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We May Have Found the Coolest Restaurant in Boston

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By Courtney Menard Being your typical “foodie”, scrolling through various Instagram accounts looking for the best Boston eats, one day I found the jackpot! I clicked the link to @lincolnsouthbos and my mouth instantly started to water… so naturally, I began to analyze their entire menu! Rather than telling you, let me show you the   …Continue Reading


Amazing Pool Designs

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A large artificial basin filled with water for swimming is the simplest definition of a swimming pool. Only a couple decades ago that’s exactly what they were… you had only two options, above ground or in-ground. Innovative home designers have changed those options for a more luxurious way of refreshing yourself and entertaining others for   …Continue Reading


Year-Round American Flag Design Ideas

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Written by: Claudia Menard Break out the sparklers and your best red, white and blue apparel because it’s that time of year again. The 4th of July is quickly approaching. What does this mean? You have to prepare yourself for barbeques with friends, the local fireworks and of course the festive décor! Here’s some stylish   …Continue Reading


Roof Deck Goals

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Written by Claudia Menard The definition of a deck is an open, un-roofed porch or platform extending from a house. Although this statement is true, a deck is so much more than a simple platform. A deck is a place where family and friends gather and make memories on a warm summer night. A deck   …Continue Reading


A Guide to Boston Calling 2017

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By Claudia Menard There is plenty to do in Boston this Memorial Day weekend, including back-to-back Red Sox games at Fenway Park and of course the amazing sales, but the hot spot of the weekend will be at The Harvard Athletic Complex. Headliners like Chance the Rapper, Mumford & Sons, and Major Lazer will be   …Continue Reading


5 Things You Need to Know About Buying a Historic Boston Home

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In Boston, a city that several of America’s founding fathers called home, some properties on the real estate market come with a rich history, often with a price tag to match. “There is a fixed and limited inventory,” says Lucas Garofalo, real estate consultant for Lucas Boston Homes at Keller Williams Realty Boston-Metro. “People love   …Continue Reading


Why Brokers are Losing the Battle for Buyer Data

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March 2, 2017 In previous articles, I’ve talked about how buyer data is leading to a gold rush in the real estate industry, and how buyer data is revolutionizing how we do business. A common observation in both is that brokerages and traditional real estate professionals are behind the curve in this buyer data land   …Continue Reading


4 Reasons Millennials Are Moving to Jamaica Plain

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Jamaica Plain, or JP as the locals call it, is a classic “streetcar suburb” that has evolved into one of Boston’s most desirable and diverse neighborhoods. Particularly popular among younger generations, JP is a hot neighborhood for millennials who have graduated and are just starting their career. We sat down with accomplished real estate agent Dave Mogielnicki to   …Continue Reading


BEST BOSTON NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCE

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Jumpshell, a local apartment rental resource, just unveiled an interactive map that helps potential renters scout Boston neighborhoods. The map includes data on how various neighborhoods compare to the median rental price in Boston, what areas have the most amenities, the age distribution of people in various neighborhoods, and some other tidbits of information. Jumpshell,   …Continue Reading


10 Things Many Borrowers Don’t Know About VA Loans

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For the vast majority of military borrowers, VA loans represent the most powerful lending program on the market. These flexible, no-down payment loans have helped more than 21 million service members become homeowners since 1944. But even some longtime VA borrowers aren’t familiar with all of the program’s unique benefits and quirks. Here’s what service   …Continue Reading


Best Bagels in Boston 2016

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By definition, a bagel is a simple, hand rolled, ring of yeast dough, which is made by first boiling it and then finished off by baking. In reality, a bagel is a doughy, mostly breakfast, bread option that comes in many flavors and can be topped with virtually anything. Bagels can be plain, wheat, flavored   …Continue Reading


