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    MATTAPAN (CBS) – Mattapan was originally settled by the Neponset tribe of Native Americans. The name they gave it translates roughly to “good place to be.” Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center, 67 acres situated in Mattapan along the American Legion Highway, certainly fits the bill. “We are here to study nature and learn in nature...
    MANSFIELD (CBS) – Did you know one of the oldest nail companies around can be found in Mansfield? “Tremont Nail is a 200-plus year old nail manufacturing company that started down in Wareham, Massachusetts,” Eric DeLong, the President of Tremont Nail and Acorn Manufacturing, told WBZ-TV. That’s before the British burned it down in The...
    HYDE PARK (CBS) – Hyde Park, established in 1660, became a hub for paper and cotton manufacturing in the 18th century. It was home to the first all African-American Army unit, the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, made famous in the movie Glory. It’s not fame, but something far more personal that drives Danielle Johnson and...
    DEDHAM (CBS) – Did you know that Dedham is home to the oldest wood frame house on the continent? The Fairbanks House on East Street was built in 1637. A wealthy English settler, Jonathan Fairbanks, and his wife commissioned it shortly after moving to the new settlement in 1636. And, unlike every other house from...
    CANTON (CBS) – Tucked in the woods of the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton is TreeTop Adventures, a high ropes obstacle course. “You can come here and spend three hours and have a great time,” says founder Topher Kerr. Liam Martin on the ropes course at TreeTop Adventures in Canton. (WBZ-TV) He built this place...
    KINGSTON (CBS) – A former oyster farmer in Kingston is mixing fishing and fashion in her new business. “I love our bay, I love being on the water, and if you’re here, you know there are oysters here,’ Brooke Lovett told WBZ-TV. READ MORE: Father Pulls Kids To Safety After Truck Sideswipes School Bus In...
    CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Originally called Newtowne, Cambridge was the first capital of Massachusetts. In the 19th century it was the center of the literary revolution, homes to poets like Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell and Oliver Wendell Homes. And while they were writing, others were building. Positioned deep in the middle of the 175-acre...
    ROSLINDALE (CBS) – Every Monday and Thursday night, a father and daughter in Roslindale gather around their dining room table, and get to work – building a business. Twenty-one-year-old Lena Harris and her 52-year-old dad, Jason, have spent the pandemic founding 195essential, a company on a mission. “I think there’s a wave of businesses being...
    This article was medically reviewed by Lauren Demosthenes, MD, OB-GYN, senior medical director at Babyscripts. Medically Reviewed Reviewed By Check Mark Icon A check mark. It indicates that the relevant content has been reviewed and verified by an expert Our stories are reviewed by medical professionals to ensure you get the most accurate and useful...
    SOMERVILLE (CBS) – A factory in Somerville is making more than 100 kinds of pasta, with traditions dating back generations. Deano Matarazzo of Deano’s Pasta has a family history of linguini. “It was really a tight, tight family unit and always revolving around the center of our universe was pasta,” he told WBZ-TV. “Literally we...
    ROXBURY (CBS) – Roxbury is one of Boston’s oldest communities. Incorporated almost 400 years ago in 1630, singing stars Bobby Brown and Donna Summer were from here. But they aren’t the only big personalities with Roxbury ties. The action starts early on Proctor Street, and lines are around the block by 8 a.m. READ MORE:...
    BROCKTON (CBS) – Five Brockton residents want to be the catalyst for change and they plan to do that with the Brockton Beer Company, the city’s first craft brewery. “It’s really a great story about diversity and families coming together and trying to make a contribution to their community,” co-founder Ed Cabellon told WBZ-TV. READ...
    MILTON (CBS) – The executive director calls it a “hidden gem.” New England Base Camp, nestled in the Blue Hills just off Unquity Road, has existed since the 1950s as a Boy Scouts of America facility. But the Scouts’ Spirit of Adventure Council decided a few years ago to open it to the general public....
