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Charlesgate Realty Group Open Houses This Weekend

Posted by Susie Callahan on Fri, Nov 06, 2015

Check out one of our open houses this weekend! Click each picture to view more information. 

1. 9 Bartlett Crescent #1 | Brookline | Sunday 11/8 12-1:30pm

9 Bartlett Crescent #1

2. 93 Governor Winthrop Rd. | Somerville | Sunday 11/8 12-1:30



3. 255 Commonwealth Ave #2 |Back Bay | Sunday 11/8 12-1pm


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3 Pizza Places to go to this Weekend

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sat, Oct 17, 2015

1. A4 | Somerville and Cambridge

What you're getting: The Secret Pizza and the clam and bacon

"Since A4 made its K2 (Kendall Square) debut in 2011, it's been on countless top-pizzas lists both in Boston and across the country. Good PR team, sure. Better pizza makers, absolutely. Maybe it’s their pillowy, yet charred, crust made from a 12-year-old sourdough starter, or maybe it's their handcrafted cheeses that never seem greasy -- whatever it is, A4 has found a winning formula"

2. Emma’s Pizza | Kendall Square

What you're getting: The Kendall and The Middle East

"Thin, crispy, cracker crust -- that’s all we need to say about Emma’s Pizza. But we won't stop there. No, this iconic spot has been around since 1962, moving from Revere and West Cambridge before settling in Kendall Square. It's cozy, and there can be a wait, but it's worth it -- grab a glass of red wine, take a walk around the block, or just study the menu and decide if you're gonna mix-and-match The Kendall (roasted red peppers and caramelized onions) with the People's Republic (crispy smoked bacon and scallions)."

3. Ernesto’s Pizzeria | North End, Somerville

What you’re getting: Chicken ranch

"A perennial contender for best pizza in Boston's North End, this tiny hole-in-the-wall is tucked away on Salem St (although it's now also available at Assembly Row in Somerville) and plates ginormous slices -- like each slice is a quarter of an 18in pie. Locals rave about the authentic feel, chewy crust, and traditional toppings."


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Space Park! Pop-Up Solar System Playground

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sat, Oct 10, 2015

solar system pop up park"Today from 12-8pm, our Solar System is coming to Somerville! Bursting out over the entire span of Perry Park (355 Washington street) in massive interactive art-forms, all ages will be awed by a massive 30 foot sun, enjoy exploring the Earth and our sibling rocky planets, be able to walk inside of the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn, be dazzled by the ice giants Uranus and Neptune, and learn all about the dwarf planets that zing around the outer orbit.

Lose yourself in the amazing interactive exhibits inside of the International Space Station Maze or hop on a satellite-scooter and zip around the park to visit a giant meteorite! With dozens of creative and educational exhibits as well as the presence of great local organizations such as Knucklebones, Beautiful Stuff Project, Parts and Crafts, and the Somerville Public Library there will be more than enough fun-fueled learning and space for everyone! The event is free!

With support from the Neighborhood Children’s Foundation, the Somerville Art’s Council, and backers of the crowd-funding campaign, local artists have built these amazing structures, local students have helped with the programming, and now all we need is you to join in on the fun!

From 12-5pm teachers, high school students, and community members will educate you and your kids on the wild true facts about our solar system. If your kid is a space expert, we would be glad to have them join the crew for a day. Our event is an opportunity for learners and educators of all ages to share their knowledge and curiosity.

From 6-8 the event will be slightly adapted to entertain grown ups and young adults with music, socializing, and being wowed at the creations of these local artists.


- A gigantic sun over 20 feet wide!

- All the rocky planets in large colorful scale, complete with cool factoids about their unique and strange properties.

- Gas giants so giant you can walk inside them! Yes that's right, even your 6 foot friend will feel totally comfortable walking right into Jupiter and Saturn where they will learn all about their surreal environments.

- An asteroid belt of zooming kids on satellite scooters!

- A giant comet spewing it's clouds of gas.

- Pluto and the Kuiper Belt objects will be premiered at the edge of the park- achhemm I mean solar system!

- A gigantic interactive labyrinth of the International Space Station! Don't worry, your kids won't get lost in the maze, but they may get lost in the world of cool facts and interactive stations!

- The Somerville Library is going to provide an awesome reading area for everyone to fill up on awesome space facts!"

Click here for more information.


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Beatles Brunch

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sat, Aug 22, 2015

Head to the Burren in Somerville for this free event! 

Beatles Brunch happens EVERY SUNDAY Noon til 3pm. There will be a live band covering all your Beatles favorites! A wide variety of brunch favorites plus lots of vegetarian options! 

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Micro Mondays

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sun, Jul 05, 2015


Have a bad case of the Mondays? Head to La Brasa in Somerville for Micro Mondays July 6-27th:

"You can now look forward to Mondays with La Brasa’s microbrew feasts. This month, Rising Tide, Bantam, Aeronaut, and Cisco join the house team for unique three-course menus with pairings (available during regular dinner hours), and it’s only $40 per person. Pick your favorite, or all of them, and call 617.262.3023 for your seat at the table."



