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Ali Chabot

Ali Chabot has a knack for picking up the pieces. The 26-year-old Malden creative turned a moving mishap — cherished plates, broken — into a business.


Squeaky clean

A collection of clean beauty brands specifically for kids debuts in the South End

Anxious bridesmaid feels she ruined a wedding

She tripped over her foot and fell during the wedding of her best friend.

An infatuation with house plants takes root in the millennial culture

An infatuation with house plants takes root in the millennial culture. More gardening |


How to put cash back in your pocket using money-saving apps

Want to put an extra $500 back in your pocket every year? Read on.


Linde Center for Music and Learning at Tanglewood to open June 28

Designed by William Rawn Associates Architects, the Linde Center is a massive, four-building component of the $64 million “Tanglewood Forever” initiative.

Quick Bite

Thai Noodle Cafe is a welcome pit stop in a culinarily rich stretch of Belmont

Owner Sasirat Grande first operated Tony G’s in this space, specializing in barbecue, but then switched to her native Thai food. “Thai is more exciting than barbecue,” she says.


Tom Brady offers words of encouragement to special high school graduate

“Hang tough. Take care. We’re thinking of you. We’re proud of you,” the Patriots QB said in a special video message to heart-transplant recipient (and new high school graduate) Shaun Patterson.

Cuba Gooding Jr. turns himself in for allegedly groping woman, denies allegations

Gooding’s lawyer said security video will exonerate the actor from allegations he groped a woman at a New York City night spot.

A familial journey to Israel, launched with a simple cheek swab

Little did I know when my daughter gave me a DNA kit that what she was really giving me was a chance to meet family, discover my past, and see Israel with a newfound cousin at my side.

Seeing Lake Winnipesaukee from the M/S Mount Washington is a N.H. must-do

The boat has been taking families on tours of Lake Winnipesaukee — informing, entertaining, and feeding them along the way — for nearly 150 years.

Worcester has upped its game

It took an unexpected detour to show me the city’s charms, which are real and worth experiencing.