Supervillain??? This Giant Skull Armchair May Be a Little Too on the Nose

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Photo via Gregory Besson/Julien Rico Sure, this fiberglass skull armchair from Parisian designer Gregory Besson probably appeals to you at first glance if you’re an evil supervillain hellbent on world domination. But whatever happened to subtlety? Nobody is going to be properly intimidated by somebody who’s trying this hard. Plus, you know that once you   …Continue Reading


14 Restaurants In Massachusetts Where Your Meal Is Free If You Can Eat It All

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Bust out the sweatpants and prepare yourself for an insane amount of grub. We’ve collected info on some of the craziest and tastiest food challenges in Massachusetts and boy…..we Bay Staters can eat. The best part? All these gigantic meals are free if you eat every bite! Within the time limits, of course. 1. Cruiser’s Malt   …Continue Reading


14 Things Are Actually Illegal In Massachusetts

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The law can be a slippery mistress. One moment you’re using a squirt gun in Marlboro (technically illegal!), and the next you’re being clapped in irons. In order to help you avoid any such unfortunate legal gaffes, we’ve collected a list of things that seem perfectly above-board until you learn what crazy laws are actually   …Continue Reading


15 Beautiful and Unique Kitchen Faucets

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Faucets in some places are actually known as a tap. Water for baths, sinks, basins or lavatories can be provided with separate hot and cold taps or faucets. This is for users to decipher which ones to use depending on the need. For public places though, like fast food chains – hot and cold taps   …Continue Reading


Cheeseburger Onion Ring Bites Are What Dreams Are Made Of

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Cheeseburger Onion Ring Bites Recipe Total Time: 30 minutes Yield: 10-12 Ingredients: 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying 2 medium yellow onions 1 pound ground beef 1 pickle, finely chopped 1 teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 10-12 cubes cheddar cheese 2 cups flour 4 eggs, beaten 4 cups panko breadcrumbs Ketchup and mustard for   …Continue Reading


Get the Look: 56 Upholstered Benches

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Although our master bath is the least pleasant room in our condo, we’ve ignored it for whole time we’ve lived here. Bathroom renovations, as you know, are expensive. Instead, a few years ago we opted to reconfigure our main living space, turning the open playroom into a family room with large glass French doors to   …Continue Reading


Can Boston Ever Be Fun?

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4 a.m. at an after-hours basement party in Allston. Photo: Nick Minieri Boston has a long history of being not much fun, dating back to the time of the Puritans. Nearly 400 years later, the bars and trains still close early; getting a liquor license is a nightmare; and if you want to sit outside   …Continue Reading


The “New” Classic Bathroom: 3 Key Features to Get Right to Complete the Look

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Pin it Everyone loves a twist. There’s a new take on the classic bathroom that we’re seeing over and over, and it’s easy to get the style at home if you’re considering a bathroom makeover. In fact, a modern classic bath can be broken down into three key elements… Pin it Interesting Light Fixtures They   …Continue Reading


LOCAL START UP Sends a Personal Chef to Your Home….

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This Startup Sends a Personal Chef to Your Home to Cook Your Weekly Meals Having a private chef, who caters to your every craving while keeping your waist in line, is no longer a privilege reserved for Hollywood’s elite. With a little help from the Uberfication of everything, there’s now a Cambridge-based startup that will   …Continue Reading


South End Condos Right Now: Even the Priciest Are Cheaper Than in Back Bay

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Dave Levy via Flickr There are fewer neighborhoods in the Greater Boston region changing faster and forevermore-er than the South End. Could there be a better time, then, to deep dive into what condos go for in the bustling enclave? Real estate research site NeighborhoodX has done just that, charting market-rate condos currently on the   …Continue Reading


Trader Joe’s to Close All Stores by 2017

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In a surprising press release this morning, Trader Joe’s announced they will be closing all 457 locations by January 2017. The company has been having financial problems for a while, and with online sales and so many new organic food stores opening competition has been incredibly stiff. The past year they have been slashing prices to combat their main   …Continue Reading


