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The Best of Boston

Greetings! We’d like to share with you today a fabulous resource for the best things in Boston. If you aren’t familiar with Boston Magazines annual “Best of Boston” ranking, you could be missing out on some of the best restaurants, stores, and services in the Boston area.

Boston Skyline

Boston Skyline (Photo credit: brentdanley)

There’s no more definitive ranking of what’s good in Beantown. Check out The Best of Boston 2013.

You can thank us later.

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The 4 Best Breakfast Spots in Boston

English: american breakfastThanks to the crowdsourced review website Yelp, we’re able to present you with a (somewhat) scientific look at the best breakfast spots in Boston.

Who doesn’t love a good breakfast? Likewise, who hasn’t had a bad breakfast experience at a restaurant that’s gotten the day off to a terrible start?

Colonial doesn’t want that to happen to you. Thus, as a breakfast PSA, here’s the five best breakfast spots in Boston according to Yelpers.

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Three Colonial Dealerships Recieve Dealer of the Year Awards

Best Car Dealerships in MAWe’re proud to announce that Colonial Volkswagen of WestboroughColonial Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Hudson and Colonial Chevrolet of Acton all received Dealer of the Year Awards from Our Westborough and Hudson dealerships are winners for the second year in a row! Here’s some more information about the award criteria from DealerRater’s website.

Award Criteria

In order to qualify for the 2014 Award program, a dealership must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of 25 reviews on DealerRater for the 2013 calendar year
  • Average minimum rating greater than 4.0 (calculated monthly); with 5.0 as the highest possible rating
  • Must not have been blacklisted within the 2013 calendar year


DealerRater’s Dealer of the Year awards are given each year to car dealerships that have the highest PowerScore™ in their brand category, both at national and state levels. Each dealership’s PowerScore is determined using a Bayesian algorithm that considers the dealership’s average DealerRater star rating (calculated monthly) and the total number of reviews written about the dealership during the calendar year. In addition, one dealership is chosen as the overall Dealer of the Year for having a PowerScore that outranks all other brand-specific Dealer of the Year winners. chevy-dealer-of-the-year   23-MA 13-MA 10-MA 47-MA

More Wicked Good Examples of Boston English

Last month, we brought you entries from Gaffin’s Wicked Good Guide to Boston English.

As we wrote then: Compiled by the brilliant Adam Gaffin and hosted on Boston University’s website, the Wicked Good Guide to Boston English is a wonder to behold.

Gaffin writes:

Everybody knows about pahking cahs in Hahvuhd Yahd, but there’s a lot more to Boston English than that, despite what Hollywood would have you believe. We have our own way of pronouncing other words, our own vocabulary, even a unique grammatical construct. Journey outside the usual tourist haunts, and you just might need a guide to understand the locals…


English: This picture shows a panorama of Bost...

English: This picture shows a panorama of Boston (USA). Deutsch: Das Foto zeigt ein Panorama von Boston (USA). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here are some more highlights from the guide:


Boat shoes, i.e., Keds.


Where somebody is, for example: “They’re down the Cape today.” Sometimes prounounced “downna,” as in “Wanna go downna Boston with me?”


The donut shop on the corner.


The numbah aftah thirdy-nine.


A traffic circle. One of Massachusetts’ two main contributions to the art of traffic regulation (the other being the red-and-yellow pedestrian-crossing light).

Westa Wihsta

Terra incognita; beyond the bounds of civilization (some Bostonians will argue that that boundary is actually Rte. 128 or, if you really want to stretch it, Rte. 495).


A general intensifier: “He’s wicked nuts!”



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