Thursday, May 3, 2012
It’s been an interesting week in the U.S. Senate Race between Democrat Elizabeth Warren and incumbent Republican Scott Brown.
First it was revealed that Harvard University once touted Warren’s marginal Native American heritage as proof of their faculty’s diversity. That story was followed up with another revealing one that Warren had listed herself as a minority professor between 1986 and 1995 in the Association of American Law Schools desk book, a major reference for legal professors. On Tuesday it was revealed that Brown, who ran for office vowing to kill President Obama’s health care law (and who has since voted three times to repeal it) took advantage of a key provision in it: the provision that allows him to keep his elder daughter on his congressional health insurance plan. Meanwhile, both candidates downplayed their wealth this week as they revealed their …
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Patch readers from around the Boston area voted on the tax preparers they trust the most, and here are the results.
This week we asked Patch readers from around Greater Boston an important question: Where's the best place to do your taxes? After five days of voting, here are the results: Charlestown H&R Block, 142 Main Street. Malden William C. Nelson, 712 Salem St Medford Quigley Ramio and Company, 0 Governors Ave. Melrose Melrose Accounting & Tax Specialist, 543 Main St., and Hughes and Company, 1 West Foster St. Somerville Paul B. Bain, Jr., 17 College Ave. South End Gordon E. Parry, C.P.A., 509 Columbus Ave Stoneham H & R Block, 212 Main St. Wakefield JMS Tax and Financial Services, 599 North Ave (#9-3)
Saturday, March 24, 2012
The results are in.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Patch readers throughout the greater Boston area weighed in on their favorite local hair salons and barber shops. Here are our winners:
Saturday, March 17, 2012
A roundup of favorite St. Paddy's Day spots in the Greater Boston area.
Patch readers throughout the greater Boston area weighed in on their top spots to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. After five days of voting, here are our winners: Back Bay: Solas, 710 Boylston St. Beacon Hill: Seven's Ale House, 77 Charles St. Charlestown: The Warren Tavern, 2 Pleasant St. Malden: Hugh O'Neill's Restaurant, 45 Pleasant St. Medford: Pizzeria Regina, 44 Station Landing Melrose: Bread 'n Bits of Ireland, 530 Main St. Somerville: Olde Magoun's Saloon, 518 Medford St. South End: Clerys Bar & Restaurant, 113 Dartmouth St. Stoneham: Montvale Plaza, 54 Montvale Ave. Wakefield: Harrington's, 17 Water St.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
A round-up of favorite dentists in the Greater Boston area.
Patch readers throughout the greater Boston area weighed in on their favorite local dentists. After five days of voting, here are our winners. If you’re ever out of town and need some dental work done, these are the people to look for: Back Bay: Newbury Dental Associates, 274 Newbury St. Boston Beacon Hill (A three-way tie): Charlestown: Jeffrey Goldman, 1 Thompson Sq. Malden: Patricia Wu, 389 Main St. Medford: Albert Cangiano, 123 Forest St. Melrose: Nelson and Debra Hong Pan, 985 Main St. Somerville: Davis Square Dental, 51 Holland St. South End: Tremont Dental Care, 635 Tremont St. Stoneham: Bruce M. Doyle, D.M.D., 74 Main St. Wakefield: Joseph P. Russo, 15 W. Water St.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
News of note from the past week.
The American Red Cross was at the scene of an attic fire on Glen Street. Seven family members are homeless after the Friday morning blaze. "We were informed by the Somerville Fire Department that seven people were displaced and are going to need assistance," said American Red Cross Communications Director Kat Powers. At approximately 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, officers of the Malden Police Department responded to a report of a bank robbery at the US Alliance Credit Union 1032 Eastern Avenue. On arrival at the scene, it was learned that a white male entered the bank, showed a note to the teller and fled with an undetermined amount of cash. According to witnesses, the perpetrator fled on a motor scooter and was wearing a black and white motorcycle…
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Last week, hundreds of Patch readers weighed in on their favorite sandwich joints - here are the hot spots that came out on top.
Patch readers throughout the greater Boston area weighed in on their favorite local sandwiches. After five days of voting, here are our winners:
Friday, October 28, 2011
Almanac predicts biggest storms at end of January, and mid-February.
The Farmer’s Almanac has weighed in on what’s in store for us this winter. With temperatures near or above normal, it is predicting many snow and rain mixes. But what do they know? Your guess may be as good as theirs. So tell us: Do you think this winter will bring as much snow as last year?
Friday, March 11, 2011
Spring forward! Daylight saving time begins early Sunday morning.
It's that time again: Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour. Daylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. Lots of people dread the start of daylight saving time, but you have to take the long view: Sure, you'll miss an hour's worth of sleep Sunday morning, but in return you get an extra hour of sunlight from now until November. Mmmm, please pass the riz au djon-djon Ever wondered what your neighbors were cooking up for dinner? In the latest video post to the Somerville Arts Council’s new food blog Nibble, Port-au-Prince native Judith Laguerre takes viewers on a shopping trip to La Internacional grocery store in Union Square and then shows step-by-step how to make the Haitian black rice and mushrooms dish called Riz au …
Sunday, February 27, 2011
A shooting in Union Square wounded one man. The Somerville High School Track team set records at the Division 1 meet and five members advanced to states. Local runners raised $28,000 for city groups--and more news from this week.
An argument late Thursday night in Union Square ended with a gunshot that left one man wounded and another on the run. Police are still searching for the suspect. Meanwhile, good news this week included a $28,000 donation by the Somerville Road Runners to local organizations. Read these and more top stories from this week in Somerville by clicking the links. Shooting Thursday Night Wounds One, Suspect at Large Police are searching for the suspect in a Union Square shooting that occurred late Thursday night and left one victim wounded. No Foul Play in Death of Somerville Woman Found in N.H. Salem, N.H., police say no foul play was involved in the death of a Somerville woman who was found dead in her car on Sunday. Police and Fire Celebrate…