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first_imgWhile you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading NorthEndWaterfront.com but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron* Photo courtesy of Gilman Collection, Purchase, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Gift, 2005 & The MetIf you look closely at the handwriting on the corner of this photo, you’ll notice it reads “Balloon View of Boston Taken October 13, 1860 By J.W. Black.” J.W. Black is short for John Wallace Black. He was an influential photographer in the 19th century, well-known for his photos of the Boston Fire in 1872, as well as a series of aerial photos taken over Boston.This photo is historic itself, as it was the first successful aerial view photographed in the United States. It was actually taken out of a hot air balloon known as the “Queen of the Air.”*Advertisement* Here are just a few of the landmarks shown in this photo:The Old South ChurchTrinity Church (left center and lower right)Washington Street (bottom)Milk Street (left center)Tune in on Thursdays to view our featured neighborhood photo from back in the day! Submit your historical photos using our Submit a Post form or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption or story telling about your photo.See past historic neighborhood photo posts.last_img read more

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first_imgNO taxes or duties will be collected by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) on the cargo flights carrying donations and relief goods from the international communities.“Kita pay gitabangan sa laing nasud kita pay magpadugay-dugay (We are being helped by other countries, should we be the cause of delays in their delivery?),” Acting Customs chief Cornelia Wilwayco of the Mactan port said.ADVERTISEMENT Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros BPI nets P13.74B in H1 Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal Wilwayco said documents are immediately released so that relief goods can also be distributed.She added that there are no inspections done because they want the papers and relief goods released immediately.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike“As long as these cargoes are relief goods and its co-signees are the DSWD and the non-government organizations (NGOs) accredited by the DSWD then there will be no charges. Release is done in less than five minutes,” she said.Concerning a report about the delays in the delivery of German relief goods, Wilwayco said it may have been a case of miscommunication. She said the BOC is required to record every cargo flight. Correspondent Michelle Joy L. Padayhag SMC bags Bulacan airport project View comments LATEST STORIES PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Angara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution system MOST READ Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Quake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anew MORE STORIESnewsinfoFake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in PaterosnewsinfoAngara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution systemnewsinfoQuake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anewMORE STORIESnewsinfoFake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in PaterosnewsinfoAngara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution systemnewsinfoQuake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anew Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateroslast_img read more

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first_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip Painters refuse to go quietly MOST READ Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) has taken a stronger initiative in establishing relationships with foreign chambers based in the country to encourage more investments.Aside from holding trade missions, their thrust is to increase the inflow of information to different chambers based here, said CCCI president Lito Maderazo during yesterday’s general membership meeting at the City Sports Club.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “The strategy now is to strengthen relationships with these different chambers like the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines with whom we recently signed a partnership as well as the Norwegian and Australian chambers,” Maderazo said.Recently, Norwegian Ambassador Knut Solem showed the Cebu Chamber officials what opportunities his country can offer Cebu businessmen.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike“They already have $240 billion worth of investments here. They’re into energy, mining and maritime industry employing our seafarers,” Maderazo said.He said CCCI has committed to share and exchange more information with the Norwegian embassy. The CCCI is also focusing on reconstruction efforts next year to continue to provide assistance to typhoon victims.Consul Antonio Chiu said that the chamber continues to extend help to distressed areas in northern Cebu and is raising their needs with foreign organizations that are willing to help in the reconstruction effortsMaderazo said members in the construction industry have also committed to extend discounts to donors engaged in the reconstruction campaign.During yesterday’s general membership meeting, 70 new companies joined the CCCI, increasing the list to 719, said Melanie Ng, CCCI vice president for membership.Read Next Major Norwegian companies with presence in Cebu include British Armour and Timex.MORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsMORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execs“They are keen on the BPO industry here,” Maderazo said.With many fishermen also affected with the supertyphoon Yolanda, Maderazo said the Norwegian Embassy is in close contact with the Cebu provincial government to provide assistance to fishing communities.“They are willing to provide technical assistance to our fishermen like building stronger and more typhoon-resilient fishing boats. These are the kind of partnerships that we would like to foster,” Maderazo said.PARTNERSHIPADVERTISEMENT Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike PBA: Rain or Shine overcomes San Miguel, McCullough’s 51 to avert sweep LATEST STORIES Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegelast_img read more

