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ACertainJustice.com Global Investigations Specialist. Specializing in private, one-on-one, dedicated international and domestic searches; cold cases, locating and recovery of missing people; missing or parentally-abducted children, reuniting adopted children with biological parents.
Acupuncture for Everyone is a community acupuncture clinic located in Copley Square. Our mission is to offer high quality health services at a rate people can afford. We offer acupuncture, herbal medicine and reiki all at a very low sliding scale. We provide a comfortable welcoming environment with high skilled practitioners. We are open seven days a week and you can find out more about us at: www.everyonesacupuncture.com or by calling 617-875-1143.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Founded in 1889, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, fast-growing international revival movement within Islam. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, established in 1920, is among the first American-Muslim organization. The Community currently has 73 chapters across the US. Its journal, The Muslim Sunrise, is among the earliest and longest running American-Muslim periodicals. http://www.muslimsforpeace.org /@AhmadiyyaBoston
Allston Pudding is an online music blog operated and written by fans and musicians to highlight new music and live music from all over. We are supporters of local music, whether it is in our hometown, or in other local scenes throughout the world. We hope to support and champion artists who may not receive their proper radio play or publicity, but definitely deserve your attention. Take a read and enjoy!
Antique and Classic Boat Festival Come and see a diverse display of beautiful antique and classic sailboats, power boats, and hand-powered craft ranging from the 1890s through the 1960s. Expand your appreciation of our nation’s maritime heritage and salute those who are preserving a piece of it.
Archaeological Institute of America A nonprofit organization, the AIA also seeks to educate people of all ages about the significance of archaeological discovery and is committed to preserving the world’s archaeological resources and cultural heritage.
Bethel Charkoudian Books Located in a big Victorian house in the old corner of Newton, Massachusetts, Bethel Charkoudian Books is home to over 26,000 hard to find and out of print books. And if the books you’re looking for are not here, we’ll find them for you! We pride ourselves on personal service, 24-hour turn around, and, if necessary, one-hour turn around! All books listed online are in-house and ready to ship. Give us a try!
Boston Area Spanish Exchange (BASE) is a teacher-founded and teacher-run Spanish school in Downtown Crossing. We are bilinguals, linguists and experienced Spanish teachers passionate about languages, teaching and learning.
Boston By Foot Since 1976 we have offered regularly scheduled tours from May through October (just show up!) and year-round custom tours for groups and private parties. We welcome you to come and explore Boston’s rich heritage of architecture and history in the company of dedicated and enthusiastic guides — all graduates of Boston By Foot’s highly acclaimed training program.
Boston Cares mobilizes and trains individual and corporate volunteers who strengthen communities and improve the lives of people in need. Boston Cares is the region’s largest volunteer mobilizer, filling more than 25,000 volunteer slots annually in support of more than 150 Greater Boston schools and non-profit agencies. Boston Cares believes that volunteerism is a force for positive social and personal change; every level of volunteering commitment has value; volunteerism at its best incorporates accessibility and diversity and that individuals and groups can all make valuable volunteering contributions. We are committed to providing all stakeholders – volunteers, community partners, sponsors, and funders – with a quality experience.
Boston University Academy Boston University Academy is committed to providing an outstanding secondary education, optimizing the respective strengths of its small school community and its inclusion within a world-class research university.
Boston University’s Alpha Epsilon Phi The Alpha Chi chapter promotes the highest type of womanhood with involvement in the BU and Boston community through internships, clubs, jobs, research and volunteer work. AEPhi provides its members with endless resources, and each woman witnesses her personal growth and potential during her years here at Boston.
Boston University Alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority is a part of the largest and only internationally recognized Asian-interest sorority. Throughout each semester, we participate in different events to strive and excel in our five pillars – Sisterhood, Scholarship, Service, Asian-Awareness, and Leadership. Overall, we aim to encourage our growth of our active house through philanthropic, cultural, and scholastic programs in order to attain a worldwide perspective. With 48 chapters, we create a diverse network in order to enhance our organization as well as build a foundation for future leaders in society.
