Posts Tagged 'Boston'

Some Maps of How Educated America is

Here’s an interesting new interactive map to look through. The US Census Bureau has mapped the United States on a county by county basis based on education level. This is a map of every county in America sorted by high school graduation rate (a darker color indicates a higher percentage):

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Here’s one for the percentage of adults with a bachelor’s degree (again, a darker color indicates a higher percentage):

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Here’s a better way to look at college graduates per county. in terms of raw numbers:

The message these maps show us is that it’s the Amtrak corridor (Washington DC, New York City, and Boston), the Great Lakes and California that really dominate the battle for the most educated areas of the country. I love it when people take raw boring statistical data and translate into something visually interesting to look at. This is just another interesting way to look at the various regions of America.

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The Cheapest Beer in the NFL

The NFL is one of the most valuable sports leagues on Earth and it’s popularity has made it expensive for fans. Since there are only eight regular season home games for each team and only so many seats in a stadium, ticket prices and concessions can be exorbitantly expensive. So much so that if you’re a Giants fan that wants season tickets, you have to go on a waiting list where you can expect to wait about 40 years. If you want to have a few rounds beers of beer and snacks at the game you’ll probably end up spending as much as you paid for your ticket. Now there is a very good social incentive for beer to be expensive at football games especially when the game is between bitter rivals. Fortunately, The Street recently put together a list of the cheapest per ounce pricing of beer in every NFL stadium this year. If you just want to watch a game with a reasonably priced beer and not get into a drunken fight with a fan of the other team, these are the best teams to go see at home to get the most beer for your buck:

Tie 6: Denver Broncos/New York Giants/New York Jets/Houston Texans/San Diego Chargers/Tennessee Titans/Cincinnati Bengals/Cleveland Browns $0.42 per ounce
5: Minnesota Vikings $0.39 per ounce
Tie 4: New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals $0.38 per ounce
3: Carolina Panthers $0.375 per ounce
2: Tampa Bay Buccaneers $0.36 per ounce
Tie 1: Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints $0.35 per ounce

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America’s Ten Most Energy Efficient Cities

When it comes to going green and adopting alternative energy sources, increasing energy efficiency is incredibly important. After all the cheapest and cleanest unit of energy is one that isn’t used in the first place. The challenge with energy efficiency is more of a financial one. Upgrading buildings and infrastructure to be energy efficient is something that is usually pretty expensive in the short term but pays off over a longer time horizon and that’s a tough call when you have government offices up for election every two years in some cases. The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy recently put together a report where they listed the country’s 34 biggest cities in order of energy efficiency. The factors that they considered were local government operations, community-wide initiatives, building policies, utility policies, and transportation policies. What follows is a list of the top ten most energy efficient big cities in the country:

1. Boston, MA
2. Portland, OR
3. New York City, NY
4. San Francisco, CA
5. Seattle, WA
6. Austin, TX
7. Washington, DC
8. Minneapolis, MN
9. Chicago, IL
10. Philadelphia, PA


Red Sox Nation doesn’t waste electricity.

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The World’s Most Bike-Friendly Cities

Two weeks ago New York City’s long anticipated bike share program went online with mixed results. The program has drawn criticism for stations not working, software glitches, long waiting times on their customer service line, and the program being available to only limited areas of Manhattan and Brooklyn. However, the program has also drawn significant praise as well from riders. For example, after trying out the bikes my brother has decided to use them every day for his daily commute and has purchased an annual membership. This prompted Forbes to release an article showcasing the cities with the best bike share programs in the country.