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first_img Travis Browne celebrates his win with his team during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos Miguel Torres needs some help after getting knocked out during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. UFC 145 Photos Rory MacDonald battles Che Mills during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. UFC 145 Photos Rashad Evans and Jon Jones battle during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. UFC 145 Photos Rory MacDonald celebrates his win over Che Mills during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos Standard Ranked Rashguard Stephen Thompson gets ready for the final round during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. 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UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos More Coverage: UFC 145 Results | UFC News Throw in his February 2011 win over Ryan Bader and he’s beaten five top 10 opponents in the span of 14 months, an accomplishment likely unmatched not only in MMA, but in the history of combat sports. If he beats his next scheduled opponent Henderson — another future Hall of Famer — he will only be extending the most amazing run this sport has ever seen. Evans had walked into the main event with the feeling that he could capitalize on his pre-existing knowledge of Jones’ game from their time together at Team Jackson-Winkeljohn. Known for being a slow starter, he actually came out with a strong first round, but it didn’t last. By the time it was over, he admitted that Jones had stymied and confused him, just as he seems to do to everyone else. The way he put it, he was “out-slicked.””Jones definitely has a talent that is different than anybody else’s,” said Evans.Jones is also becoming the rarest of the rare when it comes to MMA: a crossover star. Before the fight, he got tweets of support from superstars like LeBron James and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Round-by-round updates from his fight aired live on ESPN’s SportsCenter, in a first for the sport. Despite the mounting pressure, he delivered when it mattered, making his third consecutive title defense in a unanimous decision. While it wasn’t his most dominant performance — Evans became the first man to take him to a decision in his last nine fights — it was still lopsided, as Evans only managed to take a single round on two judges’ scorecards. ATLANTA — In debating the greatest fighter in MMA history, there is a very short list of candidates. Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre, Fedor Emelianenko, Randy Couture, Dan Henderson and Chuck Liddell comprise the most cited names.After Saturday night, you can add a new one to the list: Jon Jones.I’m not saying he’s the best ever, not quite yet, but he’s now in the conversation. He has to be, after vanquishing rival Rashad Evans at UFC 145. That’s admittedly an absurd notion when you take into consideration the fact that he’s just 24 years old and barely four years into his professional career, but the facts are the facts. In the last 13 months, he’s beaten four straight former champions, four straight possible Hall of Famers in Mauricio Rua, Quinton Jackson, Lyoto Machida and now, Evans. Brendan Schaub gets ready for his fight during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Maximo Blanco punches Marcus Brimage during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, April 21, 2012. 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Stephen Thompson drills Matt Brown during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Video: Aalon Cruz scores ridiculous jumping knee KO on Contender Series UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos Rashad Evans salutes the crowd before his UFC 145 fight at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Gordon Ryan Competition Kit UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos According to stats provider FightMetric, Jones out-struck Evans by a count of 116-49, adding to the lopsided numbers seen in his other fights against top opposition. Against Machida, there was a count of 26-13. Against Jackson, it was 74-24, while against Rua, he out-struck him 102-11 in a performance that was MMA’s equivalent of baseball’s perfect game.Facing Evans, the big challenge was to shut down his vaunted wrestling attack. Evans had managed to take down every opponent he’d ever faced in fights he attempted takedowns, but against Jones, he put up a goose egg. Jones also authored all of the fight’s biggest moments, particularly a crushing left elbow that staggered Evans along the cage. By the end, Jones’ face was completely unmarked as if he hadn’t even fought at all.Evans, meanwhile, had bruises and swelling on his face, and said his legs were hurting.”I still got to go home and cry a little bit,” Evans said.This is what Jones is reducing his opponents to. Rua battered, Jackson admitting he can’t imagine anyone beating him, Machida choked unconscious. And now, Evans crying. He probably wasn’t the first, and likely won’t be the last.Jones still has work to do, though. He’s young and adjusting. He’s making improvements to his striking technique, he’s learning to generate more power, and he’s still growing his confidence. Amazingly, despite all his success, he admitted to being a little unsure of his approach to Evans. But with every success, there are lessons to be learned. Jones is a voracious viewer of fight video, and he dissects tape to make refinements in an attempt to reach his full potential. As long as he continues his work ethic and preparation, he just may chase down the “greatest” tag, which most believe belongs to his contemporary, Silva.”It’s tough to put anybody in the No. 1 spot as long as Anderson Silva is still undefeated, in my opinion,” UFC president Dana White said.But Silva’s pedestal is isn’t out of Jones’ acclaimed reach. Henderson is the only great active light heavyweight Jones has yet to beat. If he gets by him, perhaps he makes the move to heavyweight, where he can cement his claim. Even if he doesn’t, there’s no doubt of where he is right now. He is the greatest phenomenon the UFC has seen since B.J. Penn, and no one has shown any inkling of how to solve his puzzle. Someday, someone might, but there’s no denying what he’s done so far. He’s off to a historic start, one that puts him in conversation as the best ever. Whatever your view on Jones the person, Jones the fighter deserves his due as a singular talent, and so far, one of the best the sport has ever produced. Mark Hominick punches Eddie Yagin during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos Arianny Celeste walks around the Octagon during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. UFC 145 Photos Rashad Evans punches Jon Jones during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Jon Jones kicks Rashad Evans during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Jon Jones tries to kick Rashad Evans during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. 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Anthony Njokuani kicks John Makdessi in the head during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos Accessories UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos More From UFC 145 Photos Rory MacDonald battles Che Mills during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Colby Covington rips ‘diva’ Robbie Lawler for leaving American Top Team over a photo Dana White addresses contender status of Colby Covington, Leon Edwards, Corey Anderson UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos Should Frankie Edgar finally fight at bantamweight? Coach Ricardo Almeida weighs inlast_img read more

