prize

THEATRE | By EDGE | Apr 19
SpeakEasy Stage Company Founder and Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault has been named the recipient of the 2014 Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Celebrates with ’Shakespeare at Fenway’

THEATRE | By EDGE | Apr 18
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will celebrate its 20th year serving the community in 2015, kicking off on September 19, 2014, with a once-in-a-lifetime gift to the City of Boston - Shakespeare at Fenway. This is a first-ever event of this kind.

Drone Images Uncover Ancient New Mexico Village

CULTURE | Apr 21
Drones have helped archaeologists uncover a 1000-year-old village in New Mexico. Researchers can now see what lies beneath a landscape covered in dirt and vegetation, giving unique insight into what it was like. KRQE-TV’s Gabrrielle Burkhart reports.

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

’Capt. America’ tops box office for third week

MOVIES | By Sandy Cohen | Apr 20
Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp’s new movie.

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Researchers Closer to a Functional Cure for HIV

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 13
This year’s Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014) revealed clinical trial results that a "functional cure" for HIV is one step closer to becoming reality.…

Bike Shares: Riding Through the World’s Greatest Cities

By Jill Gleeson | Apr 14
Not only is bike sharing good for the environment, it’s a great way for visitors to take in city sights. EDGE offers picks for the brightest cit…

Ned Rorem

Rorem has composed three symphonies and four piano concertos, 10 operas, a wide variety of choral works, ballet scores, music for the theater, and literally hundreds of songs. He is also the author of 16 books.

Confab Reveals Prevention Gains

By Liz Highleyman | Mar 15
Antiretroviral treatment as prevention, HIV cure research, and new treatments for hepatitis C were among the highlights discussed last week in Boston …

EDGE Goes Social

Belgium’s Beer Buzz

FOOD/DRINK | By Raf Casert | Apr 21
The Belgian beer federation is trying to rekindle local interest in the drink with a "Proud of our Beers" public awareness campaign, including a tricolor national flag with the middle yellow turned into a glass of beer.

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White Party 25

PARTIES | By Thom Senzee | Apr 20
The White Party is 25 - even if you’re not anymore. But don’t worry: This is a party for all ages. Read on for an interview with He of All Things Young, Hot, Thumping, and Shirtless, the sensational Jeffrey Sanker.

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Why High Oil Prices Are Good For Airlines

By Scott Mayerowitz | Apr 20
Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business.In the past six years, airlines have overhauled the way they operate to adjust to this new reality.

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Roofers installing a roof on a new construction home in Pepper Pike, Ohio.

US Home Building Up in March After Frigid Winter

REAL ESTATE | By Paul Wiseman | Apr 17
U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction.

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Electric Cars Could Replace Horse-Drawn Carriages

AUTO NEWS | Apr 21
New York’s famous horse-drawn carriages could be replaced by vintage electric cars as concerns grow about the welfare of the horses. If animal rights advocates get their way, horse-drawn carriages could be replaced by as many as 68 cars.

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2012 Boston Marathon

Boston Prepares for Huge Wave of Marathon Visitors

By Philip Marcelo | Apr 20
With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year’s bombings elevating interest in one of the world’s great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.

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