1. Paris, France
2. London, UK
3. Montreal, Canada
4. Amsterdam, Netherlands
5. Chattanooga, Tennessee
6. Palo Alto, California
7. San Francisco, California
8. Portland, Oregon
9. Boston, Massachusetts
10. New York City, New York

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Ten Best Cities For Recent College Graduates

There are plenty of people who are fresh out of college today many of whom face a difficult job market. That being said, there are certain parts of the country where it is easier to be a fresh grad than others. Nerdwallet recently put together a list of what they feel are the top ten cities in America to be a recent college graduate. The factors that they consider are conventional measures like the availability of jobs in the local economy, the city’s population of people ages 18-24, the median rent for an apartment, the city’s walk score. They also consider more unusual measures like the number of bars per capita, the cost of a 12 inch pizza at Pizza Hut, and the price of a six-pack of Heineken. What follows is their top ten list:

10. San Francisco, CA
9. Chicago, IL
8. Austin, TX
7. Columbus, OH
6. Washington, DC
5. Philadelphia, PA
4. Baltimore, MD
3. Denver, CO
2. Seattle, WA
1. Boston, MA


The many sights of Boston

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Boston Bites Back!

The way the people of Boston reacted to the bombing at the Boston Marathon was nothing short of incredible. In its immediate aftermath we saw complete strangers supporting each other and caring for those that were injured many of whom are still recovering today. On Wednesday, May 15 in Fenway Park, Boston’s best restaurants are going to be doing their part to help with a charity fundraiser called Boston Bites Back! Many of the country’s best chefs will be serving great food from Fenway’s concession stands and all proceeds will go to help the families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded during Monday’s Boston Marathon.

You buy tickets at the Boston Bites Back! website and if you wish to contribute to the charity they are raising money for you can do so here.

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South Boston’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 17th

The country’s second largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place this weekend in South Boston. Viewed by over 600,000 people and broadcasted on live TV, the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade is sure to be a memorable day!

The parade kicks off at 1pm on Sunday, March 17. It starts on West Broadway heading East and ends on Dorchester Avenue. You can view the parade route on a map located here. A list of participating restaurants and bars can also be found on the event’s official website.

Below is a list of other major St. Patrick’s Day events going on this weekend:

1. NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

2. St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Washington DC

3. Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

4. Newport Rhode Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade

5. California St. Patrick’s Day Events

“May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. May your heart be as light as a song. May each day bring you bright, happy hours. That stay with you all the year-long.” Have a fun, safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Boston’s Winter Restaurant Week is Almost Here: March 17-22 & 24-29

Boston’s Winter Restaurant Week is coming up from March 17th to the 22nd & 24th to the 29th. Enjoy some of Boston’s finest dining at affordable prices!

No passes, tickets, or coupons are required. Simply visit the event’s website for the list of particpating restaurants to find one you want to try. Reservations are highly recommended as restaurant week is a very popular event.

Two-course lunches are just $15.13, three-course lunches are $20.13, and three-course dinners will cost you only $38.13! Where else can you experience some of the most amazing restaurants for such affordable prices?

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Best of Boston – Upscale Romantic Restaurant

Boston Magazine presents its Best of Boston list for 2012. In the category of Restaurants & Food, what better selection to highlight as we are approaching Valentine’s Day than the pick for Best Upscale Romantic Restaurant? The winner from this category is Bondir, 279 A Broadway, Cambridge, MA,) known for its intimate and friendly atmosphere and its rich chocolate panna cotta. With only two weeks until Valentine’s Day, make your reservations today and take your true love on a romantic and delicious date!

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Photo courtesy of: www.bondircambridge.com

Photo courtesy of: www.bondircambridge.com

New England Aquarium Presents – Sea Squirts Preview Program for Toddlers

Boston.com lets readers know the New England Aquarium’s ‘Sea Squirts Preview’ program, Boston, begins Jan. 28. This class which is one hour-long and created specifically for children ages 12-24 months, introduces children to the wonders of the ocean and aquarium. This course runs for four weeks and features activities that focus on developing motor skills, independence and socialization. Other activities such as circle time with songs, free play, stories and art projects and a visit to the aquarium are all included in the program. Class times available: Mondays, 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Four-week session: Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11 & 25. Members, $50.00; non-members $95.00. Adults are included in the cost of each child. Aquarium admission is included in the cost for non-members as classes end in the aquarium. A $2 service fee will be added to each ticket. For more information and to register for this course, please click here.

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Photo courtesy of: www.neaq.org

Photo courtesy of: http://www.neaq.org