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UFC 100 was, and basically still is, the most successful UFC event of all time. Most forget, however, UFC 101 was a blockbuster show as well. It, too, either cleared a million pay-per-view buys or came exceedingly close. The show featured Anderson Silva clowning Forrest Griffin, B.J. Penn dominating Kenny Florian and more. UFC 190 can’t match the card quality, but there is a similar dynamic in play. UFC 189 was a blockbuster show, arguably the best the organization has ever held. And despite the thinness of UFC 190’s card or the squash-match quality of the main event, there’s still a ‘bigness’ to the entire thing. It’s been quite a while since there was a one-two pay-per-view punch quite like this in terms of shows that lure casual fans and dominate headlines.That’s a good thing, but not the most important or the only sort of measurement that matters. But it’s also good to see. I’ve always believed MMA is often more fun when more of the sporting community or the rest of the world cares. It’s a preference, but I’ve found it to be true for me not because the casuals are there, but because something special has to be there for them to turn their heads. There’s plenty of special events or moments happening when they aren’t looking, but I sometimes hate keeping all of that magic to ourselves. “People should see this,” I’ve often thought. This time, I’m glad they are.Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe CorreiaAt stake: everything, really. This one is fairly straightforward. Rousey can continue to shape her image and legacy as the best women’s fighter ever, one ahead of her time, capable of dispatching foes in the time it takes you to yawn. That is the likeliest outcome. On the other hand, Correia can score one of the biggest upsets in MMA history, thereby making her name impossible to get when recounting the biggest moments in the sport’s history. That is highly unlikely, but one never knows. In any case, if Correia loses, the question is what becomes of her afterward. Tate’s never even come close to defeating Rousey, but didn’t fade into obscurity after losing. One wonders if Correia will be able to do the same.Mauricio Rua vs. Antônio Rogerio Nogueira At stake: one last turn of the screw. I’m not saying it’s their last fight, although for Lil’ Nog it might be. One could argue it should be. Frankly, Shogun isn’t far from that kind of conversation either. But ok, they’re facing each other, not some young contender out to make an example of them. There’s some romanticism about this match-up from their PRIDE days, but there’s not much lasting about the Chute Boxe vs. Brazilian Top Team rivalry that partly made their first meeting what it was. Shogun also used their first encounter as a coming out party. There’s nothing like that going on this time.Still, there’s some value. Nogueira could exact a measure of revenge and prolong his UFC run. Shogun can certify his dominance and inspire the same sort of fan enthusiasm that has shaped much of his career. And with that, maybe another reasonably big fight. But the dawn is coming for them both. If they’re going to add anything else to their impressive resumes, they have to do it now.Glaico Franca vs. Fernando Bruno, Reginaldo Vieira vs. Dileno LopesAt stake: not a whole lot. The winner might become more than a footnote in MMA history, but that won’t be determined today. That only happens later on. As for tonight, certainly a win helps. It’s a nice thing to have, but if we’re talking about the stakes, a loss isn’t necessarily hugely consequential either. Get the win, sure, but the victors here should recognize this is just a pre-step on the road to anything beyond casual viewership visibility.Stefan Struve vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira At stake: what’s left to give. Struve is young, but has battled serious heart-related health issues. Big Nog has had one of MMA’s most legendary careers, but isn’t just past his prime, but dangerously so. Despite arriving at this fight from very different positions, both necessitate us asking whether there is any future for either. There likely is for the winner, especially if it’s Struve. If his health predicament is sorted out, he’s young and talented enough to still achieve some things. For Nogueira, a loss has to mean the end of his career. That’s particularly true if it’s by stoppage. Even with a win, however, the UFC and athletic commissions should be extremely prudent if not outright reluctant to allow Minotauro to keep fighting even if we all have deep admiration for his career achievements.Antonio Silva vs. Soa PaleleiAt stake: a spot from which to move. Silva’s fallen on hard times. He’s not just losing, but getting stopped rather easily. For a fighter who once handed out a world-class beating to Fedor Emelianenko, it’s a fall from grace, albeit a gradual one. He’s nowhere near title shot territory even in the heavyweight division, but he still has enough of a name that with enough wins, he can command a place on bigger fight cards or better place on lesser fight cards. Losing here, however, could change that.As for Palelei, he’s done surprisingly well in his UFC run, but not against fighters with a name like Silva. Even in a diminished capacity, a win over Silva still means a lot. It’s torch passing-ish. A victory for Palelei wouldn’t exactly be turning the corner, but it could represent a place from which to truly earn bouts against the division’s bigger names.Claudia Gadelha vs. Jessica AguilarAt stake: divisional place. Both are too good for this to be a referendum fight. Whoever loses here has very real bounce-back potential. That said, the stakes are high. The winner could easily claim a title shot against the current champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Gadelha has a case that she should have already been given the nod against her. Aguilar also has a lot to prove. She’s been feasting on lesser fighters while claiming she could beat the more elite if given the opportunity. If there’s is any moment to prove that, it’s right now. Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Dana White addresses contender status of Colby Covington, Leon Edwards, Corey Anderson Accessories ABC passes rule alteration to definition of grounded fighter Should Frankie Edgar finally fight at bantamweight? Coach Ricardo Almeida weighs inlast_img read more