Boston University’s Alpha Phi Omega A national co-ed service fraternity organized to provide community service, leadership development, and social opportunities to college students. APO’s primary focus is to provide volunteer service within four areas: service to the community, service to the campus, service to the fraternity, and service to the nation as participating citizens. Leadership, Fellowship, and Service are the key components of the fraternity.
Boston University Fitness & Recreation Center FitRec is committed to providing unparalleled educational and recreational programs, services, and facilities in order to promote health, wellness and activities that strengthen the University and local communities.
Boston University Lodge of Masons is composed of students, faculty, staff and alumni of Boston University and is part of the world’s oldest and largest fraternity. Masonry is comprised of adult men of good character from every county, religion, race, age, income, education and opinion. Masonry’s body of knowledge and system of ethics is based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to improve himself while being devoted to his family, faith, country and fraternity. Masonry provides opportunities for fellowship, charity, education and leadership. More information about Boston University Lodge of Masons can found at www.bulodge.org.
Boston University Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Our department is committed to providing excellence in diagnostic pathology, in biomedical research, and in graduate and medical education. For further information, contact the School of Medicine: 617-638-4500, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boston Rotaract Rotaract is a service organization for those who want to change the world for the better and have fun. The Boston Rotaract Club meets for service, social & cultural activities and professional development.
Boston Volunteers Boston Volunteers is a not-for-profit organization that has been around for three years. Their goal is to help the local community by making volunteering accessible for working individuals. They organize a variety of volunteering opportunities (from serving at soup kitchens to tutoring those who are studying for their GEDs) and collaborate with other not-for-profit organizations. People are welcome to sign up for as few or as many events as they would like in the event calendar; there are no long-term commitments.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Brigham and Women’s Hospital is world-renowned in virtually every area of adult medicine. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our leadership in patient quality and safety, development of state-of-the-art treatments and technologies, and robust research programs have improved the health of people around the world.
Brookline Open Studios Brookline Open Studios offers a unique two-day opportunity for you to meet some of the town’s most vibrant and creative artists and view their work. Discover a broad array of artistic styles and media. Enjoy the delights and inspiration that come from visiting the studios and displays of local artists in and about town. Much of the art is available for purchase. Afterwards, enjoy the numerous parks and restaurants in town.
Charles River Watershed Association. CRWA’s mission is to use science, advocacy and the law to protect and restore the Charles River and its watershed. We are an environmental non-profit serving the entire 308 square miles of the Charles River watershed. “Saving the Charles Since 1965.”
Cheesemaiden A blog about the Art of Cheese, Wine & Food Pairings. Visit the website to learn more and book your own wine and cheese pairing party for private and corporate functions.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Mass Ave, Cambridge Our office at 1730 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge has a professional team of real estate agents and staff with an in-depth knowledge of the markets, technology and commitment to unparalleled service to provide genuine one-stop shopping for our clients. The 1730 Massachusetts Ave office has been the #1 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in New England for three straight years (2009, 2010, and 2011).
Concord Chamber of Congress The Concord Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting and serving business, supporting tourism and fostering a strong economic climate, all consistent and in harmony with the character and culture of Concord, Mass.
Crossing Point Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine at Lexington, MA offering gentle, safe holistic treatments to bring you to that crossing point from illness to health, and ultimately, wellness. Please visit our website at www.crossingpointacupuncture.com to make an appointment for a free 30 minute consultation.
Curtain Time is a Stoneham landmark. The store prides itself with hundreds of ready make curtains, semi-custom and custom window treatments on display. Curtain Time is a Showcase Dealer for Hunter Douglas blinds. Customers schedule personal consultations both in and out of the store, along with appointments for the “perfect measure.” Clients like the idea that they can create a home that looks like it’s from a magazine. The designers and sales staff at the 4000 square foot showroom inspire customers to “dress up their windows!”
