Budgeting for a Roman Holiday
Opinions, Column

Budgeting for a Roman Holiday

In hindsight, a group of six finding a sit-down restaurant on a Saturday in a tourist destination such as Venice—during a festival season, no less—should have been nearly impossible. It would have been, probably, for a meal that was worthwhile. We had been looking for not 10 minutes when a friendly Italian woman beckoned us…

Dispatches from Abroad: Week 2
Opinions, Column

Dispatches from Abroad: Week 2

Students, imagine this: the beating sun teaming up with choking humidity on the hottest of August days; hordes of young people with glow sticks on a lawn; organized events around a stage scheduled sporadically throughout the day. It could be a music festival. But in fact, it was Boston College’s very own Welcome Week. If…

Dispatches from Abroad: Week 1
Opinions, Column

Dispatches from Abroad: Week 1

“Now boarding flight 203.” That’s the third time I’ve heard that sentence—or some variation of it—in the last three hours. Within the past 24 hours, I’ve had one flight canceled and more delays than I’d like to count. I’m more than ready to get home before I have to leave the country.  I’ve gone as…

Metro, Boston

Woman Saves Man and Dog from Drowning at Reservoir

Katie Kellner was running the path around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir on Monday morning before she threw off her shoes and swam into the middle of the pond. In the middle of her run, Kellner saw a dog jump into the water chasing a swan. Its walker—a man who had been walking two other dogs…

Metro, Arts

Soul and Stanzas Brings Sam Trump and Harold Green to the Gardner

On Sept. 26, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (ISG) hosted the latest installation of its new music series, Thursdays Live. A collection of jazz, hip-hop, R&B, and spoken word performances, it brought to Boston two Chicago-based performers, Sam Trump and Harold Green. With a ukulele, a bongo, a synthesizer, a trumpet, and his voice, Trump…

Metro, Food

OddFellows Ice Cream Co. Opens in Chestnut Hill

OddFellows Ice Cream Co. opened its first location outside of New York on Aug. 9, and it’s found a home in The Street at Chestnut Hill. Holiday and Mohan Kumar originally opened OddFellows in Brooklyn with Sam Mason, a James Beard nominated pastry chef, in 2013. Once Mohan brought Mason’s salty pretzel ice cream to…

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