Natural Awakenings Enters Boston and Brookline


A national provider of news and information about healthy living and a healthy earth will spread into Boston and Brookline this month. The Natural Awakenings SE Middlesex County edition, a niche publication that has been issued on a monthly basis since April 2011, will be available for the first time in parts of Boston and Brookline in April under the new name Natural Awakenings Boston. Natural Awakenings will still be found in Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Belmont, Watertown, Newton, Waltham, Lexington and Concord.

Publisher Maisie Raftery plans to continue expanding into new sites each month in order to reach as many readers as possible in the Greater Boston area. Readership will increase from the current 28,000-plus to 37,000-plus. The publication also has a new website,, and email address,  

“I am absolutely ecstatic that we’re going to be able to connect even more readers with helpful, cutting-edge, healthy-living information as well as with amazing advertisers whose core mission is to help improve the lives of those in the community,” says Raftery. “The level of receptivity by both the health-conscious public and advertisers since we launched has been incredible and we expect this to continue to grow with this expansion.”

Natural Awakenings is available for free in 83-plus markets nationwide with more than 3.5-million total monthly readership.

For more information or to recommend your favorite pick-up spot for distribution, please call Maisie Raftery at 617-906-0232 or email

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