History UsefulNotes / Boston

3rd Mar '18 8:59:54 AM Polaris
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* ''Proud Mary''
1st Feb '18 9:16:42 AM dpisel01
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* ''Film/HocusPocus'' takes place in the infamous Boston suburb of Salem, fitting its witchcraft theme.
29th Jan '18 8:14:58 PM dpisel01
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Boston is the largest city in Massachusetts and New England, the capital city of Massachusetts, and one of the oldest cities in North America, having been founded by John Winthrop in 1630. Along with UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}, and UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, it is one of the four major cities of the northeastern United States. Ironically, named in honour of a bucolic country town in Lincolnshire, England, which has long been outstripped by its far more famous colony in terms of size, familiarity and global importance. Boston, England, now only appears on TV (regularly) in "cops-with-cameras" shows as an example of English lawlessness and bad driving.

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Boston is the largest city in Massachusetts and New England, the capital city of Massachusetts, and one of the oldest cities in North America, having been founded by John Winthrop in 1630. Along with UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}}, and UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, it is one of the four five major cities of the northeastern Northeastern United States. Ironically, named in honour of a bucolic country town in Lincolnshire, England, which has long been outstripped by its far more famous colony in terms of size, familiarity and global importance. Boston, England, now only appears on TV (regularly) in "cops-with-cameras" shows as an example of English lawlessness and bad driving.
14th Dec '17 6:57:30 AM muninwing
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** There was a MA town called Enfield, but it was in the Western part of the state. It was one of several town flooded to make the Quabbin Resevoir. There is also an Enfield in Connecticut, but like most of Connecticut that one is not particularly near Boston either.

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** There was a MA town called Enfield, Enfield -- where the famous "sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" sermon was spoken in 1741, but it was in the Western part of the state. It state on the Connecticut border, and later became part of Connecticut in 1749. Another Enfield was founded in 1816, but it was one of several town flooded to make the Quabbin Resevoir. There is also an Reservoir in 1938. Neither Enfield in Connecticut, but like most is within an hour's drive of Connecticut that one is not particularly near Boston either.Boston.
14th Dec '17 6:42:53 AM muninwing
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Another item of note is that Boston contains more colleges and universities than any other city in the world, and even more if you include Cambridge, its neighbor on the other side of the Charles River and the oldest college town in the United States, home to both Harvard University and MIT. Word to the wise: do NOT mix up Boston University and Boston College. [[BerserkButton It will not end well]].[[note]]For a start, BU is Episcopalian and BC is Catholic. The list of differences and sore points goes trundling on from there. About the only connection between BU and BC is Commonwealth Avenue.[[/note]] Also note that those colleges include the Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory; as a result Boston has a disproportionate number of musicians with a connection to the city across a surprising number of genres. It is also home to a wide variety of world-famous live music venues, namely the Paradise, the Sinclair, the Royale, the Brighton Music Hall, and the Middle East (for larger locations) and P.A.'s Lounge, Great Scott, ONCE, and O'Brien's (for smaller locations). Musically, its calling cards include indie rock, post-punk, and new wave (namely The Cars, Pixies, Mission of Burma, and Galaxie 500), hardcore (namely Slapshot, Gang Green, Sam Black Church, and Overcast), and a small but dedicated hip-hop scene (namely Gang Starr, 7L & Esoteric, Mr. Lif, and Slaine).

