Best Burgers In Massachusetts Found At These Restaurants, Survey Says Best Burgers In Massachusetts Found At These Restaurants, Survey Says
Best Burgers In Massachusetts Found At These Restaurants, Survey Says The votes are in, and these are the best hamburgers in Massachusetts, according to burgerphiles. Over 5,000 voters took part in a survey conducted by Taste of Massachusetts asking where to find the best beef patties in the Bay State. More than 1,000 people tossed their favorite restaurants into the running and, after four rounds of “some very close voting,” the website had its ranking of the 16 best burgers in Massachusetts. Taking the crown with the number one spot was Norfolk County’s Lewis’ Bar and Grill, located in Norwood at 92 Central Street. A neighborhood staple since 1939, the s…
'Hands-Down Deserving': Mass Pizza Joint Among 'All-Time Best' In US 'Hands-Down Deserving': Mass Pizza Joint Among 'All-Time Best' In US
'Hands-Down Deserving': Mass Pizza Joint Among 'All-Time Best' In US A Massachusetts eatery serving up delicious pies, which was recognized as the second-best pizza joint in the country, is continuing to receive rave reviews from customers. Ciao! Pizza & Pasta, located in the Suffolk County city of Chelsea, was awarded spot No. 2 on Yelp’s "All-Time Top Pizza Spots" in the United States and Canada for 2023. Now, one year on, it appears to be holding steady, still receiving four- and five-star reviews from diners near and far. Ciao! opened in 2015 and was the neighborhood’s first and only wood-fired pizzeria, setting it apart from nearby restaurants. …
Mass Teen Gets Big Break On 'American Idol,' But Not The One She Wanted Mass Teen Gets Big Break On 'American Idol,' But Not The One She Wanted
Mass Teen Gets Big Break On 'American Idol,' But Not The One She Wanted A 16-year-old singer from Lexington, Massachusetts, made a smashing debut on "American Idol" on Sunday, Feb. 25, but for a talent outside of singing.  Shriya Jha appeared on the episode with several other Hollywood hopefuls, but her audition was much more violent than other previous tryouts. Shriya, a talented singer and second-degree-black belt in karate, showed judge Katy Perry how to break a board with her head.  A video of the unaired segment was a highlight of the pre-season hype for the show. Click here to see the moment when the pop star surprised her fellow judges.&nb…
6 Mass Pizza Joints Rank Among Top 100 In US 6 Mass Pizza Joints Rank Among Top 100 In US
6 Mass Pizza Joints Rank Among Top 100 In US A handful of Massachusetts pizza restaurants are cranking out some of the best pies in the nation, a new ranking announced. Yelp’s Top 100 Pizza Spots list, which ranks the best of the best places to get pizza in the US, has released its 2024 list — and Massachusetts is well-represented. The rankings, which Yelp says were determined by several factors, including “the total volume and number of 5-star reviews each business had that were written by members of the Yelp Elite Squad.” Six local eateries made the cut: No. 33 - Russell House Tavern, located in Cambridge: Offering classics…
Former Patriots Cheerleader Shines On New Season Of Hit Netflix Dating Show 'Love Is Blind' Former Patriots Cheerleader Shines On New Season Of Hit Netflix Dating Show 'Love Is Blind'
Former Patriots Cheerleader Shines On New Season Of Hit Netflix Dating Show 'Love Is Blind' A former New England Patriots cheerleader with Boston roots is setting out discover if love is truly blind. Amber Desiree, who goes by "AD," is among the 30 men and women on Season 6 of the hit Netflix dating show "Love Is Blind," which aptly debuted on Valentine's Day. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Amber Desiree (AD) (@amberdesiree) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Amber Desiree (AD) (@amberdesiree) That of a dating experiment, cast members — who this season are all …
Eliminated 'Bachelor' Contestant From Mass Shares Scathing Voicemails From Haters Eliminated 'Bachelor' Contestant From Mass Shares Scathing Voicemails From Haters
Eliminated 'Bachelor' Contestant From Mass Shares Scathing Voicemails From Haters After weeks of drama on ABC's "The Bachelor," Sydney Gordon got the boot. The 28-year-old New Bedford native gained a reputation as the show's villain due to an ongoing feud with fellow contestant Maria Georgas. Sydney Gordon and Maria Georgas talk to Joey Graziadei on ABC's "The Bachelor." Disney/John Fleenor Gordon joined Georgas on a two-on-one date with Graziadei on the Monday, Feb. 12 episode to discuss the drama while on a cast trip to Malta, but citing a stronger connection with Georgas, Graziadei sent Gordon home. Gordon, who on TV said she was looking forward to returning …
'Own The Past': 200-Year-Old Nantucket Estate For Sale For $17M 'Own The Past': 200-Year-Old Nantucket Estate For Sale For $17M
