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Two years ago, a mom-of-three disappeared while taking out the trash. What happened to April Jean Bailey?

On the evening of January 15, 2020, mother of three, April Jean Bailey, stepped out of her apartment to throw away the trash. According to The Charley Project, the 36-year-old was only wearing a pair of slippers, black sweatpants and a black jacket with a fur-trimmed hood indicating she hadn't planned to stay out too long, yet April was never seen again. Her phone and purse were left behind.
NASHUA, NH
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Boston, officially the City of Boston, is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States and 24th-most populous city in the country. Also making it the most populous city in New England.
BOSTON, GA

The Best Beers I Reviewed in 2022

I was intending to publish this overview of the best beers I reviewed in 2021 at the beginning of the month, but then my appendix decided to rupture and put me in the hospital for a few days, followed by a slow but steady recovery. Now I am mostly back to health and ready to start a new year at Hoppy Boston. Here is list of the 21 best beers I reviewed in 2021, ranked as a countdown to my beer of the year. Astute readers might notice a few things about this years list especially compared to a similar list from last year. First, it's a little IPA heavy, which is a coincidence but something I try not to do, as much as I love IPAs I like to highlight a variety of styles. Also, it contains many to the beers I reviewed this year. This is because I wrote less this year, life is pretty busy, and Hoppy Boston took a bit of a back seat, so I focused my reviews on the best beers I had sampled. I hope to write a lot more this year (barring any new medical issues), and I hope to present a much more diverse list of beer styles at this time next year. Without further ado, here are the best beers I reviewed in 2021, let me know what you think!
BOSTON, MA

Tax Fairness for NH Private Road Residents

The New Hampshire Private Road Taxpayers Alliance (NHPVRTA), a state-wide nonprofit organization is supporting two bills currently filed in the NH Senate for the 2022 legislative session. SB250 enables municipalities to adopt a tax credit for qualified private road property owners. SB250 grants municipalities the authority to identify qualifying communities and to determine the amount of the tax credit based on certain factors. In addition, individual private road residents would have to apply yearly for such a tax credit. State Senator Sharon Carson with support from State Senators David Watters and Regina Birdsell and State House Representatives David Lundgren, Doug Thomas, Al Baldasaro and Tom Dolan are sponsoring SB250.
LONDONDERRY, NH

The richest woman in Boston, Massachusetts

One Boston family owns 49% of one of the most successful mutual fund companies in the world, and the company employees own the other 51%. The company is Fidelity. Because of this successful company, four Johnson family members are on the annual Forbes 400 list. Today, I will talk about the richest woman in the family who lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
BOSTON, MA

Here are 5 traits in Boston Terriers to consider before adopting a puppy.

In this video, I cover 5 real reasons you shouldn't get a Boston Terrier. This video is for anyone who is on the fence as to whether or not the Boston Terrier is the right dog breed for them and their family's lifestyle. If you are trying to choose a puppy watch this video to see if you need to rule out this dog breed over any others you might be thinking about getting.

Snowstorm Causes Cold Weather in Boston

In the aftermath of the snowstorm, blustery and colder weather is expected to sweep through the area later this evening. Saturday will be bright and mild for the time of year. a wintry mix of rain and snow will be expected on Sunday, coupled with windy conditions, as a weak low-pressure system rolls through.
BOSTON, MA

10 Weird Laws in Boston

Not only is Boston "Beantown" but it's also a town with some of the weirdest laws.(Emmanuel Huybrechts/Wikimedia Commons) Boston, MA — Like many, I enjoy visiting the city responsible for not only the top colleges (Harvard, MIT) but also the best sports teams. Before visiting any new city, however, I usually familiarize myself with its basic laws.
BOSTON, MA

Nora's Knapsack Dream

This is a true story about a brave and bold Maryland woman who cared about strangers who were much less fortunate than herself. Nora Morris lived in Davidsonville, Maryland just outside of Baltimore with her husband Brian and her two boys, Evan and Conner. As far as anyone knows there was no one defining event in her life that made her care so much about the misfortune of others. Whatever her reason she gravitated towards helping the homeless in Washington D.C. starting sometime in the 1990’s. While driving to and from her work she would initially give bottles of water and granola bar type snacks to the homeless in the less than desirable areas around D.C. and Baltimore that she commuted through daily. Even after she became a stay-at-home Mom, Nora carried additional items in her car such as $5.00 McDonalds gift cards, and various toiletry items. Her personal efforts in supporting the homeless continued to grow year after year and she eventually designed the bags/knapsacks that somewhat became her trademark.
DAVIDSONVILLE, MD

Top Places to Visit in Boston for Food and Exploration

I share what I eat and do while visiting the Boston and Cambridge area. Usually the video is just about food or about activities, but I thought it would be nice to put together a day and what it would look like. I had so much fun exploring the city with family and also visiting relatives! 00:00 - Intro 00:32 - Tatte Bakery and Cafe (Cambridge) 01:54 - Visiting Harvard Campus 2021 (Cabridge) 02:36 - Alive and Kicking Lobster Sandwich (Cambridge) 05:42 - Quincy Market & Samuel Adams (Boston) 07:57 - Union Oyster House Lobster Roll and Clam Chowder (Boston) 11:29 - Chinatown and Gaga Seafood Restaurant (Boston) 12:05 - Birthday at Bisuteki Tokyo (Cambridge)
BOSTON, MA

Hoppy Boston Beer Thoughts/Links December 2021

Here is my final thoughts/links column for 2021, or my first of 2022 depending on how you look at it, it's been a crazy year and Hoppy Boston has taken a bit of a back seat compared to other parts of life, but I am hoping to come back strong in the new year. Thanks for everyone who continues to follow the blog here and on various social media channels, and feel free to send along any articles that you think should be highlighted in my monthly rundown.
BOSTON, MA

What To Do If You Live On A Private Road

Logon to www.nhpvrta.com. The New Hampshire Private Road Taxpayers Alliance (NHPVRTA), a state-wide nonprofit organization is supporting two bills currently filed in the NH Senate for the 2022 legislative session. SB250 enables municipalities to adopt a tax credit for qualified private community property owners. This bill would give a tax benefit to many residents who currently live on a private road. State Senator Sharon Carson with support from State Senators David Watters and Regina Birdsell and State House Representatives David Lundgren, Doug Thomas, Al Baldasaro and Tom Dolan are sponsoring this legislation.
LONDONDERRY, NH