Renting Part Entrance – Actual Property


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The Recorder – Actual Property Transactions: March 26, 2021



Ronald Leslie Jelley Estate and Cheryl A. Jelley at 168 Drury Ave LLC. 168 Drury Ave. $ 118,000.

Revocable trust of K&L Patriot, Lynnette M. Goodnow, Trustee, in Apex REI LLC. 28 Essex St. $ 225,000.

Stephanie Oakes to ASC Enterprises Inc. 41 Exchange St. $ 65,000.

Happy Homes REI LLC to Mark Mason. 61 Ward St. $ 234,500.


Boston & Maine Corp. and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Co. to Pan Am Southern LLC. No road. No consideration.


Gene F. St. Pierre to Janice M. St. Pierre. 7 Rand Road / Route 112. $ 1.

Janice M. Hill “alias” Janice M. St. Pierre to Jacob T. Hill, Joshua D. Hill, and Dawn M. Hull. 7 Rand Road / Route 112. $ 1.

Donald W. Craig Jr. to Nancy Borrelli and Lia Van Ness. 80 to 82 Ashfield St. $ 185,000.

Boston & Maine Corp. and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Co. to Pan Am Southern LLC. No road. No consideration.


Boston & Maine Corp. and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Co. to Pan Am Southern LLC. No road. No consideration.


Dorothy S. Cornman Revocable Trust and Dorothy S. Cornman Trust, Betsy Corner and Mary E. Kehler, Trustees, to Gabriella Della Croce “alias” Gabriella L. Dellacroce and Robert J. Gruber. 273 Shelburne Line Road. $ 240,000.


James Cabral to Ruth Lane Moushabeck and William C. Pinder. Reeds Bridge Road. $ 10.

Corse Investment Trust, Leslie M. Brown, Trustee and Attorney, Edith J. Corse, Attorney, to Danielle Lochhead and John Lochhead. Shelburne Falls Road. $ 66,000.

Boston & Maine Corp. and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Co. to Pan Am Southern LLC. No road. No consideration.

Peter Martin “aka” Peter L. Martin to Peter L. Martin Trust, Peter L. Martin, Trustee. 990 Ashfield Road. No consideration.


Boston & Maine Corp. and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Co. to Pan Am Southern LLC. No road. No consideration.

Heather B. Blake and Jeffrey A. Blake, also known as Jeffry A. Blake, to James E. Filipkowski Jr. and Natalie M. Filipkowski. 55 Sawmill Plain Road. $ 423,000.


Boston & Maine Corp. and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Co. to Pan Am Southern LLC. No road. No consideration.


Kevin A. Yurkevicz to Kevin A. Yurkevicz and Elizabeth K. Yurkevicz. 2A Mountain Road Estates, Unit 2A, Mountain Road Condominiums. $ 1.

Irene Moore to Eugene A. Rice. 1 Center Road. $ 125,000.


Kendall W. Schneider to Kendall W. Schneider and Nicole Schneider. 73 Log Plain Road. No consideration.

Matthew Foskett to Dennis DePaolo. 200 Elm St. $ 88,000.

Edward C. and Joyce C. Brzezinski Irrevocable Real Estate Trust, Susan Ann Anderson and Sandra L. Ruggeri, trustees, to Doris Wieler and Jerome Wieler. 15 Ferrante Ave. $ 317,000.

Boston & Maine Corp. and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Co. to Pan Am Southern LLC. No road. No consideration.

Joanne Grogan, Timothy Meyer, and Timothy Meyer Sr. to Kevin Downes. 68 Newell Pond Road. $ 210,000.

Glenbrook Residence LLC to Cynthia Cutting. 34 Glenbrook Drive. $ 1.

Sue A. Graves to Jason B. Graves and Owen A. Graves. 223 Chapman St. $ 1.

Alice G. Klingener to Alice R. Klingener. 11 Ester Ave. $ 1.

Charles M. Woods and Sandra J. Woods to Michael H. Woods. 13 Nichols Drive. $ 1.

Jennifer T. Heim “aka” Jennifer T. Hyer to Jennifer T. Heim and Kenneth J. Heim. 181 Fairview St. West. $ 1.

David Frazier to Andrew C. Reed and Paxton Paul Reed. 106 Chapman St. $ 178,000.

James E. Filipkowski Jr. and Natalie M. Filipkowski to Daniela Jacobson and Samuel Plotkin. 8 to 10 Grant St. $ 315,000.


Robert Goodwin Bartlett and Marie Betts Bartlett “alias” Marie C. Betts to Catherine B. Johannessen and Cory M. Johannessen. 83 river road. $ 305,000.


Boston & Maine Corp. and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Co. to Pan Am Southern LLC. No road. No consideration.

Jeannine M. Deangelis “aka” Jeannine Deangelis “aka” Jeannine M. Niedbala to Christopher Frederick Goguen and Hidy Goguen Osorio. 56 Turners Falls Road. $ 262,000.


Boston & Maine Corp. and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Co. to Pan Am Southern LLC. No road. No consideration.

Stanley Joseph Kopec Estate, Patricia Ann Kopec, personal representative, to Anna Marie Kopec, Patricia Ann Kopec and Stanley J. Kopec III. Mount Hermon Station Road. $ 1.


Laurance A. Perry Jr. and Marie Gisele Perry to Pamela E. Oddy. 11 Daniel Shays Highway / 10 Perry Road. $ 1.

Pamela E. Oddy to the Perry Family Trust, Laurance A. Perry Jr., Trustee. 11 Daniel Shays Highway. $ 1.

Pamela E. Oddy to Laurance A. Perry Jr. and Marie Gisele Perry. 10 Perry Road. $ 1.

Maureen A. Riendeau to Edith Silva and Kevin Silva. 38 Dexter St. $ 209,000.

Gail A. Vorce and Jay N. Vorce to Christal Cutler. 15 Johnson Road. $ 82,000.

Francis Romano Jr. and Sharon D. Romano to Adam Rosenbaum and Lorena Rosenbaum. 52 Putnam St. $ 265,000.

Sebastian Velez Rivera “aka” Sebastian Velez to Joseph Grossi and Joslyn Grossi. 34 mechanic St. $ 236,000.

Boston & Maine Corp. and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Co to Pan Am Southern LLC. No road. No consideration.

James T. Drew and Sara A. Drew to Lojen LLC. 41 James Lane. $ 100,000.

Jeanette Kelley “aka” Jeannette T. Kelley to Andrew J. Kelley. 86 St. $ 1.

Gerald L. Canning to Reginald C. Haughton Jr. 158 East River St. $ 1.

Reginald C. Haughton Jr. to Miranda M. Rowe. 158 East River St. $ 203,000.


Mark Schofield to Laura M. Rudy and Theodore D. Rudy. 3 East Road. $ 70,000.


John M. Deline Jr. to Andrew Mallet and Jaimee Mallet. Warwick Road. $ 30,000.


John M. Graziano and Roberta K. Graziano to the trustees John M. Graziano and Roberta K. Graziano, John M. Graziano and Roberta K. Graziano, trustees. 58 and 60 Pond Road. $ 1.

Boston & Maine Corp. and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Co. to Pan Am Southern LLC. No road. No consideration.

Anna J. Humbert Trust, Anna J. Humbert and Dennis A. Humbert, trustees, to Anna J. Humbert and Dennis A. Humbert. 530 Tunnelstrasse. $ 1.

Anna J. Humbert and Dennis A. Humbert to Anna J. Humbert Trust, Anna J. Humbert and Dennis A. Humbert, trustees. 530 Tunnel Rd. $ 1


Boston & Maine Corp. and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Co. to Pan Am Southern LLC. No road. No consideration.


Anne Elizabeth Kilroy to Silvio Graci and Anne Elizabeth Kilroy. 17 Athol Road. $ 1.

Sandra L. Auvil and Ronald B. Raymond to Barbara Gail Millunzi and Timothy J. Millunzi. Whipple Hill Road. $ 27,500.


Boston & Maine Corp. and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Co. to Pan Am Southern LLC. No road. No consideration.


Boston & Maine Corp. and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Co. to Pan Am Southern LLC. No road. No consideration.

4 Prime Boston Eating places For Southern, Jamaican, Haitian, and Cape Verdean Cuisines


Boston is a melting pot city that is rich in cultural diversity thanks to its many immigrant communities, including those communities made up of people from the African diaspora. And the city’s dining scene reflects this fact: in Dorchester, diners will find excellent Cape Verdean food; West African, East African, North African and Black American soul food in Roxbury; Jamaican tariff in Mattapan and Jamaica Plain; and Haitian food in Hyde Park. And that’s just to start with.

While Boston is known for its clam chowdah and baked beans, there are many other notable cultural dishes such as cachupa or ackee and saltfish that can be eaten in gemstones across the city.

These cold winter months – when al fresco dining has rejuvenated, hibernation has set in, and small local restaurants choose to be run-only – provide the perfect opportunity to sample the diverse cuisines of the African diaspora that make up Boston’s restaurant industry . Here is a selection of Boston Diaspora restaurants offering takeout and delivery options.

Blue Mountain Jamaican restaurant

884 Morton St., Mattapan, Boston, MA 02126; 617-533-7255

Jae’da Turner / Esser

Savor traditional Jamaican flavors at Mattapan’s Blue Mountain Jamaican Restaurant, whose name is inspired by the longest mountain range in Jamaica. This restaurant has been open for about a year and a half and already has a reputation for having some of the best Jamaican dishes in Boston.

The ackee and salt fish – Jamaica’s national dish – are a must and a popular breakfast at Blue Mountain. The lunch and dinner options are huge and you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Fair warning: Blue Mountain can get quite spicy, and your meal choices will depend on your heat tolerance. The spiceophobic should try the steamed chicken, a slow-cooked, hearty chicken dish with a hint of sweetness. For a dash of heat, try the rasta pasta and the sweet and flavorful chicken. The Jerk Chicken at Blue Mountain has just the right amount of seasoning without overwhelming the senses. And if the seasoning proves overwhelming, grab a bottle of Tropical Rhythms by Grace Foods (a popular line of juice drinks) or a slice of carrot cake to soothe your taste buds.

Most of the plates at Blue Mountain have a variety of side dishes, such as sweet plantains or rice and peas, all of which are meticulously consistent. You may notice that the peas are actually red kidney beans – don’t question it.

Dining at Blue Mountain is affordable and tasty. An eater can hop on and off and spend less than $ 20. And it’s as good a spot for a quick snack as it is for a full meal: the beef patties and coconut bread always hit the spot. In addition, the combination of soft, sweet coconut bread and a flaky, slightly spicy beef patty is the definition of * Chef’s Kiss *.

Blue Mountain is open for takeaway and delivery via DoorDash, ezCater, Grubhub, Ordering, Seamless, and Uber Eats.

Farah’s Cafe Restaurant

1158 River St., Hyde Park, Boston, MA 02136; 617-910-3203

A brick building painted white with a yellow and blue sign that reads

Jae’da Turner / Esser

Massachusetts has the third largest Haitian community in the country, according to the United States Census Bureau. In Boston, this population is concentrated in Mattapan, Roxbury, Dorchester, and Hyde Park. So it makes sense that Boston has some outstanding Haitian restaurants and that Hyde Park is a prime destination for them.

Griot is a fried pork dish that is typical of Haitian cuisines and is usually best prepared by a grandma. But Farah’s Cafe Restaurant makes a great version too. Located right on River Street in the heart of Hyde Park, Farah’s is one of the many Haitian restaurants in town. It’s a favorite of the locals in the neighborhood.

When you cross the threshold at Farah’s Cafe Restaurant, you will be greeted by decor inspired by the tropics, the sounds of Haitian Creole music and the smells of traditional island dishes. Be sure to order some fritay, a selection of fried foods like plantains, sweet potatoes, and malanga (taro) that can be eaten as a snack or with meat and rice to make a full meal. These Haitian street foods are often served with Creole sauce and a spicy pickled coleslaw called pikliz. Never forget to order the picliz.

Farah’s Cafe is open to take away and just above the restaurant. Call 617-910-3203 to place an order.

Down Home Delivery & Catering

2 Bowdoin St., Dorchester, Boston, MA 02124; 617-288-0813

The facade of a building with a green, white and red sign saying

Jae’da Turner / Esser

At Down Home Delivery & Catering, in the heart of Dorchester’s Four Corners, you’ll find tasty soul food. Soul food combines southern and African influences and recipes have been passed on from generation to generation in many Black American families. Soul food staples include dishes like fried chicken, mac, and cheese, as well as sweets like homemade peach cobbler and chocolate cake. Down Home has all of these and a few more covered.

Start with the jumbo starter with fried chicken wings. Like all starters at Down Home, it is served with two side dishes and a corn muffin. Of course, picking two sides can be a challenge here. Everything at Down Home is exceptional, especially side dishes like collard greens flavored with smoked turkey, classic mac and cheese, and sweet candied yams. Life changing things happen when the candied yam juices touch the mac and cheese. The potato salad is also a popular choice at Down Home and can be just as good as the version your favorite aunt makes.

Down Home is open for takeout and delivery and is available directly from the restaurant at 617-288-0813 or through Uber Eats.

Cesaria restaurant

66 Bowdoin St., Dorchester, Boston, MA 02122; 617-282-1998

A brick building with a black, red, and white sign saying “Cesaria” bouncing back from a light blue sky.

Jae’da Turner / Esser

Cape Verde is a country off the coast of West Africa, and Boston is an excellent place to learn about the archipelago’s rich culinary history. According to the American Community Survey 2012-2016, Massachusetts has the highest population of Cape Verdean immigrants of any US state. Boston is the second largest community in the state after New Bedford. Restaurants serving traditional Cape Verdean cuisine can be found throughout the greater Boston area. Restaurante Cesaria in Dorchester is one of the best.

