Massachusetts financial advisor and writer is an inspiration to young readers, and a role model for aspiring authors.
Author Michael Lewis serves up an entertaining lesson for young readers on some of the strongest women in history. "Fight Like A Girl" - his fifth book - has Lewis pounding the pavement again as head of his own 'marketing department.'Read full story
A brief history of EA's Madden Football and other football video games as America awaits the release of Madden 23.
Microtransactions and the decline of franchise mode have changed Madden significantly since its peak popularity. Football has been synonymous with American culture for more than half a century.Read full story
It will take $30 million to buy this massive Cape Cod estate; with your own beach and storage for 5,000 bottles of wine.
Your wildest oceanfront property dreams might never conjure up the grandeur and magnificence of one of the most expensive homes on the market in Massachusetts today: a $30 million estate in Osterville on Cape Cod with nearly 300 feet of private beach and every amenity and feature you would expect at such a home.Read full story
Astrology data shows serial killers born under Capricorn had huge body count. Most prolific U.S. murderer was a Cancer.
Jeffrey Dahmer was a Gemini. John Wayne Gacy was a Pisces. Ted Bundy was a Sagittarius. The world's most notorious serial killers have terrorized communities across the U.S. and around the globe through generations going back as far as the mid-19th Century.Read full story
Record low inventory of houses for sale is crushing the spirit of many U.S. homebuyers. Listings plummet 42 percent.
Homeowners who are staying put are building huge equity positions. Buyers who want to move have the odds stacked against them. Zillow analysis shows 19 percent decline in listings from December to January. Lowest level in three years.Read full story
American workers indicate that disrespect and low pay are behind the Great Resignation, according to Pew Research study.
The Pew Research Center surveyed nearly 10,000 American workers to learn more about why such large numbers of people have quit their jobs. American workers have been fleeing jobs in record numbers for over a year now, and a new study has more insights into why: people aren't getting the respect they want from employers.Read full story
Great Resignation, meet Great Migration. New data shows one in three home buyers is pulling up stakes and relocating.
Latest analysis from Redfin.com shows a record number of users were trying to migrate in January. Rent hikes and rising interest rates on home loans are forcing people to move.Read full story
Brave resistance to Russian attack shows "large sense of Ukraine patriotism," says author & USMC veteran Scott Huesing.
Marine infantry veteran of 10 deployments in 60 countries joined the Living in Chaos Podcast with Joe Ligotti and Diamond Boy Luis to discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Bestselling author Scott A. Huesing, a retired U.S. Marine Corps Major, told Living in Chaos Podcast hosts Joe Ligotti and Diamond Boy Luis that he feels “a large sense of Ukraine patriotism” is evident in how the nation’s well-trained armed forces are battling an invasion by Russian troops.Read full story
The 'Guy From Boston' is now 'Living In Chaos' with long-time friend and national radio personality Diamond Boy Luis.
Joe Ligotti proved himself to this top Philadelphia radio veteran. Now they've teamed up to go national with a new podcast. Joe Ligotti "The Guy From Boston" and Philadelphia-based radio executive and national on-air personality Diamond Boy Luis Torres have more than a dozen years of good history between them.Read full story
California represents over a fifth of the value of all homes in America. U.S. housing stock now worth $43.4 trillion.
Zillow.com report says value of all U.S. housing had record $6.9 trillion increase in 2021. America's housing stock is now worth more than $43.4 trillion, according to a new analysis by Zillow. That's more than two and a half times the value of all commercial real estate in the U.S.Read full story
The Salvation Army warming center and shelter in Newburyport will stay open until Monday a.m. Facility on Water Street.
The Salvation Army is keeping its warming center and emergency shelter in Newyburyport open through 9 a.m. on Monday morning January 31 - following a massive winter storm that battered the Massachusetts coastline from north to south and dumped more than two feet of snow in some areas of the state.Read full story
From Everett, MA to Fitchburg, MA - this toy drive joins two communities to support Salvation Army's holiday mission.
Spokesmodel, fitness professional, and best-selling author Mai Tran will never forget what she and her family experienced after fleeing Vietnam following years of war. She'll also never forget the Salvation Army, and how the organization provided crucial support as her family struggled to raise young Mai and five older siblings in central Massachusetts.Read full story
Alleged reneging on deal by Portsmouth City Council restarts lawsuit from McIntyre site developers. New design at issue.
PORTSMOUTH, NH – A development team that has been working for years on a plan to redevelop the federally controlled McIntyre site in downtown Portsmouth is resuming litigation against the City because the developers charge that the City Council and members of a Council sub committee have acted in bad faith on top of reneging on a binding agreement.Read full story
Performer and event producer Gary Marino brings "the kitchen sink" of comedy and music to Peabody's Black Box Theater.
World Gone Crazy Comedy Band headlines a night of variety entertainment on October 16. Peabody show features live music, local stand-up comics and audience interaction. Massachusetts event producer and performer Gary Marino has been mixing comedy and live music since 2011, when he spun a new concept out of the special-event shows his company produces for corporate clients, non-profits, and other organizations. The North Shore native and his World Gone Crazy Comedy Band brings Marino's latest production to Peabody's Black Box Theater on Saturday, October 16 at 8 p.m.Read full story
Sellers want top dollar for homes and aren't shy about asking. But signs emerge that the housing market has slowed.
New data from Redfin shows all-time high for asking prices. But homes are staying on market longer and new listings are on the decline. Home sellers are shooting for the moon with asking prices nationwide reaching an all-time high - even as house sales have slowed, according to new data from Redfin.com.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
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
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
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