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How To Talk Rhode Island

To talk Rhode Island requires more than a passing knowledge of the expression ‘No school Fosta Glosta’ or the difference between a cherrystone and a littleneck. It’s a hybrid of Northern and Southern New England English, a Boston-meets-Brooklyn sound with ...

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St. Patrick’s Day Quiz

How well do you know the Irish history of New England? If you've been reading the New England Historical Society, you probably know it pretty well. Test your knowledge of New England's Irish heritage by answering the 11 questions below. ...

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Six Irish Landmarks in New England

Irish landmarks commemorate the history of Irish immigrants in places you might not expect throughout New England. There’s more to Irish-American history than the Great Hunger, the Kennedys and ‘No Irish Need Apply.’ Irish Catholics came to New England along ...

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A Poorhouse in Each New England State

The poorhouse was once a very real and often feared part of life in New England. Poorhouses evolved from the English poor laws of the 16th and 17th centuries. They required the community, most often the town, to take responsibility ...

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A Brief History of the Boston Brahmin

There’s more to being a Boston Brahmin than simply having an early Puritan ancestor, graduating from Harvard and living on Beacon Hill. You must not flaunt your wealth. You must shun glitzy resorts. You must be thrifty, perhaps traveling by ...

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