'Own The Past': 200-Year-Old Nantucket Estate For Sale For $17M A sprawling Nantucket home is offering a piece of history – if you have millions to offer. Affectionately referred to as “Green Chimneys,” located in the village of Siasconset (affectionally known as Sconset), the estate at 20 Main Street listed at a cool $17.25 million is rich in history (and in owners). The massive six-bedroom, nine-bath home was first purchased and constructed in the 1800s by Frederick W. Mitchell, a banker and prominent businessman. His original cottage, farther away from the homes clustered near Shell Street, soon inspired other cottages to crop up along the road…
100-Year-Old Mass Home Featuring Original Finishes Up For Sale For $2M: See Inside 100-Year-Old Mass Home Featuring Original Finishes Up For Sale For $2M: See Inside
100-Year-Old Mass Home Featuring Original Finishes Up For Sale For $2M: See Inside A mansion that just hit the market features a beautiful, million-dollar renovation, yet still retains original finishes and millwork. The Worcester County home, located at 57 North Street in Grafton, was put up for sale at the beginning of February 2024 with a price tag of a cool $2 million. With seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms spread across four full floors, the 6,229-square-foot colonial revival home combines modern and classic tastes. Sitting on six acres and protected by stone walls, the 1920s house was given a $1.5 million update, though the listing says it retains “beautifully …
Big Bully? Massachusetts 'Bachelor' Contestant Gains Notoriety As Season Villain Big Bully? Massachusetts 'Bachelor' Contestant Gains Notoriety As Season Villain
Big Bully? Massachusetts 'Bachelor' Contestant Gains Notoriety As Season Villain They're calling her the B-word. Bully that is. And they being Bachelor Nation, and her being Sydney Gordon: The 28-year-old "expert in all things social media" with roots in Massachusetts. The New Bedford native is among the 15 women who remain on this season of ABC's "The Bachelor," fighting for the affection of 28-year-old Joey Graziadei, of Collegeville, PA. Sydney stole the most screen time last week during Episode 2, when another contestant, 31-year-old Madina, said: "For me to come here as a 31-year-old, I feel like my time is very limited." She then said she regretted making t…
“No More Needles!” Says Mass Woman After Achieving Weight Loss Success “No More Needles!” Says Mass Woman After Achieving Weight Loss Success
“No More Needles!” Says Mass Woman After Achieving Weight Loss Success Diabetes doesn’t have to be a lifelong companion. OwnaHealth is here to change the narrative. With an impressive 93% success rate in beating diabetes, our medical coaching program is redefining diabetes management. Our approach is not just about managing symptoms; it’s about turning the tide on diabetes. At OwnaHealth, we believe that effective diabetes care extends beyond medication. It’s about a holistic approach, combining medical expertise with personalized coaching. This is where our team of top medical professionals comes in, offering tailored strategies and support that resonate with…
'McFlation': $7 Egg McMuffin At McDonald's In New England Sparks Outrage 'McFlation': $7 Egg McMuffin At McDonald's In New England Sparks Outrage
'McFlation': $7 Egg McMuffin At McDonald's In New England Sparks Outrage A pricey breakfast sandwich purchased at a Connecticut McDonald’s is sparking outrage on social media. The Fairfield County breakfast order, which was shared by Bespoke Investment Group on X, was placed on Saturday, Jan. 27 just off of I-95 in the town of Fairfield, according to the posted picture of the receipt. “What has the world come to??” the user asked, showing that the receipt included two Egg McMuffins, costing a total of $14.58 — or $7.29 each — and a bacon, egg, and cheese McGriddle for another $7.19. “Outrageous pricing,” Bespoke wrote. $7.29 for one McDonald’s Egg McMuf…
Cambridge A-Listers Team Up Again To Direct, Star In New Netflix Thriller Cambridge A-Listers Team Up Again To Direct, Star In New Netflix Thriller
Cambridge A-Listers Team Up Again To Direct, Star In New Netflix Thriller Two of Cambridge’s own are back together for a new project on Netflix. Hot off the heels of their movie “Air,” Ben Affleck is set to direct, and Matt Damon will lead the cast of an upcoming thriller for the streaming service titled “Animals.” The plot is “under wraps,” according to the film’s IMDb page. Related: Cambridge's Ben Affleck Runs — Stumbles — On Dunkin' But Variety reports that the story of “Animals” will be about kidnapping. This isn’t the first time the two have collaborated together. Damon and Affleck co-starred in and co-wrote “Good Will Hunting” in 1997, which went …
‘Legendary Cheeseburger’: NYC Restaurant To Open Third Location In Mass ‘Legendary Cheeseburger’: NYC Restaurant To Open Third Location In Mass