The restaurant has many take-away options, but prior to the pandemic it was best known as a hangout with regular live music in its lovely, recently renovated dining room. Keep this point on your radar for a night once things are safer.

Now for the food. Since it is in the middle of the Atlantic, seafood is indispensable for Cape Verdean cuisine – and the pride and joy in it. Hence, Cesaria’s menu is full of fish. Baked fish, fried fish, grilled fish, blackened fish, fish soup, fish with rice, fish and vegetables. It is a seafood lover’s paradise.

Even for those who aren’t fish fans, there are tons of other dishes on the menu to fall in love with, like the canja soup (pronounced cahn-juh). This chicken and rice soup is thick, filling, and comes in small and large sizes.

Likewise, one cannot talk about Cape Verdean food without mentioning cachupa (or katchupa, as stylized on Cesaria’s menu), a hearty stew made from corn and beans filled with vegetables and usually pork or beef. It is considered by many to be the national dish of Cape Verde, and it is a must at Cesaria.

Cesaria Restaurant is open for indoor dining, takeaway, and delivery via Caviar, DoorDash, Grubhub, Hazlnut, Seamless, and Uber Eats.

266 Bowdoin Street, MA 02122
(617) 282-1998 readers share their reminiscences of now-closed eating places


Wenn Ihre Lieblingswasserstelle oder Ihr Lieblingsrestaurant geschlossen wäre, woran würden Sie sich am meisten erinnern?

Das ist die Frage, die wir den Lesern von gestellt haben, als wir sie gebeten haben, ihre wertvollsten Erinnerungen an Restaurants und Bars in der Umgebung von Boston zu teilen, die während der Pandemie geschlossen wurden. Die Antworten strömten herein und beschrieben Jubiläumsnächte, Geburtstagsfeiern, Brunchs, einsame Weihnachten und viele Red Sox-Spiele.

Und wir wollen mehr hören. Wenn Sie uns eine Erinnerung über ein jetzt geschlossenes Restaurant oder eine Bar mitteilen möchten, füllen Sie unser Formular hier aus oder senden Sie eine E-Mail an [email protected]. Aber zuerst machen wir eine Reise in die Vergangenheit.

Die Beiträge wurden aus Gründen der Länge und Klarheit leicht bearbeitet.

“Hat sich der Bierkrug dort vor ein paar Jahren herausgefordert? Es hat Spaß gemacht, mit Freunden abzuhängen, zu trinken und verschiedenen Bieren ausgesetzt zu sein.” – Anonym

„Einige der wichtigsten Orte in meinem gesamten Erwachsenenleben haben geschlossen. Ich habe meine allererste Show als Sänger einer Shoegaze-Band bei Great Scott vor 15 Jahren gespielt. Ich habe dort vor 11 Jahren Telefon Tel Aviv gesehen. Ich begleitete College-Freunde widerwillig zum Pour House und Whisky (und viel glücklicher zu Lir und McGreevy). Ich hatte ein tolles Essen im Cuchi Cuchi und schwor mir, dass ich beim nächsten Mal endlich den Mut aufbringen würde, mich zu verkleiden. Mein Mann und ich hatten eines unserer ersten Dates bei Bukowski im Inman Sq (und viele mehr bei dem in Back Bay!), Und nachdem ich nach LA gezogen war, gingen wir immer nach Slumbrew, wenn ich zurückkam. Es tut so weh, dass so viele Orte, an denen ich die besten und schlechtesten Zeiten meines Lebens verbracht habe, nicht da sind, wenn ich zurückkomme, um sie zu besuchen. Es tut mir so leid für die Besitzer, die den Laden schließen mussten, und ich danke Ihnen für einige der besten Mahlzeiten, Bier, Orte zum Kotzen und Orte zum Verlieben und Verlieben, die ich je hatte. “ – Kay

Abschluss angekündigt: 3. August

„Bull McCabe’s war ein Grundnahrungsmittel auf dem Union Square. Ich und meine Mitbewohner gingen fast jede Woche mittwochs zu ihrer Funknacht, immer eine großartige Möglichkeit, eine weltliche Arbeitswoche zu beenden. Wenn wir uns wie eine wirklich späte Woche fühlen würden, würden wir zur Thunder Road hüpfen, um bis in die frühen Morgenstunden Barely Dead Jam zu sehen. Beide waren wichtige kulturelle Institutionen und werden schmerzlich vermisst. “ – John F.

Abschluss angekündigt: 31. August

„Großartig für die Familie oder für Arbeitsveranstaltungen. Brunch war eine Freude mit Freunden! ” – John S.

“Bester Hühnchen-Parmesan in der Stadt. Sorry North End Einrichtungen. Ich denke, diese Schließung war hauptsächlich auf eine Überschwemmung im South End zurückzuführen. Trotzdem muss ich mir vorstellen, dass COVID bei möglichen Plänen zur Wiedereröffnung nicht geholfen hat. Was für ein Juwel. ” – Paul Grüte

Schließung angekündigt: 10. Juli

„So viele haben leider geschlossen, aber ich war absolut enttäuscht und mit gebrochenem Herzen, als Cuchi Cuchi geschlossen hat. So viele lustige Zeiten dort mit Freunden nach der Arbeit. Das Personal war immer herzlich und einladend und voller Energie. Hatte dort so manche Geburtstagsfeier und klingelte dort in den neuen Jahren und tanzte bis spät in die Nacht. Es war einer der wenigen Orte in der Stadt für mich [that] fühlte sich wie ein zweites Zuhause. Solch ein einzigartiger Ort – er wird wirklich vermisst werden. “ – Chrystal McDonald

„Cuchi Cuchi in Cambridge war mein Lieblingsrestaurant in der Gegend von Boston. Von der kreativen und originellen und phantasievollen Einrichtung über die fantastischen Kleider des Personals bis hin zum hervorragenden Service und den köstlichen und abwechslungsreichen Gerichten im Tapas-Stil war es ein wirklich lustiger und besonderer Ort, um Geburtstage und andere Ereignisse zu feiern. Ich hatte vor, an meinem Geburtstag im März 2020 dorthin zu fahren, war aber natürlich sehr enttäuscht, als ich nicht konnte. Dann war ich am Boden zerstört, als ich später von seiner endgültigen Schließung erfuhr. Ich werde es so sehr vermissen. Meine Lieblingserinnerung war die Zeit, als mein Partner und ein Freund zum Abendessen dorthin gingen und jeweils zwei Cocktails und viel zu viel Essen bestellten. Ich fühlte mich danach tatsächlich krank, aber wir hatten so ein tolles Essen und so viel Spaß !! “ – Grant Rockett

„Cuchi Cuchi war ein Treffpunkt für eine Mädchennacht, ein Besucher außerhalb der Stadt, ein Geburtstag – ohne zu wissen, dass es mein Lieblingsort war, wählte mein bester Freund aus dem Ausland ihn zum Abendessen für meine Junggesellenparty Jahre zuvor.” – Ktrain

„Erstes Date und erster Kuss mit meinem damaligen Freund, viele Meilensteine ​​in Karriere und Freundschaft und ein paar weinerliche Momente nach einem zu vielen Dancing With Ginger-Cocktails. Jeder große Meilenstein meiner 20er Jahre und meines Lebens in Boston (und Cambridge) wurde in Cuchi gefeiert und besprochen. Die Pandemie ist teilweise schuld, aber ich habe gut 20 Minuten lang geweint, als ich hörte, dass sie geschlossen wurde, und der jetzt Ex-Freund, der ein guter Freund wurde, war ebenso traurig, als ich es ihm sagte. “ – Grace B.

Abschluss angekündigt: 18. Mai

„Vor ungefähr 10 Jahren, ein oder zwei Tage vor Weihnachten, hatte ich gerade meine Freundin (jetzt Frau) in Logan abgesetzt, damit sie nach Hause fliegen konnte, um ihre Familie zu sehen. Das bedeutete ein einsame paar Tage und einen meist einsamen Weihnachtsurlaub, und ich war darüber verblüfft. Auf dem Heimweg vom Flughafen hielt ich in Deep Ellum an, um ein Bier und etwas zu essen (und mich über das einsame Weihnachtsfest zu beschweren), und fing an, mit der Frau hinter der Bar über Bier zu sprechen. Ich habe ihren Namen jetzt vergessen, aber sie war jahrelang dort und die Stammgäste von Deep Ellum werden wissen, über wen ich spreche. Nach einigem Hin und Her und einigen Tests meines Bierverstandes (und Beschwerden über besagte einsame Weihnachten) glaube ich, dass ich bewiesen habe, dass ich mein Bier kenne. Ich erwähnte, dass ich kürzlich eine meiner Lieblingsbrauereien in Santa Rosa, Kalifornien, besucht hatte, und ich konnte sofort sehen, wie sie sich etwas besser machte. Sie sagte, sie hätte etwas, das meine Stimmung aufhellen könnte, und ging schnell zum anderen Ende der Bar, griff darunter und holte ein seltenes Bier aus der Brauerei heraus, die ich erwähnt hatte und die zu dieser Zeit nicht außerhalb von Kalifornien und Kalifornien verschifft wurde der pazifische Nordwesten (meistens immer noch nicht). Für einen Bierfreak war das [a] Juwel eines Fundes oder in der Biersprache ein „Wal“. Es war mein Tag und es ist wahrscheinlich meine schönste Erinnerung an Deep Ellum, eine Bar, in der ich viele Biergläser abgelassen habe und eine, die ich sehr vermissen werde. “ – Al Sacco

Abschluss angekündigt: 30. Mai

„Meine Mutter hat mich zu meinem 13. Geburtstag zu Dicks letztem Ausweg gebracht und es wurde zur Tradition! Ich bin wirklich traurig zu sehen, wie es geht! Wann immer ich einen Freund außerhalb des Staates oder außerhalb der Region Boston hatte, war Dick’s [on] Die Liste. (Ps ich bin jetzt 34.) ”- Amy

Abschluss angekündigt: 3. August

„Dies war eine der ersten Einrichtungen, wenn nicht die erste, die ich besuchte, als ich 2006 nach Boston zog. Seitdem bin ich halbjährlich bei O’Leary’s und habe die Kneipe auch nach dem Umzug mehrmals im Jahr besucht raus nach Arlington. Es war mein Lieblingsplatz für einen perfekt gekochten Burger, Hirtenkuchen, ein Pint Guinness und ein Glas Irish Whiskey. Sehr unglücklich, dass es dauerhaft geschlossen hat. “ – Alessandro G. Bonis

Abschluss angekündigt: 21. Juni

„Es war großartig, die Pizzeria Regina für die Familie zu bekommen, ohne sich um das North End kümmern zu müssen. Wir hatten viele Geburtstagsessen der Kinder dort, das Personal war immer nett zur Familie. Eltern könnten etwas trinken, während Kinder [who] vollgestopft waren ihre Gesichter ruhig. ” – Anonym

Abschluss angekündigt: 20. Juli

„Mein heutiger Ehemann und ich gingen am Ende eines unserer allerersten gemeinsamen Termine zu Post 390. Ich hatte ihre Trüffel-Pommes und sie waren so lecker, dass wir fast wöchentlich zurück gingen, nur um ein paar Drinks zu trinken, Pommes zu essen und aufzuholen. Als unsere Beziehung wuchs, lernten wir die Barkeeper dort kennen und wagten es, ihre erstaunliche Auswahl an Wurstwaren zu unseren Pommes-Frites-Bestellungen hinzuzufügen. Wir waren über drei Jahre so oft dort, dass wir beschlossen, im vergangenen Herbst 2019 unser Probedinner für unsere Hochzeit dort abzuhalten. Unser einjähriges Jubiläum steht vor der Tür und wir diskutierten darüber, eine Nacht im Fairmont zu verbringen, wo wir verheiratet waren und zu Abend aßen Nach 390, da wir optimistisch waren, würden sie bis dahin offen sein. Wir sind so traurig über die Nachricht, dass sie endgültig geschlossen haben und wünschen allen Mitarbeitern viel Glück bei ihren neuen Unternehmungen. Post 390 wird immer einen besonderen Platz in meinem und dem Herzen meines Mannes haben! “ – Chelsea McCarthy

Abschluss angekündigt: 25. September

„Wir hatten mehrere Familienfeiern in diesem Restaurant und waren schon seit Jahren dort. So traurig, es in der Nähe zu sehen! ” – Jackie M.

