Kevin Flynn: Growing up in an Irish iron-worker family was good for about 50 percent laughs and 50 percent life lessons.
Comedian Kevin Flynn's latest one-man show is called Fear of Heights. He performs at The Rockwell in Somerville on Saturday, November 13 at 9:30 p.m. Massachusetts comic and all-purpose talent Kevin Flynn has packed several exciting and impressive careers into the past 35 years or so.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
Would you pay $400k for this garage-sized tiny house? Banks won't finance the mini home, but cash will close the deal.
With just 251 square feet of living space, 1295 Boylston Street in Newton, MA is about the size of a good one-car garage. How much good living can you do in a house that's smaller than the typical garage? At least one home seller in Massachusetts thinks the little lifestyle is worth about $400,000.Read full story
Don't look now but your mortgage probably just went up. New analysis says average monthly house payments increased $50.
Seattle-based Redfin reports the average monthly mortgage payment nationwide rose $50 in the six-week period ending October 3. Meanwhile seller asking prices are at record highs.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
Affording rent as a nurse or teacher often means living in a smaller, older home. Zillow.com studies rent affordability.
Housing choices for keeping rent costs affordable are limited in many cities and metro areas. In some cases just a small fraction of all available rentals. America's teaching and nursing professionals are struggling to keep up with the skyrocketing cost of rental housing as monthly rents set new records in cities and metro areas from coast to coast, according to a new analysis by Zillow. The challenge to keep rents affordable means choosing smaller, older homes - dramatically limiting the choices these workers have.Read full story
This Boston-area artist reopened the door to his original passion when the pandemic slowed his commercial work down.
Massachusetts artist and graphic designer Alfred D'Angelo is a unique talent, a small business owner, and a very active networker. Artistic pursuit can be a living, a passion, and an outlet for the deepest and most impactful creative expressions from within. For Alfred D'Angelo, it's all of the above.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
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
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