Parenting magazine Ranks Boston No. 1 Best City for Families


Parenting magazine Ranks Boston No. 1 Best City for Families. Boston edged out neighbors Burlington (No. 2) and Portland, Maine (No. 3), for the top spot this year. The magazine calculated the rankings by crunching data on education, health, community, and the magazine’s own “Culture & Charm Index” from 100 cities. Interestingly, the Boston write-up leads with the Sox of all things: “A thrilling hometown baseball team, incredible institutions of higher learning, gorgeous parks, historical neighborhoods and a new highway system are the obvious reasons why Boston is a great town to live in.” [Parenting.com]

Robert Kraft Did the Audition Video for Nothing. Well, maybe except for our entertainment. Ricki Noel Lander didn’t get the part of stripper in the Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson movie “The Internship.” [Herald]

Patriots Report to Training Camp at Gillette Today. If the Pats stay true to form (and if you want to brave this afternoon’s threatening weather), players will sign autographs after practice ends at 4 p.m. [Boston.com]

Rain Could Mean at Least One Thing: Cheaper Groceries. If you account for cheaper food prices at the supermarket since drought has left scores of the country’s crops to die. [WBUR]

Massachusetts Has an ‘Un-Favorite Son,’ And It’s Not Hard To Guess Who. Wasn’t Mitt Romney born in Detroit? [Politico]