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Ask Amy

Eldest sibling wonders how to share the wealth

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Assistant general manager Caroline Drozdiak cleans up after closing while patrons linger at 1369 Coffee House in Central Square in Cambridge.

Cambridge cafes are closing earlier and night owls are not happy

Practically all the late-night coffee shops in the city are now closing earlier than they did a year ago — and there is now no café that stays open past midnight. Who or what’s to blame?

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Insider: A knife for shucking like a pro

The tool makes it surprisingly easy to pry open the craggy bivalves.

Joseph Joseph’s garlic press offers a new twist

Made of sturdy nylon and stainless steel, the two-piece unit uses a twisting mechanism to press the peeled garlic through small holes in a collecting basket.

Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats: The Yellow Door Taqueria is one you want to enter

It feels like all of the people in nearby Milton have come out for fancy tacos and frozen margaritas made with fresh squeezed juice. And why wouldn’t they?

Grilled chicken thighs with cherry chutney

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: Spoon fresh cherry chutney beside smoky grilled chicken thighs

The meat is the perfect base for a sweet-savory chutney simmered with shallots and apple cider vinegar.

Insider: The only prison restaurant open to the public in the country

The eatery, with its minimal decor and plastic tablecloths, is the Fife and Drum at the Northeastern Correctional Center in Concord.

Baked hake with crumb topping

Recipe: Local, mildly flavored hake is a perfect fish to bake with an old-fashioned crumb topping

The firm-fleshed fish is sustainably managed, ideal with a lemony topping to keep it from drying out in the oven.

Chocolate-cinnamon babka

The confident cook

Recipe: Break the Yom Kippur fast with a chocolate-cinnamon babka

If you love yeast dough, you’ll have fun with this.

McCain calls brain cancer prognosis ‘very poor’

The senator underwent surgery in July for a brain tumor that was later found to be a form of glioblastoma.

Love letters

One year in, they hit a six-month lull

He tells me that he loves me, which I believe, but there’s no action to back that up.

The brain activity of the patient before (top row) and after (bottom row) vagus nerve stimulation.

Treatment restores signs of consciousness in brain-injured man

The 35-year-old patient hadn’t showed any awareness in 15 years, but responded after researchers electrically stimulated the vagus nerve.

Senator Rand Paul.

Rand Paul remains opposed to GOP health bill, despite revisions

A spokesperson said the GOP senator from Kentucky opposes the bill, the latest blow to Republican hopes of passing it.

Ask Amy

Community’s rules may make for a scary Halloween

Advice from Amy Dickinson

From left: BSO managing director Mark Volpe, board chair Susan Paine, Barbara and Miguel de Bragança, soprano Julia Bullock, Andris Nelsons, mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, Frank Wisneski and Lynn Dale, and Alexander Bernstein.


BSO’s post-performance gala raises $1.3 million

The Boston Symphony Orchestra kicked off its 2017-2018 season Friday evening and hosted a dinner at Symphony Hall.

Tip O'Neill


‘Peace’ premiere brings memories of Tip O’Neill

Members of the late Speaker of the House’s family were at the showing of the documentary “In The Name of Peace: John Hume in America” at the AMC Loews downtown.

Danny Amendola and Olivia Culpo at the screening.


Danny Amendola at Olivia Culpo’s side at screening

The Patriots wide receiver’s girlfriend is in the new “American Satan.’’

Singer Ed Sheeran (right) with Strega owner Nick Varano.


Ed Sheeran dines at Strega — and announces Gillette date in 2018

The superstar English singer played back-to-back concerts at TD Garden on Friday and Saturday.

Jenny Slate


Jenny Slate joins cast of animated ‘The Ark and the Aardvark’

The Milton native will voice Mitzi, a narcoleptic ostrich.

From left: Jonathan and Lily Bingham of Brookline, Greg and Missy Marron of Essex, Katherine Mittelbusher of Hamilton, and Ed Davis of Manchester by the Sea.


Moondance Gala raises funds for Esplanade

The event drew hundreds to the park for dinner and dancing.

Designer spills about renovation of Charlestown home featured on HGTV

“They’d tell me not to be so serious,” said Molly Pidgeon, whose renovation of a Charlestown home will be featured this fall.

Move over, Duck Boats. Here comes the ‘Puff Bus’?

The Denver-based company Loopr wants to bring its so-called “Puff Bus” — a transportation service and mobile cannabis lounge — to Boston.

A woman is reflected in the arrivals board at Logan International Airport in Boston.

Logan Airport scores low on customer satisfaction

A study from J.D. Power ranked Logan Airport as below average among the nation’s airports.

