NECANN Boston is back: live and in-person. The region's largest cannabis industry trade show returns to the Hynes CC.
More in-person shows are on tap from Illinois and Vermont to Oklahoma and Maine in 2021 and 2022. Almost two years since it's last in-person trade show, the New England Cannabis Convention returned from an extended pandemic timeout Friday - kicking off a run of "comeback" shows with a three-day stop in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center.Read full story
Thousands of dollars in funding are up for grabs in MA and RI for the best business "pitches" to Brockton-based bank.
HarborOne Bank has opened its sixth small business pitch contest to entrepreneurs in Rhode Island as well as Massachusetts. The final days are winding down on an opportunity for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses in two New England states to make their pitch for up to $10,000 in funding from a Massachusetts bank.Read full story
Here's an idea: Cash-flow your house and move somewhere fun. Hot rental markets enable lifestyle changes for Americans.
Consider packing up the house and hitting the road. You might just make some money. New data from Zillow.com shows that popular metro areas such as Atlanta, Memphis, and Miami have higher average monthly rents than most mortgage payments in those same cities. In fact, more than 60 percent (33) of the 50 largest U.S. metro areas have the same market condition: the monthly cost to rent is generally higher than a mortgage payment.Read full story
Is America's housing market ready for a breath? New data from Redfin suggests it is easing just enough to help buyers.
Home prices are still climbing in key markets across America, according to new data from the Seattle-based brokerage Redfin. But signs are starting to emerge of a "less hectic" housing market and a possible move toward more normalized conditions.Read full story
This world-class runner is already a real American hero. And her big race for Team USA hasn't even happened yet.
AHN - American Household Heroes. Noelle Lambert's standout athletic career was tragically interrupted five years ago when she lost her left leg in a moped accident on Martha's Vineyard. But the Division 1 women's lacrosse player from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell was seemingly born to compete. Following intense treatment, rehabilitation, and training she rejoined her UMass teammates - scoring a goal in her first game following the life-changing crash.Read full story
Oregon writer Jeffrey Michael Tinkham thought there was a good novel in late night talk show hosts. He was right.
A little Q&A with the creator of Teddy Baxter and 'Talk Show.'. It's a long way from Belmont, Massachusetts to Silverton, Oregon. But as author Jeffrey Michael Tinkham explains, it's sort of a long way from Silverton to just about anywhere. That includes Portland, which is technically just "an hour and change" by car. But "a million miles away, really," he says.Read full story
A beautiful mission is underway in Boston: Helping to rescue a hard-hit business category that focuses on personal care.
Tricia D. Young dedicated her career to supporting entrepreneurs and microbusinesses. Now she is leading an effort to rescue an entire sector that is part of every Main Street economy.Read full story
World record-holder Becca Pizzi has run more in a week than most will in a lifetime. Her story inspires folks everyday.
Massachusetts woman conquered one of the greatest feats in marathon running. Twice. Her "legacy in progress" includes raising scholarship funds for student athletes in her hometown.Read full story
It's harder for Black Americans to buy a home than whites. Even on $400k a year. Redfin study shows race disparities.
New survey data from the Seattle-based real estate brokerage Redfin shows a "measurable difference in the homebuying experience" between Black and white Americans. The Redfin 'Homeownership and Race Survey' found disparities are partly rooted in "greater financial and generational barriers" for Black homebuyers trying to compete in one of the hottest real estate markets in years. The survey polled more than 1,500 respondents in the first week of June - with 238 of those surveyed identifying themselves as Black and 499 identifying themselves as white, according to Redfin's report and a June 29 press release announcing the findings.Read full story
It's true: You CAN find a house for nearly $20 million in New Hampshire. Actually, right now there are two of them.
You'll pay around $75,000 per month in mortgage payments for either of these luxury estates in North Hampton and Wolfeboro, NH. Nobody's living free in these two luxury New Hampshire homes. But you could definitely die happy if you've got the fortune to buy one.Read full story
These new car buyers helped drive funding for local charities just by going to the right dealership. Over $20k raised.
A White River Junction auto dealership told potential customers their car purchases would benefit three area charities. Now the organizations are splitting more than $20,000 to help support their respective missions.Read full story
Comedy meets venture capital? MA-based HubSpot looks to 'Shake Up' business programming with new podcast.
New business-focused podcast will mix tough questions for business innovators with humor and offbeat conversation. It will be comedy meets venture capital to form the two-person host team on a new podcast being launched by Massachusetts-based marketing giant HubSpot.Read full story
You're on top of the world if you can buy this Boston penthouse. It's $45 million to live very large at 60 stories high.
Some lucky buyer's agent will score $450,000 if their client pulls the trigger. So far it's 314 days and counting on the market at Zillow.com. Look at it this way: the average mortgage balance in Massachusetts is $261,000. For just $217,000 you can afford the most opulent penthouse living imaginable - with perfect, panoramic views of virtually everything downtown Boston has to offer.Read full story
It's a sellers' market in Massachusetts for residential real estate. You can't get near most homes for less than $500K.
Competition is fierce. Multiple buyers angling for an edge on every listing. The most popular communities desired by many families have nothing for less than $1.2 million. Home prices in Massachusetts have hit the stratosphere - climbing by more than 25 percent since June 2020 and remaining at median prices well over $500,000 for single-family houses across the state.Read full story
Boston-based developer leads effort to create super-sustainable apartment tower in The Bronx, NY.
Work is almost complete on 425 Grand Concourse. The tower has been topped off and more than 75 percent of the building is completed. A Boston-based development company is nearing completion on a project in The Bronx, NY that will likely be the most sustainable apartment housing community ever built in the United States.Read full story
Try made-to-order family dinner for a mealtime change of pace at home. Run the kitchen like a restaurant for one night.
AHN - Eat and Run. I love eating dinner with my family. In fact, we all enjoy eating dinner together - whether it's home around the family table or out at a restaurant. Meal time is great family time, and that's something to be savored just as much as the food on your plate.Read full story
Being a boater on your bucket list? There's a better way than buying a boat and being broke because you bought it.
Monthly fee boat clubs and other alternatives to ownership can help you fulfill that dream without the huge financial commitment and other hassles. There's a joke about the greatest day in your life being the day you buy a boat: and the second greatest day being the day you get rid of it.Read full story
Fighting to stay on the page: Author Kyle Darcy's words are put through the paces before he allows them to make the cut.
Boston-based writer suggests a third book is in the mix to accompany 2010's 'Under Current Conditions' and 2020's 'Under The Impression.'. Kyle Darcy's first novel isn't just loosely based on his own life. It's more of a firm grip on the reality he lived for nine weeks in 1999.Read full story
Be careful in the water! Not because of the sharks. Because of the sewage. Record rainfall washes filth into MA beaches.
The record July rainfall in Massachusetts means water quality at some beaches is iffy at best. You are likely swimming with sewage or other filth if you dive into the ocean a day or two after a major storm.Read full story