Craziest Factoids About the Still Red-Hot Sneaker Craze

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On Saturday, July 13, legions of sneakerheads will descend on Pier 36 in Manhattan for the arrival of Sneaker Con, a kicks convention where admission costs $15 and the average pair of sneakers sells for about $250 — some running as much as 17.5 times their original price. Sneaker Con visited Miami earlier this summer,   …Continue Reading


Workplaces Aren’t As Open As You’d Think

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The office of the future is still a ways off, according to a massive new study of office space design and engagement conducted on behalf of office furniture company Steelcase. Engagement + The Global Workplace looked at the link between worker engagement and their physical environment. According to Chris Congdon, the company’s Global Research Director,   …Continue Reading


Local James Beard Award Nominees for 2016

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A handful of local names made the James Beard awards semifinalist list, which was released last month. Today, the James Beard Foundation narrowed down the field, announcing the nominees for this year’s awards. Winners will be announced at an event in Chicago on May 2. Here are the Massachusetts contenders for 2016 James Beard awards; see Eater.com   …Continue Reading


Bostons SMALLEST Condos and what they are asking..

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Remember when micro-apartments were going to be the biggest Boston real estate trend of the early 21st century, the salve for the city’s absurdly expensive housing market, and the game-changer re: attracting (and retaining) young people? No? Well, they were. And, to explain them, analysts, public officials, and journalists often cited those existing Boston apartments   …Continue Reading


The Rise of Boston’s Seaport District

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Blog By: Katelyn Roeser The Seaport District is a historical area located on the harbor of Boston, Massachusetts which is under a total transformation from abandoned warehouses and factories to an urban hotspot. The surrounding locations such as Faneuil Hall, the Financial District, and the North End open up a perfect opportunity for this rising   …Continue Reading


Boston: A Changing City?

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It’s been 50 years since Boston’s last planning effort. In October 2014, Mayor Martin J. Walsh released the plan of “Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030”. Boston has a consistent growing population; by the year 2030, Boston plans to see more than 700,000 residents (based on the Metropolitan Area Planning Council Data). A number that   …Continue Reading


Check out Boston’s Newest Restaurant Patios

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  Looking for a place to have a few cocktails and grab a bite outside? Check out this list Thrillist compiled of Boston’s newest outdoor dining patios. After the winter we have had you deserve it!


6 Overrated Food Icons in Boston

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“Overrated” dining is in the eye (mouth?) of the beholder. So over the last week we took to Twitter to ask Boston: what places, plates and trends don’t live up to the hype? Based on some of the responses, we’ve pulled together this list. Dead on? Off base? Tell us in the comments. Pastries at   …Continue Reading


What To Do This Week 3/23/2015

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If you thought this was going to be just a ho-hum week, think again. There are plenty of events happening between now and Thursday to get excited about – including concerts, beer dinners and fundraisers. Here’s what we recommend penciling in this week. Monday 2015 Boston Nightlife Awards – 8 p.m. to Midnight – Howl at the Moon   …Continue Reading


Shopping for a City Bicycle

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5 Pro Tips: Shopping for a City Bicycle A city bike – a bicycle built for navigating potholes, traffic, and schlepping your groceries – can be a wonderful primary mode of transportation for getting around daily. So maybe you’ve decided to join the ranks of city bicyclists pedaling about, but you aren’t sure where to   …Continue Reading


Take a min to learn about wine before you drink it…..

