It was September in Washington D.C., on a weeknight, just after midnight, and I had a one way ticket to Boston. 21 years young, I had just traded in my marketing job in Seattle for a year serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA with YouthBuild USA. And, I was without a place to live when the Greyhound pulled up to the curb.
The early twentieth century was an age of immigration -- millions left Europe in despair, defeat or fear to make new lives in America. My family history is not much different from that of other immigrants, but with one big deviation: two generations arrived from Europe and two later generations returned!
Americans have celebrated Independence Day with fireworks displays since the country's first Fourth of July in 1777. Today, the fireworks industry is big business, with average Americans spending millions of dollars on retail fireworks every year.
If you're an editor like myself, you have a lot of manuscripts to read. If you're a bookseller, you've got to stay on top of what's being published. This summer it seems like most of the editors and booksellers I know are reading A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara's second novel.
The Olympic movement is changing, and it needs great change agents. Boston, I believe in you. We are in this with you. It's time for America to unite around the true opportunity of Boston and its promise to the world as a potential host city of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
I became an American on Nov. 4, 2010, at an elegant ceremony in Great Hall of Bullfinch's Faneuil Hall, Boston, beneath a vast painting of Daniel Webster debating the preservation of the Union with Robert Hayne of South Carolina.
Took my wife to a day game at Fenway Park yesterday, and there are few things better in life than day baseball. Especially at Fenway. I'm glancing at the standings on the Green Monster when I notice an error.
Music festival season is officially upon us! There are close to 50 music festivals happening throughout the summer and early fall which can make it challenging to decide which festival to attend.
This past weekend wasn't just the unofficial start of summer; it's the official start of Pride season. In the coming month the sunlight will not only stay out longer but cities will start flying the rainbow flag to celebrate their LGBT communities.
The evening of May 12th at the South End's wildly popular Bohemian hip spot "The Beehive" was a night to remember.
Have you ever wondered how some of the most viewed websites in the world came about. In the world of travel and sharing of travel experiences, Trip Advisor is a site that is not only user friendly, but also paints a great picture of why some destinations are better than others.
As we struggle to delineate the upper limits of the United States justice system, ideas of human rights and financial concerns render the situation much more complex than ancient forms of punishment and torture. The trial and conviction of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev brings this conflict to the forefront.
Safe Hub Collective, an organization devoted to creating public spaces that are secure for all people, conducted a harassment survey in 2013. Out of the more than 500 participants, 88 percent said they had experienced street harassment in Boston.
It's easy to believe in redemption for yourself. I mean, come on, you aren't that bad. But, do you believe redemption is possible for everyone?
We slaughter the innocent and guilty alike in the United States. As parents, we teach our children that killing is wrong then send them off to war and celebrate when an alleged criminal is put to death.
Ace Atkins is well-known to thriller-lovers everywhere. He was a Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist, has written standalone novels, and is known for his Nick Travers and Quinn Colson series.