St. Nick visits children in Brockton, Mass. first, thanks to ho-ho-hometown hero and Hall of Fame Santa James Edgar
Artist Thomas Nast popularized our contemporary image of Santa Claus with his Civil War-era cartoons.

St. Nick visits children in Brockton, Mass. first, thanks to ho-ho-hometown hero and Hall of Fame Santa James Edgar

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Children in Brockton, Mass. grow up believing Santa Claus visits their community first, thanks to the legend of a beloved local businessman named James Edgar. Here's the story of this…

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South Shore Bar Pizza Social Club: America’s greatest restaurant success story of 2020
A classic South Shore bar pizza with "laced" edges, a crispy burnt crust made by spreading tomato sauce around the edge of the pan. Photo courtesy: Lenny Duarte and Mike McDermott of pending new Mike & Lenny's Bar Pizza food truck.

South Shore Bar Pizza Social Club: America’s greatest restaurant success story of 2020

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South Shore bar pizza proved America’s greatest restaurant success story of 2020 – a year otherwise defined by Covid-fueled devastation of the industry from coast to coast.  South Shore bar…

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Manhattan’s Michelin-rated Daniel still has “IT” – even here in the era of Covid
(Boston, MA 042315 ) Kerry Byrne, left, takes a selfie with Bar Boulud Executive Chef Daniel Boulud, right at the restaurant in Boston, Thursday, April 23, 2015. Staff Photo by Chitose Suzuki

Manhattan’s Michelin-rated Daniel still has “IT” – even here in the era of Covid

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A fabulous autumn dinner at Manhattan fine-dining landmark Daniel reminded me of some advice I typically share with my restaurant friends, new clients and aspiring restaurateurs.  There are three major elements to restaurant…

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KJB chefs in November: “I’m tapping out! I cannot take anymore Thanksgiving orders”
A Greater Boston media blitz for Chef Mike Fucci included appearances on several Greater Boston TV stations.

KJB chefs in November: “I’m tapping out! I cannot take anymore Thanksgiving orders”

The American restaurant industry is going to hell in handbasket here in 2020. You know the reasons why. But KJB Trending restaurants are not only surviving. They’re thriving! Chef Mike Fucci of…

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KJB Trending branded “America’s Most Historic Street” and turned it into a legacy PR home run for three communities
The team from landmark New England TV program "Chronicle" filming the Adams National Historical Park on Adams Street with KJB Trending in July 2020.

KJB Trending branded “America’s Most Historic Street” and turned it into a legacy PR home run for three communities

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Millions of people drive down Adams Street each year and see little more than a leafy but crowded enclave amid Greater Boston’s urban sprawl. KJB Trending saw an extremely marketable story,…

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Bipartisan politics: America’s greatest Constitutional crisis is a simple matter of math; here’s how to fix it
The size of our legislature made sense in 1789; it's far too small today.

Bipartisan politics: America’s greatest Constitutional crisis is a simple matter of math; here’s how to fix it

The American people face a major Constitutional crisis bigger than any other on the news today. It gets absolutely zero attention but it negatively impacts every single one of us…

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Happy birthday John Adams, hero of humanity’s deadly war against the smallpox virus
John Adams's heroics helped the American colonies defeat two mortal enemies: the British army and the smallpox virus.

Happy birthday John Adams, hero of humanity’s deadly war against the smallpox virus

Happy birthday John Adams – the greatest political mind in human history, native son of my hometown, and a hero of humanity’s species-old war against the smallpox virus.Adams chose to…

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Imperial Japan surrendered 75 years ago today – and my historic hometown led the way
The formal surrender of Imperial Japan took place in the USS Missouri on Sept. 2, 1945. Among the Allied armada in Tokyo Bay that day were many warships built in my hometown of Quincy, Mass.

Imperial Japan surrendered 75 years ago today – and my historic hometown led the way

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Imperial Japan formally surrendered to the United States and Allied forces in Tokyo Bay 75 years ago today – Sept. 2, 1945 – bringing World War II to an end…

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Boardwalk Pizza brings uniquely delicious style of pie to the New England waterfront
A splash of chunky sea salt adds an extra touch of waterfront flavor to Boardwalk Pizza.

Boardwalk Pizza brings uniquely delicious style of pie to the New England waterfront

Unleash a seasoned team of North End Italians upon Boston's South Shore and you get a uniquely delicious style of pizza. Boardwalk Pizza arrives at Victory Point in Marina Bay today in…

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