Abschluss angekündigt: 14. August

„South Shore entspricht Cheers, freundlich, erschwinglich, komfortabel und jeder kannte Ihren Namen! Fast 40 Jahre Freunde und Familie, so traurig! “ – Linda Montero

“Gutes Essen zu moderaten Preisen. Lokaler Ort gibt es seit 40 Jahren. Treffen Sie immer einen Freund oder Nachbarn, wenn wir vorbeischauen. Vermissen Sie es wirklich. “ – Ellen M. Autio

Schließung angekündigt: 7. August

„Meine Frau und ich haben uns bei einem Speed-Dating-Event in Stella (damals Dalia) getroffen. Wir gingen regelmäßig zurück, um uns an den Moment zu erinnern, als wir uns trafen. Wir waren gestern vor 14 Jahren verheiratet. “ – Heather Mcgowan

Abschluss angekündigt: 15. Mai

„Stellina am Watertown Square ist seit 34 Jahren ein lokaler Favorit mit norditalienischem Essen… Das Essen war fabelhaft, und ich war dort für viele Abendessen mit Freunden und Besuchern außerhalb der Stadt, um Geburtstage und andere besondere Anlässe zu feiern, und für viele Silvester. Sie veranstalteten auch schöne Weinproben, Autorenabende und Opernabende. Stellinas Schließung ist ein Verlust für Watertown und für Bostons Restaurantgemeinschaft. Ich werde es wirklich vermissen. “ – Carol Griffin

„Stellina in Watertown war ein wahres Juwel. Das italienische Restaurant bot einige der besten Speisen außerhalb des North End und ließ seinen Erfolg dennoch nie auf sich wirken. Ich werde es vermissen, im Sommer draußen auf der Terrasse zu speisen. “ – Alain Chinca

Abschluss angekündigt: 17. August

„Stoddard’s am Temple Place in Downtown Crossing war eine der originalen Cocktail- und Bierbars der Stadt. Es hielt die Geschichte des Gebäudes am Laufen, indem es den Namen des vorherigen Bewohners, Stoddards Besteck, behielt. Sie können die Geschichte nicht neu erstellen, nachdem Sie sie zerstört haben. “ – Don MacPherson

Abschluss angekündigt: 6. Oktober

„Meine jetzige Frau und ich hatten eines unserer ersten Dates im Tango. Wir aßen zu Abend und gingen dann zum Skyline Park, der die beste Verabredungsnacht war, die wir je hatten. Wir würden weiterhin viele Abendessen im Tango haben und es inspirierte sogar meine damalige Freundin, nach Argentinien zu reisen. In der Nacht, als ich sie bat, mich zu heiraten, hatten wir ein tolles Abendessen im Tango, dann schlug ich es im Skyline Park vor. Unser Ziel war es, dies zu einer Tradition für die Zukunft zu machen. Leider endete es nach nur einem Jahrestag vor der Pandemie. “ – Jon W.

Abschluss angekündigt: 22. Juni

„Ich würde nicht so weit gehen zu sagen, dass The Fours mein Lieblingsrestaurant war, aber die Schließung schien besonders weh zu tun. Von allen Orten in dieser Gegend war es die Anlaufstelle. Egal, ob im Garten etwas los ist oder nur ein fauler Nachmittag / Abend, um ein Spiel im Fernsehen zu sehen, The Fours lieferte immer. Ich hatte dort am Tag des Corporate Challenge-Straßenrennens eine After-Party und das Personal war immer das Beste. Bevor dieses Gebiet seine Seele verlor, war The Fours ein absolut solides Ziel zum Aufhängen und Essen und blieb es auch, bis sie es schlossen. Ich weiß, dass sie noch zwei andere Standorte haben, aber es ist nicht dasselbe. Nur eine Schande für eines der wahren Juwelen der Stadt. “ – Eddie C.

„Das beste Restaurant, um Leute zu treffen und alleine zu gehen, wenn es unangenehm ist, alleine auszugehen… seit der Grill im vorderen Fenster war… und die Bar etwas kleiner war. Es war eine echte Familie und man fühlte sich willkommen, von den Einheimischen über die Pendler bis zu den Sportfans. Vielen Dank für all die wunderbaren Erinnerungen… sehr traurig, dass das so ist. “ – Deborah Laughlin McGovern

“Nur enorme Erinnerungen vor und nach den Spielen von B und C und Beanpots als Sohn mit meinem Vater, als Vater mit meinen Söhnen, als Student und als Alumnus.” – Steve F.

Abschluss angekündigt: 31. August

“Toller Ort vor und nach einem Red Sox-Spiel, viele Fernseher, preiswertes Essen. Es tut mir leid, dass ich es gesehen habe, als ich in der BU an der BU war, einem langjährigen Fixpunkt auf dem Kenmore Square. “ – Robert Imperato

“Unsere Anlaufstelle für eine College-Theaterbesetzung, um die Tische nach der Show zusammenzuschieben.” – Scott Gagnon

Abschluss angekündigt: 15. August

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5 Shares to Watch as DIY House Enchancment Actions Choose Up


Last year Americans spent a lot of money upgrading their homes as the pandemic forced them to stay indoors for months. This had helped home improvement and home furnishings businesses thrive. The trend is expected to continue this year. A significant increase in the popularity of online platforms and the availability of instructions, kits and techniques for DIY projects will fuel the global home improvement market.

Tailwind in 2021

The real estate market was a bright spot last year and given the tailwind, growth will continue into 2021. People continue to move from high density metropolitan areas to suburbs while continuing to work and study from home. The conversion or conversion of existing living spaces includes the conversion of unused rooms into home offices and from study tables into classrooms.

Among the factors that support growth, vaccination and employment are paramount. So far, experts believe the United States will have mass vaccination by mid-2021, which will help the economy reopen and resume settings fully. Falling unemployment will provide disposable income and encourage people to spend more.

Second, even after vaccination, many companies will continue to evaluate how much flexibility they want to offer employees who want to work from home. Employees also weigh the benefits of working from home, and why not? By logging in remotely, you can be in cheaper areas. The National Association of Realtors estimates 18% of the US workforce will continue to work from home this year. When it comes to home office space, people are focusing more on lighting and decorating the walls to capture the office-like environment, as well as video conferencing and virtual meetings.

After all, low lending rates have encouraged Americans to keep homes neat or chic. People today prefer to spend time in gardens and outdoors rather than in congested areas. This has spurred a surge in garden transformation projects, and Houzz, an online home design and renovation platform, reported a surge in web searches for DIY fire pits, hot tubs, and outdoor kitchens over the past year. These house upgrades also increase the house value. This home improvement trend is set to continue this year as the demand for outdoor kitchens, covered restaurants, and entertainment areas increases.

The story goes on

What is more? Recently, urbanization, rising disposable incomes in developing countries, and lifestyle changes in developed countries have been driving factors supporting the boom in the home improvement retail market. In fact, multiple parents are now calling it a family activity where the whole family can engage in wall painting, letter boards, shoe racks, planters, garden furniture projects, and more.

According to a Research Dive report, the global home improvement market is expected to have a CAGR of 3.2%, representing revenue of $ 784 billion by 2027, compared to $ 611.7 billion in 2019. The North America region owns a significant market share, with sales of $ 340 billion in 2019, and is expected to reach as much as $ 423 billion by 2027.

5 stocks to see

The need for larger apartments for office and work space as well as the massive expenditure on kitchen and bathroom projects are further driving the housing market this year. This will also help increase the home improvement space. So we’ve shortlisted five stocks for investors to keep an eye on.

Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. ETH works as an interior designer as well as a manufacturer and dealer of furnishings. The company’s expected earnings growth rate for the current year is more than 100% compared to the projected earnings growth of the Zacks Retail – Home Furnishings industry of 55.3%.

The Zacks consensus estimate for the company’s earnings for the current year has been revised upwards by 27.4% over the past 60 days. Ethan Allen beats a Zacks rank 1 (strong buy). You can see The full list of today’s Zacks # 1 Rank stocks can be found here.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. LOW operates as a hardware store. It offers a range of construction, maintenance, repair, remodeling and decoration products. The company’s expected earnings growth rate for the current year is 52.3% compared to Zacks Building Products – its forecasted retail earnings growth of 11.4%. The Zacks consensus estimate for the current year’s result has risen 2.2% in the past 90 days. Lowe’s has a Zacks rank 2 (Buy).

The Home Depot, Inc. HD operates as a hardware store. It sells various building materials, home improvement products, lawn and garden products, and decoration products. The Zacks Rank # 2 company’s expected earnings growth rate for the current year is 14.8% compared to Zacks Building Products – Retail Store, which has forecast earnings growth of 11.4%. The Zacks consensus estimate for the current year is up 2.8% in the past 90 days.

Wayfair Inc. W is in the e-commerce business, selling furniture, decor, decorative accents, housewares, seasonal decor, and other housewares. The company’s expected earnings growth rate for the current quarter is more than 100% compared to the projected earnings growth of the Zacks Internet – Commerce industry of 10.7%. The Zacks consensus estimate for the current year’s result has risen 5.1% in the past 60 days. Wayfair has a Zacks rank 3 (Hold).

The Sherwin-Williams Company SHW develops, manufactures, distributes and sells paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers. This company, part of the Zacks Paints and Related Products industry, expects an expected earnings growth rate of 10% for the current year. The Zacks consensus estimate for the current year’s earnings has risen 1.1% in the past 60 days. Sherwin-Williams wears a Zacks rank 3.

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Massachusetts actual property transactions for Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties March 21, 2021



David P. Clark to Amanda MacRae, 52 Simpson Circle, $10,000.

Mark J. Danalis to Chubchek Khasiyayevn Muradova and Ruslan S. Muradova, 93-95 Sheri Lane, $400,000.

Matthew T. Moskey and Jessica L. Moskey to Joseph Chambers, 76 Fordham Ave., $306,000.

Paul J. Traska and Jill M. Traska to Daniel Mastroianni, 22 Sunrise Terrace, $249,900.

Pine Crossing Construction Inc., to Daniel Caroleo and Judith Caroleo, 18 Villa Drive, Unit 1, $359,900.

Susan Robinson and Susan Lee Milillo Robinson to 105 Walnut Realty LLC, 105 Walnut St., $125,000.

VIP Homes & Associates LLC, to Maura Archuleta, 321 Leonard St., $215,000.


William J. Crotty and Mary H. Crotty to Oliver MacFadden and Meghan MacFadden, 155 Northampton Road, $545,000.

John J. Stosz and Susan M. Stosz to Michael J. Stosz and Lori A. Stosz, 234 Market Hill Road, $575,000.

Andrew J. Cox and Jennifer B. Cox to Rutherford T. Wilson and Daphne Lamothe, 205 Shays St., $550,000.


Michael Z. Edelstein and Nancy M. Edelstein to Catherine S. Cantler and Aiden J. Reis, 139 Williamsburg Road, $400,000.


Jay A. Elfenbein and Andree M. Pages to Robert Zucker and Teresa Weybrew Zucker, 191 East St., $311,000.

Kathleen E. Hodgen to Robert J. Stedtler Jr., and Cheryl A. Stedtler, 225 Mill Valley Road, $268,000.


Regina L. Ryan and David M. Ryan to LLC, Rocha REI & Home Improvement, 12 Third St., $150,000.

U S Bank Trust, trustee, and t LSF9 Master Participation Trust, trustee of , to Woodstock Golf LLC, 131 E Brimfield Holland Road, $259,875.


Meeting House Construction LLC, to John Dunphy, 165 Main St., $180,000.


Matthew White to Lee Chester Properties LLC, 20 Main St., $95,000.


Alp of Chicopee Inc., to RT Commercials LLC, 185 Grove St., $200,000.

Antonio Fonseca to Volodymyr Boyko, Clarendon Avenue, $135,000.

Diane Lyons-Frasco to James A. Underwood, Marie E. Underwood and Naomi E. Longo, 200 Lambert Terrace, Unit 2, $185,000.

Grandview Development Associates LLC, to Timothy Joseph Fournier and Kimberly A. Fournier, 45 Sycamore Lane, $410,000.

Jared S. Debettencourt and Amy G. Debettencourt to Terrence F. Szcygiel Jr., and Denise A. Szcygiel, 43 Archie St., $210,000.

Jean Paul Gauthier to Denia M. Perez Salas, 15 Muzzy, $325,000.

JoeJoe Properties LLC, to Waldo Portillo, 59 Brightwood St., $280,000.

Karen Matulis and Craig Stefanik to Prime Partners LLC, 553 Chicopee St., $112,000.

Laurence L. Wojcik, Judith M. Wojcik, Alfred A. Wojcik Jr., and Deborah A. Wojcik to RT Commercials LLC, Grove Street, $130,000.

Lorraine Claire Hundley to Sefunmi L. Ogunmola, 139 Chapel St., $260,000.

Maria Uzun and Maria Koziol to Edwin Eduardo Diaz, 162 Clarendon Ave., $156,000.

Martha S. Ribadeneyra and R. Patricia Grenier to Samantha L. Angers and Jon R. Angers, 16 Horseshoe Drive, Unit 6146B, $164,000.

Martine Iampietro and Martine Iampetrio to Jon J. Edwards and Deborah L. Edwards, 26 Sesame Drive, $445,000.

Onyx Investments LLC, to Christopher Quinones and Shairy Rivera Quinones, 19-21 Grove Ave., $320,000.

Ozkan Yagan and Hikmet Yagan to Richard Alvarado, 199 Jacob St., $229,000.

Paul Sowa to Tihwdi LLC, 36-38 Bell St., $486,000.

Sergey Sevostyanov to Helen Turner, 70 Narragansett Boulevard, $250,000.

U S Bank, trustee, and RMAC Trust Series 2016-CTT, trustee of, to Leo E. Fugler Jr., and Paula J. Sawtelle, 44 White St., $130,000.

Westside Housing Inc., to DGL Properties LLC, Sheridan Street, $140,000.

William R. Bury and Kathy A. Bury to Daniel N. Aguilar, 197 Hampden St., $206,000.


Ryan C. Castine and Sandi C. Castine to Casey L. Chadwick and Christopher D. Chadwick, 206 E. Colrain Road, $365,000.


Benjamin Winsor to Adam T. Fuller and Kara T. McGillicuddy, 150 South Ashfield Road, $340,000.


Bank of America NA, trustee, Lattanzio Trust, George H. Hepburn Jr., trustee, and George H. Hepburn Jr. Living Trust to Karen Russell and Derrick Russell, Cole Street, $45,000.


Sylvia J. Jackson Estate, Debra Allen, personal representative, to Jonah B. Kaul and Erin E. O’Brien, 10 Hoosac Road, $215,000.

