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Three Boston Food Festivals to Check Out This June

Wed, 28 May 2014 19:36:10 +00002014-05-28T19:36:10Z

(image) Food, glorious food ... if you're looking for an excuse to pig out, June in Boston provides it. Here are just three food festivals scheduled around town this month (check out 10 festivals in June to see even more).

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Boston Pride Week Parties 2014

Sun, 25 May 2014 17:23:50 +00002014-05-25T17:23:50Z

(image) For better or worse, Boston has had a reputation as a ho-hum, Cinderella city. But with the new late-night T service, we've started coming out of our collective shells to show that we can rival other world-class cities in terms of nightlife.

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MBTA Unveils Countdown Clocks, Arrival Info, and Maps

Sat, 24 May 2014 14:10:59 +00002014-05-24T14:10:59Z

(image) In light of the MBTA's new fare increase and recent bad press (including last week's bus accident near Newton's Mass Pike overpass), you--or those around you--are probably grousing about the ...

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Five Reasons to Visit the New Assembly Square

Fri, 23 May 2014 17:01:37 +00002014-05-23T17:01:37Z

(image) If you haven't been out to visit the revamped Assembly Square in Somerville (now rebranded as Assembly Row), you're in for a big surprise. The former ho-hum strip mall--which, admittedly, was more than a little depressing and a bit of an eyesore--is all spruced up, with even more improvements on the way.

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Boston #1 in U.S. for Walking Commuters

Wed, 14 May 2014 19:58:46 +00002014-05-14T19:58:46Z

(image) I've talked before about how Boston is a great city for walking - it's compact in size, full of interesting routes to explore, and well-connected with public transportation both downtown and in outlying suburbs. But increasingly, walking isn't just for leisure or exercise: WBUR...

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New Public Food Market Coming to Boston's Greenway

Sun, 11 May 2014 11:12:47 +00002014-05-11T11:12:47Z

(image) Think Seattle's Pike Place Market, or Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market, but right in downtown Boston: The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has approved plans for a new 45-vendor food market just off Boston's Rose Kennedy Greenway.

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Hubway Bike-Sharing Reopens for 2014

Sat, 10 May 2014 16:38:04 +00002014-05-10T16:38:04Z

(image) Hubway, the popular bike-sharing service, is back and open for rentals.

Building on the success of the 2013 season, Hubway has installed new stations in and around greater Boston, including locations at Day Boulevard in South Boston, Harvard University Housing at Soldiers Field Park in Cambridge, and Washington Square in Brookline, among other locales. Check the Hubway map to see current stations (140 in all at press time) and their available bikes and docks, as well as to submit a request for new stations in or near where you live and work.

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Boston Chefs Barbara Lynch, Jamie Bissonnette Win James Beard Awards

Wed, 07 May 2014 19:23:29 +00002014-05-07T19:23:29Z

(image) We in Boston know that our restaurants are world-class - and now we've got further proof. Two of the city's most celebrated chefs, Barbara Lynch and Jamie Bissonette, have new national accolades: Both received James Beard Awards for 2014. For those working in the food and beverage industry, there is no higher honor than receiving a James Beard Award (think of it as the Academy Awards of chefs, sommeliers, foodies, cookbook authors, and the like).

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Boston Restaurants Go All Out for Mother's Day

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:22:51 +00002014-04-30T18:22:51Z

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Next to Valentine's Day, there may be no busier day at Boston-area restaurants than Mother's Day. Whether you want to take Mom out for brunch or dinner (or both), there's a restaurant to suit her tastes. Just make sure you call for reservations early - on this always-popular day, tables will be going fast.

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Prepare for Extra Traffic, Detours During 2014 Graduations

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:57:45 +00002014-04-23T19:57:45Z

(image) May is a fantastic time to be a Bostonian - the days are long, the weather is pleasant, gorgeous gardens are in bloom. You can walk around outside without all the layers of winter, and (hopefully) without April's umbrella. And the many university graduations mean that soon the city will be less congested (for the summer months, at least).

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