Thursday, November 22, 2012
Share your thoughts with your neighbors in the South End.
There is a lot in this world to be thankful for, and this time of year is when we should start to think long and hard about what is really important in our lives. Are you thankful for a loving, caring family, or a longterm friendship or relationship? Are you thankful to your neighbors? What about to your elected officials, to the city of Boston or to the South End neighborhood? Take a few minutes today to think about what means the most to you this year and leave a comment or upload a photo to offer some public gratitude. I'll start: I'm very thankful to be working in such a beautiful neighborhood where people really care about one another and often work together to improve it for everyone. I'm also thankful for my friends and family who…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Find out what's open and what's closed in your neighborhood today.
Thanksgiving is observed on Thursday, November 22. Here's a handy list of what's open - and closed - during the holiday:
Here's a short list of places serving Thanksgiving Day specials in the South End where you're sure to get a great meal.
Avila: Just a few blocks from the South End, Avila will be serving its regular dinner menu along with a traditional turkey dinner for $47+ per person. The dinner includes oven roasted Vermont free-range organic turkey, yukon gold mashed potatoes, creamy cipollino onions, fresh peas, roasted butternut squash, and more. Open noon to 8 p.m. (617) 267-4810. The Beehive: The Tremont Street favorite is serving up equal parts food and music this Thanksgiving with an a la carte menu featuring classics (roast organic turkey, caramelized leek stuffing) and non-traditional dishes (pan-roasted halibut with couscous, grass-fed rack of lamb). Live jazz music will be played all day and evening and there's also a children's menu. Thanksgiving menu offered…
Thursday, November 24, 2011
The South End homeless shelter will serve 1,500 holiday meals this Thanksgiving.
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Thursday, November 24, 2011
This Thanksgiving, Pine Street Inn will be serving dinner to an estimated 1,500 guests, with the help of over 215 volunteers. Wondering what that looks like? Here are some numbers: Bruins Center Gregory Campbell will be delivering pies to the Inn this morning, and Mayor Thomas Menino and Senator Scott Brown will be carving turkeys and mingling with guests. Volunteers will serve each guest a beautifully plated, restaurant-style meal beginning at 11:30 a.m. In addition to those having dinner at Pine Street’s headquarters in the South End, the 650 tenants of Pine Street’s permanent housing program will celebrate the holiday in 34 housing sites throughout Boston and Brookline. For some, this is the first Thanksgiving in many years that they …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is urging residents to plan ahead for travel this weekend, and offers some tips to beat the worst of the holiday traffic.
Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, with the full peak setting in the afternoon on Wed., Nov. 23 and on Sun., Nov. 27. High Traffic Areas The busiest traffic areas are on I-90, where Exit 9 connects the Mass. Pike with I-84 to New York and Connecticut. Heavy traffic congestion is also expected at the I-95, I-495 and I-93 exits heading north towards New Hampshire, according to The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). Additionally, an estimated 50,000+ drivers travel through the Ted Williams, Callahan and Sumner Tunnels on the day before Thanksgiving. Because of these heavy traffic conditions, MassDOT is encouraging drivers to consider traveling in the early morning or after 8 p.m. on …