Yankee Candle Way LLC, to LML Yankee Candle Way LLC, 16 Yankee Candle Way and 27 Yankee Candle Way, $22,300,000.

Ralph F. Jelley III, and Vicky L. Jelley to Benjamin D. Lambert, 25 Jones Road, $262,850.

East Longmeadow

Doyle Porter Road LLC, to Amanda A. Torcia, 112 Porter Road, $350,000.

Jeffrey S. Morneau and Kathleen B. Morneau to Jeffrey Pike and Jennifer Pike, 162 Pease Road, $369,000.

John J. Kelly and Linda M. Kelly to John J. Kelly IV, and Jessica A. Kelly, 15 Ridgewood Road, $565,000.

Michael A. Perkins and Martha L. Perkins to John F. Shevlin and Brenna R. Perkins, 28 Taylor St., $216,850.

Michael F. Farrell and Alison L. Farrell to Sarah J. Wells and Jeffrey R. Asher, 37 Greenacre Lane, $215,000.

Stephen A. Crane and Emily H. Crane to Gregory Webster and Jennifer Webster, 114 Canterbury Circle, $570,000.

Walter J. Esposito and Lynn M. Esposito to Sarah Parker, 40 Fairview St., $215,000.


Erik G. Damtoft and Jillian E. Damtoft to Erik G. Damtoft, 46 Loudville Road and Glendale Street, $100.

Kathay W. Parker to Kathay W. Parker, trustee, and Parker Family Trust, 21 Vadnais St., $100.


Deidre L. Baker to Amy Baker and Justin Fellows, North Street, $2,000.


Robert Auguste Mattson and Elizabeth Anne McGrath to Sara M. McMahon and Daniel Murphy, 23 Oak St., $285,000.


Josephine A. Zgrodnik, trustee, and Zgrodnik Family Trust to Ann H. Zgrodnik, trustee, and Josephine A. Zgrodnik Irrevocable Trust, 94-96 Batchelor St., $100.

William E. Johnson and Tracey L. Johnson to T. Noble Property Group LLC, 129 West St., $100.

Michael McLain and Joann McLain to T. Noble Property Group LLC, 100-102 New Ludlow Road, $420,000.

Gregory J. Pion to Marisa A. Morin and Brendan S. Fitzgerald, 286 Batchelor St., $255,000.

Lora Premont Os to Cara McIntire and Joshua McIntire, 107 Carver St., $545,000.


Eliza B. Abbey, representative, and Willis Foster Abbey, estate, to Rachelle L. Best and Michael G. Best, Hartland Hollow Road, $100,000.


FMI US Property Holdings LLC, to 242 Mohawk LLC, 242 Mohawk Trail, $2,062,500.

33 Devens Realty Trust, Jason Brooks, trustee, to John V. Crowe, 33 Devens St., $225,000.

Green River Homes LLC, to Mary Jean Kownacki, 98 Deerfield St., Unit 98, Green River Commons Condominium, $132,500.

Greenblatt 2014 Irrevocable Trust, Alexis D. Greenblatt, “aka” Alexis D. Batra, trustee, to Jason Haskins, 28 Forest Ave., $280,000.

John Karakla to Laurel Street Greenfield LLC, Laurel Street/Rear Laurel, $150,000.


Brett S. Purchas to Corey O’Keefe, 33 South Monson Road, $350,000.


Curtis P. Laprise, Robin Love and Danny Ray Love to Kelly Lynn Gaus and Andrea F. Gaus, 24 Plain Road, $310,000.

Autumn Marie McGuffey to Lorelei Schmidt, Main Street, $84,500.

Josephine A. Zgrodnik to Ann H. Zgrodnik, trustee, and Josephine A. Zgrodnik Irrevocable Trust, 36 Elm St., $100.

Josephine A. Zgrodnik, trustee, and Zgrodnik Family Trust to Ann H. Zgrodnik, trustee, and Josephine A. Zgrodnik Irrevocable Trust, 43 Elm St., $100.

Josephine A. Zgrodnik, trustee, and Zgrodnik Family Trust to Ann H. Zgrodnik, trustee, and Josephine A. Zgrodnik Irrevocable Trust, 153 Elm St., $100.

Josephine A. Zgrodnik, trustee, and Zgrodnik Family Trust to Ann H. Zgrodnik, trustee, and Josephine A. Zgrodnik Irrevocable Trust, 155 Elm St., $100.

Josephine A. Zgrodnik, trustee, and Zgrodnik Family Trust to Ann H. Zgrodnik, trustee, and Josephine A. Zgrodnik Irrevocable Trust, 11 Maple St., $100.


Tanya Zoe Bryant and Margaret E. Fitzpatrick to Kristie L. Faufaw and Michael S. Sisum, East Hawley Road, $45,000.


Marie Baker, Marie Marin and H. Russell Baker Jr., to Linda M. Bouchard and Debra L. Dahlgren, 10 Cascade Drive, $10,000.


1900 Capital Trust II, trustee of, and U S Bank Trust, trustee, to Mark Santore, 8 Forest Court, $116,000.


Alfaville LLC, to Linda Medeiros, Maple Crest Circle, Unit 10C, $119,900.

Andrew J. Farr and Marie L. Muir to Diana T. Olsheski, 3 Wall Road, $230,000.

Brahman Holdings LLC, to RC Builders LLC, 425 Pleasant St., $137,300.

E&l Corp., to WTM-SM LLC, 120 Middle Water St., $800,000.

Kevin M. Murray to Gildaly Negron Correa, 44-46 Vernon St., $247,500.

Lasca Hoey to Evilin Lopez, 7 Clark St., $209,200.

Robert Zucker and Teresa Weybrew Zucker to Michaela R Schwartz, 22 Bemis Rd, $337,000.


Donald J. Exware and Donald Exware to Madison Louise Derouin and Mark Henry Derouin Jr., 2R Main St., and 3R Main St., $92,000.

Josephine A. Zgrodnik, trustee, and Zgrodnik Family Trust to Ann H. Zgrodnik, trustee, and Norwich Lake Irrevocable Trust, Birchwood Shores, $100.


Adam Weinberg and Sandra Weinberg to Seth Alex Stutman and Amanda Crawford Stutman, 203 Captain Road, $413,500.

Mary E. David to Yong Ju No and Carole C. Chatagner, 30 Lorenz St., $229,000.


Carlos Chaves and Nelson G. Tereso to Bruce Tetrault, Massachusetts Ave., $87,000.

Frank J. Gallo and Kimberly A. Gallo to Stephen D. Audette and Carla A. Audette, 261 Woodland Circle, $441,000.

Higher Brook LLC, to Tymothy C. Mills and Sara N. Mills, 95 Higher Brook Drive, $440,000.

Joan M. Simao to Nathan J. Pereira, 30 Oakridge St., $225,000.

Tymothy C. Mills, Sara N. Mills and Sara N. Scudder to Jason R. Riether and Cathy J. Riether, 32 Reynolds St., $220,000.

Whitetail Wreks LLC, to Brian T. Donovan and Deborah L. Donovan, Harvest Drive, $139,900.


Cara A. McIntire, Cara A. Lattell and Joshua McIntire to Rose Was and Anthony Was, 21 State St., $240,000.

Christopher N. Russell, Kimberly L. Russell and Kimberly Bailey to David B. Paradis and Caryn L. Paradis, 180 Hovey Road, $492,500.

James A. DiRico to Justin A. Melbourne, 27 Thayer Road, $375,000.


Amy L. Facto, Deborah S. facto, Robert e. Facto and Rose A. Facto to Carolina I. Bublik and Eduard N. Bublik, 69-71, 7th Street, $305,000.


Elizabeth E. Vizentin to Sara Luria and Isaac Goldstein Luria, 35 Park St., $495,000.

McCutcheon Development LLC, to Deno J. Dudunake, Teresa J. Dudunake and Ryan Gorman, 26-28 Hatfield St., $745,000.

Chriszel Delue, Dorothy Fraser and Janice Denno to Christopher Freeman and Kathleen E. Page, 10 Laurel St., $300,500.

Sheila K. Leary, personal representative, and Maura J. Leary, estate, to Leon A. Pedruczny III, 88 Pines Edge Drive, $195,000.

Karen M. Lebiecki, Thomas A. Lebiecki, Lisa M. Lebiecki and Lynn M. Reuvers to Joanna Smith and Jill Yeomans, 22 Old Wilson Road, $662,300.

Siobhan Silver, trustee, and Siobhan Silver Trust to Gianna Viola and Ryan Richardson, 23 Myrtle St., $451,000.

Matthias Kaindl and Andrew J. Fox, attorney-in-fact, to Jeremy D. Ober, 994 Florence Road, $150,000.

Josephine A. Zgrodnik, trustee, and Zgrodnik Family Trust to Ann H. Zgrodnik, trustee, and Josephine A. Zgrodnik Irrevocable Trust, 80 Laurel Park, $100.

Lisa M. Lococo, Lisa Kheloco and Farid Kheloco to Ronald E. Sheffer Jr., 305 Westhampton Road, $362,500.


Linwood Wallace Estate & Mary Lou Wallace Estate, Gary Wallace, personal representative and individually, to Natalie Jeanne Larsen, 50 Glenwood Ave., $325,000.

Lawrence E. Giard to Diane M. Pizzo, 133 School St., $45,000.


O East Road Realty Trust, John S. Hanna, trustee, to Noble Manna Farms LLC, 52 East Road, $350,000.

Joan M. Davis to David Johnson, Putnam Street, $20,000.

Christopher Chadwick and Casey Chadwick to Pamela A. Knapp, 16 Hillside Terrace, $256,000.

Jennifer Rothstein and Tracy Rothstein to Amarkis Aquino and Justin Michael Frost, 7 Eddy St., $178,000.

Joan M. Gates and Norman H. Gates to Dora P. Tasso Costello, 415 Tully Road/415 Warwick Road, $215,000.


Glenn R. Hanson to Jose Miranda and Lisa Bessette, 4001-4003 Hill St., $300,000.

Natalie Smalley to Heidi Deborah Gotthoffer, 22 Griffin St., $165,000.

Nicholas Garceau, Valerie Garceau, Valerie Garceau Granger and Caitlyn Garceau to Anthony Quenneville-Burke, 70 Water St., $195,000.

Paul E. Holloway to Jacob Korzec and Nicole Valentine, 275 Breckenridge St., $217,000.

Paul J. Corrow and Christine R. Corrow to 4030 Pine Street LLC, 4013 Pine St., $406,000.


William D. Umstatter to Timothy McCrory, 62 Mechanic St., $219,000.

Massachusetts Comm. Transportation to Apex Orchards Inc., Route 2, $7,300.

Ann Dore, Mark Dore and Ann Shea to Virginia H. Vogt, 253 Colrain Shelburne Road/Colrain Road, $364,000.

South Hadley

Stanley J. Czerwiec to John W. Bauman and Shayna M. Bauman, 4 Plainville Circle, $388,000.

Richard P. Rollend and Sheila A. Rollend to Sheila A. Rollend, 14 Linda St., $100.

Daviau & Robert Properties LLC, to Timothy Thomas O’Donnell, 80 Pine Grove Drive, $355,000.

Diane M. Kuc, Eileen L. Roach and David A. Macko to Jeremiah D. Shrum, 514 Newton St., $235,000.

Faisal Ibrahim Algosair to Faisal Ibrahim Algosair and Sarah Aldawood, 20 Sunset Ave., $100.

William T. Lyle Jr., and Lisa Bihler Lyle to Richard W. Swahlan and Denise Swahlan, 110 River Road, $141,500.


Kathleen Morin-Paul and Roger C. Paul to Laura A. Paul, 22 Camp Jahn Road, $175,000.

Marian Matosky to Scott Lessing and Lisa Lessing, 2 Sophie Circle, $336,000.


Patricia Davis Mocarsky and Robert Peter Mocarsky to Austin Carmel, 17 Fred Jackson Road, $285,000.

Theresa A. Lecrenski to Angelo S. Melloni and Deborah A. Melloni, 822 College Highway, $300,000.


212 Pearl LLC, to Springfield Portfolio Holdings LLC, 196 Pearl St., $100.

Alan R. Barrett to Nancy Cunningham, 1457 Parker St., $115,000.

Andrew W. Bamford and Timothy H. Wilson to Andrew W. Bamford, 96 Bulat Drive, $100.

Antonio Calabrese and Jennifer Calabrese to Sylvia Inserni-Vazquez, 10 Bunker Circle, $369,000.

Carrasquillo Fix Up LLC, to Juan Mosquea, 86 Emerson St., $215,000.

Caserta Co. LLC, to Tree House Properties LLC, 181 State St., $930,000.

Chad Lynch and James Rocca to Anderson Guzman, 29-31 Colonial Ave., $255,000.

Charles A. Platten Jr., to Humboldt Realty LLC, 191 Windemere St., $155,000.

Daniel V. Walsh and Coleen A. Walsh to Ronnie Williams, 18 Dell Place, $247,400.

Gale S. Fitzgerald, representative, and Walter Slepchuk, estate, to Novlette Wilson, 58 S Tallyho Drive, $275,000.

Gilberto E. Ramirez to Mimi F. Pezzuto, trustee, Trust Mimi F. Pezzuto 2020 Revocable Trust, trustee of, John M. Pezzuto, trustee, and Trust John M Pezzuto 2020 Revocable Trust, trustee of, 124 Longhill St., $315,000.

Gregory J. Leishman to Siobhan Silver, 134 Longhill St., $455,000.

Gregory Webster and Jennifer Webster to Nakisha A. Williams, 127 Sawmill Road, $262,000.

Haj Group LLC, to Jose Lopez and Michelle Lopez, 261 Oakland St, $289,000.

