Quincy the new Tinsel Town?

When Quincy’s State Representative Tackey Chan [D-Second Norfolk] spoke at a community forum in Chinatown last month, one topic that surprisingly got his adrenaline pumping was the Kevin James film “Here Comes the Boom,” which is slated to shoot in Quincy this spring. Chan, a member of the Screen Writers Guild, believes that movies can hugely benefit the local economy. “To give you an idea of how the movie industry affects the economy here:  This movie “Here Comes the Boom” is going to require 9000 extra workers, in terms of background actors.  These are people who work for two days, … Continue reading

Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts

As students, we are all familiar with the appeal of caffeinated products. Many of us go to nearby coffee shops everyday. Similar to the way we compare grades, we also compare the best coffee shops, two of which are Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks. There are 16,635 Starbucks stores in 49 countries while there are only 8,800 Dunkin Donuts stores in 31 countries. Although the most profitable product of both companies is the coffee, there are other products that contribute to the overall success of both companies. But why is Starbucks still more widely known and loved than Dunkin Donuts and … Continue reading

Last minute tax tips

Yes, it is that dreaded time of year again, Tax Time! For those last minute procrastinators, there is some good news for you. This year, you will have a bit of a break as the deadline this year has been moved from April 15th to April 18th. This is because of a holiday observed in Washington DC called Emancipation Day. Because Emancipation Day falls on Saturday this year, it will be observed on April 15th.  Also the IRS filing deadline cannot fall on a weekend or holiday, so it is moved to Monday April 18th. Here are some last minute … Continue reading

Meal planning for vegetarian diets

Many people are choosing to follow a vegetarian diet these days. People who follow a vegetarian diet do not eat any meat (meaning no red meat, poultry, seafood, or products made with these foods). This diet is a healthy option to consider, but it should be well-planned. If you choose to follow a vegetarian diet, be sure to eat a mix of vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains, nuts, and low-fat dairy products (if you choose to include dairy). There are many different types of vegetarian diets. The most common types are: •    Vegan—This group does not eat meat, eggs, or … Continue reading