Beaches accessible by commuter rail and the T

Unfortunately, if you don’t have a car, there are few beaches easily accessibly by public transport. By T (the subway): the easiest beaches in Boston to reach by T are Revere Beach, from the Wonderland stop on the Blue Line, and Carson Beach, from the JFK / UMass stop on the Red Line.  Revere Beach is a very large beach, with a big stretch of covered … Continue reading Beaches accessible by commuter rail and the T

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Winter Farmers Markets in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville

Locavores and fresh food fans will be please to hear that farmers markets’ popularity is paying off — more winter markets than ever before are happening through the season. There’s a couple in Boston and one each in Cambridge and Somerville… Boston Winter Farmers Market in the Prudential Center Every Thursday from November 10th to May 24th, 2012, the Prudential Center is hosting a winter … Continue reading Winter Farmers Markets in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville

How to Survive (and Enjoy) a Boston Winter

With Boston winter’s average temperature around 30 degrees and average snowfall of over 10 inches, the snowy season can be a shocker for a non-native like myself. But there are some easy things you can do to change your winter from “why do I live here!?” to “now this is the way to live”. Survival tips first; if you’re a winter veteran, skip ahead to … Continue reading How to Survive (and Enjoy) a Boston Winter

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Quick Tips for Making the Best of the MBTA

If you’re living here, you can quickly develop a love/hate relationship with the Boston public transportation system. Here are some quick tips to make the best of it: Charlie Cards get you discounts at a bunch of Boston businesses. 10% off at Ben & Jerrys, free samosas at Diva’s or Cafe of India, 10% off take-out or dine-in at Upper Crust, tons more. If you have … Continue reading Quick Tips for Making the Best of the MBTA

How to Find a Job in Boston

Boston is the same land of opportunity it has been for centuries of settlers and citizens. So how can you find and get a job in Boston? Finding Jobs in Boston 1. Never ignore Craigslist – The Craigslist jobs section for Boston has hundreds of jobs of all types posted daily. This is the cheapest recruitment tool available to employers (and recruiters acting on their behalf), … Continue reading How to Find a Job in Boston

Smartphone Apps for Smart Bostonians

Living in any big city makes a lot of apps a lot more valuable. Yelp, Foursquare, any social / dating / reviews / deals apps all thrive on population density. But you’re not just lucky to be living in a social media-savvy, tech-enthusiastic city. There are some apps specifically for Bostonians that are pretty useful. Below’s a quick roundup of some local apps. Boston News … Continue reading Smartphone Apps for Smart Bostonians