Fiona Hill Trumps New Russia Expert Went to Harvard

first_img Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* Photo by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung on Flickr/Creative CommonsAmidst growing tension between Russia and the United States, President Donald Trump has reportedly tapped preeminent Kremlinologist and Harvard alum Fiona Hill as his chief Russian adviser on the National Security Council.Hill, a dual U.S.-U.K. citizen and director of the Brookings Institution’s Center on the United States and Europe, is a staunch critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. In 2012, Hill co-authored Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin, an influential psychoanalysis of Putin. She has also served as the National Intelligence Council’s Russia expert.The daughter of a nurse and a coal miner, Hill attended University of St. Andrews on a scholarship and interned at NBC’s Today Show. She was fixing coffee for Maria Shriver when she struck up a conversation with an American professor, who helped land her a scholarship at Harvard. There, Hill earned both her master’s degree in Soviet studies 1991 and her PhD in 1998—and met her future husband at Cabot House.“Absolutely everything I’ve done—my research, my training, my book—was made possible due to Harvard opening doors and providing me with connections,” Hill said in 2014.Hill is the latest addition to the Trump administration with Cantabrigian roots. Homeland Security chief Mike Pompeo, commerce secretary Wilbur Ross, transportation secretary Elaine Chao, labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta, and senior advisers Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner all attended Harvard University. Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, attended Harvard Law. 101 By Kyle Scott Clauss· center_img Fiona Hill, Trump’s New Russia Expert, Went to Harvard Hill met her future husband at Cabot House. Print 3/2/2017, 2:08 p.m. last_img read more

