Food critic Richard Chudy loves the mac and cheese casserole.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
A man carrying a butcher knife in plain sight down Washington Street refused to drop the knife. A police officer drew his weapon on the man, who eventually did drop the knife.
A man was carrying a large butcher knife in plain sight along Washington Street on Thursday, police say. A police officer meeting with residents of Urban Edge nearby, at 3037 Washington St., was alerted to the danger, around 5:46 p.m. He left the meeting and saw a man walking quickly and carrying the knife. The officer called in back-up and followed the man. He said to him, "Boston Police. Drop the knife." The man didn't drop the knife. As more officers showed up, the man finally dropped the weapon. The suspect, James Johnson, 42, of Roxbury, was arrested and charged with unlawfully carrying a dangerous weapon (knife) and disturbing the peace.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The well-heeled readers of Forbes magazine are being encouraged to visit Sam Adams in JP as the No. 1 stop on their list of "Top Ten American Breweries to Visit."
The tourism business in JP got a shot in the arm from Forbes Magazine as the high-end publication chose our Sam Adams Brewery as its No. 1 stop on a tour of "Top Ten American Breweries." We've become used to seeing lines of tourists stepping down from the trolley that runs between downtown, the brewery and Doyle's. You can't miss them with their white plastic "Sam Adams" bags. And here's hoping they stick around a bit longer in the neighborhood, spending their money, like the ones I often see grabbing a bite at Ula Cafe.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Once a forerunner in Boston's food truck revolution, Fill Bellys now parks its serious soul food in our 'hood for good.
You might remember the Fill Bellys food jalopy cruising around the city last year, leaving behind the sweet scent of cinnamon waffles and fried chicken in its wake. Twitter blasts provided coveted up-to-the-minute location details, and in Boston's food truck wars, Fill Bellys was a fan favorite for its inexpensive (and addictive) soul/comfort food offerings. But life on the road proved tough for owner Boswell "Chef Bos" Scott, who curbed his run-down 1986 Chevy step van last summer to open a 15-seat storefront on Washington Street. And his contemporary spin on classic soul dishes has created some serious buzz around town. "I wanted to make food that I grew up on in New York City with friends who were Latino, Asian, Black…a real mix. I …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The fire was limited to one room, according to scanner reports.
A small fire on the third floor of 91 Bragdon St. has displaced two adults, according to scanner reports. The fire took place earlier today. This afternoon a demolition company worker said there were no injuries. We'll add more details after we reach Boston Fire Department's media relations officer. Bragdon is in Roxbury, but in an area off Amory Street widely considered to be Jamaica Plain. There was no damage visible from the outside on the third floor. However, several third-floor windows were open.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
A Superior Court judge sided with the developers, who aim to turn 461 Walnut Ave. into permanent housing for 30 homeless people. Neighbors had sued to stop the project.
Neighbors of a proposed housing facility for the homeless have lost a court battle to stop the project. The project, slated for 461 Walnut Ave. in Parkside, would turn the top two levels of the former Barbara McInnis House into efficiency apartments for 30 formerly homeless people. Downstairs there would be 20 beds for homeless persons in need of medical care. The property is owned by the South End-based Boston Health Care for the Homeless. The JP Neighborhood Development Corp. is partnering with the property owners. The Development Corp. sent out copies of the ruling by Superior Court Judge S. Jane Haggerty. A copy is attached to this post as a PDF. The judge ruled that 11 neighbors who had sued to stop the project did not have legal "…
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Egleston Square Main Street, an organization that promotes the economic health of Egleston, has a new, Flash-free Web site.
JP's Susanne Young has a passion for baking and keeps the ideas fresh at her Washington Street shop.
Beware upon walking into Canto 6. Your olfactory senses are bound to go into overload. Savory and sweet bursts of goodness—at any given moment a delicate blend of chocolate, butter, pear, and myriad other ingredients—waft through the air. Look at the treats on display and you’d be hard pressed not to find something to make your mouth water: chocolate chip cookies adorned with visible sea salt crystals, scones plump with figs and almonds, and of course the chocolate croissants many have deemed the best in the city. Cramped quarters don’t deter the steady stream of customers, coming for everything from cappuccino to sandwiches to pie. After working as a pastry chef for a catering company, Susanne Young wanted to get back to being more part …
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Victims sustained minor wounds.
A 42-year-old man has been charged with slashing two people with a box cutter yesterday in Egleston Square, according to Boston Police. Larry Mervin, 42, is charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Police say he stabbed two people at around 6 p.m. last night in Egleston Square. The incident took place on Washington Street, according to Twitter user Brian J. D'Amico. Police responded to the scene after they received a call for a person stabbed, according to Boston Police spokesman James Kenneally. One victim told police the assailant, whom she knew, threatened her with a box cutter, Kenneally said. A fight between the victim, a friend and Mervin ensued and and the suspect slashed both with the box cutter, …
Monday, November 14, 2011
The Egleston Square business district celebrated the neighborhood as a place to work, shop and live.
On Thursday, Egleston Square residents gathered to celebrate working, shopping and living in the neighborhood. The community dinner was sponsored by Egleston Square Main Street, the city's business development program. Food was donated by local restaurants. George Anastos made "street signs" centerpieces for each table. The event was held at Greater Egleston Community High School.