Custom Spoonfuls Custom Spoonfuls is a Boston personal chef service serving the Greater Boston area healthy and thoughtful meals. Custom Spoonfuls will travel to your home each week to prepare meals, with high quality ingredients, that are tailored specifically to your lifestyle and personal health goals. Custom Spoonfuls offers free in-home consultations to determine the best plan for your lifestyle.
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies is Harvard University’s center for interdisciplinary research and study of Russia and its neighbors. We have over 200 affiliates working in disciplines ranging from anthropology to sociology, and whose regional interests span virtually all of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. Our goal is to foster these scholars’ development, and to stimulate interdisciplinary thinking by creating opportunities for them to meet, exchange views, and collaborate.
Dowling Houy LLC Dowling Houy is the leading boutique facilities project management firm in the Boston area, providing exceptional value and results for organizations needing facility transitions. We thoughtfully guide teams through processes of re-conceptualizing and right-sizing their facility spaces, creating new, more productive spaces and relocating them in to their facilities for clients in the service, corporation, biotech and high tech industries as well as educational, non-profits, and governments. Dowling Houy has accomplished projects throughout eastern Massachusetts and across the U.S.
East West Massage East West Massage is a therapist-owned massage center with two locations in Newton and Cambridge. East West Massage offers a diverse team of experienced massage therapists, focusing on Deep-Tissue massage, Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Thai Massage.
The Fenway Institute The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health works to make life healthier for those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), people living with HIV/AIDS, and the larger community. We do this through research and evaluation, education and training, and public health advocacy.
Full Moon Classic Yacht Charters Full Moon is a 1948 Classic Motor Yacht with wood decks, varnished rails, and gentle arches that make for great photos against a sparkling sea, serene sunset, or starry skies — an ideal setting for weddings, corporate and special events.
Gatti & Associates Founded in 1985, Gatti & Associates is a national executive search firm specializing exclusively in the search and placement of human resources professionals. Our mission is to help organizations meet key business challenges through the recruitment of exceptional human resources talent. We have filled close to five thousand openings across all industries. Our deep knowledge of both the human resources discipline and the human resources community, coupled with our understanding of the requirements of corporate environments, results in successful searches that are executed in a timely and cost efficient manner.
Harvard Clinical Research Institute HCRI designs and runs clinical trials with world-class academic researchers and industry sponsors. We combine the logistical capabilities of a contract research organization with world-class academic scientific leadership.
Hindsight Media specializes in producing family and organization video documentaries. Oral histories are a specialty. We mix interviews with photographs (why leave them in those shoe boxes?) along with music and narration. We’re ideally suited for promotional work as well as celebrating milestones for individuals, organizations and companies.
The Homebrew Emporium Our knowledgable staff has been helping our customers make beer, wine, mead, cheese, and soda for more than fifteen years. We stock complete lines of pre-built equipment and ingredient kits for both beer- and winemaking. We also stock dozens of kinds of grains, hops, yeast, spices, adjuncts, and chemicals (such as brewing salts and cleansers), not to mention the gadgets that you “really need” (or so you told your significant other) to make that special brew.
The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research supports research on the history and culture of people of African descent the world over and provides a forum for collaboration and the ongoing exchange of ideas. It seeks to stimulate scholarly engagement in African and African American studies both at Harvard and beyond, and to increase public awareness and understanding of this vital field of study. As the preeminent research center in the field, the Hutchins Center sponsors visiting fellows, art exhibitions, publications, research projects, archives, readings, conferences, and new media initiatives that respond to and excite interest in established and emerging channels of inquiry in African and African American research. http://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/ @HutchinsCenter
Laughing Matters Laughing Matters is dedicated to making laughter a daily part of life and building a healthier, less stressful outlook. Laughing Matters is interactive, giving participants effective tools to use at school, in the workplace and at home. Laughing exercises and relaxation techniques are incorporated into each session.