These Sacred Spaces in Boston Are Hidden in Plain Sight

first_img By Madeline Bilis· Our Lady of The Airways / Photo by Randall ArmorOn your last jaunt through Logan Airport, you may have unknowingly passed by Our Lady of the Airways. It’s a chapel inside the airport—the first of its kind in the country—beyond baggage claim in Terminal C.While the chapel has been in use 1951, it’s easily overlooked. That’s part of the reason why Brandeis professor Wendy Cadge has set out to document “hidden” prayer spaces tucked away in secular corners of the city. Her project, called Hidden Sacred Spaces, compiles more than 50 of these chapels, meditation rooms, and prayer rooms.The idea, says Cadge, was to look at any kind of sacred space that was not in a congregational setting, where “the main purpose of the building was not an explicitly religious purpose,” she says.She joined forces with photographer Randall Armor to capture striking images of the spaces, which range from a Native American sweat lodge at Norfolk Correctional Institution to an Eero Saarinen-designed chapel at MIT.Some of the prayer rooms are simple, like the rustic chapel on Peddocks Island in Boston Harbor. Others, like the chapels in Mount Auburn Cemetery, are adorned with massive panels of stained glass. The modernist chapel in the Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center consists of curved walls of concrete.Cadge explains these pockets of tranquility are often hidden in plain sight. The chapel at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, for example, is clearly visible from the Jamaicaway.“So a lot of them, people probably see every day, but have no idea what they are or have never visited,” says Cadge.MIT Chapel / Photo by Randall ArmorCadge was inspired to identify Boston’s hidden sacred spaces last year after hosting a seminar with Alice Friedman, an architectural historian at Wellesley College, and Karla Johnson, a Somerville-based architect. The seminar centered around chapels and meditation rooms in public settings, and when it concluded, Cadge decided to continue the conversation.After Johnson passed away in early 2016, Cadge teamed up with Armor and Friedman to complete the project in Johnson’s honor. Now, after photographing dozens of prayer spaces, the group is in the process of finding places interested in exhibiting the photos. So far, they’ll be shown at three local retirement centers.“My vision, honestly, is to have photographs in waiting rooms—in places where people wait,” says Cadge. “Because to me, part of the story about these spaces is that they invite pause in surprising places.”She explains that hopefully, the project will help people recognize presence of religion and spirituality around them in ways they hadn’t noticed before.“And regardless of their own backgrounds, to think of the ways that these sorts of spaces encourage us all to pause in our daily lives,” says Cadge. “In the midst of running from here to there in the airport, in a hospital, in any of these places—to just pause, take a few breaths, and appreciate where we are.”See more photos from Hidden Sacred Spaces below, and view the full project at hiddensacredspaces.org.Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center / Photo by Randall ArmorHarvard Business School Class of 1959 Chapel / Photo by Randall ArmorMount Auburn Cemetery Bigelow Chapel / Photo by Randall ArmorBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Chapels / Photo by Randall ArmorPeddocks Island Chapel / Photo by Randall Armor Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* 1420142 3/9/2017, 4:18 p.m. center_img Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. These Sacred Spaces in Boston Are Hidden in Plain Sight A new photography project explores chapels and prayer rooms around the city. Printlast_img read more

Sweet Bakery Launches a Coffee Menu at Its Downtown Location

first_img By Alex Wilking· 000 4/5/2017, 4:14 p.m. Coffee at Sweet Bakery. / Photo providedYou have options when you hunt for quality java in the city, but not every café serves cupcakes. Enter Sweet Bakery: The downtown Boston location will begin selling coffee and espresso on Monday, April 10. Bonus: the shop is giving out free pours that day to celebrate.From 8-10 a.m., stop by Sweet on School Street for a free small coffee. The team plans to offer some breakfast pastry samples to pair with your drink, too.The morning pick-me-up will offer a taste of the shop’s new coffee menu, which will feature roasts from Fazenda Coffee Company in Dedham. Sweet will pull espresso shots, and whip up cappuccinos and macchiatos, and it will also have a selection of pour-overs, iced coffees, and hot chocolates.The bakery has four other locations in Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Chestnut Hill, and Harvard Square, but there are no immediate plans to adopt the menu across the board, says a representative for the company. The bakery team chose to introduce coffee at their downtown location because it sees the most foot traffic in the mornings.With free coffee on the line, that crowd will only get bigger, so post up early and cure those Monday blues.Sweet Bakery, 11 School St., Boston, 617-227-2253, sweetcupcakes.com.Coffee at Sweet Bakery. / Photo provided Sweet Bakery Launches a Coffee Menu at Its Downtown Location And you can get a taste on the house. center_img Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.* Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter. Printlast_img read more