Joanuel Claudio and Jailyne Claudio to Samuel Waruingi and Esther Ndungi, 185 Ambrose St., $260,000.

Jonathan Lurie to Margarita Santiago, 8-10 Wolcott St., $199,900.

Joshua R. Sprague, Cassandra L. Sprague and Cassandra L. Greco to Sonya L. Bosworth, 77 Bretton Road, $224,250.

Kelley Diederich to Jennifer T. McDiarmid, 104 Ashbrook St., $227,000.

Laura M. Deluca to William R. Godin Jr., 817 Dickinson St., $175,000.

Long Dinh Duong to Nhu Nguyen and Bao Vu, 413 White St., $159,000.

Maria Sansalone, Ruth E. Sansalone, Ruth Sansalone and James A. Sansalone to Marco Scibelli, 260 Pheland Ave., $145,377.

Martha A. Collins, Arlenda Collins, Melvin Collins, Jimmy Collins, Matrisa Crapps, Sharon Faulkner and Carl Collins to Abdulrahman Fadhil Naser, 92 Alden St., $242,000.

Melissa C. Brown to Sean P. Garcia and Shayna Bronstein Garcia, 38 Grattan St., $180,000.

Michael J. Cross and Paula Jean Serafino Cross to Adam McNulty, 51 Ferncliff Ave., $217,500.

Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., trustee, and RBSGC Mortgage Loan Trust Mortgage Series 2007-B, trustee of, to RE Legacy Investments LLC, 253-255 Oak St., $147,262.

Paul Bernardes and David McGough to Jennifer Marie Donoso, 112 Lake Drive, $280,000.

Peter Stefanyszyn and Olga Demoracski to Irina Buynovskaya, 211 Osborne Terrace, $195,000.

Phoenix Development Inc., to Ramon Garrick, 32 Randall Place, $167,000.

Robert Anderson, representative, and Margaret Mary Anderson, estate, to Joel Duran, 19-21 Nye St., $197,000.

Sergio Hernandez Jr., and Anna Hernandez to Aguinaldo C. Lomba, 125 Pilgrim Road, $190,000.

Sono Investment Group LLC, to Dakota T. Mullen, 873 Worthington St., $24,999.

Sunshine Homes LLC, receiver, Springfield City Code Enforcement and Edwin I. Stephenson, estate, to Sunshine Homes LLC, 28 Kenwood Park, $200,217.

William G. Smith to Daniela F. Esteban, 24 Beechwood Ave., $250,000.


Michael C. Spontak and Mark T. Fabianowicz to Riddley S. Gemperlein and Alexander D. Will, 300 N. Silver Lane, $420,000.

Jeffrey B. Hubbard to Daniel P. Rattelle and Elizabeth H. Wassmann, 14 North Plain Road, $230,000.


Kristine Barnes to Stewart Terrien and Deborah A. Terrien, 152 Upper Church St., and Church Street, $174,000.

William B. Reed to Hector Hernandez, 15 Richfield Ave., $10,000.

Joseph T. Martowski to Peter J. Martowski, Shady Path, $100.

Jane H. Letendre to Alex M. Adamsky, 25 Fisherdick Road, $179,900.

Helen G. Bowen and Helen E. Bowen to Richard T. Stupski and Rebecca E. Stupski, Palmer Road, $90,000.

Robert A. Gerulaitis and Lisa R. Gerulaitis to Michael LaValley, 65 Old Poor Farm Road, $277,000.

Philip P. Dion and Heidi A. Dion to Meiling Shi, 42 Dunham Ave., $285,000.

Robert L. Gould Jr., to Robert A. Gerulaitis and Lisa R. Gerulaitis, 4 Gwen Circle, $335,000.

Richard C. Aldrich Jr., personal representative, and Richard C. Aldrich Sr., estate, to David Hamelin and Eric Hamelin, 6 Park Ave., $100.

West Springfield

Anatoliy Petrenko and Vera Petrenko to Mikhail Saykin, 45 Belle Ave., $320,000.

Deborah A. Hinks, Doreen Pedro, Ward Remington and Paula Remington to Vitaly Dzhenzherukha, 28 Prospect St., $75,300.

Gerald L. Krywicki and Betty Ann Krywicki to Matthew T. Moskey and Jessica L. Moskey, 1510 Morgan Road, $512,000.

Jeanne S. Goodsell to Robert Contant and Jun Sun, 134 Dorwin Drive, $370,000.

Jose A. Kulik, representative, Edward J. Kulik, estate, Miguel A. Kulik and Juan C. Kulik to Anderson Cleaning Realty LLC, 121 Wayside Ave., $110,000.

Michael Tourville and Chiara Maione to Christopher Cole, 31-33 Ames Ave., $290,000.

Norman J. Blair to David J. Holloway and Rosario P. Holloway, Bennett Street, $5,000.

Raymond J. Sweeney Family LLC, to Sillerzinc LLC, 293 Elm St., $95,000.

Ryan Spencer to Artem Slivka, 32 Angeline St., $189,000.

Stanley M. Lusnia Jr., to Kayla Rose Lusnia, 426 Rogers Ave., $276,000.

Yury Altyev, Yury Psenichnaya and Yury Psenichnyy to Gozel K. Psenichnaya, 451 Dewey St., $100,000.


Anne M. Theocles, representative, Charles A. Theocles, estate, and Charles Athanasios Theocles, estate, to Oscar Naula, 109-111 Kensington Ave., $145,000.

Anthony Brill and Karen A. Brill to Anthony Brill and Philip Joubert, 186 City View Road, $100.

Catherine A. Bannish to Robert Wensley, 3 Lathrop Ave., $298,000.

Joseph G. Flahive and Marie A. Flahive to Mechanic Man LLC, 62 Granville Road, $318,000.

Logan A. Morton to Richard James White, 15 Riverside Drive, $255,000.

Lynn M. Kaczman, Joan A. Kaczman, Kenneth R. Kaczman and Mary-Lourde Cloud to Noemi Ramos, Frank Ramos and Candido Colon Carrasquillo, 19 State St., $190,000.

Michael G. Carfi, Rene Marie Carfi and Kara S. Rescia, trustee, to Berkshire Land Co. LLC, 36 Casimir St., $25,000.

Nathan M. Collier, representative, and Paul F. Collier, estate, to Vitaliy Kazimirov, 106 Park River Drive, $281,000.

Oleg Shevchenko and Nadezhda Shevchenko to Ivan Volchanov, 30 White St., $285,000.

Paul G Fortini to Tiara Johnson, 12 Otis St, $171,500.


Marcus C. Holt to Christopher M. Kelly, 124 Chesterfield Road, $275,000.


Gerard Langlais and Josephine Iannelli to Amandeep Guliani and Nidhi A. Thaker, 5 Kensington Drive, $625,000.

Justin A. Melbourne to Aja N. Miller and James Christopher Mish, 15 Old Boston Road, $275,000.

Sonja K. Wall and Kenneth A. Wall to Andrew A. Wall, 7 Parkwood Drive, $385,000.

Tovan Nguyen and Kevin Nguyen to Kelley A. Diederich, 7 Shady Lane, $360,000.

Valerie A. Duvall-Bernardo and Valerie Ann Duvall to Karl Brown and Susan M. Brown, 2 Kensington Dr, $320,000.


Carol L. Majercik, trustee, David A. Majercik, trustee, and 41 Lyman Road Nominee Trust to Heather Majercik, 12 Main St., $360,000.


Theodora A. Lemaire-Baker, personal representative, and Theodora Agnes Lemaire, estate, to Jackson Mansfield, 252 West St., $140,000.

Markey: New federal assist will prioritize minority-owned eating places – Boston Information, Climate, Sports activities


March 20, 2021

March 20, 2021

BOSTON (WHDH) – Senator Ed Markey said incoming government aid to Massachusetts restaurants will prioritize minority-owned businesses and help them recover after being devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.

In a virtual meeting with restaurant owners on Saturday, Markey said the service industry lost more than 85,000 jobs during the pandemic, and President Joe Biden’s American bailout plan provides $ 28 billion for restaurants in the United States

“I’m confident this package will deliver the boost restaurants and bars across Massachusetts need and deserve to get back on their feet and thrive again,” said Markey.

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The most effective eating places in Boston proper now, in accordance with Boston journal


Gastronomy may be in limbo right now, but a local publication has continued its tradition of recognizing Boston’s best places to eat, drink, and more.

Boston Magazine released its annual Best of Boston List this week, a round-up of the creators who made an impact on the Boston area’s art, city life, food, shopping, wedding services and more this year.

In the food sector, the superlatives indicated a year that was anything but normal. Somerville’s gourmet restaurant Tasting Counter was named best DIY dinner kit, Forage in Cambridge named best restaurant CSA program, and Fox & the Knife, an Italian enoteca in Southie named best restaurant in a crisis. Off Their Plate, founded in Boston, received the “Best Effort to Fed the Frontline” award, while the “Best Pop-Up Market” was awarded for the safe supply of the Bow Market in Somerville for an optimized and hygienic shopping experience with groceries.

Chicken Biryani is pictured in the Tawakal Halal CafeChicken Biryani at the Tawakal Halal Cafe in East Boston. – Nic Antaya for the Boston Globe

Takeout was also honored with Best Neighborhood Takeout, which went to Tawakal Halal Café (East Boston), Yellow Door Taqueria (Dorchester), China King (Chinatown), Uni (Back Bay), Ali’s Roti Restaurant (Mattapan), and the SRV (South End) went), Eventide Fenway (Fenway) and Blue Nile (Jamaica Plain).

Boston was responsible for both breweries and bars, including Idle Hands Craft Ales in Malden for Best Brewery and Blossom Bar in Brookline for Best Cocktail Kits. The publication nodded to Claudiane Philippe, who runs the Instagram account @nailthecocktail, as the best virtual bartender because she has started a photo series with her account dedicated to the black men and women who have been victims of police brutality while they are making original cocktail recipes presented.

The Urban Grape won the title of Best Wine Shop. – Nicole Kanner

Amid the pandemic-related categories, a handful of classics were still honored. Cusser’s in Back Bay was named best lobster roll, Somerville’s Tipping Cow named best ice cream, Jamaica Mi Hungry named best food truck, Bow Market’s Hot Box named best pizza, and The Urban Grape in the South End named best pizza, Best Wine Store.

Individual chefs were also highlighted: Somerville’s Sarma’s Cassie Piuma was named Best Chef, General Excellence, while Andrew Brady of Field & Vine, also in Somerville, was named Best Female Chef, Emerging. A number of dishes have been cited as “things we can’t wait to eat again,” including the Kobe Cap Steak at Back Bay Steakhouse Grill 23 and the Royal Chocolate Cake for Two, Kween at Orfano im Fenway as well as a range of Cambridge dishes: charred avocado nigiri at Cafe Sushi, quail kebobs at Oleana, and double pork ramen at Yume Wo Katare.

Here is the full list of restaurants, bars, chefs, and dishes featured in Boston’s Best of Boston 2020.

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After we all collect once more in eating places, we’ll achieve this modified


Hopefully we’ll be back soon. There is optimism in the air. People are being vaccinated slowly but surely. In warmer weather, we can look forward to the terrace season. Restrictions on indoor restaurants in the state have also eased, although health experts continue to urge caution and restaurant staff await vaccination. They will finally become eligible on Monday after serving the public for all these months. It’s a day of celebration as it also marks the official return of alfresco dining in most of Boston’s neighborhoods. (The North End follows April 1.)

But when we all gather back in the dining rooms of the restaurant, we will change that. We have lost so much: loved ones, livelihoods, time; Opportunities, experiences, connections. Some of our favorite places are gone for good – Bella Luna, Eastern Standard, People’s Republic. It is hard to fathom that we will never occupy these spaces again. They seemed basic, eternal.

Mannequins filled tables in the Back Deck restaurant, which were empty for reasons of social distance.Craig F. Walker / Globe Staff

We learned so much too. We have a new vocabulary filled with words like “pivot” and “hibernation”. Entire companies were overtaken, apparently overnight. Restaurants became takeaways, kitchens catering to emergency workers and communities in need, pop-up collectives, cocktail kit distribution centers, and catering services. Some took a break for the winter, hoping and believing that things would turn enough to keep going. Keeping your faith while watching the coffers go: it takes courage. The word “resilience” has been used over and over again, but as Oleana chef Ana Sortun said, “The word“ resilience ”is not what happens to anyone in the restaurant business. It’s survival. “

We learned how much restaurants mean to us as a major engine of the economy – they generated more than $ 18 billion in Massachusetts in 2018 – but also so much more. They are the hubs in which we live our lives, do business, set milestones, create memories. And their impact radiates outwards. Before the pandemic, they were responsible for 1 in 10 jobs across the state, from teenagers pulling their first paychecks to employees who worked in the same place for decades. They have been a steady source of employment for the estimated 250,000 undocumented immigrants in Massachusetts who are not eligible for unemployment or other government assistance. In order to support these workers in particular, many companies have remained open. Restaurants also help maintain a variety of ancillary industries, from farming and fishing to laundry services. And they’re an integral part of vibrant neighborhoods, symbiotic with shops and entertainment, adding to property values ​​and making our streets safer.

Natalia Santos and Andres Apodaca dined outside at the Piattini on Newbury Street in Boston.Natalia Santos and Andres Apodaca dined outside at the Piattini on Newbury Street in Boston.Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

We learned how challenging the restaurant business is, with a 3 percent margin in the best of times, and how much more challenging it has become. Survival often depended arbitrarily on the strength of partnerships with landlords, utilities, and other providers. Third-party delivery services, which were so important to many during this time, also charged exorbitant fees, sometimes up to 30 percent. All of the suddenly necessary precautions, from masks to detergents to heat lamps and removable containers, cost money. This also applies to COVID tests for the entire shop if a friend of a roommate of a co-worker has symptoms and for the days after that when no deals are made. We learned the importance of giving good tips and being friendly. We have learned that with our support in a brutal, dark time we can repay a fraction of the hospitality we have enjoyed over the years.