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Mens Style / Wintergreen

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Garb: Wintergreen Uncrate Quarterly ($15-$50). Christopher Raeburn Parka ($610). Todd Snyder Double Layer Tee ($95). Denham Bolt Skinny Jeans ($230). Converse All-star Chuck ’70 Sneakers ($85). Winter-Session Snap Wallet ($90). Patek Philippe Watch ($8,800). Herschel Supply Network Pouch ($25). Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Balm ($33). Persol Steve McQueen Folding Sunglasses ($350). Tanner Goods Key Lanyard   …Continue Reading


Pepe’s Pizza Heading to Boston

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Chefs Dale Talde and Joy Crump branch out. BOSTON— After an earlier deal fell through in late 2014, looks like iconic New Haven pizzeria Frank Pepe is making a second attempt at Boston expansion: Eater Boston reports another deal is stewing for Frank Pepe (known colloquially as “Pepe’s”) somewhere in the metro area. According to early reports, the   …Continue Reading


Best Boston Snow Pics

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Boston “TILT” Photos

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The Netflix for Movie Tickets Is Here and It’s Free for 2 Weeks

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  If you’re on the hunt for cheap movie tickets to theaters in the Boston area—maybe to see a newly Oscar-nominated film?—there’s a new coming attraction to check out. Starting this month local AMC Theatres will let you attend movie showings for a monthly subscription—up to one movie a day, if you feel like it. The subscription   …Continue Reading


5 Best Places to Be in Boston on Super Bowl Sunday

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1.  Boston Sports Bars Patriots fans will pack every sports bar in Boston – and we have plenty of them!  You can expect all the sports bars around Fenway and TD Garden to be packed, but with plenty of big screens, you’ll have a good chance at a great view. Check out these Boston bars   …Continue Reading


Ace in the Hole The Gallows Group goes all-in for doughnuts.

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Rebecca Roth Gullo and Seth Yaffe work in the same restaurant and live blocks away from each other. But it took them traveling separately nearly 1,000 miles to Chicago to hatch the idea for Blackbird, the Gallows Group’s doughnut and coffee shop slated to open this month in the South End. In the spring of   …Continue Reading


Residential tower to join offices on Boston’s skyline

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On a Boston skyline dominated by office towers, John Hancock and the Pru are about to get a new neighbor: A 60-story tower of ultra high-end condos that will be the city’s tallest residential building. The $700 million project — next to the Christian Science Plaza — got a huge boost Tuesday when Four Seasons   …Continue Reading


Cool Camera Packs Selfie-Friendly Fundamentals

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It’s cameras like this that put entry-level DSLRs on the ropes. The Fujiflim X-A2 is the newest entry-level compact camera from Fujifilm, a powerful, hip little device designed for the Instagram generation. It features an advanced, high-resolution sensor, a selfie-friendly flip screen display and — perhaps most importantly — access to Fuji’s lineup of X-Series lenses. It’s an   …Continue Reading


IKEA SEKTION New Kitchen Cabinet Guide:

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IKEA SEKTION New Kitchen Cabinet Guide: Photos , sizes and design ideas!!! IKEA’s new kitchen cabinet system hits the stores on February 2nd. To help you plan your dream kitchen, as promised in our earlier inside scoop post, we’ve got need-to-know details ahead of time. Here’s inside info on everything from price to measurements, features   …Continue Reading


11 Things You Didn’t Know About Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee

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Dunkin’ Donuts is arguably better know for its coffee than its doughnuts — it’s one of America’s most popular coffee spots. The chain sells everything from Dunkin’ branded K-cups to cookie-flavored lattes. To keep quality high, Dunkin’ Donuts employs two chief taste-testers who over see the entire coffee operation. The Boston Globe profiled Hélène Marsot, one of the   …Continue Reading


How To Measure Windows for Blinds

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Now that the walls at the Florida condo are white, we’re faced with the pricey proposition of ordering shades for the windows. The former owner had installed sheer fabric honeycomb blinds. While they’re quite practical, they’re not our style. And, since we’ve painted, they look horrendous. The walls are bright white, but the blinds are the   …Continue Reading


Boston holds steady in fourth-quarter residential rents

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Eric Convey Web Editor- Boston Business Journal Email  |  Twitter The vacancy rate for apartments in Boston held relatively steady at 4.3 percent in the fourth quarter, according to new research by real estate shop Reis Inc. The figure put Boston 43rd among 79 major metropolitan areas for which Reis provided data and is almost unchanged from the   …Continue Reading