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“Go for the Jugular” | Lexicon

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

The familiar phrase “go for the jugular” comes from a remark by 19th-century Boston lawyer and U.S. Senator... Read More »

“Troll the Ancient Yuletide Carol” | Lexicon

“Troll the Ancient Yuletide Carol” | Lexicon

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Every year at this time, as the last note of “Deck the Halls” fades into the general hubub... Read More »

A Primer on Black Flies | Humor

3 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Your guide to black flies — New England’s perennial pest. Photo/Art by Mark Brewer Black flies belong to... Read More »

A Trip on the Whaling Ship Charles W. Morgan | History Under Sail

A Trip on the Whaling Ship Charles W. Morgan | History Under Sail

6 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

The Charles W. Morgan will be docked and open to the public at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in... Read More »

About “Peepehs” and Peas….

About “Peepehs” and Peas….

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

Welcome to the May 2013 edition of Jud’s New England Journal, the rather curious monthly musings of Judson... Read More »

Andre the Seal | 25 Years with Andre

Andre the Seal | 25 Years with Andre

27 votes, 4.31 avg. rating (85% score)

Andre the seal — a world-renowned celebrity — may have been one of the longest-running, free, unadvertised attractions... Read More »

Are Brown Eggs the Only Local Eggs? | The War of the Eggs

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

For generations we New Englanders just assumed that our neighbors shared our preference for brown eggs. All the... Read More »

Atlantic Puffins | New England By the Numbers

Atlantic Puffins | New England By the Numbers

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

One pair of puffins nesting in the U.S. in 1901 (on Matinicus Rock, Maine) 1,000 pairs (approx.) of... Read More »

Best Food in New England

Best Food in New England

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Certainly a list of 25 foods at 25 places doesn’t do justice to the scores of fabulous eateries... Read More »

Bobby Orr | Dreams of the NHL

Bobby Orr | Dreams of the NHL

8 votes, 4.62 avg. rating (90% score)

Excerpt from “Dreams of the NHL | I Remember,” Yankee Magazine, April 1988. My parents never pushed me... Read More »

Boston Duck Tours | New England By the Numbers

4 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

TWO ways (on ground and by water) the DUKW explores Boston; DUKW is derived from General Motors terminology:... Read More »

Bristol, Rhode Island 4th of July Celebration | A Red, White & Blue Day

Bristol, Rhode Island 4th of July Celebration | A Red, White & Blue Day

7 votes, 4.14 avg. rating (82% score)

Judy Squires met with other members of the Patriotic Exercises committee outside the Colt School at 6:45 a.m.... Read More »

Brown’s Lobster Pound | New Hampshire’s Best Lobster Roll?

Brown’s Lobster Pound | New Hampshire’s Best Lobster Roll?

4 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Summer in New England is a season of passions. From baseball to blueberries, we’re willing to sweat and... Read More »

Can You Imagine Anything Cleaner Than a Hound’s Tooth?

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Welcome to the July 2015 edition of Jud’s New England Journal, the rather curious monthly musings of Judson... Read More »

Charlie on the MTA | Lexicon

Charlie on the MTA | Lexicon

4 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (71% score)

On the one hand, “Charlie on the MTA” is a song written by Jacqueline Steiner and Bess Hawes... Read More »

Coffee Milk

Coffee Milk

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

What do you get when you add coffee syrup to ice cold milk? In Rhode Island, you get... Read More »

Common Crackers | New England’s Classic Cracker

Common Crackers | New England’s Classic Cracker

8 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (88% score)

If there’s one thing that we as New Englanders can agree on, it’s that when it comes to... Read More »

Constant Comment

Constant Comment

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

Since 1945, the Bigelow Tea Company has been supplying New England and beyond with quality teas, and none... Read More »

Cooking Lobster at Home | Our Best 5 Tips

4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (91% score)

Summertime is synonymous with seafood in New England. Save some cash this year by cooking lobster at home... Read More »

Cote’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream | The Best Darned Ice Cream In the Whole State of Maine

Cote’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream | The Best Darned Ice Cream In the Whole State of Maine

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Excerpt from “The Best Darned Ice Cream in the Whole State of Maine,” Yankee Magazine August 1981. Three... Read More »

Del’s Lemonade | Up Close

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Founded by Angelo DeLucia in 1948, Del’s Lemonade remains a family business, now employing a fifth generation of DeLucias.... Read More »

Difference Between a Groundhog and a Woodchuck | Lexicon

5 votes, 4.20 avg. rating (83% score)

What’s the difference between a groundhog and a woodchuck? Taxonomically, there is none; both names refer to a... Read More »

Favorite Chowder Recipes

4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (91% score)

With seafood and potatoes being so readily available in New England, anytime is a good time to whip... Read More »

Flo’s Hot Dog Relish | A New England Frank Favorite

Flo’s Hot Dog Relish | A New England Frank Favorite

7 votes, 4.43 avg. rating (87% score)

When discussing the best hot dogs in New England, you can expect Flo’s roadside stand to come up... Read More »

Flying Horse Carousel

6 votes, 4.83 avg. rating (94% score)

In the Victorian-era seaside village of Watch Hill in Westerly Rhode Island, the Flying Horse Carousel claims to... Read More »

Franks and Beans | A Saturday Night Tradition

Franks and Beans | A Saturday Night Tradition

13 votes, 4.08 avg. rating (81% score)

Excerpt from “Beans and Harmony,” Yankee Magazine, February 1995. Being married to a Yankee meant we had franks... Read More »

Goofers | Lexicon

17 votes, 3.65 avg. rating (73% score)

When tourists reach the summit of Mount Washington, they will invariably look around and ask questions of the... Read More »



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