Your Guide to One Boston Day 2017

first_imgYour Guide to One Boston Day 2017 Find out how you can give back this Saturday. Two years ago, Mayor Marty Walsh declared April 15 One Boston Day, a day that commemorates the resiliency and strength demonstrated by Bostonians in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. If you want to take part in this new annual tradition, but aren’t sure where to start, browse our list below to find a way that you can make a difference this Saturday ahead of the 2017 Boston Marathon.Honor Martin Richard by picking up trash, watering gardens, and planting flowers.Martin Richard, the youngest victim of the marathon bombings, loved participating in his local neighborhood clean-up day. To honor his memory, the Martin Richard Foundation will be beautifying spots all over Dorchester on Saturday, including Ryan Playground, the Mather School, and Dorchester Avenue. The afternoon will conclude with a moment of silence at 2:49 p.m. in Peabody Square, in remembrance of the bombing victims.Pre-registration required, multiple locations, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., moment of silence at the Peabody Square clock at 2:49 p.m., martinrichardfoundation.org.Bring infant necessities to the Royal Sonesta Boston.From the 15th through 30th, the Royal Sonesta will collect donations of baby wipes, diapers, and formula for the East End House, a community center that helps guide under-resourced children and youth into adulthood. Baby products are some of the East End House’s most needed items.April 15-30, Royal Sonesta Boston, 40 Edwin Land Blvd., Cambridge, sonesta.com.Bring an extra pair of socks to the Franklin Park Zoo.On April 15, zoogoers are encouraged to donate new pairs of socks to benefit the homelessness service programs of Bay Cove Human Services. The older adults and seniors of Bay Cove’s day program will be among the recipients. Boxes will be available for drop-offs at the admission booths.10 a.m.-6 p.m., Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, zoonewengland.org.Have lunch at ArtBar Cambridge.ArtBar Cambridge has promised to donate a portion of the day’s proceeds to the Sean A. Collier Self-Scholarship Fund, a scholarship named for the officer who was tragically shot and killed while defending the MIT community after the marathon bombings. The scholarship allows one recruit each year to work through the Lowell Police Academy, just as Officer Collier sponsored himself through the Transit Academy to begin his career in law enforcement.6:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-10 p.m., ArtBar Cambridge, 40 Edwin Land Blvd., Cambridge, sonesta.com.Give blood at the Sheraton.Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Do your part by participating in the American Red Cross’s blood drive at the Sheraton Boston. Walk-ins are welcome, or enter code “BostonStrong” on the Red Cross’s website to make an appointment.10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton St., Boston, redcrossblood.org.Thank a veteran.Show your gratitude to those who have served by participating in “Operation Thank a Veteran,” one of the many events Marty Walsh is spearheading on Saturday. Volunteers will visit veterans and their families in the Dorchester neighborhood, with the goal of reaching out to every single veteran in Boston.11:30 a.m., Cleveland Community Center, 11 Charles St., Dorchester, 617-241-8387.Split a pizza with your favorite first responder. Fast casual chain Blaze Pizza will honor those who risk their lives to keep the community safe by treating all first responders to free pizza at their three Boston locations.Multiple locations, hours vary, blazepizza.com. 4/13/2017, 2:02 p.m. For more information on the day’s events, visit onebostonday.org. Sign up for Weekender. Arts, events, pop culture, and more.* By Alyssa Vaughn· center_img Print Keep your weekends full of the coolest things to do around Boston with our weekly Weekender newsletter. 000 Featured image via City of Bostonlast_img read more

Citing a Mandate for Hope Ayanna Pressley Went after Democrats in a

first_img 12/12/2018, 10:43 a.m. By Spencer Buell· Print 55056 Politics Citing a “Mandate for Hope,” Ayanna Pressley Went after Democrats in a Closed-Door Meeting She’s calling for change in the party, and a new message ahead of 2020.center_img Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* Rep.-elect Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass. speaks at a small rally outside an orientation meeting for incoming members of Congress at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)She isn’t even in office yet, and Ayanna Pressley is becoming a voice in Washington that’s impossible to ignore. The Boston City Councilor who has enjoyed a very big spotlight after besting incumbent Democrat Michael Capuano this year, delivered some strong words for donors in a closed-door Democratic National Committee fundraising meeting.According to Buzzfeed, which got its hands on a recording of her speech, Pressley said she wasn’t afraid of making fellow Dems uncomfortable in a push to transform the party, raising questions about a perceived lack of support offered for female candidates of color, urging Democrats to make their staffs more diverse, and, as the 2020 election inches closer, making a case for focusing more on issues, and less on Donald Trump.“It has been said that people are ultimately motivated to vote for one of two reasons: hope or fear,” she said, according to Buzzfeed. “I reject this shallow analysis and narratives about our campaign that have summed up our victory as one that was a referendum against hate. In the Massachusetts 7th and across the nation, what I saw— what I bore witness to—was a mandate for hope.”She also repeated what was apparently a message she heard from a young person at a listening session held at Boston City Hall on Monday that touched on gun violence: “Do black lives only matter in election years when our votes are at stake?” The 10-minute speech reportedly got mixed reviews from the audience, with some cheering and others remaining seated and looking stern.Pressley has, of course, made similar comments following her primary win, including in an interview with the Dorchester Reporter. But a direct confrontation with powerful donors is yet another example during her transition period of attempts to challenge the status quo. Last week, she walked out of an “orientation” for newly elected officials held at Harvard, joining fellow progressive rising star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a demonstration outside the training session, which has become a traditional welcome for new members of Congress over the last several decades. Both said they did so because of the disproportionate influence of corporate lobbyists and the former CEO of Goldman Sachs at the meeting, and not enough representation from labor and community groups. “I was not sent to Washington to play nice,” Pressley said.And I of you. Thank you for living #shinetheory out loud, for sparking a movement, inspiring a generation & leading the charge on a #GreenNewDeal Select Cmte @sunrisemvmt @SunriseBoston https://t.co/D6HAmL7OV0— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) December 12, 2018last_img read more