‘Legendary Cheeseburger’: NYC Restaurant To Open Third Location In Mass A restaurant known for serving Korean-American cuisine at two New York City restaurants is planning to open its third location, this time in Boston.  Nowon is bringing its truffled rice cakes, tots, fried chicken, and more to Boston’s Seaport District, according to a licensing board hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 31. A location pin on the spot's Instagram page also reads “Seaport, BOS 2024." View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nowon (@nowon.usa) The proposed location of the new restaurant is 117 Seaport Boulevard, B…
‘Madame Web’ Starring Dakota Johnson Filmed In Mass ‘Madame Web’ Starring Dakota Johnson Filmed In Mass
‘Madame Web’ Starring Dakota Johnson Filmed In Mass The upcoming ‘Madame Web’ movie, which swings into theaters on Valentine’s Day, filmed scenes in Boston and Worcester. Based on the Marvel comic book superhero of the same name, “Madame Web” stars Dakota Johnson as the title character and Sydney Sweeney as Julia Carpenter, also known as Spider-Woman. Related: ‘Movie Nominated For 5 Oscars Was Filmed In Boston The movie’s synopsis reads: “In a switch from the typical genre, ‘Madame Web’ tells the standalone origin story of one of Marvel publishing’s most enigmatic heroines. The suspense-driven thriller stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandr…
Contamination Concerns Prompt Nationwide Robitussin Cough Syrup Recall Contamination Concerns Prompt Nationwide Robitussin Cough Syrup Recall
Contamination Concerns Prompt Nationwide Robitussin Cough Syrup Recall Two types of Robitussin cough syrup products sold nationwide are being recalled due to potential microbial contamination, federal authorities announced. This week, New Jersey-based Haleon announced a recall of several lots of Robitussin Honey CF Max Day Adult and Robitussin Honey CF Max Nighttime Adult that could be contaminated, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Recalled items include:  Four- and eight-ounce Robitussin Honey CF Max Day Adult with these lot numbers/expiration dates:  T18010 with an expiration date of Oct. 31, 2025; T08730 with an…
Boston’s Ayo Edebiri Hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’ With Musical Guest Jennifer Lopez Boston’s Ayo Edebiri Hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’ With Musical Guest Jennifer Lopez
Boston’s Ayo Edebiri Hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’ With Musical Guest Jennifer Lopez Many firsts for Dorchester’s own Ayo Edebiri as she is set to host an episode of “Saturday Night Live” with Jennifer Lopez as the musical guest. Edebiri, 28, is hot off the heels of her Golden Globe, Emmy, and Critics’ Choice wins for her role on the FX comedy “The Bear,” and this will be her first appearance on SNL. Related: Boston’s Ayo Edebiri Wins 1st Golden Globe Award View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ayo Edebiri (@ayoedebiri) The Boston Latin School alum was also featured in the films “Bottoms,” “Theater Camp,” and as …
Film Shot In Boston Gets 5 Oscar Nominations, Including Best Picture Film Shot In Boston Gets 5 Oscar Nominations, Including Best Picture
Film Shot In Boston Gets 5 Oscar Nominations, Including Best Picture A dramedy about a Boston writer and filmed in parts of eastern Mass has picked up five Oscar nominations, the Academy Awards announced Tuesday, Jan. 23. “American Fiction,” based on the 2001 novel “Erasure” Percival Everett, follows a Black writer and professor, Thelonious “Monk” Ellison, played by Jeffrey Wright, as he returns to his hometown of Boston. “A novelist who's fed up with the establishment profiting from ‘Black’ entertainment uses a pen name to write a book that propels him into the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain,” the film’s tagline reads. Related:&nb…
Study Finds 10 Safest Places To Drive In Mass Study Finds 10 Safest Places To Drive In Mass
Study Finds 10 Safest Places To Drive In Mass Icy roads make driving hard during winter, but a new study revealed the safest places to drive in Mass, with Marblehead taking the top spot. The study by Boston-based Jason Stone Injury Lawyers looked at 218 locations from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and found places that had at least 500 crashes between 2019 and 2023. Marblehead landed in first place with 1,117 crashes with only one being fatal. Williamstown took the second spot with 603 crashes and 83 of them having non-fatal injuries. The town also has the lowest number of people injured in a crash at 171, according t…
Movie Filmed Across Mass Picks Up 5 Oscar Nominations Movie Filmed Across Mass Picks Up 5 Oscar Nominations
