A Weekend in Boston | Where to Go, What to See, Where to Stay
This post may contain affiliate links which means I receive a small commission at no cost to you when you make a purchase. Make the most of a weekend in Boston. You don’t want to miss out on some must-see places, so use this guide to plan your trip.
Connectivity, Innovation, and Inclusion: An Overview of Project Boston-Wide.
In this article, we take a closer look at Project Boston-Wide and how it uses connectivity, innovation, and inclusion to positively impact the lives of Bostonians. We explore how they use technology to connect people to resources and create new opportunities for economic development. We will also discuss how the Boston Scope project can create a more just and inclusive cityscape. Through this project, we can see how access to the digital world can improve the quality of life for citizens of all backgrounds and abilities. Finally, we will discuss how the impact of this project extends far beyond the city of Boston. By creating a fairer cityscape and providing people with the resources they need, the Boston-scale project is a great example of how technology can be used to create a better society.
Cross-state smuggling of menthol cigarettes and flavored e-cigarettes on the rise in Massachusetts
BOSTON, MA. - Lawmakers and tobacco inspectors in Massachusetts are urging the state to tighten its already stringent tobacco and nicotine laws even further to combat the flourishing black market that has developed since the historic flavor ban went into effect. The ban, passed in 2019, was the first of its kind in the nation and prohibited the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored e-cigarettes.
This Week in History: Boston Was First to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day
If you enjoy this article, be sure to click "follow" to be one of the first to know when I publish. Boston has a long and proud history of celebrating St. Patrick's Day. In fact, Bostonians were the first to celebrate the holiday in North America. The tradition dates back to March 17, 1737, when the city's Irish community came together to honor their homeland and the Patron Saint of Ireland. The celebration was a gesture of solidarity among the city's new Irish immigrants.
Lawmakers in Massachusetts demand answers from FDIC on collapse of Silicon Valley Bank
BOSTON, MA. - Lawmakers in Massachusetts are demanding answers from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) regarding the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the nation's 16th largest bank. Axios has learned that Rep. Jake Auchincloss (D-Mass.) has requested a meeting with FDIC officials from the Treasury Department to discuss the situation.
From Boston Tea Party to Battle of Bunker Hill: The Road to American Revolution
The American Revolution was a time of great change in the history of the United States. It was a period marked by protest, rebellion, and the quest for independence. In this article, we will explore the key events that led to the American Revolution, including the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Massachusetts lawmakers consider bill to restore voting rights to convicted felons
BOSTON, MA. - Legislation to restore voting rights to convicted felons is being considered in the Commonwealth, with lawmakers proposing a change to a policy that has been in place for decades. The proposed bill would enable everyone in prison to vote, while another would change the state Constitution.
Visiting Boston With Dogs
BOSTON - When traveling to Boston with Fido, the first thing you should do is to get your dog on a leash. Although a leash may not be necessary, having your dog on a leash and a carrier is a good idea in any large city.
The Great Molasses Flood of 1919: A Tragic and Preventable Disaster
On January 15, 1919, a sticky and deadly disaster struck the city of Boston, as a massive wave of molasses swept through the streets and claimed the lives of 21 people. On January 15, 1919, the bustling city of Boston was shaken by an unexpected and catastrophic event. A wave of sticky, molasses-colored liquid rushed through the streets, destroying everything in its path and claiming the lives of 21 people. This disaster, known as the Great Molasses Flood, was one of the most bizarre and tragic industrial accidents in American history.
Do you know these 8 Edgar Allan Poe sites on the east coast?
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary … about how many Edgar Allan Poe sites there are on the east coast and why I needed to solve this mystery. I’d been on a road trip for over a year as I made my way up the east coast. The trip took several months, and as I went, I became confused; it seemed like every major city I visited had an Edgar Allan Poe house, room, site or museum. But how many could there be, I wondered? As I drove, they kept popping up, so I decided to figure out how this happened.
Laugh-Out-Loud Hilarious: 'The Comedy Of Errors' Opens This Week!
(SAUGUS, MASSACHUSETTS) The Theatre Company of Saugus has announced their winter-season show, The Comedy of Errors, starts this Friday- and it's one play you won't want to miss!
Proposed amendment aims to make Massachusetts Constitution more inclusive
BOSTON, MA. - Legislators in Massachusetts are considering a new bill that proposes an amendment to the state's Constitution to remove gendered language. The proposal would replace "he" with "the person" in all constitutional instances.
Tax loophole connected to "Millionaires Tax" may cost Massachusetts up to $600M
BOSTON, MA. - Lawmakers in Massachusetts may face a tough decision that could impact the state's public education and transportation systems. A new study indicates that the Commonwealth could lose up to $600 million in annual revenue if lawmakers fail to close a tax loophole related to the recently enacted "Millionaires Tax." The loophole allows taxpayers with extremely high incomes to maximize their exemption from the new law by filing their federal taxes jointly with a spouse and their state taxes separately.
The Mystery: The First Gay President in American History
The history of the United States is full of interesting and controversial figures, but few have generated as much intrigue and speculation as James Buchanan, the 15th President of the United States. Buchanan, who served as President from 1857 to 1861, has long been rumored to have been the first gay President in American history, though the evidence for this claim is not entirely clear.
Massachusetts proposes "Baby Bonds" to reduce racial wealth gap
BOSTON, MA. - A new legislative proposal called "Baby Bonds" has been introduced in Massachusetts to address racial wealth inequality in the state. The government will oversee investments for newborn children in low-income households with limited wealth creation opportunities.
Boston Fast Food Burger Place Adds the Ultimate Comfort Food to Its Menu
Looking for a deliciously comforting meal to indulge in this winter season?. Look no further than Smashburger - the fast-casual burger joint that has taken America by storm. In celebration of Singles Awareness Day, Smashburger has introduced a new menu item that is sure to satisfy all your comfort food cravings: the S'mac & Cheese Burger.
Massachusetts considers a $400 million investment to improve municipal roads and bridges
BOSTON, MA. - Massachusetts is considering new legislation allowing the government to borrow $400 million to fund improvements to roads and bridges owned by local communities. The bill, entitled "An Act Financing Improvements to Municipal Roads and Bridges," would provide funds through Chapter 90 grants for the next two fiscal years to each of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts.
A record number of Bostonians are considering moving to this idyllic coastal town
A new Redfin report is chronicling the Great Migration currently happening in America. Larger city dwellers are starting to move to smaller cities and more remote areas. Now that many knowledge workers can work remotely from anywhere they have Internet access, they have newfound freedom to live where they please, hours away from their employer's headquarters. And they're starting to take advantage of it.
Massachusetts: New England to witness rain and snow mix late tonight, blustery winds in Central and Eastern Regions
News Recap: A rain and snow mix is expected in New England tonight, followed by sunny and windy conditions on Tuesday. Record-breaking high temperatures are expected by Thursday and Friday, but a cold front is approaching bringing showers and stronger winds. A return to colder weather is expected by Friday night before temperatures warm up again. The forecast is being closely monitored for any changes, with mainly minor tweaks expected. Clouds are increasing due to a potent shortwave disturbance, and mild temperatures are expected to last through the week. Blustery winds persist across central and eastern Massachusetts.
New Massachusetts gun ban bill changes language to target any weapon with a semiautomatic mechanism
BOSTON, MA. - Massachusetts recently introduced a new bill, HD.353, to regulate firearms in the state. The bill is comprehensive in its approach and amends several sections of the state's General Laws, including sections 61, 121, 123, 131M, 131Q, 17, 18, 18A, 21A, 22, and 24B of chapter 140 and chapter 265.