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Things to do events in Boston and Massachusetts calendars

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March is Massachusetts Maple Syrup Month and here are the sugary destinations to buy the best stuff.Maple Producers ceremonial tapping, a traditional event to recognize the first sign of the state’s agricultural awakening, will be held at Mill Brook Sugarhouse in Lenox on March 9 at 1:00 pm.The public is welcome to attend.  The event will be hosted by Bill and Elaine Markham, and...

70 Massachusetts Hotels make 2018 Best Hotels in USA list.

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Massachusetts hotels ain't playing around when it comes to competing to be named best places to stay among all the hotels in the world.  The 2018 U.S. News and World Report magazine Best Hotels List ranked 2,194 hotels around the world and seventy from Massachusetts made the cut. Of the 70 hotels, 47 are in Boston and Cambridge. The classification...

Save money on flights and hotels with a best time to travel in 2018 intelligence report.

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KAYAK, a popular OTA poured hours of time and analysis into figuring out when to tell travelers when was the best time to travel anywhere while saving money on accommodations, flights and out of pocket expenses when you get there. A comprehensive report was generated you can read here. The report identifies wallet-friendly trips, when to fly, beaches, the trendiest places...

Baltimore highlights African American heritage

In Baltimore with its Black Mayor running City Hall and a Black at the helm of Visit Baltimore, their official travel destination organization for tourism development, we  expected to see a lot of Blackness in the city's public brand. And it is all there. Rising above the public perception of a dysfunctional justice infrastructure, the old riots in the street and...

Where are the Black People in Boston?

Blacks get together in over 100 groups organizing urban professionals, millennials, the over 50 crowd, HBCU grads, Finance and Tech professionals, photographers, community leaders and more. The Africans, Caribbeans, Jamaicans, Haitians and others have mirror groups like those organized by American Blacks. This writer attended a meeting held by the Boston Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers...

Cannabis gives Black travelers in New England a lot of things to be thankful for.

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Cannabis and Medical Marijuana has a role in society. It helps people cope with  medical problems. Cities and towns see a revenue boost from taxes charged on permitted cannabis sales. When we say cannabis we mean marijuana and visa-versa. There are three distinct plant groups named indica, sativa and hybird. You can tell the difference in the plants by the...

Boston Ranked in Top 5 US Cities

Conde Nast Travelers publication readers just ranked Boston #5 of fifteen of the best cities in the United States. In the city survey, Boston received high marks for art, history, sports, and food. Chicago ranked #1 - surprisingly. Well, that's great Chicago. We'll have to visit your great city one day. Click here to read all about the best 15...

Plainridge Park Casino revenue figures

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission Gross Gaming Revenue for Plainridge Park Casino as of October 2016 report is here. Plainridge Park Casino generated $12,576,794.69 in Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR). The category 2 slots-parlor is taxed on 49% of gross gaming revenue, of that total taxed amount 82% is paid to Local Aid and 18% goes to the Race Horse Development Fund. To...

Tips for the penny pinching traveler.

Points you get traveling airlines you signed up with may reset in January. The month is a good time to consider all the ways a points plan could benefit you going forward when you travel a lot. If you pushed all your trips through one airline points will accrue sooner than you think. There is a service named Lola Travel...

African American owned bed and breakfast airbnb Black owned Cambridge or Boston spots.

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The Association of African American Inns is a business group of African American owned bed and breakfast hospitality stops across the United States. Web site --  https://www.africanamericaninns.com/