With bake sales and rosé sales, city’s hospitality industry is supporting reproductive rights

When Alabama passed a near-total abortion ban May 15, wine bar owner Lauren Friel responded: Her Somerville spot would donate 100 percent of rosé sales to a fund providing financial support to women seeking abortions at one of that state’s three clinics. A hastag — #roseforresistance — was born.

love letters

She’d rather spend time with her friends

All I hear is “friend this, friend that.”


UNICEF Gala Boston raises $1.2 million, honors Bryan Rafanelli

Rafanelli received the Children’s Champion Award in honor of his work with UNICEF over the years.

Boston bellman Joe Ryan collects pieces of city (and hotel) history

The Dorchester native has seen a lot of famous faces in his three decades with the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel.


Julia Cort and Chris Schmidt to head up ‘Nova’

“Nova,” currently in its 46th season, is the recipient of several Peabody and Emmy Awards. The program was for years by executive producer Paula Apsell, who recently retired.

Quick Bite

Restaurants across the country are serving interpretations of Israeli cuisine. Simcha is part of that conversation.

Chef Avi Shemtov of the Chubby Chickpea and Tapped Beer Truck is behind the Sharon spot.


Now’s your chance to buy something Lydia Shire owns — and eat an egg salad sandwich

Shire will appear at the SoWa Open Market on May 26 from 10 a.m. until closing time because she’s selling some of her prized belongings before relocating to a new apartment: expensive vases, teddy bears, designer purses, and yes, even some kitchen tools.

Just listed: Actress Jenny Slate’s childhood home in Milton for $1.95 million

Actress and comedian Jenny Slate often reminisces about growing up in Milton. Now, the yellow colonial in which Slate spent her formative years is for sale.


Scientists, astronauts, Jeff Bezos set to gather at JFK Library to mark moon landing anniversary

The JFK Space Summit is part of a yearlong celebration of the moon landing and the space program planned by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.

Fire up the grill: Your guide to a memorable Memorial Day cookout

Build your perfect menu from these reinvented grilled classics, complementary side dishes, and refreshing desserts.


How to spot and respond to the signs of a stroke

From the moment the strokes occurs, doctors have a limited time period during which they can administer treatments, so knowing the signs of a stroke is imperative.

5 things to do in Boston this Memorial Day weekend

Here are ways to get out of your home and not be bored in the city.

N.H.’s tallest waterfall? Depends on when you ask

The fleeting nature of Dryad Falls leaves a narrow window for admiring the huge cascade at its most powerful. Springtime, also known as “mud season,” is your best bet.