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Marina Bay – Boston ferry service starts

Marina Bay QuincyIt just got a lot easier to get to and from Marina Bay in Quincy. A trial ferry service to Squantum Point Park by Marina Bay in Quincy started on August 1st for a 90-day trial program. The 70+ ferry which goes between Quincy and Boston will dock at Rowe’s Wharf.

You can check out the new ferry service schedule here.

Renderings of General Electric’s Boston HQ

Image courtesy General Electric, © Gensler

Image courtesy General Electric, © Gensler

Yesterday boston.com published several renderings of the new global headquarters GE is building and will move into in 2017/2018. The two existing brick buildings that originally housed the NECCO candy company will soon be home to 800+ employees. More renderings of the new headquarters are here.

The Boston Globe also reported that GE’s upcoming complex will house a waterfront dining spot that could have live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

Welcome to Boston General Electric

Median 1-bedroom rentals near MBTA stations

If you rent in Boston, chances are you have a lease that starts on September 1st, which means if you are thinking of moving you probably need to give your notice next week. As you contemplate where you may end up moving, check out this interesting graphic from RentHop.

RentHop has shared the median price of one-bedroom apartments by MBTA subway stop and it also shows how much that one-bedroom rental has either gone up or down over the past year.

Boston apartment, rent

For example, last year renting an apartment in Central Square would have been a cheaper option, but over the past year, rent has jumped 9% near Central Square.

As one might expect, most prices have increased since last year, but some seem to have increased disproportionately.

  • Green Line – Riverside: +$331.25 +22.1%
  • Red Line – Savin Hill: +$258.75 +18.3%
  • Blue Line – Aquarium: +$320 +16.2%
  • Green Line – Boston University: +$250 +13.9%
  • Red Line – Central Square: +$168.75 +9.0%

While it often feels like all the prices in Boston are going up that is not universally true.  Here are some MBTA stops that have seen price drops:

  • Red Line – Mattapan -$268.75 -14.9%
  • Red Line – Butler: -$221.25 -13.4%
  • Orange Line – Community College: -$173.75 -7.8%
  • Green Line – Lechmere: -$150 -6.8%
  • Blue Line – Logan Airport: -$50 -2.9%

You can read more about the research and see a larger image of the MBTA map shown above, here.

Manhunt’s “Boston Blizzard” pool party

Manhunt, Manhunt MansionWith temperatures this past Saturday in the mid 90s, the Boston’s gay softball team pool party at the Manhunt Mansion could not have been better timed. While the Manhunt pool parties have become popular summer fundraisers, this was easily the most crowded I’ve seen.

In spite of the crowd, the pool party may have been the best I can recall attending. The final Manhunt pool party (quite possibly forever since the mansion will possibly go on the market soon) will take place this Saturday with funds raised going to Boston’s gay rugby team, Boston Ironsides. For more details about the pool party visit the event page: Manhunt Pool Party.

Below are a few photos from all the fun this past Saturday. Manhunt, Manhunt MansionManhunt, Manhunt MansionManhunt, Manhunt MansionManhunt, Manhunt MansionManhunt, Manhunt MansionManhunt, Manhunt Mansion

What to do this week: July 25 – 31

Kiki Beach on M Street BostonWhat to do this week: July 25th – July 31st

Free Shakespeare on the Common performances run from Tuesday through Sunday near the bandstand on the Boston Common in Boston

The Full Monty is at the Provincetown Theater with shows Monday – Thursday this week at 7:30PM in Provincetown

I Love the 90s Tea Dance starts at 4PM each Monday at Boatslip in Ptown

Cricket Tournament Beantown Soft-Tip Dart League and Cathedral Station host this tournament at 8PM Monday, July 25 in Boston.

Mass BEARZ dinner social at Cathedral Station starts at 7:30PM and continues with a Casual Social from 9-10:30PM Tuesday, July 26 in Boston

Geek Trivia is guaranteed fun and has lots of prizes (trivia starts at 8PM) hosted every Tuesday at Club Cafe in Boston

Karaoke Night starts at 10PM every Tuesday at Jacques in Boston

Soldiers Field StadiumNovember Project: Stair workout at Harvard takes place at the Harvard Stadium from 6:30-7:30AM every Wednesday in Boston

BAGLY Anniversary Party is at The Community Church of Boston from 6-9PM on Wednesday in Boston

Stump Trivia impress your friends with all the trivia you know from 5 – 10PM every Wednesday at Cathedral Station in Boston

Therapy GLOW party 18+ from 11:55PM to 5:00 AM starting on Friday, July 29 in Providence

Kiki at M Street Beach in Southie is every Saturday (just look  for all the speedos) in Boston

Manhunt Mansion Pool Party is hosting their final pool party of the summer to benefit Boston Ironsides gay rugby team Saturday from 2-6PM in Brookline

mainestreet, ogunquitRiptide Fundraiser BBQ is from 4-8PM at Mainestreet to raise money for Beantown Softball League in Ogunquit

Pokemon Go themed So Hot Saturday party has no cover at Peggy O’Neil’s Pub from 10PM – 2AM in Dorchester

South End Open Market and SOWA Open Market return separately in the South End every Sunday from 10am – 4pm in Boston

Back 2 Basics Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 5PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

David Sedaris Live at the Leavitt Fine Art Theater at 7PM on Sunday, July 31 in Ogunquit

Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.

Saturdays at M Street Beach: Kiki Beach Boston

Kiki Beach on M Street BostonEvery Saturday the M Street Beach has attracted scores of gay men. This past Saturday with temperatures in the 90s, Sergio and I headed down to M Street Beach to join the fun. By 12:30 we counted about a dozen groups ranging in size from couples to much larger groups of men slowly overtaking part of the beach.

Southie has no shortage of package stores you can either stop at on your way to the beach or walk to should you run out of any essentials and most guys were quite friendly sharing what they had with anyone around. All that is missing to make this easier to spot is a gay pride flag, but if you look around carefully and listen for the club music it will only take you a few minutes to spot this group, which usually set up near the bus stop about midway down M Street Beach.

#KikiBeach in full swing at M Street Beach

A video posted by Bos Guy (@bosguyblog) on

For more details like the Kiki Beach Boston Facebook page.

Outside the Box opens today

Free boston arts festival

Source: Outside the Box

After a brief hiatus Boston’s Outside the Box is back from July 13 – 17. The Boston Common will once again be transformed into a massive performing arts festival designed to engage and entertain. And it is all for free. From theater to dance, the symphony to indie bands, classic to cutting edge.

Some of this year’s participating acts include Blue Man Group, Boston Ballet, Chris Daughtry, Lea Delaria, Sarah Barrios, and Smash Mouth to name a few.

Schedule and Performers for the 2016 Outside the Box