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Where Should You Watch the World Cup?


soccerThe World Cup is in full swing and there are some awesome bars in the area that have some dedicated fans. Here are the top bars in the area to watch, enjoy and experience the World Cup Games. 

The Banshee, Dorchester
"The Banshee Pub is the number one bar and restaurant to watch domestic and European sports in the greater Boston area. If your game is being broadcast in North America then you can rest assured that the Banshee will be showing it on one of its 10 flat screen televisions that span two floors of entertainment." It was even rated by Buzzfeed as one of the best bars to watch the World Cup. 

Cask 'N Flagon/Game On, Fenway
Cask N' Flagon & Game On are great bars to watch any game. They both provide ample space with tons of tvs for all types of sports fans. You don't need to go to Fenway during a Red Sox game to enjoy a game in Kenmore Square. 

"Cask 'N Flagon will also be serving a special Caipirinha cocktail with Boca Loca cachaça, mashed limes and sugar. The drink will be available through July 13."

Porter Belly's/Green Briar, Brighton
Porter Belly's & Green Briar are small Brighton bars but they are great places to have a pint and watch the game if you're in the area.  If you'd prefer to go to a larger establishment, have no fear, Brighton Beer Works is right around the corner.  

Want some more options? Check out a list of suggestions from Bostinno here

Click here for the full schedule for the 2014 World Cup matches. 

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'Black Mass' Movie Casting Call


black massThe 'Black Mass' film will be having casting calls on April 12th & 13th from 1-6pm in Dorchester.

The 'Black Mass' film is based on the story of Whitey Bulger, one of Boston's most notorious mobsters, and his ties to the FBI.

The casting calls will be held at the Boston Teacher's Union at 180 Mount Vernon St. Background extras and speaking rolls are needed for this film.

'Black Mass' will be filmed between May 19th until August 1st. 

For more information on the casting call for 'Black Mass', please go to Cpcasting.com.

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Sled Around Boston!


Winter is here and we should make the best of it. If skiing and ice skating is not your thing, there are a ton of hills in the Boston area that are great for sledding! 

Here is a list of some of the locations to check out thanks to Boston.com.

Flagstaff Hill, Boston Common, Bostonsledding

Larz Anderson Park, Brookline 

Weld Hill at Arnold Arboretum, Roslindale

Cory Hill Park, Brookline

Dorchester Park, Dorchester

Spy Pond Park,Arlington

Oakley Country Club in Belmont

Prospect Hill Park, Waltham

For a full list of all the best sledding hills in the Boston area, check out the link at Boston.com here

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Family-Friendly Black Friday Activities


franklin parkBoston.com has some great options on where to go with your family and friends if you want to have some fun and avoid the mall. 

Half-price admission to Franklin Park Zoo One Franklin Park Rd., Dorchester. Fri., Nov. 28, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Adults, $8.50; seniors, $7; ages 2-12, $5.50. All ages. Burn off your turkey dinner while visiting with the many animals throughout the zoo.

Half-price admission to Stone Zoo (does not include evening ZooLights), 149 Pond St., Stoneham. Fri., Nov. 28, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Adults, $7; seniors, $6; ages 2-12, $5. All ages. Continue to celebrate the holiday by bringing the whole gang to the zoo for a day of fun. Note that the discount does not apply to the evening ZooLights.

"Black Friday Full Day Adventure: Party Crashing," Guard Up!, 103 Terrance Hall Ave., Burlington. Fri., Nov 28, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (extended day option available). Ages 6+. Goblins, ogres, and orcs have been raiding nearby villages all month. They have stolen gifts and food from the citizens of these towns. Recently, we have found out where the creatures have been gathering. Help us track down these thieves and crash their party. Bring your friends and your swords! (Foam swords provided.) Pre-registration required. Bring a nut-free lunch. 

For full list of family friendly events, please go to the Boston.com link here

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The JFK Library 50th Anniversary Event


"The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, the nation's official memorialJFK to President John F. Kennedy, will observe the 50th Anniversary of November 22, 1963 with a number of presentations that celebrate the legacy of the nation's 35th President.

