Saturday, October 13, 2012
With heating prices on the rise, when's a good time to turn on your heat? Before Columbus Day? After Halloween?
Brrr! If you're like me, you like to save money wherever you can and that includes heating costs. This year, I'm doing my best to save on heating costs by wrapping up under nearly every blanket in the house. I'm hoping to not turn on the heat until well after Halloween this year, but it's getting chilly! In fact, the North Shore is under a freeze warning until 9 a.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures could drop below freezing and even "bring an end to the growing season," according to NWS. It might even be time to turn up the heat. When do you turn on the heat? Have you already had it cranking? Tell us in our comments section!
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
We want to know where you've spotted troubles on the road.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
We want to know what you think. Tell us in the comment section.
Today we remember those who died in the September 11 attacks and their families. In the past 11 years much has changed, but are we any safer? The attacks served as the starting point for the War on Terror which sent millions of men and women into battle, drastic changes in security, economic affects, cultural and foreign policy changes. The day also marked the start of a manhunt, the arrests of several al-Quaeda members, and eventual capture of Osama bin Laden. Today, we reflect on what happened on that horrific morning and all that has happened since. We want to know what you think: Is America a safer place today?
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Massachusetts is ranked one of the highest states for daycare costs.
There is no way around it: working moms and dads are paying a lot of their salary to a daycare provider. According to a study publicized in the Boston Globe by Child Care Aware® of America, Massachusetts had the highest average annual cost for full-time infant daycare in the U.S. at an average $14,980 per year, and that top expense continues through age 4. It’s only when a child enters school that the state drops off the top 10 list. According to the article, even if you look at the figure as a percentage of income, Massachusetts still ranks in the top 10. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that parents spend no more than 10 percent of their family income on childcare. Wishful thinking. In Massachusetts, the cost …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
The first man on the moon Neil Armstrong, died this weekend.
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and his partner Buzz Aldrin made history as the first people to ever walk on the moon. Armstrong died at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, suffering complications following his recent cardiac bypass surgery. He was 82. As we look back on his life, we hope you will share your memories of where you were when you first saw Amrstrong take"one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." If you were not born when Armstrong walked on the moon, tell us when you first saw video from the moon landing.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
One restaurant in L.A. is offering a 5 percent discount to patrons who ditch their phones during their meal. Would you like to see this around here?
Face it, if there were a way to grow a third arm specifically to hold your cell phone, many of us would jump at the chance. But running counter to the "can't live without a connection" population is one restaurant in Los Angeles that is paying customers to keep their phones away from their meal, according to the Los Angeles Times. Eva Restaurant in L.A. is offering diners a 5 percent discount on their bill if they dump their digital devices before being seated, according the L.A. Times. Is this something that you'd like to see happen at any of the nice restaurants around here? Or does the idea of ditching your phone during dinner start to make you twitch?
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
In light of today's findings from the Chronicle of Philanthropy, we want to know what you think about generosity in the North Shore and beyond.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Should happy hour come back to Massachusetts?
Is happy hour coming back to the Bay State? The 28-year-old “happy hour law” now banning bars and restaurants from pouring free, discounted or two-for-one alcoholic beverages in area restaurants may be updated so restaurants can compete with casinos that may one day be in the state. As part of the ban, cities and towns now rule that a beverage must be priced the same for each calendar week and two drinks can only be served per person at a restaurant. In addition, pitchers of alcohol can only be served to two or more people, according to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. The ABCC will hold a hearing in Boston on Aug. 21. Four other hearings will be held throughout the state to gain public feedback. According to an article in the …