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Tax-free weekend returned to Massachusetts Aug.11-12, 2012,when all purchases totaling less than $2,500 were not subject to state tax.
From electronics, upscale fashion and jewelry, to specialty foods, Boston-area shopping malls aren’t exactly your typical suburban variety.
From The Children's Museum to the Franklin Park Zoo, Boston offers a wide array of attractions that will compel both kids and parents. The fact that children might learn something along the way at many of these top picks is just a bonus.
If you’re lucky enough to have Red Sox tickets, you’ll find a slew of options in the vicinity of Fenway Park and Kenmore Square. Here are some of the best.
The doorstep to fall, September is one of the busiest months on the Boston calendar. Here’s a look of some the event highlights for September 2012.
There are so many things to do in boston, including listening to live jazz music. Here are 10 places in the Boston area, sure to provide talented performers, drinks, and food to keep you entertained into the night.
When you really want to take advantage of the warm weather in the city, head to one of the many roof top bars and restaurants in Boston.
Headed to the Boston Seaport? Here are 10 dining options in one of Boston's most exciting up-and-coming neighborhoods.
The Boston Cultural Connector shuttle boat services Central Wharf, Fan Pier, and Fort Point. Take a boat ride on the waterways between Faneuil Hall, downtown attractions, and the Seaport District.
Sometimes you just want to kick back and smoke a stogie. These three cigar bars in the area will allow you to relax and lounge on comfy couches, while you are surrounded by other cigar enthusiasts.
August in Boston means Dine Out Boston, Boston Comic Con, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Fenway.
Bostonians embrace these days of autumn, among the most spectacular that the city has to offer.
From the North End to collegiate classics, Boston can hold its own when it comes to pizza. Here’s a list of ten of the city’s best.
The North End feasts, including the popular Fishermen's Feast and the Feast of St. Anthony, take place most weekends in August.
If you want to head out for either a private karaoke party in a studio or go all out on the stage at a local bar for karaoke night, check out these ten places to go. The Boston area hosts some of the best karaoke nights you could ask for.
In the North End of Boston, check out these five restaurants featuring the option to dine outdoors. Sit out on the patio or roof deck and enjoy the Italian cuisine and sip wine as you take in the views.
From museums to shopping to dining, Boston offers plenty for a variety of different tastes. But if you're starting from scratch, we suggest these 10 destinations in order to get you on your way.
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There is, of course, no shortage of dynamic seafood restaurants in Boston. Here is where to go for the city's best lobster, chowder, and more.
Boston chefs on Twitter
According to the Federation of Massachusetts Farmers Markets, about 195 markets opened for business this year, including a good number in the Boston area. Many of these markets open early in the summer and run through October or November. Here is a list of those closest to Boston, with hours and parking information (where applicable).
From casual to upscale restaurants, the following eight spots offer the best crust, sauce, cheese, and toppings Cambridge has to offer.
New transportation upgrades are coming to Boston, including improvements to the Red and Orange MBTA lines.
Head to Jordan's Furniture in Avon this holiday season to experience a Boston tradition, The Enchanted Village.
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Boston boasts a great number of craft brew destinations. Here are the best spots to sip, swirl, and taste beer as if it were wine.
Thousands of college students land in Boston every September, and trust us, that cafeteria menu is going to get stale pretty quickly. So, where can a student find decent fare without emptying the wallet? Here are 10 of the best places to find cheap eats.
A city steeped in history, Boston remains one of this country’s most-visited cities. Here’s a roundup of just some of the things to look out for.
From ice cream shops, to concerts, outdoor movies, and restaurants where you can dine al fresco, there is no shortage of ways to spend summer in Boston. Check out this collection of articles on things to do this August.
Check out Boston's festivals, concerts, and cultural events throughout the month of September.
Want to hit the beach but leave the car at home? Here are four Boston area beaches accessible by public transportation.
The advent of the Big Dig and improved public transportation has made traveling to and from Boston’s Logan International Airport easier than ever.
Whether you are looking to play pool with your friends or challenge someone to a competitive round of billiards, these five spots won’t disappoint.
The final, full month of summer offers a host of activities, from Patriots training camp to the August Moon Festival, as Boston preps for the Student Invasion within weeks.
Boston can be an expensive city. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to experience much of Boston without having to shell out a penny.
Cambridge is filled with places to go for live music, drinks, and food. These five spots offer music nightly, with little or no cover charges.
