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NYE 101: Pro tips on ringing in the New Year right

As is typically the case with any big drinking holiday, our advice for how to best enjoy New Year's Eve at the bars is to avoid it altogether.

By LUKE O'NEIL  |  December 21, 2012

Maine’s same-sex couples get a New Year’s present

Happy New Year, indeed. On November 6, Mainers United for Marriage celebrated as our state became the first to use a popular election to allow committed same-sex couples to receive a marriage license. On Monday, advocates cheered again, when they heard
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By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 07, 2012
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Review: 10 Years

No one has had a better year than Channing Tatum.

By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  September 28, 2012
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Photos: Caspian at the Middle East Downstairs

Caspian, Constants and Defeater perform live as part of the 9th Annual Last Night On Earth party at the Middle East Downstairs on December 30, 2011.
Caspian + Constants + Defeater | December 30, 2011
By ANDY WARE  |  January 13, 2012
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Photos: Insane Clown Posse's New Year's Eve Ninja Party 2012

The Insane Clown Posse threw a 2012 New Year's Eve Ninja Party at the Worcester Palladium.
December 31, 2011–January 1, 2012 | Worcester Palladium
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  January 06, 2012


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Photos: Insane Clown Posse's New Year's Eve Ninja Party 2012

The Insane Clown Posse threw a 2012 New Year's Eve Ninja Party at the Worcester Palladium.
December 31, 2011–January 1, 2012 | Worcester Palladium
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  January 06, 2012
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Photos: Juggalo Championship Wrestling at ICP's New Year's Eve Ninja Party

The Insane Clown Posse host Juggalo Championship Wrestling at the 2012 New Year's Eve Ninja Party.
Juggalo Championship Wrestling | Worcester Palladium | December 31, 2011
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  January 06, 2012
Hair of the Dog: Recover (and feast) at these brunch spots on New Year's Day

Hair of the Dog: Recover (and feast) at these brunch spots on New Year's Day


The morning after a night of excessive, debauched revelry, brunch is less of a trendy breakfast/lunch straddling meal than a biological imperative. Come January 1,...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  December 31, 2011
New Year's Noshes: Check out these restaurants with prix fixe menus to ring in 2012 right

New Year's Noshes: Check out these restaurants with prix fixe menus to ring in 2012 right


By now, we hope you've checked out all the parties, shows, and opportunities for some end-of-2011 debauchery in our New Year's Eve listings. But if...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  December 28, 2011
It's Your New Year: Rounding up the best shows, dance parties, and clubby fêtes for people who like that sort of thing to ring in 2012 right!

It's Your New Year: Rounding up the best shows, dance parties, and clubby fêtes for people who like that sort of thing to ring in 2012 right!


Just be glad you've got us and won't be stuck watching the Ball in Times Square this year...horror show Already checked out all the galas,...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  December 23, 2011


It's Your New Year: 2012 NYE Parties for fancy people, poor people, Juggalo people, people who want to dress up, people who want to dress down + other kinds of people, to</a></div>
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It's Your New Year: 2012 NYE Parties for fancy people, poor people, Juggalo people, people who want to dress up, people who want to dress down + other kinds of people, too!


These people are having themselves a time! If you haven't made your New Year's plans yet...what are you waiting for? This shit books up fast...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  December 22, 2011
More Holiday Fun Shit Coming Atcha: Matzo Ball, Kung-Fu Christmas bash, Holla-Gay Dance Party, Frightmare Before X-Mas + more!

More Holiday Fun Shit Coming Atcha: Matzo Ball, Kung-Fu Christmas bash, Holla-Gay Dance Party, Frightmare Before X-Mas + more!


Don't cry....we've got your holidays covered. Phew, we're almost there. Just a few more work days and we can all dive headfirst into a man-sized...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  December 20, 2011
Review: New Year's Eve

Review: New Year's Eve

Lately Garry Marshall has shown a certain genius for turning miserable holidays into terrible movies.
Feast of forced fun
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 09, 2011
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Live review: The Upper Crust and the Lights Out rock New Year’s Eve

An annual tradition, local fop-rock faves the Upper Crust headlined Church's NYE festivities for a fourth straight year, but rock upstarts the Lights Out provided a healthy bit of rock of their own during 2010's last gasp.
Dropping balls at Church in the Fens
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  January 07, 2011
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Plight of the New Year's Eve ball

A message from the Office of Sisyphean Studies.
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By DAVID KISH  |  December 31, 2010


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Kissing off 2009

I had no New Year's kiss last year. I had fun, friends, a bonfire, and a bellyful of delicious food, but no kiss.
The pressure to hook up on New Year's Eve is immense. Take it down a notch, and you may embrace 2010 with locked lips.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 01, 2010
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Dane Cook is funny

There are two things that non-comedians feel the need to tell me when discussing comedy. One is "Bob Saget is filthy." The other is "Dane Cook is not funny."
In defense of the local comedian, who plays TD Garden on New Year's Eve
By STEVE MACONE  |  January 01, 2010
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52 ways to leave 2009

Your usual lackadaisical approach to New Year's Eve — just see what happens and go with the flow — is not going to cut it this year. Sure, the end of this decade may not have the same kind of new-millennium pressure riding on it as the last one, b
Get your New Year's Eve down to an Auld Lang science.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  January 01, 2010
Don't celebrate anything with Special Ed...

Don't celebrate anything with Special Ed...


This is what happens on New Year's Eve. ...
By Fletcher  |  January 05, 2009

Wait a second!


Back in February, I wrote about all sorts of ways humans adjust our clocks to more closely match th...
By Jeff Inglis  |  December 31, 2008


Wait a second!


Back in February, I wrote about all sorts of ways humans adjust our clocks to more closely match the...
By Jeff Inglis  |  December 31, 2008

New England Product: Local events to ring in 2009!


Happy holidays NEP friends. I hope Santa found your homes and left lots of goodies under your "holid...
By New England Product  |  December 29, 2008