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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Reasons to Love Boston

Beantown. The Hub. The Cradle of Modern America. Whatever you call it, there’s no denying that Boston is one of the most historic and exciting cities in the country. From award-winning restaurants to successful sports teams (and equally passionate fans), Boston has it all. Here are just a few reasons I love Boston and all it has to offer.
Many famous musicians and bands call Boston home, including Aerosmith, Pixies, The Cars, and the aptly-titled classic rock band Boston. The city is also known to have some of the best live music venues, like Brighton Music Hall, a popular spot that has hosted acts like Joywave, Tegan and Sara, and the Dropkick Murphys. On weekends during the summer months, the Boston Pops Orchestra puts on free concerts at the Hatch Memorial Shell, which is always fun to watch. The Berklee College of Music has also been known to organize live performances that are open to the public.

Food & Nightlife
Whenever I think of Boston, I think of baked beans. The combination of sweet molasses, navy beans, and salt pork make for a dish that both tourists and native Bostonians love to indulge in. Though baked beans are likely the food most commonly aligned with Boston culture, the city is actually home to countless restaurants, bars, and cafes that are definitely worth checking out next time you find yourself there. Union Oyster House, established in 1826, is one of the oldest operating restaurants in America and serves mainly seafood but also chicken, steak, and baked beans. Plant-based folks can dine at one of the city’s many vegan restaurants, like My Thai Vegan Cafe, Veggie Galaxy, and Cocobeet. For night owls searching for a cozy spot to grab drinks and fried food, look no further than Bleacher Bar, a unique bar with a 12 X 12 window view of Fenway Park.
Aggregate Energy

In 2009, the city of Boston switched to aggregate energy in order to bring the Boston Buying Power program to the city’s businesses and nonprofit organizations. Their mission is to provide businesses with effective energy purchasing services and group businesses together to get the best possible energy at the best price. Since 2009, the city of Boston has helped create 6,000 Boston Buying Power accounts, making it one of the largest aggregations in the state! With Boston’s notoriously frigid winters, aggregate energy was definitely the right move.

The Boston area is also home to some of the most prestigious higher learning institutions in the world, most notably our Harvard University. With only a 5.4% acceptance rate, it has a reputation of attracting the best of the best, in terms of students. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is known for its intense physical science and engineering programs, as well as biology, linguistics, and economics. Other educational institutes located in the Boston area include Northeastern University, Boston College, and Tufts University.

It’s hard to talk about Boston without acknowledging the city’s sports culture. We tend to put our heart and soul into our teams and we don’t mind sitting out in the snow to do it. Whether you’re a fan of the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, or the Boston Celtics, it’s safe to say that the sports culture in Boston is a huge part of what makes the city so great.

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  1. I have never been to Boston in my life but now I know which places to catch thanks for this article it saves a ton of. Time finding places.