These Are the Most Affordable Homes for Sale in East Boston

first_img 000 By Madeline Bilis· Print Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* Real Estate These Are the Most Affordable Homes for Sale in East Boston From a charming condo in Jeffries Point to a place that’s steps from the Blue Line. center_img 6/13/2017, 12:00 p.m. Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. 71 Lubec St. #6 / Photo courtesy of CompassEast Boston is gentrifying rapidly—a neighborhood that was once home to low-income immigrants is now attracting luxury buyers eyeing high-end lofts with skyline views. Money is dramatically changing Eastie block by block, but if you look closely, there are still a few bargains to be found.Real estate analytics firm NeighborhoodX crunched the numbers to find the 10 most affordable homes for sale in East Boston, and identified listings asking between $199,500 and $389,900. The majority of the homes are pretty small—they range from 560 to 890 square feet—and command between $356 and $567 per square foot.At $199,500, a one-bedroom unit in Orient Heights is the cheapest home for sale in Eastie right now. It’s a second-floor walk-up that’s been recently renovated. A few other units in Jeffries Point and on Eagle Hill appear on the list, including this charming sunny condo on Lubec Street. Many of the homes are within walking distance to the Blue Line, like this apartment at 76 Waldemar Avenue.The most expensive home on the list, a $389,900 home on Boardman Street, is a sparkling new condo conversion with an updated kitchen, bathroom, roof, and siding. Interested in a slice of Eastie to call your own? Check out the complete chart below.last_img read more

The City of Boston Is Hosting a Wellness Week from September 1015

first_img 9/7/2018, 11:35 a.m. By Tessa Yannone· Photo providedThere is no denying fitness runs through this city’s veins. Walk down the streets and you may see more people in sneakers, courtesy of the multitude of sneaker companies headquartered here, and sporting a matching Lululemon set than wearing sport coats and high heels. This isn’t NYC. We run from workout class to workout class and rejoice when exercise convenes outside. In celebration of Boston’s deep love for fitness, the city is kicking things up a notch for the third annual Boston Social Fitness Festival and dedicating the entire week to wellness.Starting things off on Monday, September 10, the Big Quiet, a massive meditation experience, is coming to Fenway for the first time. The event begins at 7 p.m., and 400 people will gather to meditate with live sound bath practitioners, instrumentalists, and violins. Tuesday through Thursday, you’ll be able to take a midday break at the Patios on City Hall Plaza with an “office recess,” complete with free games, snacks, and drinks. Saturday, the festival will begin bright and early with free all-day fitness classes, workouts, and activities.Here’s what you can expect at the festival:Sunrise Yoga with Izzy VanHall (7 a.m.)Daybreaker Dance Experience (9 a.m.)Play Zone Open All Day (9 a.m.)BronCore Bootcamp (9 a.m.)Superhero Bootcamp (9 a.m.)Wake Up and Release Yoga with Sara DiVello (9 a.m.)Open Air Spin with Rev’d Cycling (9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12 p.m.)Power Yoga by Baptiste Power Yoga (10 a.m.)Tabata with Healthworks’ Tara Breznovits (10 a.m.)Cardio Dance Party by ((305)) Fitness (10:30 a.m.)BollyX Workout (11 a.m.)Life Time Fire Yoga (11 a.m.)CorePower Yoga (12 p.m.)AMP Fitness Metabolic Conditioning Training (12 p.m.)The Dance Mile (1 p.m.)Fit University will also be on site hosting educational sessions ranging in topics from nutrition to lifting. Tufts Medical Center will demonstrate proper stretching and recovery techniques at their rest and recovery zone. And Orangetheory Fitness will be teaching participants how to row. While all classes and demonstrations are free, it is recommended that you sign up to reserve a spot for your desired workout or activity.But that’s not all.The week will close out on Sunday with the 14th annual Hub on Wheels city-wide bike ride, featuring two different routes: the downtown route and the Emerald Necklace route. A portion of the registration fee will benefit Boston Children’s Hospital.The Big Quiet, $20, September 10, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Fenway Park, Gate E, Landsdowne St., Boston, Office Recess at The Patios, free, September 11-14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 1 City Hall Square, Boston. Boston Social Fitness Festival, free, September 15, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., City Hall Plaza, Boston, Hub on Wheels, $55, September 16, 6:45 a.m.-2 p.m., City Hall Plaza, Boston,  Photo providedPhoto providedPhoto providedPhoto Provided Print Fitness The City of Boston Is Hosting a Wellness Week from September 10-15 Celebrate with a mass meditation at Fenway Park and a free, day-long Boston Social Fitness Festival presented by Marty Walsh.center_img Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.* 54156last_img read more

Pro golfer who overcame rat poisoning as kid wins first European Tour

first_imgPro golfer Christiaan Bezuidenhout captured his first European Tour victory on Sunday by winning the Andalucia Masters at the Valderrama Golf Course in Spain. But the 25-year-old South African golfer’s journey to his six-shot victory in Spain this weekend was not so easy.In a blog post written for the Tour this past March, Bezuidenhout revealed that he almost died at the age of 2 after accidentally drinking a cup of rat poison disguised in a Coca Cola bottle.“It was a moment which would change my life forever,” Bezuidenhout wrote. “As a result of that moment of naivety I almost died. The hospital had to pump my whole stomach to get rid of all the poison, but the poison affected the whole nervous system in my body.”Fortunately, Bezuidenhout’s life was saved. But the poison left him with long-term issues, including a stutter that he still has today. Being embarrassed by his stutter led to Bezuidenhout developing “a severe case of anxiety.” He began seeing a psychologist and made progress, but therapy couldn’t fix his speech impediment.Robert GarrigusNewsPGA Tour suspends Robert Garrigus for violating drug policylast_img read more