Category Archives: Boston

5th Annual Local Craft Brewfest is Friday, Nov 21st

Boston Local Craft Festival, Craft BeerIf you love craft brews then make note of the Local Food Festival annual Local Craft Brewfest next Friday.  This is your chance to sample some of New England’s best brews.   beverages and food while enjoying spectacular views of the Boston Harbor waterfront and great live music by local musicians.

Where:  Moakley U.S. Courthouse
When: Friday, November 21 from 6pm-9:30pm
Admission: $47 (includes beverage and food tastings and entertainment)

Tickets are on sale now.  For more information about the annual festival or to purchase tickets visit their website, bostonlocalfoodfestival.com.

Southie condominium near Broadway MBTA Station approved

Boston real estate, SouthieCity Point Place has been given the green light to redevelop a lot at 150 West Broadway Street in South Boston; near the corner of B Street and W. Broadway.

Two existing structures will be razed to make way for a five-story mixed-use development that will contain 24 condominium units as well as 32 on-site parking spaces.  The developer has said they plan to commence construction of the project next spring.  Bookmark their BRA page to stay up to date on this project if you are interested:  BRA 150 West Broadway.

Boston’s first marijuana dispensary named

Boston Common Frog Pond ice skating rink

Frog Pond ice skatingRumor has it that the Boston Common Frog Pond ice skating rink is ready to open. There had been speculation it would open this past weekend but it didn’t seem to happen.  To find out when the Boston Common Frog Pond ice skating rink opens, like their facebook page, www.facebook.com/BostonFrogPond or follow them on Twittah, @BosComFrogPond.

Boston on tumblr

Boston Public GardenThe Boston Globe now has a tumblr page that encourages the public to upload photos of Boston. Some of these pictures are really beautiful and worth checking out.  If you’ve never been to Boston, the images will provide some wonderful views of our neighborhoods, architecture and people.  If you are far from home, this tumblr page will certainly make you nostalgic and want to come back and visit. Feel free to share your photos on the Globe’s tumblr site – they make it very easy to do, just clicking a couple of buttons.  I’ve also added this to my blogroll in the right margin of my blog so you can check it as often as you like.

Boston Athenaeum open house 12-4PM today

Boston AthenaeumLast week I wrote about today’s Boston Athenaeum open house which is today from Noon to 4PM.  With the weekend weather in Boston a bust, finding cool things to do indoors is a must so check out the open house.

Did you know the Boston Athenaeum is one of the oldest independent libraries in the US? It is also one of only sixteen extant membership libraries; meaning that patrons pay a yearly subscription fee to use the Athenæum’s service.

Boston Athenaeum Open House Noon – 4pm at 10 1/2 Beacon Street

Boston’s longest serving mayor, Tom Menino, has died

Thomas MeninoMayor Menino’s battle with cancer ended today according to the Boston Globe. Mayor Tom Menino was Boston’s longest serving Mayor, first taking office back in 1993 and leaving office last year due to his illness.  Over that time he helped transform Boston into a more progressive and open city that welcomed everyone; including the LGBT community. He is missed.

More here on Boston.com.