When you want a bite to eat in the middle of the night, look no further then these three options in Boston and Cambridge.
Tried-and-true tips to make your Boston Logan Airport travel experience go smoothly.
The prettiest walks in and around Boston, from the Esplanade to Somerville's Community Path.
Check out The Donkey Show at the Oberon for a unique combination of theater and disco dancing. Right in Harvard Square you can groove to your favorite 70's music, while enjoying this show inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The CapeFLYER train offers train service from Boston to Cape Cod on summer weekends.
Whether you're looking for used vinyl or CDs, these five Boston institutions are among the best independent record stores in town.
Featuring DJ’s spinning a variety of genres of music, here are the five best places in Cambridge to let loose and dance.
It's hard to choose where to eat in the Boston Seaport District, the city's hottest culinary destination. Five choices, from gastropubs to French bistros, satisfy a variety of appetites.
You don’t have to drive four hours to settle your itch for downhill adventure. There are plenty of quality ski areas within a two-hour drive of Boston.
April offers one of the best months Boston has to offer, with the Boston Marathon and baseball’s return. Here’s a look of some the highlights for April.
Last season, the Red Sox extended their Major League Baseball record sellout streak to 500 games and counting, which probably has you thinking that unless you already have tickets in hand, chances are slim you’re bound for Fenway Park any time soon. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Though the streak is likely to continue through the early portion of this season, it could end some time during 2010. In any case, there are still more than a few ways that you can purchase tickets to a game.
Here’s a look at some of the many Christmas events happening this month.
MBTA Green Line Extension Plans Underway
One of the most popular ways to explore Boston is on a Boston Duck Tour or a Super Duck Tour. Every spring, these amphibious vehicles take to the streets and waterways of downtown and have proven to be an extremely popular and unique way to visit many of this city’s historical sights.
The ever-emerging Boston Harborwalk is a great way to tour the city. Here's some of what to expect.
Every Sunday from May until October, the SoWa Open Market offers Bostonians the opportunity to participate in a unique shopping experience with a host of artisans, food trucks, and a farmer’s market on hand in the South End of the city.
Not so long ago, driving to Logan was a nightmare. But thanks to the Big Dig and the addition of the Ted Williams Tunnel, arriving by car is now a breeze. Page 2.
Picks for August dining in Boston include a summer beer series dinner at Posto and the opening of Bastille, a new Boston Seaport restaurant.
So, Boston isn’t exactly known as the Mexican food capital of the world, but there are some fine spots dedicated to the craft of creating margaritas. Here, not necessarily in any order, are 10 of the best.
The Pru Tunnel at the Mass Pike will be closed to one lane in each direction during weekends through April
Headed to Boston this summer? Be sure to check out these 10 can't-miss attractions.
To begin the Freedom Trail, make your way to Boston Common, easily accessible by the T at Park Street station. The Boston Common, founded in 1634, is America’s oldest public park and served as home base for the British prior to the Revolution. Page 2.
The Boston Harbor Hotel provides free entertainment all summer long at Rowes Wharf.
Often looped in with its neighbor, and referred to as the Allston-Brighton neighborhood, Brighton has a few distinct characteristics that prompt its residents to ignore the hyphen. Like Allston, it is Ground Zero for students and young professionals, with a number of affordable housing options. Unlike its neighbor though, it can claim waterfront property along the Charles River, and the peaceful attraction of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.
Massachusetts boasts enough craft brewers to make any beer-lover happy. Here’s some of the best brewery tours and tastings you’ll find in the Boston area.
New to Twitter? Here are some of the best accounts to follow to make the most of Boston.
From the Scooper Bowl to a dragon boat festival, here's what to do in Boston in June 2014.
Five Boston historic hotels--from the Liberty Hotel to the Boston Park Plaza--make your next getaway uniquely memorable.
Boston Local Gift Guide for the 2013 Holidays
The Boston Public Garden was used in Good Will Hunting.
Head in to Legal Sea Foods for fresh fish and wine. With locations throughout Massachusetts, they have become the place to go for clam chowder, crab cakes, and lobster, and other area favorites.
Five ride-share and car-share companies make it easy to get around Boston without a car.
The next Boston Restaurant Week will take place in August, 2012.
Faneuil Hall is filled with shops, bars, and restaurants. When the warm weather hits Boston, everyone is in search of the perfect place to dine outside on the patio in the area, and you can do so at these five options.
