Feb 29, 2016

Hello Spring, Nice to See You Again

Flash back to roughly 365 days ago, what were your general day-in and day-out thoughts? As a city of Boston resident at the time I can tell you it was a daily mix of stress and anxiousness in awaiting yet another upcoming blizzard that will dump another foot of snow. When spring temperatures finally invaded Boston in late March 2015 it was a re-birth and a celebration of warmer times to come. Well, flash forward to this year and the question many are asking, when can we start going to the beach?

Temperatures in the Boston area are expected to remain floating in the 40’s and even touching the 50’s throughout this week. Quite literally the polar (no pun intended) opposite of last year’s winter hibernation. With the early arrival of spring, its not too soon to plot out some of the best activities, events, holidays, and opportunities in Boston during the spring.

Courtesy Boston Discovery Guide

Sullivan’s Castle Island
The legendary and iconic hot dog and snack stand located upon the tip of South Boston at Castle Island is a 65-year old tradition of tasty lobster rolls, juicy cheeseburgers, delicious french fries and a long menu of longtime favorites. Open 7 days a week from 8:30AM – 4:00PM, Sullivan’s is the perfect place to warm up your taste buds with summer flavor while also enjoying the amazing views of Boston Harbor, Castle Island, and the surrounding skyline of Boston.

Taste of South Boston – Sunday 3rd, 2016 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Presented and hosted by the South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation, this year’s annual “Taste of South Boston” will feature tasty delights from a number of South Boston establishments. Such restaurants include: Amrheins, Bastille Kitchen, Worden Hall, Temazcal Cantina, Coppersmith, Committee, Legal Harborside and Lincoln Tavern. The event will be held at the Seaport Hotel Ballroom. Visit the link above for more information and ticket pricing.

The Wizard of Oz – April 12th – 24th at the Citi Performing Arts Center at Wang Theater
The timeless classic is brought to life for almost two weeks worth of shows at the Citi Performing Arts Center at the Wang Theater. Perfect for the whole family, the Wizard of Oz is sure to be a hot ticket, so be sure to get yours from the official website before they sell out.

Photo credit: Associated Press and Yahoo Sports

Red Sox Home Opener – Monday April 11th 2:05PM
With vengeance on their mind after a disappointing last place finish in 2015, the revamped Red Sox face the Baltimore Orioles in the 2016 home opener. Expect newly required ace David Price to toe the rubber in addition to another fantastic season opening ceremony at Fenway Park. Tickets for the game aren’t easy to come by, but Ace Ticket has covered!

120th Boston Marathon – Monday April 18th

Simply the greatest day of the year to be in the city of Boston. Over 30,000 runners from around the world will descend upon the Commonwealth to run the 26.2 mile trek from Hopkinton Center to Copley Square. Bars and restaurants stretching from Fenway all the way down Boylston Street into Copley are jam packed and produce positive energy that gives runners the extra boost needed to finish.

Feb 18, 2016

The Big Date in Jamaica Plain is Nearing....

The month of April in New England is viewed as a fresh-awakening and this year it will bring with it the grand opening of MetroMark, Jamaica Plain’s newest luxury apartment homes just steps away from the Forest Hills MBTA station. After months of cold, sheltered, snowy and gloomy days, you can enjoy baseball at Fenway, running along the Charles, outdoor dining throughout the hub, and a MetroMark hard hat tour.

Renderings courtesy of Neoscape, Inc. 2015"

The Leasing Team invites you to visit and be the first to reserve an apartment home beginning in April. See for yourself sleek kitchen designs featuring quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and dark smooth-faced wooden cabinets. Throughout your living spaces you will experience the look and cleanliness of wood plank floors. Bedrooms are configured with spacious closets for your entire wardrobe.

You can certainly find luxury finishes throughout the city of Boston, but the amenities at MetroMark are what separate it from the rest - all without the downtown luxury price tag! The sprawling roofdeck will provide majestic views of the Boston skyline and a cozy place to chill out with friends and neighbors. Pet lovers can rejoice as one of MetroMark’s two sunny courtyards will be a pet run, perfect for tiring out your little furry friend.

There are just too many amenities to name right here. To view them all, and to learn more about the MetroMark and Jamaica Plain lifestyle, visit our website – www.metromarkapts.com

Feb 5, 2016

Super Bowl 50

No matter whether you call yourself a die-hard Patriots fan, our just a casual watcher of the games, anyone who watched the Patriots this year thought they were destined to play for their 2nd consecutive Super Bowl title in San Francisco during Super Bowl 50. Nearly two weeks later, the devastating loss still sits fresh in the memory banks of those watched an ugly performance on January 24th in Denver. But what’s that old saying? Life Goes On? Alas, the final game of the NFL year will commence Sunday around 6:37PM when the 15-1 Carolina Panthers face the vaunted defense, and dormant offense of the Denver Broncos.

With no dog in the fight, it serves as the perfect occasion to throw a small party with friends, check out some of this year’s popular commercials, enjoy Coldplay during the halftime show and even take part in having a few “entertainment units” on the game. In a simple manner below, you will find WHY each team will win the game.

Carolina Panthers Will Win Super Bowl 50 IF

They can run the ball with even just moderate success. In the AFC Championship the Patriots flat out abandoned the idea of running the ball, leaving Denver edge rushers Von Miller, Demarcus Ware, and Malik Jackson to feast on a depleted Patriots offensive line. If the Panthers can bet positive yardage from every-down back Jonathan Stewart as well as rushes from backup Mike Tolbert and quarterback Cam Newton. Speaking of Newton, Carolina should have success and will win as long as he does not turn the ball over. As far as the Panthers’ defense goes, play smart, keep it simple, don’t try to do too much. Peyton Manning’s lack of arm strength doesn’t help out Denver at all. If Carolina can stop the run, they should be fine.

Denver Broncos Will Win Super Bowl 50 IF

That electric and cheetah-like defense plays the game of their lives. There aren’t stud receivers on the Panthers for All-Pro Denver Cornerback’s Chris Harris and Aqib Talib to cover. In return the linebacking core must be able to contain the run and limit the big play capabilities of the Panthers. No one really expects Peyton Manning to light up the Panthers defense. Denver receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders might not put up big numbers, but they might only need one or two big plays to make a difference. If Denver is able to stop Carolina, and move the ball on the ground with running backs CJ Anderson and Ronnie Hillman then they Broncos will hoist another Lombardi Trophy.