The Massachusetts housing market in 2013 enjoyed one of its best performances in years. But rising mortgage rates could put a damper on 2014.
Down to the sea in RVs
“Life at camp is simple,” Sherry Jovan said. “We eat. We nap. We play cards, board games. We nap again.”
How to create the perfect homework space
Kids aren’t necessarily getting the equivalent of the corner office, but gone are the days of a desk and bookshelf shoved into the corner of the bedroom.
Obama’s not first to walk on TV’s wild side
Pop culture and politicians from both sides of the aisle have been mingling since the advent of TV.
In Dennis, cottage community dots waterfront
Pathways made of crushed seashells ribbon between cottages scattered across seven acres that once hosted burly recreational vehicles.
Strong numbers seen in first half of tourism season south of Boston
The first half of the tourism calendar year in communities south of Boston has been one of the strongest ones, despite a shaky start that included record-breaking snowfall early in the year and the threat of $5.17 million in state funding cuts to regional visitors bureaus. Legislators restored those cuts to the FY16 budget.
Bellingham senior is making a healthy return to the gridiron
A year removed from shoulder surgery, Type 1 diabetic Brett Ryan taking on a significant role for Blackhawks.
Needham sculpture aims to foster mental health
The piece outside the town high school is meant to open a conversation about difficult issues.
Amesbury sci-fi art exhibit is beyond your wildest imagination
“I feel like the art world really needs a good, strong voice. If futuristic, Gothic, and comic art is where that voice is, then that’s important to me.”
Proposed military museum is voted down in Stow
The Collings Foundation said it will contest the Planning Board’s rejection of its plans for an “American Heritage Museum.”
Newton teachers agree to new contract
The deal will raise teachers’ pay between 7 and 8.5 percent over four years, according to the union president.
Informer: Openings, closings, events, and more north of Boston
US Representative Niki Tsongas and US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will help kick off River Day in Lowell next Saturday.
These baby chipmunks were born to be adored
Baby chipmunks are rescued, a mannequin scares a woman, a clam digger is caught, and other odd tales from our police blotters.
New exhibits welcome visitors at the Rose
Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum offers new shows ranging from Lisa Yuskavage’s oil paintings to an exhibit of objects evoking the museum’s founding.
Comedy for a cause in Newburyport
The Boston Comedy Chicks bring their wit and humorous perspectives on a range of topics to the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport on Friday, Sept. 11.
With good timing, newcomer finds fitting home at the Marion Institute
Janet Milkman moved to Falmouth from Pennsylvania three days before the first major snowstorm in January, not the best time to be looking for a job. But she found one.
Shopping and dining converge in Littleton
Inside a rambling old farmhouse, you’ll find both the Gallery 529 Artists’ Cooperative and the Act III Restaurant.
Newton man to join inaugural Climate Ride Northeast
Dan Bakal, who has dedicated his career to addressing climate change, will ride 390 miles from Bar Harbor, Maine, to Boston.
Concord’s Saltbox Kitchen caps family farm revival
Owner and chef Ben Elliott serves locally sourced food — including from the farm built by his grandparents in the 1940s.
Lynn’s Blue Ox is bullish on its upscale American cuisine
The Sin burger lived up to its hype: juicy pink, served with handmade pickles and finger-hot herb-sprinkled fries.
Foxborough’s Lakeview Pavilion restored after fire
Foxborough’s Lakeview Pavilion has reopened in a new, dazzling white structure — 17 months after fire destroyed the original wedding and function hall – and its first scheduled event was the wedding of a couple who postponed their big day until the facility could be rebuilt.