Movie Filmed Across Mass Picks Up 5 Oscar Nominations A movie starring Paul Giamatti and with scenes filmed throughout Massachusetts was nominated for a number of Oscars, including Best Picture. “The Holdovers” was nominated for Best Actor for Giamatti, Best Actress for Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, and Best Picture, according to IMDb. The comedy-drama follows a longtime teacher, played by Giamatti, at a prep school in Mass. Related: New Haven's Paul Giamatti Jokes About Viral In-N-Out Photo “A cranky history teacher at a remote prep school is forced to remain on campus over the holidays with a trou…
Mass Is Most Romantic State In US: Study Mass Is Most Romantic State In US: Study
Mass Is Most Romantic State In US: Study Valentine’s Day is here, and Massachusetts has taken the cake for the most romantic state in the country, a new study said. From date ideas to Valentine’s Day presents, new research looked at the number of average monthly Google searches for keywords relating to romance, Valentine’s Day, and love across the country. The top 10 states with the highest monthly search volumes per 100,000 people for these specific keywords were ranked, according to Jeffbet via Journo Research. Related: Most Romantic Place In Mass Is Boston’s Public Garden Mass tops the list as the most romantic state, with 1,…
‘Single And Available’: Mass Native Returns To Netflix’s ‘Love On The Spectrum’ ‘Single And Available’: Mass Native Returns To Netflix’s ‘Love On The Spectrum’
‘Single And Available’: Mass Native Returns To Netflix’s ‘Love On The Spectrum’ A Boston native is back for a new season of Netflix’s “Love on the Spectrum” as he tries to find that special someone to spend the rest of his life with. James B. Jones, 34, who returns from season 1 of the three-time Emmy award-winning docu-reality series, has been dating since he’s become a “pseudo celebrity.” “A lot of people have been recognizing me now,” he said, according to Tudum. “That’s been pretty cool.” Related: Meet 'The Bachelor' Contestant From Massachusetts In an Instagram video posted Sunday, Jan. 21, Jones gave fans a life update, saying that while things didn’t work…
'Love Island' Moves Inland, Looking For Massachusetts Contestants 'Love Island' Moves Inland, Looking For Massachusetts Contestants
'Love Island' Moves Inland, Looking For Massachusetts Contestants If you have what it takes to lounge by a beach in a tropical paradise along with a dozen beautiful men and women vying for your affection, then Peacock is looking for you.  The NBC streaming service recently announced it had begun the casting process for the sixth season of the reality dating show "Love Island." Producers are looking for men and women from all parts of the country to join.  Contestants are paired up on the island and must compete as a couple. Those pairings are tested and pushed to their breaking points through challenges and shake-ups within the show.  …
Mass's Jennifer Coolidge Joins Jason Momoa, Jack Black In 'Minecraft' Film Mass's Jennifer Coolidge Joins Jason Momoa, Jack Black In 'Minecraft' Film
Mass's Jennifer Coolidge Joins Jason Momoa, Jack Black In 'Minecraft' Film Straight off the heels of her second Emmy win, Norwell’s own Jennifer Coolidge joins Jason Momoa and Jack Black in the upcoming “Minecraft” movie. Coolidge took home her second Emmy award for HBO’s “The White Lotus,” and has now been cast in Warner Bros. Pictures’ new’ movie based on the popular “Minecraft” video game. Related: Ayo Edebiri, Jennifer Coolidge, Ebon-Moss Bachrach Win Emmys  The film, directed by Jared Hess, is expected to start production in New Zealand, according to Deadline. It’s still unclear what the plot of the upcoming movie is, but “Minecraft” has sold more…
Harvard Grad Student Becomes First Active Military Member Crowned Miss America Harvard Grad Student Becomes First Active Military Member Crowned Miss America
Harvard Grad Student Becomes First Active Military Member Crowned Miss America A graduate student at Harvard has made history as the first active duty member of the military to be crowned Miss America. Madison Marsh, who is working on her master's degree in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and currently a graduate intern with Harvard Medical School, was crowned on Sunday, Jan. 14. She is also the reigning Miss Colorado.  The 22-year-old graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a degree in physics in 2023, according to her pageant bio. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Ameri…
Paul Giamatti Wins Critics Choice Award For Film Set In Mass Boarding School Paul Giamatti Wins Critics Choice Award For Film Set In Mass Boarding School
