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The Boston Pops concert on the Esplanade is one of the city’s most popular Independence Day traditions. Photo/Garrett A. Wollman

Fabulous Fourth of July celebrations in Massachusetts

By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer REGION – As the birthplace of our nation, Massachusetts is steeped in patriotic pride. The Independence Day celebrations across the...
The average New England household spends more than $1,500 on energy bills. Half of that amount goes to heating and cooling.

Energy-saving tips don’t have to be complicated or expensive

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION - Typical of many seniors, George Downie has an aging home. Heating and cooling bills―which typically make up the...
Richard Johnson, curator at the Boston Sports Museum, was its first employee and recently celebrated his 40th work anniversary.

Sports fan thrives in his dream job

By Peg Lopata, Contributing Writer BOSTON - Richard Johnson, curator at the New England Sports Museum, must’ve been born under a lucky star. Of course, it...
The Boston Public Garden’s famous swan boats have been run by the same family since their inception nearly a century and a half ago.

The fairy tale continues with Boston’s famed swan boats

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer BOSTON - The Boston Public Garden’s famous swan boats are back to normal. The Paget family, which owns the venerable...

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“The best solution is to integrate mental health services within the (oncology) practice,” says Dr. Bruce Feinberg, vice president and chief medical officer of Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions.

Survey shows importance of mental health services for cancer patients

By Peg Lopata, Contributing Writer REGION - While huge strides have been made in controlling cancer and ridding the body of it, no doubt it’s...

When to start collecting Social Security is one of the most important retirement decisions

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION – When should you start collecting Social Security? Anytime you want once you reach age 62. That’s a fact....
Sheryl Sigel of North Grafton serves as a caregiver to her mother, Elaine Kulberg, who is in her nineties. Photo/Submitted

Many adults over sixty serving as caregivers for their very elderly parents

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer REGION - People today are living longer lives, thanks to advances in science and medicine. While this is a positive...
Exposure to noise levels over 85 decibels for two hours or longer may cause hearing damage.

Noise pollution is more than an inconvenience

By Sharon Longo, Contributing Writer REGION – Hammers pound, a train passes by, a car horn blasts, a lawn mower hums; sounds like a typical...