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Proforma Design Is The Go To Company For Building and Contracting In Boston Proforma Design Is The Go To Company For Building and Contracting In Boston

By S. Mathur

From interior design to brownstone renovations, Proforma Design can handle all kinds of contracting projects. Reliability, quality workmanship and a good sense of design make them a popular contracting company in the Boston area.

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The Vanderbilt Club Fuels The Fitness Fire The Vanderbilt Club Fuels The Fitness Fire

By S. Mathur

The Vanderbilt Club is a family friendly neighborhood gym with a vast range of equipment and programs. Members at any level of fitness and skill can find the classes and instructors to help them meet their goals.

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At Charles River Aquatics, Swimming Lessons Teach Multiple Life Skills At Charles River Aquatics, Swimming Lessons Teach Multiple Life Skills

By S. Mathur

Swimming is taken very seriously at Charles River Aquatics, but that doesn't mean kids can't have fun learning. There are classes for everyone, from infants and aquaphobic adults to triathletes and swim team members.

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Shear Creations is an Oasis of Relaxation Shear Creations is an Oasis of Relaxation

By S. Mathur

The full-service salon offers hair, nails and skin treatments as well as wedding and formal make up and hair care. With a loyal clientele built up over the years, Shear Creations is a neighborhood favorite.

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Tasty Plates Catering and Event Planning Offers Gourmet Catering and BBQ Tasty Plates Catering and Event Planning Offers Gourmet Catering and BBQ

By S. Mathur

The small catering service gets five stars for delicious food and stress-free event planning. Weddings are a speciality, but Tasty Plates handles all kinds of events with a friendly and upbeat attitude.

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Inner Strength Wellness of Cape Cod Leaves You Feeling Relaxed and Rejuvenated Inner Strength Wellness of Cape Cod Leaves You Feeling Relaxed and Rejuvenated

By S. Mathur

Massage provides both physical and spiritual healing. Inner Strength Wellness massages offer significant relief to those suffering from chronic pain and injuries.

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Timeless Sounds Music Makes Every Wedding Memorable Timeless Sounds Music Makes Every Wedding Memorable

By S. Mathur

Timeless Sounds Music produces soundtracks for weddings primarily in Boston, the South Coast and Cape Cod. The focus is on making the evening special for the couple.

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Catherine M Elliott's paintings capture the grace of the New England countryside Catherine M Elliott's paintings capture the grace of the New England countryside

By S. Mathur

The artist's portfolio of oil paintings in a contemporary impressionist style includes landscapes, portraits and the natural world. Elliott also paints specially commissioned works, which become treasured heirlooms.

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DJ By Jake lets the music do the talking DJ By Jake lets the music do the talking

By S. Mathur

With a vast music library and a deep love of music, DJ by Jake offers high-quality entertainment that's also affordable. The company also offers services like photo booths and uplighting.

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Unforgettable Moments Filled with Laughter and Tears Captured by Jen Ing Photography Unforgettable Moments Filled with Laughter and Tears Captured by Jen Ing Photography

By S. Mathur

Jen Ing Photography is based in Cambridge MA, but will travel all over New England and beyond for wedding and family photography. Rather than formal poses, the photographs capture moments, moods and expressions to tell a story.

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Dream Theme Photo Booths Help to Break the Ice at Events Dream Theme Photo Booths Help to Break the Ice at Events

By S. Mathur

Dream Theme Photo Booths brings customized themes and years of professional photography experience to your party. It's a great way to get a party started.

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Chaffee Coaching Offers Personalized Training to Help Members Meet their Fitness Goals Chaffee Coaching Offers Personalized Training to Help Members Meet their Fitness Goals

By S. Mathur

With over thirty years' experience in sports and coaching, Bill Chaffee brings his knowledge and commitment to personal training. Customized and fun workouts help clients get in the best shape of their lives.

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Serve Farm-Fresh Food to Your Guests with Season to Taste Catering Serve Farm-Fresh Food to Your Guests with Season to Taste Catering

By S. Mathur

Using locally sourced, fresh and organic foods for catering menus, Season to Taste offers healthy and delicious foods for guests at weddings and other events. There's a pick up potion for those who would like to eat the same food at home or work.

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DJ Michael O'Neill Brings Twenty Years of Experience to Weddings Across New England DJ Michael O'Neill Brings Twenty Years of Experience to Weddings Across New England

By S. Mathur

With a low-key style and a vast fund of knowledge, Michael O'Neill has created a trivia empire that stretches across New England and beyond, and a highly popular wedding DJ service. He does not recommend mixing the two.