A year and a long ago I wrote, “I hope all levels of government take quick steps to secure a future for the restaurant industry and its workers.” I didn’t think the industry would have to fight for relief and ask for small business owners would have to forego or change operations in the name of public health in order to then bear the burden. (It was more predictable that workers would face the inevitable consequences.) Industry leaders from Jody Adams to Nia Grace, Bessie King, Tony Maws and Royal C. Smith advocated financial assistance, help with rent and taxes, and caps on delivery charges, freedom , Selling take-away cocktails, and more to create organizations like the Boston Black Hospitality Coalition and Mass Restaurants United to bring the plight of independent restaurants to the fore. Finally, a full year later, more federal aid for a wounded sector is on the way. $ 28.6 billion for restaurants and other food companies is included in the new stimulus package.

We also learned more about the challenges the restaurant business is facing from the inside and how the industry is mirroring problems across the country.

Black-owned restaurants entered the pandemic at an economic disadvantage due to a historical lack of access to capital and were less equipped to bear the additional costs of doing business. Boston has only eight black-owned companies with full licenses of around 1,100 licenses across the city. These licenses add to the profitability of businesses, but they are expensive and come with renewal fees that many were unable to pay during the pandemic. The Boston Black Hospitality Coalition stepped in to help meet the cost of each black license holder in the city and poured emergency funds to do so.

As some hatefully dubbed COVID the “China Virus”, anti-Asian racism has escalated, with the Atlanta shootings being the most recent horrific example. Chinatown restaurants were among the first to see a decline in business, which had fallen by 30 to 80 percent by February 2020, estimated Bob Luz, president of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association. Today, that 80 percent decline is common across Chinatown, and legacy businesses that previously thrived like China Pearl and Peach Farm are on the brink of extinction.

Chinatown restaurants were hit hard early in the pandemic, and the situation has only gotten worse.Chinatown restaurants were hit hard early in the pandemic, and the situation has only gotten worse.Erin Clark / Globe Staff

The inequalities in tips became more apparent as tips dwindled along with the customer base. Sexual harassment of restaurant workers increased during the pandemic, according to a December study by the nonprofit One Fair Wage: In Massachusetts, 44 percent of respondents said this type of behavior had increased noticeably, said President Saru Jayaraman. In an August report, One Fair Wage also found that Massachusetts had the second highest race and gender pay gap for restaurant workers in the nation, connected to New York and behind Alabama – with black women making about $ 8 less an hour than white men the same Positions. “To me, this data suggests that Massachusetts is already suffering from some racial and gender inequalities that have really increased dramatically during this pandemic,” Jayaraman said of the reports.

In One Fair Wage’s December study, female employees shared accounts saying they should remove their masks so customers could see what they looked like: “masked harassment,” as the organization put it. We learned this year that a simple cloth covering can be a flash point for so many simmering tensions. We wore them (or we didn’t), we hated them, we fought for them, and restaurant workers had to monitor our compliance with the regulations around them. We also discussed transfer dates, restaurant restrictions, the tension between people’s interests and businesses, as if the two could be separated.

But we also got together. We learned what our city is and what it can be. We saw innovation – born of pain, but innovation nonetheless. We questioned things that were the way they were, simply because they always had been. Outdoor dining? Long may it rule. Imagine the progress that has been made in this area over the long term. Imagine how much more fun it would be to live here all year round. There is no reason why this cannot happen. Some of the changes made, undertakings started, models implemented and ideas hatched will find their way into the future and make the restaurant scene of 2025, for example, stronger, better and more interesting.

We have that and a lot more to look forward to.

Devra First can be reached at Follow her on Twitter @devrafirst.

American Rescue Plan to supply tons of of tens of millions in grants for Massachusetts bars and eating places, Sen. Ed Markey says


Melvin Lockett remembers challenging moments.

“As restaurant owners, we didn’t know what was going on,” said Lockett, who owns Khi and Elis Food for the Soul in Holyoke and Springfield, restaurants named after his eldest sons.

In March 2020, Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order urging all non-material businesses to temporarily close.

“Three weeks became three months,” said Bob Luz, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, of the industry, which is limited to closing bars, restaurants and local events.

Lockett focused on offering take-out and delivery and focused on small business support programs.

“We couldn’t access PPP,” he said of the federal payment protection program that offered loans or grants through the Small Business Administration.

A new federal effort gives hope to him and thousands of other Massachusetts restaurant owners.

There is $ 28 billion for restaurants and bars within the $ 1.9 trillion COVID-19 aid package that millions of Americans have received stimulus checks through.

“Massachusetts will get the help it needs for our restaurants,” said Senator Ed Markey on a call Saturday with reporters and restaurant owners from across the state. The $ 28 billion will be distributed as grants, not loans, that entrepreneurs have to repay, with priority given to minority and women-owned companies, many of which were “at the bottom” of the paycheck protection program, Markey said.

Restaurants have the highest number of minority and female owners of any business in Massachusetts.

Of the $ 28 billion, Markey estimates hundreds of millions in grants coming to Massachusetts.

“I am confident this package will provide the boost businesses need,” said Markey, saying he is optimistic it will get businesses through spring into summer as herd immunity campaigns in the US lead to vaccination efforts could lead.

Sen. Ed Markey. (Benjamin Kail / MassLive)

The industry was hardest hit nationwide and in Massachusetts.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Massachusetts had over 16,000 restaurants, Luz said.

Since the restaurants closed last spring, 3,400 have not reopened in the Commonwealth.

In the past 12 months, 255,000 workers in Massachusetts have been given leave of absence. Of these, almost 90,000 have yet to be called back to work.

Restaurant revenue declined $ 7 billion in 2020, compared to $ 19.1 billion a year earlier.

Those effects are being felt in waves across their communities, says Jody Adams, owner of Postage in Boston.

For every dollar earned, 90 to 95 cents goes back to the community through wages, local vendor sales, and taxes, Adams said.

Comparing the industry to a canary in a coal mine, Adams stated that restaurants are often “the first industry to be wooed in a developing community” as their openings attract other industries to invest in the neighborhood.

Their closings are felt just as strongly, said Adams, speaking of the discomfort that pervades areas with boarded-up businesses.

“They’re the glue of our communities,” said Markey, of restaurants that serve as meeting rooms.

In the coming weeks, Luz said the Massachusetts Restaurant Association would work with the Small Business Administration to explain the American Rescue Plan grant application process directly to restaurant owners.

“We learned a lot over the past year,” Luz said of PPP and other programs. “We hope to create a training session to walk employees line by line through the application process.”

Baker Imposing Rule That Mass. Eating places Should Accompany Alcohol With Meals


Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced several updates to the state’s pandemic response in his August 7th COVID-19 briefing, including an update to restaurant policies to make it clear that alcoholic beverages can only be served when they are accompanied with meals prepared on site.

As currently written, the rules state that restaurants are not allowed to have bar seating and bars that do not serve food are not allowed to operate (and will only reopen in the distant phase four of the state’s reopening plan, which is a effective effect requires COVID-19 treatment or vaccine). But a number of violations – including an underground bar in the basement of a pizzeria in Chicopee; The bar in a popular Chinese restaurant in Marshfield opened despite government regulations and has more than 100 mostly exposed guests. and a hotel in Gardner, attended by 190 people, forced the governor to tighten the rules.

“Bars are closed in Massachusetts, and bars that masquerade as restaurants must also close,” Baker said during his briefing. He also said that he “empowers all state and local police officers to enforce these orders and that organizers who violate these orders will be fined”. The orders were previously enforced by health and inspection officials in individual communities. The governor also announced that he will set up a COVID-19 enforcement and intervention team to work in high-risk communities.

When the state first announced its multi-phase reopening plan in May, it did so with one caveat: if COVID-19 cases began to peak, the governor could reduce the extent of the state’s reopening. Governor Baker’s latest announcement isn’t exactly that, but it’s a warning: follow the rules or risk another shutdown.

“Now we’re seeing the virus escalate in certain communities in the Commonwealth and we need to put together a plan that will work together to stop it,” Baker said during his briefing. “This fight against COVID-19 is far from over.”

As of August 6, the state had over 111,000 confirmed cases with nearly 8,500 deaths, and in the past few days there have been some small spikes in the number of newly reported cases.

Baker also announced that he will reduce the limit for outdoor gatherings from 100 to 50 people. It is currently unclear whether this move could affect restaurants with large terrace capacities. Eater has reached out to the governor’s office for more information and will update this post as the information becomes available.

• Baker is slowing down the mass opening process and tightening restrictions on gatherings and restaurants [BG]
• Ready or not, Massachusetts is restarting indoor dining today [EBOS]
• The police have closed the illegal bar under the fair. Pizza shop [NBC]
• Marshfield Restaurant fined for violating COVID-19 guidelines [PL]
• Mass. Hotel accused of hosting a 300-person wedding, despite warnings [BBJ]

Roughly 20 p.c of Massachusetts eating places haven’t reopened


In June, the Massachusetts Restaurant Association estimated that nearly a quarter of state restaurants would not survive the coronavirus pandemic.

Association President and CEO Bob Luz confirmed these numbers on Monday, telling WBZ-TV: “We estimate that 3,600 of the 16,000 restaurants in Massachusetts exist [around] March 1 has not reopened since the beginning of the pandemic ”- around 23 percent.

It remains to be seen whether these restaurants have closed permanently or will be able to reopen at some point. Luz told, “Some may come back, some may still fall, but we believe this is the current number.”

The closings have affected all types of facilities.

“Remember, this encompasses the full rainbow of restaurant options, from coffee shops, breakfast items, sandwich shops, fast, casual full-service to five-star gourmet restaurants,” said Luz. “It’s not just full-service restaurants.”

The list of permanent closings in the Boston area is growing every week, with a number of announcements including Lir, The Fours, and The Friendly Toast in Cambridge. Even more problematic, winter is just around the corner, with a host of new challenges restaurants will face as the outdoor patios no longer provide the extra seating needed to stay afloat.

In a recent article from The Boston Globe, restaurant owners described the strategies they might want to use in cool weather, from heating lamps and blankets to igloos. Stillwater chef and owner Sarah Wade is considering branded ceilings and describes them as “another marketing touchpoint.” Steve “Nookie” Postal, owner of the Commonwealth of Cambridge, told Globus that his restaurant will go into hibernation for the winter months, but he thinks “we will survive.”

For Luz, the even harsher realities of winter are not affecting the devastation that gastronomy has already seen.

Put simply, “It’s a tough blow,” he said.

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Younger brothers begin Philly Eating places Overview web site


You are not older than 14 years. Three brothers from Gladwyne, Pennsylvania are the masterminds of a campaign to help local restaurants during the pandemic.

Video transcript

– – It was delicious.

– – Because of the coronavirus, many people were scared or didn’t really know why they would eat out. The first time we went to Philly for dinner, we spent almost an hour looking for a restaurant. We thought it would have been a good idea to create a website that educates people about good Philadelphia restaurants.

One day we came here and took photos of different places. Then we transferred everything to our website

We talk about their outdoor seating, give the verified hours and a link to their website.

– – Today we’re at Hawthorn and I ordered the French toast. Soft on the inside, but crispy on the outside. I gave it a 9 and 1/2 out of 10.

– – I like the powdered sugar.

SUSAN FREEMAN: I don’t think people know that the good things they say go a really long way for us. Like most restaurants, we have just closed completely. When we realized we could have that many tables outside, we got to work. The neighbors really supported us and it helps our own motivation and morale more than ever.

– – It’s cooked perfectly.

– – As you can see, we are in a bubble. It helps you to be safe. So I definitely rate this hotel as very good.

ANGELA ALLEVI: They are very flexible kids so they really have been able to adapt and have gotten along mostly over the past year. And I also think it’s a very educational experience for them.

– – Going out and raising people’s awareness of the business could also help other restaurants create outdoor seating and other helpful items during and hopefully after the virus as well.

Yankee Residence Enchancment celebrates grand re-opening


CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Yankee Home Improvement in Chicopee is celebrating July 4th with a grand reopening.

Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos attended the ribbon cutting ceremony and the unveiling of the new Yankee home branding and images on Tuesday.

The founder, Ger Ronan, said the store never closed, but the reopening was more of a restart with new branding, new pictures and new messages.

“I met the mayor about a year ago, we had lunch, we were working on the Harmony House project, and he was helping and saying, ‘Have you ever cut a tape? ‘I said no, I didn’t cut a tape,’ you should cut a tape, you should do a big reopening, ‘and I did,’ said Ronan. ‘Today was the new day we renamed the company Logo, new direction, new growth. “

The reopening took place Tuesday afternoon at Yankee Home’s headquarters at 36 Justin Drive. The event included a ribbon cutting ceremony and lunch.

“It is the beginning of a new chapter in the history of this company,” said Ronan.

In 2007, Ronan was tricked by a dishonest roofer who got away with a deposit of $ 2,500. That’s why he started Yankee Home, a contractor with a 100 percent money-back guarantee.

For These Boston Space Eating places, Indoor Eating Stays Off the Desk



Even if Governor Charlie Baker eases restrictions, some chefs and operators would rather turn away business than bring guests into the house.