If you're looking for a romantic getaway this Valentine's Day, a host of Boston hotels are offering special packages featuring an array of special features.
Boston September traffic tips
Try new and unique burgers in Cambridge at five restaurants in the area. Featuring specialty burgers on the menu or a list of ingredients to allow you to create your own perfect burger, you are sure to find a new favorite.
Head into Jacques Cabaret, located in the Theater District, for talented female impersonators. It’s the perfect place to let loose, drink, dance, and sing along with glammed up drag queens.
Check out these five spots for trivia night in Cambridge. Drink, dine, and answer questions against other teams at various spots throughout town, all for prizes.
Here’s a look at the average temperatures in Boston, as well as the annual rain and snowfall the city sees each year.
While many bemoan the recent commercialization of Harvard Square , this Cambridge neighborhood remains a bastion of higher learning, bookstores, and ideas, all of which boast a certain kind of independence not found elsewhere.
Take a Boston cruise around the Harbor for dinner and dancing with lots of views. Check out these three companies that offer a variety of choices for cruises to celebrate a special event or to just change up a regular summer night.
Know when your Boston MBTA train or bus is coming with a transit app
Fire + Ice offers two locations, one in Boston and one in Cambridge, to enjoy their unique dining concept. Choose your favorite ingredients, then watch as it is prepared before your eyes, with cocktails to wash it down.
Boston's MBTA public transportation system to offer late-night weekend service in 2014
You don't have to leave Boston or Cambridge to see spectacular fall foliage. Here are my five picks for great places in Boston to see fall color.
Take a walk around the North End, Boston's oldest neighborhood and the city's Little Italy.
Five bus lines easily connect travelers between Boston and New York City.
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You don't have to travel to the White or Green Mountains to enjoy a leisurely or strenuous hike. Here are four favorite spots to hike within minutes of Boston.
It’s tough to imagine a season with more universal appeal in New England than fall.
Take a day trip from Boston to Portland to feast at Duckfat, visit Portland Head Light, and shop on Commercial Street.
Whether you’re looking for a quick bite before a Bruins or Celtics game or a drink after a concert, here are some of the best bars near the Garden.
New England's largest Renaissance fair, King Richard's Faire, returns to Carver this fall.
Check out Boston's festivals, concerts, and cultural events throughout the month of August.
From discovering Boston’s grizzly history to Halloween at the zoo, Boston celebrates the season in various ways.
Refer to this list of three movie theaters in Cambridge to catch the latest films. Or, if you love the classics, you may find a vintage showing at one of these locations.
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Heading to Fort Myers, Florida for Red Sox spring training? You’re not alone. Here is some information on where to stay, what to eat, and other attractions.
Looking for the best Buffalo wings in Boston? Here are five popular favorites to satisfy your craving.
Two Boston hotels are inviting pets and their pooches in for happy hour on Wednesday nights. Enjoy the weather and meet other dog owners at this weekly event for your wagging friends.
Check out this list of five websites featuring dining deals, where you simply purchase a voucher online. Dine out for half the price or even more by buying daily deals from these websites to save on dining in Boston.
The Head of the Charles Regatta is the world’s largest two-day regatta attracting more than 8,500 rowers and 300,000 spectators to the banks of the Charles River.
In a city like Boston, where the old and historic is often on the same block as the new and progressive, it’s easy to discover romantic spots from the Boston Harbor to the Fens. Here are some of the best locations to visit with a loved one.
Check out what's happening in Boston all this month
Relax, lounge, and smoke a hookah at these three restaurant and bars. These Boston spots feature a variety of flavors of tobacco to smoke, in comfortable, unique environments.
The lighting of the official Boston Christmas tree is an historic partnership dating back 40 years.
History is on display at these eight National Parks in the Boston area,
Check out Boston's festivals, fashion shows, and cultural events throughout the month of October.
Delve into the haunted side of Boston with this trio of tours that explore and explain the haunts of the Hub past and present.
Oktoberfest, the annual beer festival in Germany, is a great excuse to get out around Boston and celebrate in the weeks to come. From parades, to beer gardens, to special dinners, celebrate at these five events.
The top 12 things to do in Boston during April 2014
Check out these five spots for trivia in Boston. Eat, drink, and be merry as you answer questions on a wide range of topics, to win prizes against other locals.
Boston rock clubs are great places to see rock, hip-hop, hardcore punk, and jazz bands, plus stand-up comedians.