15 Coolest New Outdoor Patios around Boston

first_img Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.* Photo courtesy of A&B BurgersA&B BurgersPregame events at the TD Garden this season with the best seats (near) the house: those on the patio outside the newest location of A&B Burgers. The elevated platform set on lesser-traveled Beverly Street overlooks the arena and the Zakim Bridge. Have lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch at a table, or grab one of five al fresco stools at the counter looking inside the restaurant. Later this summer, there will be a couple lounge-style couches out there, too. Along with an award-winning burger menu, there are seasonal small plates, pitcher cocktails, like a maple whiskey sour, and summer-ready boozy milkshakes.101 Beverly St. (corner of Causeway), Boston, 857-449-2251, anbburgers.com.Photo by Tara OrkofskyAlcoveAcross Causeway Street, more new construction brings sweeping views of the Zakim and Boston Harbor from the comfortable setting outside Alcove. There are 65 seats, plus high-top cocktail-style tables to gather ’round for drinks, like the Garden Gnome, a cucumber-strawberry gin sipper; and snacks, such as the signature charred avocado, New Bedford scallop crudo, and sesame-ginger zucchini fritters. This scenic spot is also one of Boston’s newest dog-friendly patios.50 Lovejoy Wharf, Boston, 617-248-0050, alcoveboston.com.Photo courtesy of Avenue Kitchen and BarAvenue Kitchen & BarThis brand-new spot—it opened June 5 in Somerville—boasts a secluded back patio in the middle of Ball Square, enclosed with vine-covered fencing. Unwind back there with a pineapple daiquiri or an Italian Snoop—an original cocktail with Malfy Gin, grapefruit juice, and Campari. Dig in to a sheet of Detroit-style pizza, or perhaps opt for one of chef-owner Kenny Schweizer’s composed salad bowls, like the crunchy veg and quinoa with almond-ginger dressing.158 Boston Ave., Ball Square, Somerville, 617-764-0879, avenuesomerville.com.Photo courtesy of Café BeatriceCafé BeatriceBefore chef Will Gilson debuts a rooftop cocktail bar in East Cambridge next year, he’s taking his talents outside this summer with a pop-up project in Lower Allston. Into the fall, garage doors of Café Beatrice will open up onto a blossom-bound patio with 40 seats. Enjoy it with a nitro cold brew or draft iced tea, and daytime-friendly fare like breakfast sandwiches and bagels, ricotta toast, brick oven sandwiches, and grain bowls.182 Western Ave., Lower Allston, Boston, 617-903-3471, puritancambridge.com.Photo courtesy of Casa CañaCasa CañaThe Latin kitchen and rum bar at the Studio Allston hotel clearly takes pride in its patio—as it should. The 100-plus-seat outdoor space is fully equipped for any fiesta, with its own bar, comfy lounge furniture like technicolor avocado-shaped chairs, courtyard fire pits, and evocative string lights. The backyard is the place to be, with seats for regular service, plus weekly events like Fiesta Fridays with $1 oysters, and Reggae Sundays complete with live music, punch bowls and more specialty cocktails, and giveaways.1234 Soldiers Field Rd., Lower Allston, Boston, 617-415-5402, casacanaboston.com.Photo courtesy of ChickadeeChickadeeEnjoy the Seaport breeze, but don’t suffer from too much sunshine or—God forbid—any rain on this 30-seat patio. It’s covered by an awning on the Innovation and Design Building promenade. The sleek black tables and chairs are open for walk-ins during lunch, dinner, and the new weekend brunch service. Post up with friends to enjoy Mediterranean-inspired New England fare, like smoked sea trout dip with salt and vinegar rye chips; asparagus carbonara; grilled lamb with baby artichokes; and house-made doughnuts from pastry chef Kate Holowchik.21 Drydock Ave., Seaport District, Boston, 617-531-5591, chickadeerestaurant.com.Photo courtesy of ColetteColette Wine BistroTake in the busy scene of Porter Square from this outdoor dining spot on the corner of Mass. Ave. and Porter Road. It’s the perfect spot to people-watch over a couple glasses of rosé—owner and beverage director Sandrine Rossi has several new selections in store for summertime—and shareable raw bar options, cheese plates, and dishes like green vegetable risotto. As it’s located at the boutique Porter Square Hotel, Colette is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner—patio included.1924 Massachusetts Ave., Porter Square, Cambridge, 617-576 2222colette1924.com.Photo by JM LeachFool’s ErrandTiffani Faison’s unique, standing-only wine bar extends outside in-season with 20 more spots around a marble high-top. A trough around the communal table is filled nightly with ice so guests can keep bottles of Champagne and rosé