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New England's BuzzBus Lets You Party on the Way to the Party New England's BuzzBus Lets You Party on the Way to the Party

By S. Mathur

It's the fun way to get to a party, and also the safe way to get home again afterwards. BuzzBus operates throughout southern New England, offering a fun and affordable alternative to limo buses.

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Tasteful Adventures Lives up to its Name with Diverse Flavors and Healthy Selections Tasteful Adventures Lives up to its Name with Diverse Flavors and Healthy Selections

By S. Mathur

For those living in the area between the Upper Cape and Boston, Tasteful Adventures provides healthy food with diverse flavors from around the world. As well as a catering service and farmers' markets stalls, they offer cooking classes, a personal chef service and regular, home- delivered meals.

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M.C. Entertainment Brings Passion and a Personalized Touch to Your Event M.C. Entertainment Brings Passion and a Personalized Touch to Your Event

By S. Mathur

With event planning services, DJs, uplighting, decor and photo booths, the full-service entertainment company knows how to get a party going. Careful planning and attention to client needs ensures the success of each event.

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The Boston Festival of Indie Games Encourages the Next Generation of Designers in the Northeast The Boston Festival of Indie Games Encourages the Next Generation of Designers in the Northeast

By S. Mathur

Bringing together designers and players, the festival has quickly established itself in the indie gaming scene in Boston. By showcasing and encouraging new talent in the region, it offers visitors a look at a viable career path, or new worlds in which to lose themselves.

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First Citizens' Federal Credit Union Helps Members Achieve Their Financial Goals and Stability First Citizens' Federal Credit Union Helps Members Achieve Their Financial Goals and Stability

By S. Mathur

With the mission to help members reach their financial goals, especially in the areas of home ownership and financial security, the credit union relies on building strong relationships. A variety of loans and financial instruments are available, and solutions are found for each unique situation.

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Shiso Kitchen's Cooking Classes Gives Folks the Chance to Explore Their Culinary Curiosity Shiso Kitchen's Cooking Classes Gives Folks the Chance to Explore Their Culinary Curiosity

By S. Mathur

Located in a foodie neighborhood in Somerville, MA, Shiso Kitchen teaches a diverse range of cooking skills in a friendly atmosphere. Be prepared for an evening of serious culinary learning, amazing food and and much laughter.

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Finding the Basis of a Healthy Mediterranean Diet at the Boston Olive Oil Company Finding the Basis of a Healthy Mediterranean Diet at the Boston Olive Oil Company

By S. Mathur

Olive oil is a staple of a healthy Mediterranean diet. It's also a flavorful addition to most dishes and salads. The Boston Olive Oil Company stocks more than sixty types of olive oils and balsamic vinegars, and appeals to both novices and connoisseurs.

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Southcoast Health Provides Integrated Health Services to Massachusetts and Surrounding Areas Southcoast Health Provides Integrated Health Services to Massachusetts and Surrounding Areas

By S. Mathur

The continuum of health care services provide treatment for everything from primary care to neurosurgery. Covering the region of southeastern Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island, the networks offers advanced care in a personalized setting.

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Lone Star Taco Bar Serves Up Traditional Mexican Street Food Right in East Cambridge Lone Star Taco Bar Serves Up Traditional Mexican Street Food Right in East Cambridge

By S. Mathur

With a second location in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the taco bar has achieved popularity and fame by word of mouth. The food and drink are fresh, artisanal and delicious.

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CASPAR Helps People to Build Healthy and Fulfilling Lives CASPAR Helps People to Build Healthy and Fulfilling Lives

By S. Mathur

CASPAR helps the homeless recover from substance abuse problems and provides support through the entire process. Partnerships with the Somerville, MA community make it possible to help people build healthy and fulfilling lives.

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Yum Bunnies Cakery Makes Truly Memorable Cakes and Cupcakes Yum Bunnies Cakery Makes Truly Memorable Cakes and Cupcakes

By S. Mathur

Specializing in cakes and cupcakes with unique and customized decorations, Yum Bunnies Cakery has been acclaimed by media and customers. The cakes have even found roles in Hollywood films.

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Real Books in The Digital Age at the New England Mobile Book Fair Real Books in The Digital Age at the New England Mobile Book Fair

By S. Mathur

The love of books and reading has survived the digital age, and independent bookstores across the country are reporting growth. This is the result of the hard work, dedication and love of books at stores like the New England Mobile Book Fair in Newton MA.