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Before COVID-19 arrived, a number of people could be seen on the street most nights waiting to sip pasta in Yume Wo Katare, a cozy ramen spot in Cambridge. No more. The restaurant has not opened for indoor dining since Governor Charlie Baker lifted the ban in June and has no plans to do so anytime soon. After all, manager and chef Jake Vo is the type of person who disinfects his shoes at home: How would he reconcile his strict hygiene habits with the way he treats guests? Would he berate exposed customers for sitting down? “When you yell at someone or give someone a hard time eating, I think it’s one of the rudest things you can do to someone,” says Vo. “If I can’t invite people into my house, be a good host, and offer that hospitality, why should I?”

The prospect of turning away indoor dining customers seems insane right now, considering that 20 percent of Massachusetts restaurants were already closed during the pandemic. In fact, Governor Baker even eased restrictions on indoor dining this week. He cited low COVID-positive test rates, which enabled restaurants to increase the number of people per table and use bar seating for catering services. (Amid an uptrend in Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh is maintaining the current limit per table in Boston, although bar seating may resume.)

But some local restaurants are still uncomfortable opening their dining rooms. The health considerations are too many, say these chefs and operators, especially ahead of a predicted second surge in the virus. You feel compelled to choose between public safety and financial stability and this becomes even more difficult as the colder months pull in and force more indoor dining.

Still, the risks of indoor dining seem to be too great, says Tom Fosnot, who, along with his wife, Ruth-Anne Adams, is Real Head Chef in Lincoln. He points to a study published by the CDC in September that found: “Adults with confirmed COVID-19 (case patients) reported having dinner in a restaurant about twice as often as control subjects in the 14 days before their illness had eaten. Granted, the study isn’t perfect: it looked at only 314 adults who were tested in 10 states and didn’t differentiate between outdoor and indoor meals. However, the researchers summarize what we all already know: “Masks cannot be worn effectively while eating and drinking.” In other words, when virus-laden breath droplets swim in a restaurant, you are not shielded while you put fusilli in your mouth.

The couple just can’t bring themselves to bring guests into the house – at least not soon. Real is a cozy place where you once could chat to a table next to you about Scandinavian-inspired smørrebrød plates. Now the dining room is empty and the 20-person staff was released at the beginning of the quarantine. Real has focused on providing takeout orders as well as outdoor seating at socially distant tables and picnic blankets in the grass.

Coronavirus concerns have also led Yahya Noor to suspend seating at Tawakal Halal Café, the 600-square-foot Somali restaurant he runs with his mother and sister in Eastie. At the moment it’s takeout only, although guests can order inside and staff bring their food to a small outdoor park. “We just didn’t want to take any chances and open the doors,” says Noor. “We can make a few hundred dollars more, but what is it worth if we get sick, you know?”

He’s not the only one willing to miss out on a large part of the change. Check out Josh Lewin, culinary director and co-owner of Katrina Jazayeri at Bread & Salt Hospitality. Peregrine, the restaurant at the Whitney Hotel in Beacon Hill, currently only serves indoor dining for hotel guests, while sister spot Juliet in Somerville has a strict take-out and terrace menu. “We could achieve profitability more quickly by safely inviting everyone,” says Lewin. “But we are concerned that this has longer-term consequences for the public and for ourselves.”

You might think business owners like Lewin feel empowered making up their own mind about reopening their dining rooms – but you’d be wrong. It feels like a “pass-the-buck situation,” says Lewin. “We’re just trying to drive slowly. The [federal and state] Governments – with all of their research time, staff, and awareness of things we are not aware of – don’t seem to be making clear decisions. You leave these decisions to us. “Restaurant owners do not exactly have the resources to independently investigate the safety of indoor food. You have to rely on government-sponsored research. However, the problem, says Lewin, is a “lack of clarity or information to suggest that this is a good idea right now”.

Despite all of the frustration against the government, no one seems to blame places that choose to open their dining rooms. “Everyone has to find a different way,” says Adams. “There is currently no right answer for any restaurant.”

“I would relentlessly support anyone’s decision to do what they have to do with the best information they had,” adds Lewin. “I really believe that this failure to respond is at the level of government aid, rather than the level of an individual company.”

But here’s the million dollar question: will restaurants that currently forego indoor dining hold on to their guns in cool weather? On the one hand, Noor hopes to find enough space heaters to make Tawakal’s new parklet tasty in winter too. Vo, Yume Wo Qatar is unlikely to bring back permanent indoor dining until there is a vaccine, he says, though he’s considering starting an indoor lunch service that will be made available to individual guests in half-hour time slots. Vo would disinfect between the seats. Meanwhile, Lewin’s team at Bread & Salt plans to improve delivery and focus on their popular virtual dining experiences – especially during the holiday season. You certainly can’t rely on Christmas parties to get through the leaner months.

Like many of us, Adams and Fosnot miss the sense of community and normalcy that comes from gathering while eating at Real Restaurant. The thought of being at the center of an outbreak in their tightly knit city is a nightmare, they say, but they hope that soon they will again be able to open up their dining room and share the warmth of a familiar space with their community .

They’ll do that “when it feels right and it still doesn’t feel like it,” says Fosnot. “It feels like this is still a fire that is getting a little out of control. We don’t really want to put a table next to it. “

Finest place to stay in each state | Leisure Information


What are you looking for in an ideal city? Proximity to hiking trails, lakes and beaches? How about some first class schools for your children? Would you like a professional or university sports team nearby, or do you prefer museums and art walks?

Stacker has compiled a list of the best places to live in each state based on the 2020 Niche Ranking. Niche ranks places of residence based on many factors, including cost of living, level of education, housing, and public schools.

Many cities on the list are suburbs that are growing thanks to rapid improvements in their metropolitan areas, be it the creation of new rail systems or the arrival of a mega-corporation. Further entries are planned municipalities or older cities that have been redesigned with basic efforts to make the way of life more environmentally friendly, new businesses or more dedication to art. Cities with large colleges appear regularly, as renowned universities employ thousands of workers and offer a variety of leisure and educational opportunities for families.

Each slide includes the city’s population, median home value, median rent, and median household income. More details on Niche’s methodology can be found here. Whether you’re thinking of moving or proud of your hometown, click your way through to find the best place to live in each state.

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A working listing of native patios which can be open at Boston eating places and bars


The spring-like weather is finally here and with it comes a light at the end of a wintry tunnel: terraces.

Patios feel especially necessary this year. Due to the social distancing required due to the coronavirus pandemic, restaurants have had to significantly limit the number of customers they can accommodate in their indoor dining rooms. Last year, the city of Boston ran a temporary outdoor dining program to help restaurants provide additional seating. In this way, restaurants that do not yet have their own terrace area can extend their seats to parking spaces and alleys. This year, the outdoor dining program begins on March 22nd, with the exception of North End restaurants, which are allowed to open their temporary courtyards on April 1st.

Some restaurants that are already permitted to eat outside offer terrace seating all winter. They use fire pits and igloos to keep customers warm. Others opened their terraces sporadically, depending on the weather, or made their outdoor debut in recent weeks.

Take a look below at some of Boston restaurants that currently have terrace dining or plan to launch in the weeks and months to come. Please check back as we update this list later this spring.

Cafe Landwer patioCafe Landwer patio. —Cafe Landwer

Currently open:

Niche (50 Lovejoy Wharf, Boston)

Aquitaine (11 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill)

Ashmont Grill (555 Talbot Ave., Boston)

Atwoods Tavern (877 Cambridge St., Cambridge)

B&G Oysters (550 Tremont St., Boston)

Barcelona Wine Bar (525 Tremont St., Boston; 1700 Beacon St., Brookline)

Bianca (47 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill)

Bogenmarkt (1 Bogenmarktweg, Somerville)

Branch line (321 Arsenal St., Watertown)

Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen (190 N. Beacon St., Boston)

Brendan Behan Pub (378 Center St., Boston)

Brewer’s fork (7 Moulton St., Boston)

Buttermilk & Bourbon (160 Commonwealth Ave., Boston)

Café Landwer (900 Beacon St., Boston; 383 Chestnut Hill Ave., Boston)

Cambridge Brewing Co. (1 Kendall Square, Cambridge)

Chickadee (21 Drydock Ave., Boston)

City Tap House (10 Boston Wharf Road, Boston)

City Works (91 Arsenal Yards Blvd., Watertown)

Coppersmith (40 W. Third St., Boston)

Davios Northern Italian Steakhouse (50 Liberty Dr., Boston)

Devlins (332 Washington St., Boston)

Dorchester Brewing Co. (1250 Massachusetts Ave., Boston)

Serious drinks at Gracie’s Ice Cream (399 Binney St., Cambridge)

Harvest (44 Brattle St., Cambridge)

Loyal Nine (660 Cambridge St., Cambridge)

Mamalehs (1 Kendall Square, Cambridge)

Mare Oyster Bar (223 Hanover St., Boston)

Naco Taco (297 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge)

Noir (1 Bennett St., Cambridge)

Petit Robert Bistro (480 Columbus Ave., Boston)

Rochambeau (900 Boylston St., Boston)

Scampo (215 Charles St., Boston)

Sophia’s Grotto (22 Birch St., Boston)

The Bowery Bar (2261 Dorchester Ave., Boston)

The dial (907 Main St., Cambridge)

Thistle & Leek (105 Union St, Newton)

Trattoria il Panino (280 Hanover St., Boston)

Vincent’s (233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave., Cambridge)

Woods Hill Pier 4 (300 Pier 4 Blvd., Boston)

Coming soon:


50Kitchen (1450 Dorchester Ave., Boston)

Sam Adams Boston Taproom (60 State St., Boston)

Trina’s Starlite Lounge (3 Beacon St., Somerville)


A&B Kitchen + Bar (115 Beverly St., Boston)

Alibi Bar & Lounge (215 Charles St., Boston)

Assagio (29 Prince St., Boston)

Atlantic (600 Harrison Ave., Boston)

Back Bay Social Club (867 Boylston St., Boston)

Bambara (25 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge)

Bar Mezzana (360 Harrison Ave., Boston)

Black Lamb (571 Tremont St., Boston)

Bricco (241 Hanover St., Boston)

Citrus & Salt (142 Berkeley St., Boston)

Distraction Beer Co. (2 Belgrade Ave., Boston)

Ducali (289 Causeway St., Boston)

Continue to play! (82 Lansdowne St., Boston)

Grand Tour (314 Newbury St., Boston)

Loretta’s last call (1 Lansdowne St., Boston)

Lucia (415 Hanover St., Boston)

MIDA (782 Tremont St., Boston)

Porto (Ring Road, Boston)

Quattro (264 Hanover St., Boston)

Row 34 (383 Congress St., Boston)

Choose Oyster Bar (50 Gloucester St., Boston)

State Park (1 Kendall Square, Cambridge)

Sweet Cheeks Q (1381 Boylston St., Boston)

The Lansdowne Pub (9 Lansdowne St., Boston)

The Lexington (100 N. First St., Cambridge)

The Quiet Few (331 Sumner St., Boston)

Upper deck in the Cunard Tavern (24 Orleans St., Boston)

Three Cats (470 Center St., Boston)


Orfano (1391 Boylston St., Boston)

Shore Vacation (11 William E. Mullins Way, Boston)


Roof at Six / West (6 W. Broadway, Boston)

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The 10 Greatest Greek Eating places Round Boston Proper Now


This is where you can find takeaway gyros, classic Greek comfort foods, high-end meze, and anything else feta-related.

Ready to commit to Greek life? Allow us to train you with this alpha-to-omega list of the best places to find takeaway gyros, classic Greek comfort foods, high-end meze, and anything else feta-related.

Keftedakia (chicken meatballs with honey mustard and coucous apricot salad) in the committee. / Courtesy photo of the committee


In times without COVID, there is usually a lively, almost club-like atmosphere in this elegant, modern Greek restaurant in the seaport. Cool crowds don’t just come for the food – although the not-too-traditional cuisine certainly justifies this, such as the grilled squid with avocado skordalia and pineapple horiatiki salsa or the bao gyros made from crispy pork belly with BBQ tzatziki. They also come for the cocktails, a kicky pile that includes the excellently named Harissa Explains it All, made with rum and a homemade apricot harissa liqueur. (While you’re at it, check out Krasi, the committee’s new Back Bay sibling, who was recently added to our list of hottest restaurants right now.)

50 Northern Ave., Boston, 617-737-5051,


This nondescript tavern on the street corner is now a little easier to spot thanks to the pre-pandemic terrace. Whether you want to take a seat in the cozy dining room or enjoy the autumn air outside, there is a family service that accompanies Greek home-style cooking such as vine leaves stuffed with rice and herbs drizzled with avgolemono sauce, slices of phyllo-layered spinach Pie and classic mousaka, a casserole with eggplant, beef and potatoes, coated with bechamel sauce.

202 Third St., Cambridge, 617-868-9098,

Effie’s kitchen

Given that there are only three tables, this family-run spot in quaint Roslindale Village is mostly a takeout spot – even if there’s no hub for providing to-go plates. And that just means they are used to fast waiting and packing containers of amazing avgolemono soup. Pita sandwiches filled with beef, chicken, or pork; and super fresh village salads with cucumber, olives, tomatoes and so much feta that you may not have to stick a warm feta cake to your order. (Pro tip: do it anyway.)

37 Poplar St., Roslindale, 617-942-2247,

Esperia Grill / Photo by Kelsey Cronin

Esperia grill

The Brighton restaurant has received Best of Boston awards for several years, but we’d say it still doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. Among other things, the value is incredible: the place doesn’t skimp on portion sizes, and its starters – almost all of which are twenty dollars or less – come with two hot sides and a Greek salad. Our choice? Mousaka or Keftedes meatballs paired with herb-laden fried potatoes and sweetcorn. Even if you don’t order a delicious baklava for dessert, you’ll have enough food to cover the leftovers from tomorrow’s lunch.