The nine-piece Scottish band Red Hot Chilli Pipers bring their “bagrock” sound to the Cabot in Beverly.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Sept. 25-Oct. 1

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Halloween happenings at Nashoba Valley Ski Area, Roxbury Open Studios, and more.

Miss Conduct

Advice: What’s wrong with wanting to be called professor?

The informal state of classroom culture irritates a college instructor.

Style Watch

Comfy sneakers you can wear to the office? Check these out, men.

These subtle kicks will take you from office to off duty in comfort.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘He had a fun shirt on and an impeccable side part’

His friends read Cupid every week and pick teams on Facebook. Will they stand by him as he braves a date himself?

A view from Mount Greylock, the state’s highest peak and fictional home of J.K. Rowling’s Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The muse in the mountains: Berkshire hills provide inspiration

We recently decided to explore two particular places that have influenced some prominent writers: Mount Greylock, in 1898 the very first state park established by the legislature, and Monument Mountain.

Sam Gabriels holds a tray of farm fresh vegetables as dinner is served to 200 guests at Chatham Bars Inn.

Chatham Bars Inn has always been about the beach. Now it’s also about the farm.

The inn has purchased more than 31,000 pounds of produce, worth upward of $118,000, from CBI Farm this year, and Chef Anthony Cole has achieved something unexpected with the bounty: He has made the inn a place where vegetables may be the star culinary attraction.

Camp’s log patio furniture hearkens back to summers spent at cabins on the lake.

Eat well and remember your summer camp days fondly

Camp aims to transport guests to the summer camp of their childhoods, with bunkhouse décor and comfort foods such as “camp crackers,” buttermilk fried chicken, and an updated take on s’mores.

“Another Axon” by Jennifer Bonner of MALL.


High concept design

Architecture firms show off site-specific projects on the Greenway through Oct. 11.

Julian Janowitz in his home in the woods in Shutesbury.

The curious world of Julian Janowitz

Since the mid-1970s, the psychiatrist-artist has shaped dozens of acres of land where he resides in rural Shutesbury. Now, as his health fades, he imagines what it could become.

love letters by meredith goldstein

Is it weird for him to sleep in bed with his female friends?

She is a bit older than him, and they have always been “just friends,” but I don’t care. I find this to be completely insane.

Harvard sophomore Amanda Gorman reads her work at the Library of Congress.

A young poet for whom words are not enough

Harvard sophomore and National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman on writing, finding inspiration in Lin-Manuel Miranda, and, just maybe, running for president.

The bar at Prairie Fire in Coolidge Corner.

Quick Bite

Quick Bites: At Brookline’s Prairie Fire, unpretentious goodness

It’s from the team behind another inviting neighborhood retreat, Milton’s Steel & Rye.

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin.


Facing history: From Charlottesville to Berlin

There’s a lot we can learn from Germany at this particular moment in time, as we debate public monuments, their symbolism, and what place they have in today’s America.


Tables: Change of plans for Chris Douglass, but don’t take it personally, Roslindale

Restaurant news you can use.

Brian Rosenworcel and wife Megan Poe in Annisquam.

The VIP Lounge with Brian Rosenworcel of Guster

He loves Gloucester for its beaches, even if that answer makes it seem like he’s sucking up.

The Boy and Bird at Bar Mezzana


Sips: How to ease into cold-weather cocktails

We need to leave our spritzers and coolers gradually. The Boy and Bird can help.

Of Mercer places a premium on women’s empowerment and confidence.


Marriage of ‘fun clothes’ and work clothes

Of Mercer places a premium on women’s empowerment and confidence.

Kosher in the White Mountains

The Arlington Hotel has all the expected touches: elegant rooms, spacious public areas, a bar, an indoor pool, a salon, and a gymnasium.

Travel troubleshooter

Porter Airlines offered me 2 ‘free’ nights at a hotel, but I just wanted to go home

After Evelyn Morton’s flight from Toronto to Washington, D.C., is canceled, Porter Airlines offers to put her in a hotel for two days. She has a better idea, but will Porter go for it?

Clarkdale Jean by Clarks is an all-around men’s travel shoe.

Stylish, comfortable, packable: The best shoes for travelers

We asked tour guides and avid explorers to recommend their favorite shoes for traveling, and then we gave them a workout. Here are some of the best.

Khaki Chidya print crepe cowl tunic with roll-up sleeves, $245 online at payalsinghal.com

The One Thing

Doing well by doing (and looking) good

Top Indian designer teams up with local foundation.

Hiking the Channel Islands in the United Kingdom.

Here, there, and everywhere: Gadgets and more for travelers

Head to the annual Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival — or maybe to the Grand Canyon now that he crowds are gone.