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Trina's Starlite Lounge Serves Up Some of Somerville's Best Brunch Alongside Some of the Best Tunes Trina's Starlite Lounge Serves Up Some of Somerville's Best Brunch Alongside Some of the Best Tunes

By S. Mathur

A friendly, cool neighborhood bar in Somerville, MA, with great food and cocktails. Cheers for the new millennium.

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Take a Walk Off the Beaten Path for Some Killer Craft Cocktails Take a Walk Off the Beaten Path for Some Killer Craft Cocktails

By S. Mathur

The Somerville, MA craft cocktail lounge is off the beaten path, but cherished by those who know it. It has an impressive list of fans, starting with the Lonely Planet.

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Watertown Savings Bank is a Secure and Independent Community Bank Watertown Savings Bank is a Secure and Independent Community Bank

By S. Mathur

For a century and a half, the bank has provided secure and affordable services to the community. As an independent bank, it puts its customers' need first, earning their trust.

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RESPOND Inc. Acts as a Lifeline for Domestic Abuse Victims RESPOND Inc. Acts as a Lifeline for Domestic Abuse Victims

By S. Mathur

One of the oldest domestic violence prevention agencies in the country, RESPOND provides all round support and counseling to victims of domestic abuse. Education programs in schools and businesses are part of the effort to prevent violence.

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Creative Fries and Gourmet Burgers at the Boston Burger Company Creative Fries and Gourmet Burgers at the Boston Burger Company

By S. Mathur

With burgers like the Mac Attack and the Kitchen Sink, and some of the best potato wedges ever, the Boston Burger Company had earned its reputation. Both neighborhood favorite and a national celebrity, it offers creative and fun gourmet comfort food.

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Meet PACTV, Plymouth's Dedicated First Amendment Forum Meet PACTV, Plymouth's Dedicated First Amendment Forum

By S. Mathur

Serving communities in the Plymouth, MA area, the television station is committed to providing a forum for the exercise of First Amendment rights, and to building community.

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Help Your Child Grow as a Dancer and a Person with Mary Flynn Murphy Dance Studio Help Your Child Grow as a Dancer and a Person with Mary Flynn Murphy Dance Studio

By S. Mathur

With classes for all ages and levels, the studio lives up to the belief that dance is for everyone and that everyone can dance. It offers dancing for both recreational and competitive purposes, and an introduction to dance as a way of life.

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Stepping Back in Time With the Plymouth Antiquarian Society Stepping Back in Time With the Plymouth Antiquarian Society

By S. Mathur

Plymouth, Massachusetts has played a significant role in the nation's history. The Plymouth Antiquarian Society maintains historical sites and has a year round calendar of events to introduce this history to new generations.

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Experience the Latest in Veterinary Technology at Newton Animal Hostpital Experience the Latest in Veterinary Technology at Newton Animal Hostpital

By S. Mathur

A new arrival in Newton, Massachusetts, the hospital offers home visits by vets. A unique boutique on site has fashions and treats to cheer up pets after a vet visit.

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Poetry, Hip-Hop, and Craft Beers at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge Poetry, Hip-Hop, and Craft Beers at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge

By S. Mathur

Despite its fame, the Lizard Lounge remains a friendly and welcoming place, with great music, poetry, hip-hop and and an open mic night. Add dozens of craft beers, an outstanding cider and a friendly staff for a mix that ensures enduring loyalty.

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Tapas with a Caribbean Flair at Somerville's Casa B Tapas with a Caribbean Flair at Somerville's Casa B

By S. Mathur

Nestled in the heart of Union Square in Somerville, Massachusetts, Casa B Restaurant is a homage to the owners' family heritage.

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Explore Hanging Silks, Hoops and Trapeze at Somerville's AirCraft Aerial Arts Explore Hanging Silks, Hoops and Trapeze at Somerville's AirCraft Aerial Arts

By S. Mathur

Located in Somerville, Massachusetts, the AirCraft Aerial Arts studio brings circus fitness to students in the area. With classes for beginners and experts, it's an unusual and complete mind and body workout.

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"To Enjoy Winning and to Profit from Defeat": Fencing as a Sport and a Way of Life

By S. Mathur

Since 2004, Bay State Fencers in Somerville, Massachusetts has been teaching the sport of fencing to students of all ages and at all levels of skill and experience. Like martial arts, fencing offers a total mind-body workout and a philosophy of life.