Football season is the best excuse to gather around the TV to watch your favorite teams, with a beer in one hand and a slice of pizza or a chicken wing in the other. Thankfully these five Boston area bars are offering beer and food specials that can't be beat, with flat screen TV's, perfect for catching the next game.
In Massachusetts, Ryan and Isabella were the most popular names, with 446 boys and 496 girls respectively. Here’s t top 10 for each in the state, as well as how they compare to names nationwide in 2010
Soofa benches in Boston, Cambridge, and Wellesley offer free on-the-go solar-powered charging stations for smartphones and tablets.
Find nonprofits and other community organizations to volunteer in and around Boston.
Boston strives to become a late-night city with extended weekend hours on the T, food truck service until midnight, and a newly established mayoral late-night task force.
Get spooked this Halloween season with another edition of the classic New England attraction SpookyWorld.
From the 44th annual Boston Pride Parade to block parties, Pride in Boston welcomes all revelers.
The Boston Red Sox are the 2013 World Series Champions. We look back at the team's incredible baseball season.
New Year's Eve events and parties in Boston
Five great Boston sandwich shops
Head to the Boston Harbor Hotel for their Rowes Wharf Sea Grille Summer in the City Entertainment Series. Featuring movie nights and live musical performances, it is a great way to get out for a unique night in Boston.
Boston National Poetry Festival at the BPL April 10-13
The Irish Heritage Trail is a great way to immerse oneself in the rich Irish of Boston.
How to get to Boston's Seaport District Boston Fort Point Channel
For almost 100 years, and many reincarnations, the Boston Children's Museum has been a popular destination for children and families. This hands-on experience recently underwent its largest transformation, and is a wonderful place for families to experience learning from a child's point of view. Take a tour of this must-see Boston attraction for kids and families.
Boston MBTA commuter rail hires Keolis as its new operator
Terminal E at Boston Logan Airport will be undergoing renovations into 2015.
The Top 10 Events That Shaped 2013 in Boston
Here are nine of the best places to hoist a pint of Guinness in Boston.
From Boston Calling to beer festivals, here are my picks for the top 10 things to do in Boston this May.
Take a walk around Copley Square in the heart of Boston's Back Bay.
The stigma that once defined Boston Harbor for so long is nearly a thing of the past, some even going so far as to claim that the Boston area coastline and the Boston Harbor possess some of the cleanest urban beaches in the nation.
It may look like any other Barnes and Noble store, but this location is actually home to the Boston University bookstore, located on the building’s third floor. In addition to all school textbooks, the store also features a wide array of dorm room needs, as well as logo paraphernalia. The main BU campus is just a few blocks away up Commonwealth Ave. Page 2.
How to get to Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood
Head to Beneventos in the North End for dining in an upscale pizzeria. Featuring a variety of pasta dishes as well, there are plenty of favorites on the menu, with tasty drinks to wash it down.
Food trucks have exploded in popularity in the Boston area. Here's how to find them, and a guide to five of the most popular.
Boston's Legoland Discovery Center is now open in Somerville's Assembly Row, but adults, take note: You must have an accompanying child to enter.
Let's say you're heading to downtown Boston - maybe for dinner and a movie, to see a show in the Theater District, or simply to sightsee in and around Boston
First Night provides a family-friendly atmosphere with a plethora of options throughout Boston to choose from.
The One Fund Boston is still taking donations to assist victims of the Marathon attacks
One of Harvard Squares best restaurants hosts a variety of events all spring and summer long, at Upstairs on the Square. Check out a list of what's going on there in the months to come.
Puritan & Company Julia Child Dinner to be held 3/26/2014
Take a walking tour of Coolidge Corner, at the crossroads of Beacon St. and Harvard Ave., the cultural hub of Brookline, an independent village just west of Boston.
If you're attending the 2014 Boston Marathon, here are the security precautions to consider.
Should you buy a CharlieCard, CharlieTicket, a monthly or weekly pass? The Boston About expert takes the guesswork out of what you'll pay to ride the T.
Check out this King's review to find out more about the Boston hotspot. Play pool, bowl, eat, drink, and so much more at King's any day of the week.
Boston Restaurant Week is now Dine Out Boston
Free summer movie showings are back for summer 2014 in Boston at the Hatch Shell, the Prudential Center, and the Residence Inn at Tudor Wharf.
Boston welcomes new food truck vendors this summer.