20 of Boston’s best restaurant patios
Whether you’re in the mood for an old favorite or someplace new this summer, these outdoor spots won’t disappoint.
Welcome to Boston. Hope you’re not in a hurry.
Jim Braude surveys life in the Land of the Eternal Wait.
State senate honors veterans’ advocate
Terry Hart spent 15 years working for veterans in the Eastern Essex district.
Lowell Community Health Center to hold Group Hug
The event will be held at 8 a.m. at 161 Jackson St. on Aug. 11 at the bridge over the Hamilton Canal.
New Tyngsborough 55-and-over development in final phase
This final construction phase includes seven of the development’s 20 affordable units that will be sold at $185,300 to qualified buyers.
Peabody farmers market is open Tuesdays
Produce, honey, organic bread and bagels, fresh eggs, soup, dried fruit, jewelry, wine, candles, and maple syrup are available.
Where one family’s kitchen is the heart of the village
In a 250-year-old house in India, more than 50 meals are prepared and served daily — to family, household staff, and field hands.
Ted Cruz feud shows effects of Donald Trump’s rise
The Texas Republican’s rash behavior could be a sign that Trump’s success so far is also stretching the fabric of the US Senate.
Recipe for eggplant curry
The tradition is to suck the delicious juices from the stems, the tastiest bit of the vegetable.
Recipe for coconut soup
The ideal coconut milk for this recipe comes from a whole coconut you opened right before you make the soup.
‘Vacation’ takes up where ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’ left off
We all know you can’t go home again, but this coarse retread proves you can’t even go back to Wally World.
A fateful dance between present and past in ‘The New Electric Ballroom’
A long-ago encounter with a pop singer leaves its mark on Irish sisters in Enda Walsh’s play, presented by Gloucester Stage Company.
Four current shows offer energy and enchantment
Solving puzzles at Carroll and Sons; envisioning nature at Miller Yezerski; movable feasts at Robert Klein Gallery.
Elsewhere in US, access to records no big burden
Dire predictions about efforts to reform records laws are almost certainly hyperbole, according to government watchdogs.
New Boston a lot like Old Boston
Given the chance to think big about our future, we tied ourselves up in the minutiae of tax breaks and traffic studies.
Mistakes, missed opportunities sank Boston’s Olympic bid
The effort was mortally wounded by controversy, public opposition, and Boston 2024’s inability to find a sales pitch.
USOC, Boston organizers halt bid to host Olympics
The tumultuous effort was racked by acrimonious debate, public relations blunders, and limited public support.
‘Wimpy Kid’ buys its author’s dream bookstore
Author Jeff Kinney’s success permitted his family to open An Unlikely Story and transform their adopted hometown of Plainville into an unlikely destination.
A final blow to Boston’s Olympic bid
The bid elicited a citywide conversation about Boston’s future, and the challenge now is to keep that forward-looking energy going.
Elizabeth Warren, Newt Gingrich team up for NIH
The liberal Massachusetts senator invited the former Republican House speaker to appear at her forum on the importance of scientific research.