Massachusetts Housing Partnership’s SoftSecond Loan Program Since 1990 the Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) has supported responsible homeownership for low- and moderate-income families through the SoftSecond Loan Program. Designed specifically for first-time homebuyers, SoftSecond combines a low down payment requirement with discounted, fixed interest rates to offer homebuyers an affordable monthly mortgage payment. Contact MHP today at 1-800-752-7131 to learn more about the SoftSecond Loan Program.
Maternova Research is a non profit organization that researches, pilots and rates low-cost, high impact innovations that can improve outcomes for mothers and babies in low resource settings. We exist because no woman should die giving life. See more at Maternova.net.
MathWorks MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs 2800 people in 15 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership MBHP is the state’s largest regional provider of rental housing voucher assistance. We serve homeless, elderly, disabled, and low- and moderate-income individuals and families. Our region spans Boston and 29 surrounding communities.
MIT Women’s Chorale The MIT Women’s Chorale is a concert choir sponsored by the MIT Women’s League, and is open to all women of the MIT and Harvard communities and a small number of guests at the discretion of the director. While our primary focus is singing, we end each evening with conversation over light refreshments. We also hold a pot luck supper each semester. The interactions fostered by the Chorale have led to many life-long friendships.
Mother Brook Arts & Community Center MBACC is a non-profit organization created to act as a catalyst for the economic development, revitalization and enrichment of the surrounding neighborhood and the Town of Dedham. MBACC will establish and operate an arts and community center in a re-purposed East Dedham, MA public school that includes never-developed waterfront on the oldest man made canal in the United States. We aspire to become a creative home, an environment that attracts artists of excellence and relevance, that inspires imagination and expands lives.
Natick Eye Care has been the preferred provider of quality vision care products and personalized optometric services to patients in Metrowest Massachusetts since 2004. We provide the latest in eye care services, equipped with advanced, state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and cutting edge eye care products customized for your visual needs. Our eye care professionals genuinely care about your health and are dedicated to providing exceptional service to everyone who walks through our door. Schedule an appointment with Susan F. Tomasino, O.D. at our Natick office and give your vision the level of care and attention you deserve.
N.E.A.D.S. NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans is a nonprofit organization that trains highly skilled assistance dogs for people who are Deaf or have a disability. NEADS has matched more than 1,400 dogs with human partners all around the United States since 1976. Our Canines for Combat Veterans program caters to US veterans, particularly wounded service men and women who have returned from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. We also train social dogs for children with Autism, hearing dogs for people who are Deaf, and service dogs for people with a disability.
North End Skating Club This is a group that was created to help people learn and enjoy ice skating at the beautiful Steritti Ice Rink in the North End of Boston. They post weekly events and hope to get a good crew together for skating and other activities in the area.
North Shore Women’s Rugby The North Shore Women’s Rugby Club (NSWRC), located north of Boston, was created in the Fall of 2004 and is in Division III of the New England Rugby Football Union.
NPR Digital Services Our goal is to partner with stations to help them achieve a recognizable identity, impact and reach on digital platforms that ultimately will be comparable to their radio status. NPR Digital Services will enable stations to provide more value to their current audiences, to grow new audience – and to engage opinion makers and thought leaders more deeply by freeing stations to focus on mission-driven local content, brand positioning and revenue development.
Nutrition Boston Nutritional Healing is an established scientific and holistic approach towards balancing the needs of the human body through the use of wholesome, nutrient-rich foods and dietary supplements.
O2 Yoga Established in 1998 by founder Mimi Loureiro, O2 Yoga is an athletic and peaceful, invigorating and calming, fun and challenging yoga experience. O2 Yoga offers a varied sequence of postures with a creative flow, personalized to meet the experience, needs, and desires of students. The primary goal of O2 Yoga is to empower students, allowing them to experience full self-acceptance, outer strength, and inner calm.