    ROCKLAND (CBS) – Rockland is fast-becoming a town known for its community of artists. And the Sandpaper Factory on East Water Street is perhaps the epicenter of that community. “There’s a big community here, so a painter can meet another painter, for instance,” said Alan Curtis, a real estate investor who saw the promise of...
    PLYMOUTH (CBS) – Plymouth is known as “America’s Hometown.” Away from Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II, into the woods, you’ll find Black Feather Horse Rescue. It’s currently home to 18 horses, donkeys, a pig and one very loud rooster, all rescued by Darlene Nickerson. READ MORE: Two Women Attacked In Haverhill; Suspect In Custody...
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    NORWELL (CBS) – An old-fashioned service in Norwell has exploded in popularity during the pandemic. Hornstra Farms, founded in 1915, is still doing door-to-door milk delivery in glass bottles. “Here’s the thing about glass,” said owner John Hornstra, who took over the longtime family business in 1985. “It has no flavor, it has no odor,...
    This article has been medically reviewed by Michael B. Ferguson, D.M.D., C.A.G.S. Associate Clinical Professor NYU College of Dentistry, Dept.of Prosthodontics, Dir.of Clinical Education, Co-Director Fixed Prosthodontics Clinics. Medically Reviewed Reviewed By Check Mark Icon A check mark. It indicates that the relevant content has been reviewed and verified by an expert Our stories are...
    WALTHAM – (CBS) – The keys to the past are quietly nestled inside a 50-acre estate in Waltham. Gore Place was built as a summer home in 1806 for just $24,000. And as soon as you enter, you meet the family. And if you haven’t heard of them, you haven’t been paying attention to Massachusetts...
    GRAFTON (CBS) – It happens here, in Grafton, where we went back in time to the Grafton Historical Society to solve a 200-year-old dispute – who brought the Valentine card to America? Norman Taft, Jr. says it was his great, great uncle, Jotham Taft. RELATED: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Todays Developments “Jotham Taft was generally thought...
    GRAFTON (CBS) – It happens here, in Grafton, where we went back in time to the Grafton Historical Society to solve a 200-year-old dispute – who brought the Valentine card to America? Norman Taft, Jr. says it was his great, great uncle, Jotham Taft. RELATED: Keller @ Large: Why The National Anthem Is A Political...
    BRAINTREE (CBS) — Gunther Mosinger just ate tiramisu for breakfast. Not because he has a massive sweet tooth (though he does), but because he wants to make sure it tastes just right. “I ate a piece to control test,” Gunther told WBZ-TV. And he’s been doing this for decades. Gunther, 66, is the owner of...
    HINGHAM (CBS) – World’s End is a special piece of land in Hingham making this community famous. At the tip of town, this is a spot where many, like Stacey Shipman, find peace and space. “During the pandemic it’s really been a sanctuary place to go when you can’t go anywhere else,” she told WBZ-TV....
    PLAINVILLE (CBS) – Plainville, Massachusetts was founded in 1905 and got its name after Wrentham residents referred to the area as “the plains.”  It’s also where you’ll find a bookstore with a storied history of its own. “It’s called An Unlikely Story, but we wanted everything about it to tell a story.” Jeff Kinney, the...
    COHASSET (CBS) – Just off beautiful Jerusalem Road in Cohasset, you can find the picturesque Holly Hill Farm. And a young man virtually obsessed with bread. “I think a lot about bread,” 26-year-old Alec White told WBZ-TV. He’s been trying to perfect his sourdough and baguette processes, and he’s gotten pretty close. “They tell me...
    DUXBURY (CBS) — Duxbury was once the largest and most famous ship-building center of the world. Duxbury Beach used to be Salters Beach, where colonists harvested the mineral for survival. These days, Duxbury Saltworks carries on the tradition. “Time, temperature, it’s a blend of science and art,” said CEO Lilly Leedom. She got the idea...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Sandwich, the oldest town on Cape Cod, was settled in 1637 and is now home to hockey greats, Bobby Orr and Derek Sanderson, good friends and former teammates who actually live in the same neighborhood. The Cape Cod Canal was constructed through the town starting in 1909, making travel here possible in...
