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What It Means to Be From Boston

Dana King | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Dana King

Even more so, I want to focus on the positives that have come from these events and the true meaning of what it means to be a Bostonian. This is what it means to be from Boston.

Compelling New Children's Book With Autistic Heroine

Henry Miller | Posted 04.02.2014 | Books
Henry Miller

Acclaimed children's book author Sara Hoagland Hunter has written a captivating and compelling new book with an unusual twist -- its heroine is autistic.

10 Of The Best Retirement Spots -- And You'll Never Guess What State They're In

Moira McGarvey | Posted 02.25.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

When many of us think of retirement locations, we think of warm balmy breezes and palm trees, or the hot craggy terrain of the Southwest. But some people, especially those who have spent their lives in New England, opt to find a little piece of heaven right there. People actually do retire in Maine, although many have an escape plan for January and February for someplace to warm their toes.

Winter Blast Dumps Snow On New England

AP | Posted 02.17.2014 | Green

BOSTON (AP) — The latest blast of snow to hit New England dumped more than a foot in part of Massachusetts and packed heavy winds that left thousand...

The Benefits of Running in Subzero Temperatures

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Right now is gut-check time. Not many runners are out there on the roads and trails right now. If you see one, you know at least three things about them: 1. They're serious, 2. They're tough, 3. They're suffering stoically.

Miami Revelers in 7 Degrees Fahrenheit?

Heidi Legg | Posted 03.03.2014 | Miami
Heidi Legg

For almost a decade, a gathering of Miami families led by patriarch Ralph Penalver and his wife Ana, includes his three brothers and additional families and friends.

Winter Storm Dumps Nearly 2 Feet Of Snow On Massachusetts

AP | MICHELLE R. SMITH and RODRIQUE NGOWI | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

BOSTON (AP) — Homeowners and motorists dug out across the white-blanketed Northeast on Friday as extreme cold ushered in by the storm threatened fin...

Winter Storm Bears Down On Northeast

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN and RODRIQUE NGOWI | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

BOSTON (AP) — A strong winter storm slammed the Northeast with stiff winds and punishing cold on Thursday, dumping nearly 2 feet of snow in parts of...

What New England Can Teach The World About Living Well

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Our Living Well, On Location series explores cities and countries from around the world. How do other people pursue health and happiness? We're going ...

Snow Blankets Parts Of New England

AP | RIK STEVENS | Posted 02.17.2014 | Green

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Crews worked through the night to clear roads in time for the morning commute Wednesday and school was canceled or starting lat...

Why an Asian-American in Scotland Is Mourning Nelson Mandela

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Helen I. Hwang

I grew up as one of the few Asians in a predominantly white, small Catholic New England town. Every day on the school bus and in the school hallways, I was getting punched, spat at and getting my hair pulled for simply not being white.

Putting the Brakes on Natural Gas

John B. Kassel | Posted 02.08.2014 | Green
John B. Kassel

It's time once again for a regional commitment to keep New England on the forefront of clean energy and climate progress.

The Importance of Art Conservation: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The conservator can talk about the nuts and bolts while I try and figure out what was going on in the artist's head and eye. In this case, what did Homer see, how did he chose to paint it, why that and how did he execute it.

Give a Book at Thanksgiving

Christian Zabriskie | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Christian Zabriskie

It is a reward for a child's work, a distraction to keep them out from under foot, a spot to find quiet amidst holiday chaos, and an alternative to TV as a way to sleep off the feast. It works to this day. I invite you to join in my family's tradition. Give your loved ones a book at Thanksgiving.

Selling Your Soul in Salem

Greig Lamont | Posted 12.31.2013 | Travel
Greig Lamont

Despite this glorious genealogy, this historical pedigree, its cultural lineage, its tradition, and its heritage, today Salem has been reduced to prostituting itself to oddballs in costumes who gawk at gravestones and hanker for "museums" filled with broomsticks and bric-a-brac.

Stop! Ylvis' New Massachusettes Song. Now.

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.23.2013 | Comedy

Hey, remember Ylvis? You know, those crazy Norwegian dudes who brought us "What Does The Fox Say?" Of course you remember them, because that music...

SNHU President Grants Aspiring Film Student $160K and More: Luck and Talent Connect Laura Martinelli and Paul LeBlanc at NFTE Finals

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.21.2013 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

"She said, 'you'll cover everything?' And I said, 'yes, we'd cover everything.' She got teary, her mother got teary, and next thing you knew, it was a cry fest."

Last Weeks for Maine Sublime: Frederic Church's Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 12.14.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

It is still not too late to see Maine Sublime: Frederic Church's Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin -- a gem of a small exhibit which closes October 27th

Three Days in Ogunquit, Maine

Lisa Dworkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Lisa Dworkin

Arrive in Maine mid-day. If you're coming from the south, which most of you are, take "The Yorks/Ogunquit" exit off of I-95. Rather than turning left toward Ogunquit at Rt. 1, go straight into Stonewall Kitchen's parking lot.

The Small New England College: Endangered or Sustainable?

Jay Halfond | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Jay Halfond

New England's rich mosaic of over 150 colleges and universities is potentially at risk. This region of the United States has been the world's academic mecca for much of the past century. But there are early warning signs and concerns of possible upheaval.

Where to See New England's Best Fall Foliage

Viator | Posted 09.23.2013 | Travel
Viator

Every fall, New England rolls out a foliage carpet dressed in blazing oranges and reds, yellows and purples. It's the perfect time to visit the region. If you're planning a trip to the region, here are the most stunning places to see fall foliage state-by-state.

This Connecticut Town Is Full Of Wonders

AP | HELEN O'NEILL | Posted 11.18.2013 | Travel

LITCHFIELD, Conn. (AP) — The demoiselle crane moved delicately across the field, arched her long, silver-grey neck and offered an elaborate bow. The...

New England's Ultimate Road Trip: Rolling Along Route 7

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.03.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Rout 7 is U.S. highway, but it doesn't read like it was ever a road for moving goods or getting where you need to go.

How a Groundbreaking Art Show About Contemporary Islam Came to Rural New England

Aziz Sohail | Posted 10.27.2013 | Arts
Aziz Sohail

We were initially concerned that Islam Contemporary might not be well received in this small New England city, but we were quite wrong.

My Summer Vacation: Tanzania or Maine-ia

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Travel
Randee Mia Berman

Don't know much about geometry. But I do know this: Summer = Vacation. It's a simple algebraic equation.