chilled. The full menu of whimsical finger foods—and the cool lists of amari and cocktails—is available outside as well.1377 Boylston St., Fenway/Kenmore, Boston, foolserrandboston.com.Brian Samuels PhotographyFox & the KnifeWe’re highly anticipating the outdoor seating options, slated to roll out this summer, at one of Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Restaurants. Spend aperitivo hour overlooking Broadway from a stool at a high-top drink rail, or opt for one of the three tables. But if you can’t get a seat al fresco, know that on nice days, floor-to-ceiling windows open up from the inside bar to the patio. Stay tuned for patio aperitivo parties later on this summer.28 W. Broadway, South Boston, 617-766-8630, foxandtheknife.com.Legal Sea Foods photo by Carly Gillis PhotographyLegal Sea Food Chestnut HillThe stalwart seafood chain moved its Chestnut Hill outpost to a different location last summer, and it’s now ready for its first full patio season. The second-floor restaurant has a large back deck that overlooks Hammond Pond; a wall of windows connects the deck to a lively bar area with a retractable roof, which is put to good use on sunny days. The entire menu is available at the bar and on the deck, and it’s full of all the Legal standards: oysters on the half-shell, chowder, baked Boston cod, fried clams, steamed lobster, sushi, and more.55 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, 617-277-7300, legalseafoods.com.Longfellow Bar photo by Michael ScelfoLongfellow Bar at Alden & HarlowChef Michael Scelfo’s cool cocktail bar in Harvard Square has small, drink rail-equipped rooftop patio with standing room for a dozen guests. Ascend with a friend to share finger foods like a tuna crudo tostada, and Emile’s pita plate—plus stellar libations from one of the best bars around. The rooftop perch overlooks the patio at Scelfo’s flagship, Alden & Harlow; and it’s also available to rent for intimate private parties.40 Brattle St. #3, Harvard Square, Cambridge, 617-864-0001, longfellowharvard.com.Photos courtesy of Nathálie Wine BarNathálie Wine BarThis nearly-year-old spot in the Fenway unveiled a Brookline Ave.-side patio earlier this spring, complete with a large standing drink rail. Select a funky bottle from Haley Fortier’s unique wine menu—she’ll open anything if you commit to two glasses—and people-watch in the fast-changing neighborhood. Or, grab one of the six dining tables and dig into dishes like blue cheese-stuffed chicken wings, fried clams, and pickled patatas bravas.186 Brookline Ave., Boston, 857-317-3884, nathaliebar.com.Photo courtesy of Night Shift BrewingNight Shift Lovejoy WharfYet another Zakim Bridge view-boasting patio debuts in June: Night Shift has outdoor seating at its new Boston brewery. With more than 60 seats, it has tables for dining and drinking, as well as spots for folks who just want to sip a few beers, or a fresh cup of coffee from Night Shift Roasting. It’s open all day, every day. Like its Harborwalk neighbor, Alcove, Night Shift’s patio is also pet-friendly. Cheers!1 Lovejoy Wharf, Suite 101, Boston, 617-456-7687, nightshiftfamily.com.Photo courtesy of Trillium Brewing Co.Trillium Fort PointThe rooftop terrace at Trillium Brewing Company’s new Fort Point brewery has its own bar with tons of rotating taps, like New Englander’s Vacation (a fruity pale ale), Double Pier wheat IPA, and Double Seesaw fruited gose. There’s lounge seating and a drink rail overlooking the ground-level front patio and a public courtyard. Rooftop accommodations are first-come, first-served, while the 70-seat front patio has tables for full service. Check it out while we eagerly await for the Canton-based brewers to debut a year-round, greenhouse-inspired taproom in the Fenway later this summer, too.50 Thomson Place, Fort Point, Boston, 857-449-0078, trilliumbrewing.com.Photo courtesy of Whaling in OklahomaWhaling in OklahomaEnclosed with greenery, this south-facing patio gets lovely indirect sunlight and is dog-friendly, too. Chef Tim Maslow’s full menu is available to order outside, along with creative cocktails like the Umeshu Spritz (with Aperol, plum wine, and passionfruit) and Yushun Day, featuring bourbon, honey, grapefruit, and a savory smack of miso. Stay tuned for patio-exclusive events as the summer rolls on.647 Tremont St., South End, Boston, 617-266-4600, whalinginoklahoma.com. By Jacqueline Cain· Restaurant News 15 Coolest New Outdoor Patios around Boston Standing wine bars in the Fenway, a roof deck in Harvard Square, and more new restaurants and bars are ready for their first full seasons al fresco. 6/7/2019, 2:38 p.m. center_img Print 6214 Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter. last_img read more