Oasis Custom Designs Kitchens & Baths — Cabinets for living
The Painterly Craft The Painterly Craft, Inc. is a decorative painting firm, based in Boston, specializing in hand-painted murals and borders. The Painterly Craft has been serving the Boston community for over 25 years, helping households and small businesses make their home their own with interior design and color consultation, hand-painted murals, and ‘faux’ finishes — they’re Boston’s choice for mural and decorative painting.
Partners In Health Our mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.
Project Bread is the only statewide anti-hunger organization committed to providing people of all ages, cultures, and walks of life with sustainable, reliable access to nutritious food. From community-based meal programs, to early childhood and school nutrition initiatives, to improved access to farm-to-table resources, Project Bread approaches hunger as a complex problem with multiple solutions. On May 4, join us for The Walk for Hunger, the oldest continual pledge walk in the country and help us raise funds to eradicate hunger in our state. Visit us at www.facebook.com/projectbread, or @walkforhunger.
Purple Dragon Associates A+ Certified, friendly technical help for the Small Office, Home Office, and home PC user. Install, configure, maintain, and repair PCs and Local Area Networks. Contact: Purple.Dragons@verizon.net.
Rebels Without Applauze Rebels Without Applauze is an award winning, musically-driven improv comedy troupe that performs throughout New England. We take audience suggestions and create comical scencs with unforgettable characters, resulting in hilarious consequences. We are available for public and private performances, including corporate events, parties and benefits. Check out our website at www.rebelsimprov.com.
Road Scholar Road Scholar, the not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975, offers 5,500 educational tours in all 50 states and 150 countries. Alongside local and renowned experts, experience in-depth and behind-the-scenes learning opportunities, from cultural tours and study cruises to walking, biking and more.
Scholars Strategy Network The Scholars Strategy Network seeks to improve public policy and strengthen democracy by organizing university-based scholars, and connecting scholars and their research to policymakers, civic organizations, and the media.
Sign of the Dove Gallery For imaginative and original fine crafts, clothing, jewelry, photography and paintings, visit Sign of the Dove Gallery at The Mall at Chestnut Hill. The artists’ cooperative shows the work of more than 75 New England artists.
Sharewood Project The Sharewood Project offers free, unscheduled health care to the medically under-served populations of the greater Boston area. Services include clinical, case management, laboratory, and other types of health care. All services are open to everyone, including the uninsured, and no appointment is necessary.
Sue Kelman, WORDSMITH In a 21st century where electronic communication is changing how we think about language, one could be forgiven for assuming that the written word is superfluous. Whether in the for-profit or not-for-profit sectors, clients count on me to provide smart, accurate, effective wordsmithing and communications strategies that take their ideas and make them sing. They count on me to help them stand out in the marketplace, to help drive business their way, and to help them achieve their ambitious goals.
Taza Chocolate At the Taza Chocolate Factory in Somerville, Mass., we craft stone ground chocolate from bean to bar. We operate at the forefront of our industry through continued commitment to Taza Chocolate Direct Trade Certified Cacao.
Thomson Safaris Thomson Safaris has been a leader in sustainable travel to Tanzania, the premier safari destination in Africa, for over 30 years. Let our expertise guide you through Tanzanian landscapes – from the iconic plains of the Serengeti, to the glaciated peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, to the wildlife-rich floor of the Ngorongoro Crater. Be awestruck by the diversity of wildlife, people and cultures. You’ll quickly understand why we are on Travel+Leisure’s 2013 World’s Best List.
Tiffany & Co. Boston-Newbury Street Since 1837 the masterpieces of Tiffany & Co. have defined style and celebrated the world’s great love stories. For 130 years, Tiffany’s legendary engagement rings have been handcrafted in New York by a team of highly skilled artisans. The best diamonds in the world deserve the best craftsmanship. The Newbury Street store would like to share these special moments with you.
Timberland We have a rich New England heritage that inspires the way we make our products and run our business. We make boots, shoes, clothes and gear that are comfortable enough to wear all day and rugged enough for all year.