Observances will include a ceremony webcast by satellite from the IM Pei designed glass pavilion at the Kennedy Library, and the presentation of a selection of artifacts from the President's State Funeral that have never before been displayed."

Some of the artifacts on display will include the American flag that draped over Kennedy's coffin during his funeral percussion, handwritten notes by Jacqueline Kennedy and photographs. 

Admission for the museum will be on a first come first serve basis. Please check the JFK Library event webpage here for further information on this event. 

For information on other events pertaining to the 50th Anniversary of the JFK Assassination, please click here

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Explore Massachusetts History at The Commonwealth Museum


365 things to do in boston, the commonwealth museum, dorchester, massachusetts history The Commonwealth Museum is located on Morrisey Boulevard in Dorchester and is a hub of our state's history. The museum has both online and live exhibits, with the current feature being: Our Common Wealth: The Massachusetts Expreiment in Democracy 1620-Present

The exhibit traces the Massachusetts experience through the colonial, revolutionary, federal, and nineteenth century reform periods. The sub-theme, “Tracing our Roots,” tells the story of four representative Massachusetts families of Native American, English, African-American and Irish heritage. For detailed exhibit views please roll over thumbnail sketches.

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Step into Presidential History at the JFK Presidential Library


365 things to do in Boston John F KennedyIf there is one family that is synonymous with Boston it is the Kennedys. In a landmark contemporary building on the water, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Dorchester has memorabilia of the late president, his wife and family. As well as Jackie’s gowns, there are video clips ranging from civil rights to the Cuban Missile Crisis.  There is even a reconstruction of the White House Oval Office as it was during his presidency. Through their permanent exhibits, you can learn about the career of John F. Kennedy, the challenges he faced, the decisions he made, and his commitment to public life as he speaks for himself on film, video, and sound recordings from the Library's audio-visual collections.  Exhibits on the Kennedy presidency focus on such hallmarks as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Peace Corps and the Space Program. They also have some special temporary exhibits so check out their website to see what's going on! 


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Street Meat? Yeah, Seriously!


On Sunday, June 10th all local restaurants surrounding the UMass Boston Campus Center better hail or bail because these food trucks are wheelin' in quick, and taking over more than just taste buds - I guess we could say they are redefining what it means when you say "melt in your mouth."

Food Truck Festival


When food trucks first started in the US they were known as “roach coaches” and people were skeptical of consuming “street meat.” But fear no longer!!

Don't ride the roach coach and get your tickets to this New England Food Truck Festival today. It may not be your traditional Sunday brunch, but this street meat sure does have quite the enticing reputation... or "that's what she said." ;)




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#105 You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream for Free ICECREAM!


ben and jerryIs there anything better than free icecream? What about having to hunt for the free icecream truck...kind of like a little game...right? RIGHT?

For the next month (Till August 25th) Ben and Jerry's will be driving their ice cream truck all around Boston and scooping out the love. They are testing out their two latest flavors of Milk & Cookies and Boston Cream Pie.

Of course it's not like a Where's Waldo book, you can follow Ben and Jerry's on Facebook or on Twitter to find out where they will be on given days. Enjoy the ice cream and eat it fast in this heat.

#98 Get your Mad Men on at Tavolo


mad men logoFan of Mad Men? Season four started if you aren't aware....

Get ready for the return of everybody's' favorite womanizing ad man at Tavolo when they host their Mad Men Sundays. Beginning on July 25th and running all subsequent Sundays, the Dorchester eatery will turn the focus to cocktails and 1960s inspired bar snacks to put you in an appropriately Mad mood. The show starts at 10pm, but you can stop by a little early and order something delicious off of chef Maxwell Thompson's dinner menu, just be sure to pair it with a cocktail - it's what Don Draper would do. Go and enjoy your Sunday evening at Tavolo.

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