344 Washington St., Brighton, 617-254-8337,

Classic gyros at Greco

Classic gyros like this and more will be on the menu at Greco in Downtown Crossing. / Photos courtesy of Greco


In addition to being one of the best Greek restaurants in Boston, GreCo is also one of the best fast-casual restaurants in Boston. You owe it to the commitment to using top-quality ingredients, many of which come straight from Greece: from olive oil drizzled onto fresh and crispy horiatiki salads to merenda, a hazelnut spread used as a topping for delicious loukoumas that are deep-fried Donuts are holes. (Even the cushions in the dining room are from Greek designers.) As well as fantastic lamb and pork cut straight from the skewer, there are also delicious dips like spicy feta to wipe clean with home-baked pita.

225 Newbury St., Back Bay, 617-572-3300; 200 Pier 4 Blvd., Seaport, 617-572-3300; 1 Milk St., Downtown, 617-572-3300,

Caramel pudding on the Greek corner / Photo by Jose B. via Yelp

Greek corner

For more than 30 years, this staple in Porter Square – its insides covered in murals of the Greek coast – has served homemade plates to eager crowds. A highlight are skewers of lamb, chicken, beef, and swordfish from the charcoal grill, although there are plenty of vegetarian-friendly dishes: falafel, stuffed grape leaves, and mashed eggplant salad, to name a few. You can also find some lovely galaktoboureko, sweet squares of phyllo batter baked with semolina custard.

2366 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-661-5655,

Gyro City

This pair of fast-casual highlights is all about the pita-wrapped meat of the namesake. Warm pita smeared with tzatziki is filled with roast chicken or chicken as well as tomatoes, red onions and crispy fries. However, the Brighton location offers a wider variety of hits, including starters like Kolokithokeftedes, zucchini croquettes filled with mint and feta. Main courses such as pastichio, pasta baked with seasoned ground beef and bechamel; and delicious dips, including melitzanosalata, a smoky eggplant spread.

88 Peterborough St., Fenway, 617-266-4976; 181 Chestnut Hill Ave ,. Brighton, 617-903-4248,

Coffee neo-tavern

Greek cuisine, which features lamb or Mediterranean bass that is simply but superbly grilled with olive oil, lemon, and herbs, is a bit chic, South End style. braised beef short rib served over orzo; and eggplant stuffed with onions, garlic, tomatoes and springy kasseri cheese. And since the South End is such a brunch-heavy area, Kava naturally also offers some of its weekend specialties to take away – for example saganaki made from baked eggs in a spicy tomato sauce with feta and paprika.

315 Shawmut Ave., Boston, 617-356-1100,

One of Saloniki’s signature pita wraps / photo by Amanda Lewis


For the past several months, James Beard Award-winning chef Jody Adams has been busy taking responsibility for restoring restaurants. She is a co-founder of Mass Restaurants United, a grassroots coalition of operators looking for aid to save the industry. Along the way, their trio of Greek fast-casual restaurants continue to hum, tossing typical pitas like the herc, the honey-garlic-braised pork shoulder with spicy whipped feta, and the crispy chicken that drizzles the fried bird with Greek ranch dressing. Takeaway cocktails are a highlight here too, including the Santorini Spritz Kit, which has enough alcohol to make half a dozen people buzz in your pandemic capsule.

4 Kilmarnock St., Boston, 617-266-0001; 24 Dunster St., Cambridge (Harvard Square), 617-945-5074; 181 Massachusetts Ave. (Central Square), 617-714-5152;


The hearty soups in particular have brought downtown office workers through many lunch breaks at the Boston locations, where avgolemono, lamb chilli and fasolada, among other things, are served. But the Somerville location on Assembly Row has an even larger menu for dinner, including a variety of mezes: Greek sausages with half a pound of ground pork, leek, and orange peel; grilled herb-marinated chicken wings; and zucchini feta fritters with goat cheese and dill aioli, to name a few.

92 State St., Boston, 617-227-0101; 3 Center Plaza, Boston, 617-227-0101; 355 Revolution Dr., Somerville, 617-764-2792,

Test Out the 12 Finest Eating places in Salem Proper Now


Massachusetts’ most fascinating seaport is home to some of the best restaurants on the north coast.

It’s now high season for tourists to Massachusetts’ most intriguing seaport, but to be honest, the North Shore city’s dining scene is strong enough to warrant the fast trip from Boston at any time of the year. Whether you’re flying for fun in October or just planning a day trip after Halloween, you’ll find a dozen very different (if equally delicious) places to refuel here.

Bambolina / photo by Meiling B. via Yelp


Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizzas anchor rustic Italian cuisine in Bambolina, where these cakes are topped with everything from squid to bresaola to gorgonzola dolce. You will also find pasta plates and side dishes such as mushrooms marinated in lemon, thyme and crushed red pepper, as well as affogato – vanilla gelato with a double shot of espresso – for dessert. Bambolina’s take-out program now has a number of “necessities”: Where else can you pick up homemade chilli oil next to CBD tinctures, disinfectant bottles and bundles of firewood on the side of the road?

288 Derby St., Salem, 978-594-8709,

Nice Verona

Speaking of Italian, you’ll find fabulous plates of red sauce (just like Nonna made them!) In this cozy downtown area. The homely interior is a little too cozy to accommodate guests during the time of social distancing, but the bowls of hearty Bolognese or seafood linguini and the plates of large portions of chicken with lemon sauce or pork loin with pepper sauce taste just as good on take-out – or over the Chianti carafes on the new sidewalk terrace.

107 Essex St., Salem, 978-825-9911,

Bit Bar / Photo by Seth K. via Yelp

Bit bar

It’s fair to say we all could use a temporary retreat right now into the sweeter days of childhood. Visit the Bit Bar – a retro-cool arcade and a restaurant where you can enjoy your best memories of the Nintendo of the 80s. The playful dishes range from Buffalo-style Tetris Tots to moose and beef burgers with BBQ sauce and brownie sundaes covered in caramel. In the meantime, cocktails like the Princess Peach (vodka with fruity liquor and cranberry juice) can add a 1-up to your mood. There’s a spacious deck, though you can still toggle frequently cleaned joysticks while playing Pac-Man or Burger Time in the game-equipped dining room.

50 St. Peter St., Salem, 978-594-4838,

Flying Saucer Pizza. / Photo by Scott Kearnan

Flying Saucer Pizza

Let your geek flag fly here. From the “space balls” (also known as garlic knots) to the many specialties, there are many nerdy references on the menu: the “Audrey II” for example – covered with rocket, roasted red peppers and balsamic figs – nods to the hungry plant by Little Shop of Horrors. Or you can make your own pizza with epic ingredients like sweet habañero sauce, Cajun-style chicken, and loads of vegan alternatives, including jackfruit disguised as pulled pork or meatballs. Gluten-free crusts are also available and trust us: they’re out of this world.

118 Washington St., Salem, 978-594-8189,

Gulu-Gulu Cafe

Right next to Flying Saucer Pizza is this boho-themed sandwich shop and the Kaffeeklatsch, a place where laptop warriors hammer out emails while sipping cold brewed coffee or music fans turning to local musicians to tip back craft beers . The live entertainment program has moved outside for the time being. So go for globally inspired sandwiches (like the Barcelona with turkey, Manchego cheese, and apple butter) or crepes (like the Athens filled with artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, and goat cheese). and nosh them in the same grassy park where you’ll find the famous enchanted statue, a popular spot for tourist photo ops.

247 Essex St., Salem, 978-740-8882,

Howling wolf taqueria

Check out the massive burritos at this Mexican eatery – including the signature Howling Wolf, a fork-and-knife animal filled with shredded beef, salsa, and beans and lying in a sea of ​​chili sauce. The homemade tortillas are some of the best, especially when fried for delicious chimichangas. Just don’t sleep on the other “wolf snacks” on the menu: let’s say avocado fries or chicken wings, which are served at the jalapeño ranch. Do you need more seasoning? Sip margaritas with glowing ghost peppers.

76 Lafayette St., Salem, 978-744-9653,

Kokeshi / photo by Zi N. via Yelp


The industrial-cool interior with massive garage doors that flood the place with sunshine is one of our favorites in Salem – but while it’s temporarily closed, Kokeshi’s menu of Asian street food is perfect for the roadside terrace. Check out small plates like lobster rangoon with sriracha ranch sauce, pork and kimchi dumplings, or black sesame ice cream. Or dip headfirst in noodle bowls like the Colonel Sanders ramen with fried chicken with wakame seaweed in a tangy pork broth.

41 Lafayette St., Salem, 978-594-4197,

Ledger, a Salem restaurant in a former bank. / Courtesy photo

Ledger Restaurant & Bar

The dazzling interior, a former bank, is pretty cave-like – so you have plenty of socially detached space to stretch out while discovering the eclectic, upscale New American cuisine from Chef Matt O’Neil and Chef Daniel Gursha: Think cider – glazed pork leg with it grilled apples and honey-nut-pumpkin puree, chicken with herb salt with salsa verde and pepitas or Maine mussels with pork belly, curry, coconut and lemongrass. There are also outdoor tent sites, a good spot to enjoy Ledger’s top-notch brunch plates, including decadent chicken and waffles drizzled with green chili butter and flavorful honey.

125 Washington St., Salem, 978-594-1908,


The transportable Ashram-meets-Speakeasy area on the ground floor, called Opus Underground, is usually a fabulous haven for live music and DJ dancing. We’ll have to wait a little longer to get back there, but in the meantime, the restaurant’s courtyard continues to provide entertainment for diners, mostly concerned with Asian options like salmon with miso and orange icing, massaman, and coconut curry tofu. and a wide variety of super fresh sushi. Thirsty? One of the panacea for cocktails is the Psychosomatic, which mixes apricot black tea bourbon with spiced pear, cinnamon and dry curacao.

87 Washington St., Salem, 978-744-9600,

The roof. / Courtesy of Lark Hotels

The roof

If you want to soak up the fresh autumn air before winter pushes us inside, you can’t do better than this rooftop restaurant at Hotel Salem. They have a decent little menu of tacos for two, burrito bowls, and snacks like crab cakes with sriracha aioli. But honestly, the main attraction is the setting, a perfect place to watch an autumn sunset as you return airy drinks like orange blossom margarita, Frosé (frozen rose wine) with strawberry puree, or the aptly named Sky Tai with North Shore-made private rum.

209 Essex St., Salem, 978-451-4814,

Sea Level Oyster Bar / photo by Christine F. via Yelp

Sea Level Oyster Bar

The view of the water invites you to this place at the harbor, where the selection of seafood is diverse: salmon with hoisin glaze and Italian cioppino stew – loaded with prawns, clams, mussels and much more – share the space New England classics like the Salem Sound Clambake, which is anchored by a pound and a half lobster. Of course, you should start with the mussels of the same name, freshly peeled on shellfish platters or baked with edamame soy butter and pickled ginger.

94 Wharf St., Salem, 978-741-0555,

Turner’s Seafood

Turner’s is a fabulous family run seafood restaurant in the historic Lyceum Hall in Salem. But we’d say it’s best enjoyed at his restaurant in Salem, where our favorite has to be the Finnish haddie, a home-smoked haddock in a pearl onion gratin sauce. However, each preparation is excellent. So swim by for a similarly excellent Gloucester hake marsala, crumbly lobster cake, or salmon noodles in a cream sauce. And if you opt for roadside takeout, you can always add swordfish, scallops, and other seafood on ice for creative cooking at home.

43 Church St., Salem, 978-745-7665,

With dwelling costs hovering, is that this the beginning of an actual property bubble? – Boston 25 Information


“What goes up has to go down” is a basic law of physics. Now the question arises whether this applies to our current real estate market. It’s a question many people ask themselves as property prices, especially single-family homes, are rising despite the uncertainties of the overall economy.

Daryl Fairweather, chief economist at Redfin, said buyers act quickly when they see a home they like in that market.

“The real estate market is really weird right now,” said Fairweather. “Almost two-thirds of homebuyers make an offer that hasn’t been seen in the past year.”

The Greater Boston Real Estate Board found that single-family home prices rose 13% over the past year. The supply, on the other hand, fell by 33% in the same period.

Fairweather said the pandemic had changed people’s relationship with their homes. “People spend more time in their homes, and that has motivated a lot of people to look for a new place to live because they want more space or live in a different area.”

This change in attitude, coupled with low interest rates, was what triggered the rise in prices. There is also concern that a housing bubble may be ready to burst.

Fairweather isn’t worried yet. “I think once the pandemic ends and things return to normal, some of that increased price hike should slow down and if it doesn’t I might be concerned.”

Keren Horn, an economics professor at UMass Boston who specializes in housing issues, said she saw some warning signs in the overvaluation of house prices. “Income and wages are not growing as fast as house prices,” she said.

As with Fairweather, Horn sees the current rise in prices in the changed way people live today. She said a chronic shortage of new housing exacerbated the problem.

“I think one of the critical red flags people are looking for is that it’s being driven by speculation, the demand for housing that is being driven by an unsustainable force that has people turning homes. and in this case I think the rise in property prices is really due to stable demand, “added Fairweather.

Both economists assume that price increases will cool off this spring.

“I think the offer will likely go back to where it was,” said Horn.

“As we get out of this pandemic and get more vaccinated, we will see an increase in new entries,” added Fairweather.

Horn said one of the worrying aspects of this price hike is how it fits into the ongoing asset gap problem. While it increases the wealth of current homeowners, it makes it difficult for first-time buyers and those of more modest means to even enter the market.

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