    MARSHFIELD (CBS) – On Summer Street in Marshfield is a farm that many swear is magical. The Magical Moon Farm. “We nurture and empower children with cancer and other life-threatening conditions,” owner Donna Green, told WBZ-TV about the farm’s mission. Green founded it 26 years ago as a refuge and education center for kids battling...
    SCITUIATE (CBS) – This South Shore town is home to five beaches and two lighthouses. Minot Ledge, also known as “Lovers Ledge,” has a 1-4-3 flashing light signal, locally referred to as “I love you.” For Scituate resident Jenna Sammartino, there’s a lot to love about this coastal community. “I love the harbor, it’s a...
    NEEDHAM (CBS) – Settled in 1680 Needham, Massachusetts was originally part of Dedham until broke away in 1711. Both superstar gymnast Aly Raisman and Governor Charlie Baker grew up there and the longest running public high school Thanksgiving football rivalry game in the country is played every year between Needham High and Wellesley. Far from...
    HOLLISTON (CBS) – A small manufacturer of brass instruments that has global reach can be found in Holliston, Massachusetts. S.E. Shires Company has been the premier trombone manufacturer for decades and makes custom instruments for some of the world’s most recognized orchestras. “To see the trombone section of the New York Philharmonic for example, performing...
    PEMBROKE (CBS) – Pembroke is now home to a unity campaign. Shawn Flores co-owns the Acme Print Company and they took a giant hit when the pandemic struck. “Initially, we went to almost zero revenue,” Flores told WBZ-TV. “Our schedule was empty.” That’s when he heard about the idea of the unity campaign – printing...
    GROTON (CBS) – Settled in 1655, Groton, Massachusetts was destroyed 20 years later in King Philip’s War, one of the bloodiest conflicts in U.S. history. It was later rebuilt and is now the home of two private schools, Lawrence Academy and The Groton School. The views in Groton are hard to beat and easy to...
    WEST ROXBURY (CBS) – Inside an innocent-looking warehouse in West Roxbury you will find what might be one of the spookiest places in Boston! They’re collecting fragments in a graveyard for gravestones. But why? “Because they were broken and lying on the ground,” said Kelly Thomas of Boston’s Historic Burying Ground Initiative. The city owns...
    QUINCY (CBS) – You might have heard Quincy referred to as the “Granite City.” The nickname is well earned. The city was once the center of the granite-mining industry in the country. “In 1909, 146 granite sheds were working here in the city,” Al Bina toldWBZ-TV. He has studied the history of Quincy’s granite business...
    LUNENBURG (CBS) – It Happens Here: in Lunenburg. This tiny town originally included Fitchburg, and was once known as Turkey Hill. But it’s best known for the spot where generations of families had a “Whale of a Time.” Whalom Park opened in 1893 and entertained New Englanders for more than 100 years. It’s since been...
    CONCORD (CBS) – Concord, Massachusetts is a place where writers go to be inspired. The town is filled with a long history of literary greats and now there is a way to connect with the past in a very unique and personal way. Concord was the first inland settlement in Massachusetts back on September 12,...
    CARVER (CBS) – It Happens Here, in Carver. This small town is big on cranberries, making up 9 percent of all acres in the U.S. Visitors can tour a former cranberry plantation on the Edaville Railroad, or travel back in time to King Richard’s Faire, the largest Renaissance party in New England – with the...
    LAWRENCE (CBS) – It Happens Here: in Lawrence. Known for its mills and deep union roots, the walls of the city are coming alive with art. Breanna Pitts goes to Lawrence to meet an art teacher who is helping beautify the city by giving young mural artists a voice – and a job.
    LINCOLN (CBS) – It Happens Here: Lincoln. It’s the birthplace of They Might Be Giants, a Congressional Medal winning World War II spy, and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. It’s also home to a mysterious collection you need to see to believe. Welcome to Ponyhenge.
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