Taste the Neighborhood

Taste the Neighborhood at Lovejoy Wharf’s Holiday Stroll

On Wednesday, December 5, you can sip on cocktails and sample savory bites from local restaurants while touring several new beautifully-designed model units at the Lovejoy Wharf Holiday Stroll.

The event will raise funds for the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, which offers mentoring programs for girls and women to support their healthy development and overall success. Guests will have an opportunity to make donations that support the enrichment programs and activities offered by the organization. Read more

What gives these restaurants staying power

What gives these restaurants staying power? Everything from an enlightened landlord to Larry’s lobster fritters

Twenty-five years is an eternity in the restaurant industry, which thrives only at the whim of fickle diners, a fluctuating economy, and rising rents. We’ve seen a spate of high-profile closures recently, from Cambridge’s Les Sablons and Tupelo to Boston’s Doretta Tavern and Townsman. As my colleague Shirley Leung recently pointed out in a column examining the potential dining bubble, the number of restaurants in Boston has declined by 2 percent since 2015 — a small but troubling omen in an otherwise bustling economy.

And yet: Several notable restaurants have celebrated silver anniversaries over the past year. How did they do it? I talked to their owners to find out. Read more

The North End - Terramia

The North End – Boston’s Little Italy

First time visitors to Boston’s North End neighborhood will have no doubt that they’re in the right place when they arrive.  The architecture, the vibe, and of course all of the Italian restaurants are so distinctly different from anywhere else in Boston that it stands out as a special place.

The North End is a wonderful blend of history, great food, shopping and charm, where everyone (aside from the tourists) seems to know everyone.  Whenever I visit I feel like I’ve stepped into a charming little Italian town. Read more

Terramia Ristorante - Voted #1 Best Italian in Boston !

NBC Boston Broadcast

Apple Cider Risotto

The Hub Today’s Anna Rossi visits Terramia Ristorante in Boston’s North End to try a classic dish with a New England twist. For more information: Terramia Ristorante 98 Salem St, Boston, Ma 02113 (617) 523 – 3112 https://www.terramiaristorante.com/ (Published Thursday, Nov 30, 2017)
Terramia Ristorante - Voted #1 Best Italian in Boston !

ABCD’s North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center Buona Sera

ABCD’s North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) fundraising celebration, Buona Sera: An Evening with Friends, raised nearly $50,000 to aid low-income and elderly residents of the North End and West End who turn to the center for assistance.

For the fifth year in a row, Ron Della Chiesa of WGBH and the Boston Symphony Orchestra performed as the event’s master of ceremonies. He played a few lines from “God Bless the Child” by Billie Holiday: Read more

Terramia Ristorante - Voted #1 Best Italian in Boston !

Terramia Ristorante Celebrates 190 Years of Wine-Making at Multi-Course Dinner


On Monday, November 6th, 2017, Terramia Ristorante, located on Salem Street in the heart of Boston’s North End, is celebrating the long-standing history of Duca Di Salaparutra with a five-course Sicilian wine dinner beginning at 6:30PM. With more than 190 years of winemaking, Duca di Salaparutra is the award-winning and leading wine group in Sicily where each wine is made with expression of specific local areas and of a long wine-making tradition. Read more

Terramia Ristorante - Voted #1 Best Italian in Boston !

Join me in celebrating the work of Joslin’s physicians

My son is a healthy young adult because of his Joslin doctor’s tremendous care

Shortly after his first birthday, my son David was admitted to the emergency room with an A1C of 800. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and doctors were not sure he would live through the night.
We prayed and cried and finally David did pull through. I was happy he was alive, but I barely had any knowledge of caring for someone with diabetes. But like any mother would, I was committed to making sure he could have an active childhood and healthy life.
Six months after his diagnosis, we came to Joslin where we met Dr. Lori Laffel, who has been his doctor ever since. From the first day we met her, Dr. Laffel always treated David as normal as possible. Never once did she make him feel like he is different because of his illness, and the doctor-patient relationship he has with her is as strong today as it was back when we first met her.
As a mother, I am so thankful for Dr. Laffel and Joslin Diabetes Center and I am happy to honor her today on National Doctors’ Day.
Today, David is a 6’3″ healthy 26-year-old who just got licensed as a Physician Assistant. He’s very responsible with his health. He works out daily and eats a very good diet of healthy foods.
I am not saying it has been an easy life for our family. There have been many changes and adjustments we had to make throughout his life. But, through the tremendous support of Dr. Laffel, eventually it did get easier, and worrying less about his health was a relief.
I know that my story is just one of many examples of how Joslin doctors have helped patients and their families live fuller, healthier lives.
I hope you will join me in saying “thank you” to all of them on National Doctors’ Day.
Please consider making a gift to the High Hopes Fund in honor of a Joslin doctors, or sharing your story with us before National Doctors’ Day ends at midnight.

Thank You!
Carla Gomes
Canton, Massachusetts

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