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91. Great Molasses Flood of 1919, The: In 1919, a large vat of molasses burst and flooded the streets in Boston s North End, killing 21 and injuring 150 ...  
92. Staties: Boston slang for the Massachusetts State Police. This term was used multiple times in the recent Scorsese film "The...  
93. Hub: A term that is slang for the city of Boston. The roots date back to the writer Oliver Wendell Holmes.  
94. Non-rhotic: The linguistic term for the Bostonian tendency to leave out an 'r' when it precedes a consonant or is at the end of...  
95. Frog Pond: A popular public ice skating rink in Boston Common.  
96. Packie: Short for "package store" and slang for a liquor store.  
97. Corrupt Midget: Nickname for former state Senate President and former University of Massachusetts President William Bulger.  
98. Combat Zone, The: The former "red light" district between Downtown Crossing and Chinatown.  
99. Chowderhead: A group of Adults/Parents in MA that secretly and privately enjoy a Bohemian lifestyle unjudged by laws that vary b...  
100. Boston Cream: The official Massachusetts State Donut; sort of like a jelly donut with cream in the center instead of jelly, and t...  
101. Cape, The: Cape Cod  
102. Calm Ya Liwa: Calm down; relax.  
103. Cabbage Night: Taking place the night before Halloween, youngsters take the opportunity to hurl foodstuffs (like eggs and cabbage,...  
104. Luft: A Lieutenant in the Boston Fire Department.  
105. Light Dawns over Marblehead: The point of lucidity in a conversation  
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