Tag Archives: Boston

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.

Boston we have a problem

Boston cost of living While there doesn’t appear to be any shortage of real estate websites talking about the many residential projects underway in Boston, this chart by Jumpshell  makes me wonder if we are developing a city anyone will like in the future.  Part of any city’s appeal is its vibrancy and diversity.  If every building is “luxury apartments” then perhaps we should just decide to create a “luxury city” and kick out anyone who doesn’t fit the right socio-economic-status.

I don’t mean to infer that I’m opposed to these projects nor do I mean to infer that the city isn’t trying to make Boston a home for everyone.  My friend Julian just today Tweeted out an article in The Atlantic Why Middle-Class Americans Can’t Afford to Live in Liberal Cities; clearly Boston isn’t alone with this troubling trend.  For more detail about Boston’s skyrocketing rent explore Jumpshell’s infographic to see median rent prices for studios, 1-4 BR apartments as well as the average rent per person by linking here.

Boston Athenaeum open house Nov. 2nd

Boston AthenaeumOn Sunday, November 2nd the Boston Athenaeum will host an open house that allows the public to come in and visit all twelve stories of this beautiful building; including the fifth floor reading room – only accessible to members.

No plans Sunday, November 2nd?  Head over to Beacon Hill when the Boston Athenaeum will be flinging open their leather -bound doors to the public.

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