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Another item of note is that Boston contains more colleges and universities than any other city in the world, and even more if you include Cambridge, its neighbor on the other side of the Charles River and the oldest college town in the United States, home to both Harvard University and MIT. Word to the wise: do NOT mix up Boston University and Boston College. [[BerserkButton It will not end well]].[[note]]For a start, BU is Episcopalian and BC is Catholic. The list of differences and sore points goes trundling on from there. About the only connection between BU and BC is Commonwealth Avenue.[[/note]] Also note that those colleges include the Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory; as a result Boston has a disproportionate number of musicians with a connection to the city across a surprising number of genres. It is also home to a wide variety of world-famous live music venues, namely the Paradise, the Sinclair, the Royale, the Brighton Music Hall, and the Middle East (for larger locations) and P.A.'s Lounge, Great Scott, ONCE, and O'Brien's (for smaller locations). Musically, its calling cards include indie rock, street punk (famously shown by the Dropkick Murphys, but the Street Dogs, the Ducky Boys, and the ska-punk Mighty Mighty Bosstones definitely represent Boston), post-punk, and new wave (namely The Cars, Pixies, Mission of Burma, and Galaxie 500), hardcore (namely Slapshot, Gang Green, Sam Black Church, and Overcast), and a small but dedicated hip-hop scene (namely Gang Starr, 7L & Esoteric, Mr. Lif, and Slaine).
14th Dec '17 6:36:42 AM muninwing
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-->-- "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVVCOjr8fQc Dirty Water]]" by '''The Standells'''[[note]]{{Iron|y}}ically, The Standells were actually from UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.[[/note]]

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-->-- "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVVCOjr8fQc Dirty Water]]" by '''The Standells'''[[note]]{{Iron|y}}ically, The Standells were actually from UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.[[/note]]
This however has become an anthem for certain Boston bands, covered particularly in the punk scene[[/note]]
15th Nov '17 7:31:45 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Speaking of locals, [[{{Southies}} Hollywood depictions to the contrary]], they are generally very nice people. Just remember [[ArchEnemy not to bring up]] the UsefulNotes/{{New York|City}} Yankees, the UsefulNotes/LosAngeles Lakers, the UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}} Canadiens, the UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} Red Wings, or the UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} Heat. Otherwise, thou shalt know the true meaning of SeriousBusiness. It's also [[BerserkButton not advisable]] to talk about "paahking one's caah in Haahvahd Yaahd", let alone actually try to park there, which is a good way to get arrested, or at the very least get your car towed.

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Speaking of locals, [[{{Southies}} Hollywood depictions to the contrary]], they are generally very nice people. Just remember [[ArchEnemy not to bring up]] the UsefulNotes/{{New York|City}} Yankees, the UsefulNotes/LosAngeles Lakers, the UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}} Canadiens, the UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} Red Wings, or the UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} Heat. Otherwise, thou shalt know the true meaning of SeriousBusiness. It's also [[BerserkButton not advisable]] to talk about "paahking paahking one's caah in Haahvahd Yaahd", Yaahd, let alone actually try to park there, which is a good way to get arrested, arrested or at the very least get your car towed.
10th Nov '17 8:10:28 AM bfoot
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* Music/LemonDemon

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* Music/LemonDemonMusic/LemonDemon (creator Creator/NeilCicierega grew up in Plymouth, but currently lives in Somerville)
10th Nov '17 8:08:02 AM bfoot
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3rd Oct '17 7:26:50 PM Mullon
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Speaking of locals, [[{{Southies}} Hollywood depictions to the contrary]], they are generally very nice people. Just remember [[ArchEnemy not to bring up]] the UsefulNotes/{{New York|City}} Yankees, the UsefulNotes/LosAngeles Lakers, the UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}} Canadiens (or the UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} Red Wings), or the UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} Heat. Otherwise, thou shalt know the true meaning of SeriousBusiness. It's also [[BerserkButton not advisable]] to talk about "paahking one's caah in Haahvahd Yaahd" (let alone actually try to park there, which is a good way to get arrested, or at the very least get your car towed).

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Speaking of locals, [[{{Southies}} Hollywood depictions to the contrary]], they are generally very nice people. Just remember [[ArchEnemy not to bring up]] the UsefulNotes/{{New York|City}} Yankees, the UsefulNotes/LosAngeles Lakers, the UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}} Canadiens (or Canadiens, the UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} Red Wings), Wings, or the UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} Heat. Otherwise, thou shalt know the true meaning of SeriousBusiness. It's also [[BerserkButton not advisable]] to talk about "paahking one's caah in Haahvahd Yaahd" (let Yaahd", let alone actually try to park there, which is a good way to get arrested, or at the very least get your car towed).
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