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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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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Iowa Hawkeyes football fans have the saddest story ever told: in heaven, there is NO beer.
Tailgating with Iowa Hawkeyes football fans who welcomed me with open arms. The "ANF" stands for America Needs Farmers, a tribute to hard-working Americans which appears on the helmets of all Iowa football players.

Iowa Hawkeyes football fans have the saddest story ever told: in heaven, there is NO beer.

So, I LOVE college football. My favorite thing in the world. The biggest sports arenas in the world are all American college football stadiums. The tailgates and the pageantry are…

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21 reasons why South Shore bar pizza is America’s most delicious (and most eccentric) pizza tradition
Piles of pizza at bar pie landmark Lynwood Cafe, including stacks to go in the South Shore style's signature brown paper bags.

21 reasons why South Shore bar pizza is America’s most delicious (and most eccentric) pizza tradition

Plenty of bars around America, indeed around the world, serve pizza. After all, what culinary combination satiates the inner desires of mankind better than cold beer and hot pizza? Not…

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The “Harry Potter Town” of Mont Saint-Michel is home of the world’s most amazing omelet
La Mere Poulard on Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France serves the world's most famous omelet, a buttery and rare combination of both fluffy and runny.

The “Harry Potter Town” of Mont Saint-Michel is home of the world’s most amazing omelet

Mont Saint-Michel is one of those amazing what I call “Harry Potter Towns” that dot the landscape of Normandy.  These are the towns like Rouen, Bayeux and Mont Saint-Michel, among…

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A tribute to an American culinary icon, the late, great Alumni Cafe
The Alumni Cafe was a local institution for more than 50 years in what's known around Boston as South Shore-style bar pizza.

A tribute to an American culinary icon, the late, great Alumni Cafe

(This story originally ran in August 2013 in the Boston Herald upon the closing of a long-time American culinary institution, the Alumni Cafe of Quincy, Mass. The Alumni was a…

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