Trinity Technologies Trinity Technologies provides a range of enterprise content management consulting and development services to help companies gain more profit through effective automation. Trinity’s formula for services helps our clients get on the right track quickly. Each service includes a specific measure of technology and training. Clients see results quickly and readily embark on more advanced programs.
Upward Bound @ Boston University Upward Bound (UB) at Boston University is a federally-funded college preparatory program for potential first-generation college and low-income Boston Public High School students.
The Waldorf School of Lexington Waldorf School of Lexington provides a stimulating education that integrates music, fine arts, foreign languages, practical arts and crafts, physical education, and gardening with math, science, language arts, and social studies. We strive to cultivate in our students a sense of wonder, creative and inquiring minds, a well-founded belief in their capacities, strength of character, will, and intellect, and compassion for and interest in all life. WSL is part of the global movement of Waldorf Schools, one of the fastest growing independent school pedagogy worldwide.
Washington Street is home to over 20 artists who work in a broad range of media, including sculpture, photography, paper cutting, woodworking, painting, bookbinding, and silk dyeing. Our collaborative houses a variety of creatives from many different backgrounds. With its own photo lab, Washington Street also hosts photography members who share the wet darkroom and photo studio. Washington Street Gallery hosts a year-round schedule of group exhibitions, member exhibitions, and special events. The gallery space can be rented out by independent instructors and performing artists as a venue for classes and performances.
The Welcoming Committee is a movement of people who think it’s time for LGBTQ folks to experience every bar, sports game, event, venue and major travel destination the same way straight people do. We recreate the comfort of being at a gay bar everywhere we go. For one night only. thewelcomingcommittee.com
Wholesome Healing Chiropractic Chiropractic Wellness Care in Back Bay, Boston & Central Square, Cambridge. Offering family chiropractic care, individualized treatments, and nutritional counseling.
‘Wiches of Boston ‘Wiches of Boston, LLC prepares fresh, additive free ice creams right before your eyes with cutting edge liquid nitrogen technology. From ice cream to milk shakes, ‘Wiches of Boston can bring a new level of excitement to your special event by preparing sweet and savory treats in a mist of liquid nitrogen. Serving the greater Boston area and surrounding towns, we will travel to your event and give it that special ‘Wiches of Boston touch.
WTBU The Beat of Boston University WTBU is BU’s student-run, volunteer radio station which broadcasts live 20 hours a day. Our station is primarily available through our webcast, but you can also listen to us on 89.3 FM/640 AM if you’re in Boston, or on BU’s cable channel 6 if you live on campus.
Young Nonprofit Professional Network YNPN Boston provides support and resources for young professionals working in the Greater Boston nonprofit community. For information about upcoming events or to sign up for our listserv, visit www.ynpnboston.org.
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CustomMade CustomMade is an online matchmaker connecting people who want and make custom goods. We offer a better alternative to buying mass-produced products and make it easy for Makers to connect with Buyers who want one-of-a-kind creations.
Improv Boston Since 1982, ImprovBoston has entertained audiences in New England and around the country with a fresh, funny approach to improv comedy, showcasing today’s best performers and training tomorrow’s stars. With a full calendar of the funniest shows in Boston and nationally-known education and corporate training programs, ImprovBoston is more than just a great comedy club—it’s a recognized center for the evolving art of improvisation. In February 2008, ImprovBoston moved to a new 3500 square foot space in Central Square. The new, T-accessible space features multiple theaters, increased seating capacity and a bar. ImprovBoston is a registered 501(c)(3).
Sign of the Dove Gallery Sign of the Dove Gallery is a fine-craft gallery at The Mall at Chestnut Hill. Originally called The Christmas Store, this cooperative shows the work of close to 80 local artists who work with glass, clay, paint, wood, fiber, metal and more.
Sprouted Raw Foods Sprouted Raw Foods is a local company that hand-makes great tasting gluten-free, vegan, raw foods such as crackers, nut clusters, and chocolates.