Rankings

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Once Again, Massachusetts Had the Nation’s Highest ACT Scores

We did it again, Massachusetts. For yet another consecutive year, students in our public and private schools had the highest scores on ACT standardized tests […]

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Massachusetts Ranked as the Best State Economy in the Country

Looking for an example of a high-performing state economy? One can be found pretty close to home. According to Governing magazine, a news and analysis publication for […]

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Two Local Companies Ranked Among Fastest-Growing Startups

The entrepreneurs leading two Boston-area startups have some celebrating to do this week after Inc. magazine added them near the top of its List of […]

Home & Property

Peabody Was Ranked the Most Chivalrous Town in Greater Boston

Chivalry isn’t dead—at least not when it comes to gifting flower bouquets. On the contrary, a few Greater Boston towns were ranked according to their […]

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Providence, Worcester Ranked Worst Cities for Retirement

“Paris of the 80s” isn’t exactly Paris for your 80s. Providence and Worcester were ranked the two worst U.S. cities for retirement, according to a new […]

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Massachusetts Ranked Eighth Best State for Having a Baby

New England is a mighty fine place to start a family. Massachusetts was ranked the eighth best state for having baby, according to a new […]

Wellness

Do Hospital Rankings Really Matter?

Gary Young, director of the Northeastern University Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research, recalls a classic joke at healthcare conferences: A patient in the […]

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Wellness

Mass General Falls to Third Place in Hospital Rankings

Tuesday’s U.S. News & World Report hospital rankings bring bad news for Massachusetts General Hospital. After winning the top spot last year, Mass General fell to number […]

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Massachusetts Schools Ranked Best in America

Massachusetts public schools were ranked the best in America—just a scant few hundred years after the first one was established here in Boston. The Bay State […]

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Wellness

Boston Hospitals Among Those Snubbed by Federal Hospital Rankings

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Wednesday released its first-ever set of hospital rankings, which score 3,662 hospitals on a five-star system. […]

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Boston Ranked Sixth Most Educated Metropolitan Area in America

Even with a few dozen world-class colleges and universities in our midst and the first public school system in America, Boston is still only the […]

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North Reading Is the Safest City to Drive in Massachusetts

Driving in Massachusetts is no walk in the park, but apparently we have something to celebrate. A new study from car insurance comparison company EverQuote made a […]

Home & Property

The ‘Charm Index’ Says Boston Is America’s Most Charming Capital

With its brick sidewalks and abundance of brightly colored land-and-water terrain vehicles, Boston is decidedly a charming place. This week, apartment-finding platform RentHop revealed further […]

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A Massachusetts College Was Ranked Second in the Country for Best Value

When it comes to smart investments, students at Bentley University hone their expertise in more ways than one. In a new best colleges ranking from […]

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Boston Is Home to the Second Best Hotel in the Country

XV Beacon is no stranger to winning awards. The luxury lodging on Beacon Street claims best hotel titles from Condé Nast Traveler, USA Today, Fodor’s, and even this […]