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redbrook - plymouth ma

The prestigious new Redbrook community in Plymouth may still be under construction, but it’s already picked up dozens of awards. The community recently took home another six builder awards from The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston.

The six Prism Awards include gold awards for Best Ad Campaign and Best Team of the Year.  It also took home a gold award for Best Interior Merchandising for a model home under $650,000 and a gold award for Best Attached Home Under 2,000 square feet. Both of model homes were constructed by The Stabile Companies.

The community additionally went home with a silver award for Best Attached Home Under 1,800 square feet for a townhome constructed by Whitman Homes. It also received a silver award for Best

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boston pet friendly condo buildings

From “woof decks” to doggy daycares, pet-friendly amenities at some of Boston’s newest residential buildings are on the rise. In fact, some of the amenities afforded Boston’s four-legged residents rival those offered to their owners.

While some residential buildings do have restrictions, it’s not uncommon to find luxury buildings in Boston with a pet-friendly atmosphere. Some of the city’s most pampered pets are treated to grooming services and even pet spas right on the property.

Pets are allowed in such locations as downtown’s Millennium Place and in Seaport’s 22 Liberty. In addition, some residences of Pierce Boston allow pets, while so do the apartments of Ink Block in the South End.

Lots of different pets are allowed at The Arlington,

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west yarmouth ma Photo: Bud Ellison

Home to three major villages today, the Town of Yarmouth offers beaches, golf courses and parks. It also offers plenty of history, and it’s likely there are a few things you may not know about Yarmouth.

To begin with, the name Yarmouth probably originated from an old English township north of London. None of the town’s first settlers came from its English counterpart, but during the time of the Pilgrims, Yarmouth, England was considered an important seaport on the Yare River.

It’s thought perhaps some Dutch passengers aboard the Mayflower traveled through the Port of Yarmouth in route to England. It may also be that the Bass River reminded the Pilgrims of the Yare River back in England.

Whatever the case, the name Yarmouth

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seaport district - boston ma

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With plenty of room to live, work and play, the Seaport District has it all. This hot Boston neighborhood continues to attract developers and interest from those who want to experience all that it has to offer.

Once mostly an industrial area, this booming part of Boston is now filled with hotels, museums, shops and restaurants. Over the past several years, the Seaport District has also gained renewed interest from those looking for an exciting place to call home.

It was only about a decade ago that the mayor declared the Seaport District an “Innovation District”. The idea was to develop the South Boston Waterfront in a unique way.

While the name never really took off, just recently Amazon announced an expansion that would

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billingsgate light - wellfleet ma

Sometimes referred to as “The Lost Island” of Wellfleet, Billingsgate may not be as well-known today as some other Cape Cod islands, but it certainly still retains a prominent spot in Cape Cod history. Located about 2.5-miles off the shore of Wellfleet, it’s thought Billingsgate Island originally got its name from the Billingsgate Fish Market in London.

At 60-acres in size, the island was once a prime spot for fishing. While it wasn’t very large itself, the island grew in population during the warmer months of the year. Around the 1820s, a lighthouse went up on the island.

It was only the second lighthouse on Cape Cod. Eventually some development followed, with nearly three-dozen homes constructed, as well as a store and a schoolhouse. Even a

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south station tower - boston ma

Construction is pushing ahead on the new South Station Tower. After decades in the planning stage, crews will likely spend the next few years building the 51-story tower high above South Station.

The plan calls for constructing the new glass tower on a platform running between the South Station head house and the rail lines. When finished, the new mixed-use project will offer hundreds of thousands of square feet of office space and some retail space.

It will also include more than 160 new condos. Those condos will likely range from one-bedroom units to more than three-bedroom penthouse units with sweeping city, harbor and Financial District views.

Part of the project also includes significantly expanding the South Station bus terminal. The

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bass river boatsPhoto: Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism

Made up of three unique villages, there’s plenty to see, experience and explore in Yarmouth.

Yarmouth Port

Filled with historic sites and attractions, Yarmouth Port is home to such local delights as the Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum. The old sea captain’s home is a great way to see what 19th century life was like on Cape Cod. The Edward Gorey House museum also sits in a centuries-old sea captain’s home in Yarmouth Port.

The village is additionally home to the old Kelley Chapel, built in the late 1800s and the popular Bass Hole Boardwalk at Gray’s Beach. When you go, be sure to walk all the way to the end to take in some of the best views of Cape Cod. Gray’s Beach, itself, may be small but

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heart at provincetown dune shack

While Cape Cod is no doubt a popular destination during the summer months, one particular spot is getting top marks for those interested in a romantic upcoming get-a-way. If this sounds appealing, considering taking a road trip to Provincetown this Valentine’s Day weekend.

CountryLiving.com just put Provincetown on its list of the “30 Best Valentine’s Day Getaways in America”. Researchers ranked what they consider some of America’s most charming small towns and romantic destinations.

This year, because of COVID restrictions in many parts of the country, they considered the appeal of locations that people can easily drive to. The top 30 includes a mix of locations all across the country, including Provincetown at number 11.

While lively

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