The second suspect in the brutal Boston Marathon bombings has been apprehended, after five days of uncertainty and fear. And while all credit for Dzhokar Tsarnaev’s capture goes to the men and women of the many, many agencies that spent the last w…
Have you always wanted to live off the land, but you were burdened with an overfull trust fund and too many butlers? Well, say hello to Williams-Sonoma Agrarian, your portal for spending gazillions of dollars on backyard farming.
A slew of new ventures is springing up in the Boston and NYC area aiming to fill the need for job based, tech training for working professionals. This includes Intelligent.ly, Boston Startup School, General Assembly, and well known companies such as Skillshare.
With the increasing evidence that wild game has a much improved nutritional and health profile than factor farmed foods, there are more events springing up that provide access to curious urbanites in the Pioneer Valley.
Artisan’s Asylum, Inc. is a non-profit community craft studio located at 10 Tyler Street, in Somerville, Massachusetts. Their mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of craft of all varieties. To support that mission, they offer the following:
A fully equipped and professionally maintained manufacturing facility, which includes capabilities for precision metal machining, electrical fabrication, welding, woodworking, sewing & fiber arts, robotics, bicycle building and repair, and screenprinting
A large range of affordable, publicly-accessible classes in these areas and more offered by local artisans, either focusing on creating a final product the student can take home after the class or general training for specific tools
Monthly and daily membership plans for the general public to access our facility on weekends and after working hours, encouraging DIY culture and community craftsmanship
Affordable space and equipment rental to local professional artists and businesspeople interested in having access to industrial-grade manufacturing equipment and a dedicated manufacturing environment without having to invest in capital equipment and long-term space leases
On-site material storage and resale and on-site project storage, allowing community members to create and store projects without the hassle of handling material and storage logistics
Hosting and promotion of local craft-related events
A new 25,000 foot space including Dedicated quiet classroom and computer lab, New capabilities, such as a 3-d print, Kitchenette and dining social area
Very nice info graphic and visualization tool which shows (yikes) both the tax rates for each town and also the change in assessed home values. It definitely shows the drop in value that occurred in Central Mass and some other regions where a simple house can now be purchased for under 100k.