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Sweetness and Fair Trade at Taza's Stone Ground Chocolate Sweetness and Fair Trade at Taza's Stone Ground Chocolate

By S. Mathur

A chocolate factory sounds like something out of a children's story, but the Taza Chocolate Factory in Somerville, Massachusetts is a wonderland for adults as well. Stone ground, organic chocolate has a unique taste, made all the more enjoyable for consumers by the knowledge that their chocolate has been fair traded.

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Comedy, Music and Burlesque at the Davis Square Theatre Comedy, Music and Burlesque at the Davis Square Theatre

By S. Mathur

Davis Square in Somerville, Massachusetts has been the hub of cultural life in the Boston area since the 1980s. With a variety of shows that range from burlesque to children's shows to folk music, the Davis Square Theater offers programming as diverse as its audiences.

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Ocean Views and Fresh Seafood at the Waterfront Bar & Grill Ocean Views and Fresh Seafood at the Waterfront Bar & Grill

By S. Mathur

Located in downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts, the Waterfront Bar and Grill offers American food with an emphasis on fresh seafood. With ocean views, outdoor dining and live music, it's a great setting for any occasion.

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Bringing Earth and Fire to Somerville at The Flatbread Company Bringing Earth and Fire to Somerville at The Flatbread Company

By S. Mathur

The Flatbread Company specializes in organic foods and wood fired clay oven pizza. With a bowling alley next door and a farmers market across the street, it's an important part of the local community.

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Stepping Back in Time With the Plymouth Antiquarian Society Stepping Back in Time With the Plymouth Antiquarian Society

By S. Mathur

Plymouth, Massachusetts has played a significant role in the nation's history. The Plymouth Antiquarian Society maintains historical sites and has a year round calendar of events to introduce this history to new generations.

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Fresh, Local, and Exotic Seafood at 42 Degrees North Fresh, Local, and Exotic Seafood at 42 Degrees North

By S. Mathur

Located right on the water in Plymouth, Massachusetts, 42 Degrees North Restaurant & Lounge specializes in seafood, specially fresh and locally caught fish.

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A Perfect Holiday by the Sea at Plymouth's Sandy Pond Campground A Perfect Holiday by the Sea at Plymouth's Sandy Pond Campground

By S. Mathur

The campground is located in Plymouth, Massachusetts within an easy drive of Boston, Providence, Newport and Cape Cod and the Islands. With a sandy cove for swimming, hiking, fishing, kayaking and many other activities, it is the perfect location for a seaside holiday.

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The Kendall: A Historic Hotel that Feels Like Home The Kendall: A Historic Hotel that Feels Like Home

By S. Mathur

The Kendall Hotel in Cambridge MA is an architectural gem with period furniture and a fine collection of American folk art. It offers guests a homey place to stay and participate in the rich cultural life of the area.

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A Thriving Bookstore in the Age of Kindle A Thriving Bookstore in the Age of Kindle

By S. Mathur

Porter Square Books in Cambridge MA is happily confounding predictions of the demise of books and bookstores. With author events and booksellers who are also authors, the store is a lively destination for book lovers.

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Stepping into New Worlds at Artbarn Stepping into New Worlds at Artbarn

By S. Mathur

Artbarn is a theater program for school age children in Brookline MA. With scripts developed by the actors themselves, they gain performance experience as well as a transformative understanding of theater.

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Back to the Future: The Medford Farmers Market Brings Fresh Produce to the Community Back to the Future: The Medford Farmers Market Brings Fresh Produce to the Community

By S. Mathur

The Medford Farmers Market brings fresh produce to the community, with special programs to make healthy food accessible to low-income families. Promoting healthy eating, social cohesion and environmental conservation, it points the way to a sustainable and creative future.

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Gallery 65 on William Reflects on New Bedford's Past and Present Gallery 65 on William Reflects on New Bedford's Past and Present

By S. Mathur

Gallery 65 on William is part of the revival of New Bedford, MA. Located in the heart of the downtown area, the gallery offers work by local artists and a place for community.

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Acoustic Java Supports a More Creative Economy in Worcester, MA Acoustic Java Supports a More Creative Economy in Worcester, MA

By S. Mathur

Perhaps the highest compliment a coffee house can receive is that it feels like "a home away from home." Acoustic Java in Worcester, MA creates a welcoming ambience with coffee, tea, books and music, supporting local artists and community.

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