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Neil Swidey

Swidey is a Globe Magazine staff writer who writes in-depth stories on a variety of subjects. His work has been featured in “The Best American Science Writing,” “The Best American Crime Writing,” and “The Best American Political Writing.” He is author of “The Assist” and a coauthor of “Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy.”

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Can there be a teardown that everybody agrees on?

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Demolitions are on the rise again in Massachusetts, reigniting the McMansion-vs.-preservation debate. But not all teardowns are the same.

As clock ticks, Cambridge lab hunts for Ebola answers

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Cambridge scientists are using sophisticated genetic machinery to determine how the virus might be attacked.

2004 BOSTONIAN OF THE YEAR

The Architect: Theo Epstein

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Theo Epstein had to bury the fan inside him before he could boldly assemble the team that defied history. But what comes next may be even tougher.

2007 BOSTONIAN OF THE YEAR

Guarding the House: Bruce Marks

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Wall Street made billions off the backs of homeowners. But when the mortgage crisis blew up, a pit bull named Bruce Marks stood up for the Average Joes and, incredibly, got some of the biggest banks to bend.