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Kim Janey Pushing Boston in the Right Direction

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In 2017 when Kim Janey was elected to represent District 7 in the Boston City Council, she’d already made history as the first woman to represent this district, which includes Roxbury where she resides, and parts of South End, Dorchester and the Fenway. Now on March 24, 2021 Janey was sworn in as the 55th Mayor of Boston as the first woman, and first woman of color in this position. 

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15 Small Businesses to Support in Greater Boston

With Boston opening back up for the summer, Spot Easy is highlighting 15 small businesses in the Greater Boston area. We are showcasing businesses that struggled during the pandemic, and most were forced to close down for the majority of the past year. We're very excited to see them return in time for summer!

Broken into five categories; restaurants, salons, fitness, cafes and retail, we hope you can support these businesses, now more than ever, due to the Coronavirus's impact on Boston businesses. Opt out of buying into trends, and instead shop small and local!

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Boston's Fenway Park and Time Out Market Reopen for the Season

Imagine: It's 2019 and you've entered the Fenway neighborhood in Boston. It's late May, and the streets are flooded with sweaty bodies, yelling and chugging to-go beers. The sun is blazing, and you're trying to find your seats amidst the bustling line. You made it to your seats, and your legs are sticking to the bleachers already. There's a Fenway Frank in your left hand, and peanuts in your right. The first pitch is thrown, and the game begins.

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Top 5 Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Boston

In the past decade, the vegan diet has taken America by storm. For those who aren't aware, the diet of an ideal veg·an is one who does not eat any animal products or byproducts: no meat/fish, no dairy, no eggs, and honey. This diet is also known as 'plant-based'. The vegan diet can differ from a vegan lifestyle, where one may be against purchasing leather, fur, or anything else made from an animal. However, today we're just talking about the food.

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Community Business Spotlight

Spot Easy's Small Business Spotlight: Row House picture of owners in front of studioPhoto Source: Row House Instagram

Spot Easy is partnering with Row House through Spot Easy Connect, our network that offers our community with exclusive deals in the city of Boston. We asked the Spot Easy Team and our community of Boston renters, agents, and landlords what favorite local spots in Boston they would love to see us collaborate with. Our Small Business Spotlight introduces our readers to these businesses in a weekly blog post.

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Community Business Spotlight

Spot Easy's Small Business Spotlight: Deep Blue Hair Studio picture of Candice and SlyviaCandice and Sylvia (left to right) Source: @deepbluehairstudio Instagram

Spot Easy is partnering with Deep Blue Hair Studio. We're asking the Spot Easy Team and our community of Boston renters, agents, and landlords what favorite local spots in Boston they would love to see us collaborate with. Our Small Business Spotlight introduces our readers to these businesses in weekly blog posts.

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Boston Apartments: Cheapest to Most Expensive Neighborhoods to Live In

Spot Easy knows that moving to Boston can be hard to navigate. Boston has over 20 neighborhoods, and 83 subdistricts, meaning there is a lot to choose from. Each area of Boston is differently priced, depending on location, surrounding areas, and unit perks. When looking for apartments in the city on a budget, you may be overwhelmed with neighborhoods to choose from. That’s why we’ve ranked each area of Boston from least to most expensive, so you don’t need to stress your move!

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