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3 Rainy Day Activities

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Jul 01, 2015

Don't let the rain keep you from enjoying your summer. There are plenty of ways to have rainy day fun in Boston. Here are three ideas, thanks to Boston.com:

1. Legoland Discovery Center | Somerville

"Catch a 4D movie at Legoland Discovery Center Boston in Somerville. After that, play on two rides, tour a miniland of Boston’s iconic buildings, and, of course, build things with Legos."

2. Museum of Science | West End

"Mingle with beautiful butterflies at the Museum of Science Butterfly Garden. One just might land on you."

3. Coolidge Corner Theatre | Brookline

"Catch a movie here. This historic theatre has been entertaining New Englanders since 1933"




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Tags: West End, somerville, brookline, 365 things to do in Boston, rainy day

Savage Games

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sat, Jun 06, 2015

Check out Savage Games today:
"Who says going beast-mode can't also be ridiculously fun?

Experience a two-hour beatdown inspired by Ninja Warrior, Parkour, Obstacle Racing, and the Brooklyn Boulders Fitness crew. Savage Games at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville is a team-based fitness competition unlike any other.

Oh, and did we mention that there's an after party? There's an after party."
Click the picture above for more details!

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5 Great Mexican Restaurants for Cinco De Mayo

Posted by Susie Callahan on Mon, May 04, 2015


In light of Cinco de Mayo, head over to one of these great places for awesome Mexican fare...

1. Olecito | Inman Square

"Olecito is Inman Square’s hidden gem, literally a hole-in-the-wall across the street from sister restaurant, Olé. Locals say it's where you get the most bang for your buck. Expect to get amazing chips, tacos, tortas, and burritos swiftly in a familiarly decorated bright yellow, four-table space."

2. The Painted Burro | Somerville

"In the heart of Davis Square, The Painted Burro offers the crowd an energetic vibe (no doubt due to its proximity to Tufts) combined with an upscale, modern feel. In time for warmer weather, The Painted Burro has already started opening its giant storefront windows, turning indoor dining into one big outdoor fiesta flush with innovative creations such as its crab cake and calamari taco."

3. Lone Star Taco Bar | Allston

"Lone Star boasts as much acclaim with its Mexican street food as it does its mezcal and tequila-based cocktails. The cooly lit taco bar shares owners (and a kitchen) with the much lauded Deep Ellum, and offers up smoked chilies, chorizos, and masa corn tortillas -- all made in-house."

4. El Centro | South End

"Among the nation's top taquerias, chef and owner Allan Rodriguez opened El Centro in Boston’s South End to give the city a Mexican, Sonora-style restaurant with fresh ideas, and creative menu options. Menu highlights include a classic charcoal-grilled Arrachera A La Tampiquena steak with green sauce and the Campechanos tacos, combining carne asada and al pastor. In 2013, the restaurant opened its second location in Brookline with furnishings and art handpicked by the owner, and brought over from his native Mexico."

5. Dorado Tacos | Brookline

"Although considered to be Mexican fast food, Dorado Tacos does not skimp on the quality. The restaurant’s cemitas are set up on toasted sesame seed egg buns with avocado, Oaxaca cheese, black beans, chipotle, and cilantro. The restaurant is value friendly and the perfect spot to grab a quick bite if Mexican is what you’re craving."

Check out more options here.


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Tags: Allston, somerville, South End, brookline, 365 things to do in Boston, cinco de mayo, mexican restaurants, inman square

Climb at Brooklyn Boulders

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Mar 04, 2015

Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville isn't your average rock climbing gym. A unique combination of fitness, art, and entrepreneurship, this state of the art climbing facility is 40,000 square feet of awesome.


A variety of climbing classes are offered for first timers as well as climbing veterans. In addition to climbing, Brooklyn Boulders offers tons of other fitness and wellness classes - learn about everything from yoga to parkour to nutrition to slack line. 

28,000 square feet of world-class climbing, fitness classes, personal training, cafe & lounge spaces, dynamic community events, locker rooms complete with saunas and showers, active collaborative workspaces with free wifi, and extensive fitness equipment are just a few of their amazing amenities. 

Check out the calendar of classes and learn more about BKB Somerville here

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Paint Nite Special Drinkware Event

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Jan 16, 2015

paint_nightLoved Paint Nite with the girls but want to switch up the canvas? Then you should try the Paint Nite Special Drinkware Event!

Two Three Zero in Somerville will be hosting a special paint night where the canvases will be fun and colorful wine glasses!

"With comfortable lounge seating, a full service custom built bar and ample room for you and your friends to enjoy, Two Three Zero is a Paint Niters delight!"

Tickets are limited but Two Three Zero has multiple Paint Nite dates available. 

Interested in this (and other events) at Two Three Zero? Click here!

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