Paul Giamatti Wins Critics Choice Award For Film Set In Mass Boarding School An actor from Connecticut took home an award for best actor at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards for his role as a teacher at a Massachusetts boarding school, and he spoke on his newfound internet fame. “Wow, guys, I didn’t think my week could get any better than going viral for eating a cheeseburger,” New Haven native Paul Giamatti jokingly said in his acceptance speech on Sunday, Jan. 14. The 56-year-old actor also won an award at the Golden Globes for his part in “The Holdovers” and then went viral for a photo of himself eating at an In-N-Out Burger joint. Giamatti played a longtime teac…
Emmy Awards: Amherst Actor Among 3 Mass Winners Emmy Awards: Amherst Actor Among 3 Mass Winners
Emmy Awards: Amherst Actor Among 3 Mass Winners Congratulations are in order for two of Boston’s own funny ladies as well as an Amherst actor for their big wins at the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Jan. 15. Ayo Edebiri, who was born and raised in Dorchester, won her first Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for “The Bear.” Related: Boston’s Ayo Edebiri Wins 1st Golden Globe Award Jennifer Coolidge, who was born in Boston and raised in Norwell, took home the award for supporting actress in a drama series for her role in “The White Lotus.” Edebiri thanked her parents for immigrating to this country and al…
Mass-Born Actress Loses Emmy To HBO Castmate Mass-Born Actress Loses Emmy To HBO Castmate
Mass-Born Actress Loses Emmy To HBO Castmate A Massachusetts-born actress just missed out on claiming her first Emmy on Monday night, Jan. 15, but many critics believe she'll have many more opportunities to win the winged statuette.   Meghann Fahy, from Longmeadow in Hampden County, was one of five actresses nominated for their roles in season two of "The White Lotus." This was her first nomination.  Fahy lost the award to her co-star Jennifer Coolidge, the only holdover from the first season of the darkly comedic HBO drama.  Related: Meghann Fahy Wins SAG Award For Role In "White Lotus" Aubrey Plaza and&n…
Mass Ranks No. 1 In Best States To Raise Family: Study Mass Ranks No. 1 In Best States To Raise Family: Study
Mass Ranks No. 1 In Best States To Raise Family: Study With rising rents and high mortgage rates, it’s getting harder to find the best places for families with kids — but Massachusetts was still named the best state to raise a family in 2024. WalletHub’s January report compared all 50 states to find out the best place in the country to raise a family. Cassandra Happe, WalletHub analyst, described how her team ranked each state: “It’s crucial to consider economic factors when deciding where to raise a family, like the job market, average income and housing costs. It’s also important to look beyond dollars and cents, as things like low-quality s…
‘Ted’ Prequel Series Filled With Mass Jokes, Accents Debuts On Peacock ‘Ted’ Prequel Series Filled With Mass Jokes, Accents Debuts On Peacock
‘Ted’ Prequel Series Filled With Mass Jokes, Accents Debuts On Peacock Massachusetts’ favorite sentient teddy bear, voiced by “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane, returns with a seven-episode limited series on Peacock. MacFarlane reprises his role in the “Ted” TV series, a prequel to the hit film franchise set in Framingham. “It’s 1993, and Ted’s (MacFarlane) moment of fame has passed,” a description of the show reads. “He’s now living back home in Framingham, Massachusetts with his best friend, 16-year-old John Bennett (Max Burkholder), along with John’s parents, Matty and Susan (Scott Grimes and Alanna Ubach) and cousin Blaire (Giorgia Whigham).” All s…
This Is Most Romantic Place In Massachusetts This Is Most Romantic Place In Massachusetts
This Is Most Romantic Place In Massachusetts If you're looking for a last-minute romantic excursion for you and your partner, Massachusetts has the perfect spot, according to Travel + Leisure. The travel magazine named Boston’s Public Garden — the first public botanical garden in the US — as one of the most romantic destinations in the country. Related: This Eatery Named Most Romantic Restaurant In Massachusetts The public garden was established in 1837, but it wasn’t until 1839 when a group of horticulturalists, headed by Horace Gray, got permission to build the Botanic Garden on the site, according to the National Park Se…
Massachusetts’s Ayo Edebiri Wins 1st Golden Globe Award Massachusetts’s Ayo Edebiri Wins 1st Golden Globe Award
Massachusetts’s Ayo Edebiri Wins 1st Golden Globe Award Ayo Edebiri and the cast of “The Bear” took home several awards during the 81st Golden Globes, and the Boston native wasn’t about to let a reporter ruin their night by pulling out a half-naked Calvin Klein ad of her co-star. The FX series won for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy, while Jeremy Allen White took home the Best Actor award and Ayo Edebiri snagged her Best Actress award in the same category on Sunday, Jan. 7. The 28-year-old Dorchester native — whose mother is from Barbados, and her father is Nigerian — attended St. Margaret School and sang in the church choir. Relat…