FOOD & DRINK
"Lucky lady" $25 million scratch ticket winner wins again
BOSTON - The winner of a $25 million scratch ticket prize in the Massachusetts Lottery isn't done trying her luck. "Billion Dollar Extravaganza" jackpot player Desiree Fortini-Craft returned last week to the West Roxbury store where she bought her winning ticket, and added more to her total.Fortini-Craft took a selfie with the store owner and bought a few more of the $50 scratch tickets - the priciest ever sold by the state. This time, she scratched a $500 winner."She's very happy, she's excited. She bought a couple tickets, she won again," Baker Street Market co-owner Kathy Dakoyannis told WBZ-TV's Kristina...
WEEK AHEAD: Abington Celebrates Christmas this weekend
The Abington Celebrates’ action-packed Christmas Weekend kicks off Friday evening, Dec. 8th with the popular Ugly Sweater Ball hosted by the Abington Lions Club at the American Legion Post 112 from 7-11 p.m. $25 each. For reservations contact abingtonmalions.org. On Saturday morning, Dec. 9, the Friends of Abington Seniors...
Five Mouthwatering Massachusetts Restaurants You Didn’t Know Were Celebrity-Owned
Massachusetts is filled with so many fantastic eateries, it is hard to pick a favorite. From delicious farm-to-table restaurants in the Berkshire hills to some of the best Italian food outside of Italy in Boston's North End, and everything in between, Massachusetts is chock-full of culinary greatness. There is no...
Taunton man to compete in Jeopardy!’s Tournament of Champions
The Taunton resident and Vermont native went on a three-game winning streak earlier this year and was one game short of qualifying for the special tournament.
Iconic Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli Set to Enchant Boston with Unforgettable Performances
Attention music lovers! The iconic Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli, is set to grace the stage at TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA with his enchanting voice. The much-anticipated performance will span two days, beginning on Wednesday, December 6 at 3pm and concluding on Thursday, December 7 at 7pm.
New Massachusetts Restaurant Named One of Best in America
We are so fortunate to live in one of the best foodie areas of the country, so when a new restaurant opens, and grabs national attention...well, it's something to tell everyone. Esquire.com has released it's 50 best new restaurants list for 2023, and amidst the Los Angeles, Chicago and New...
Local sea turtle hospital races to save those that wash up on the Cape
A Kemp’s ridley sea turtle flapped its flippers up and down as Dr. Kathryn Tuxbury, a senior veterinarian at the New England Aquarium conducted a physical exam on Monday. “So, I’m checking, palpating inside the body cavity, the coelomic cavity, checking for abnormally big kidneys, things like that,” Tuxbury said as she took a close look at the turtle in front of her.
Tony Award winning musical "The Band's Visit" comes to Boston
BOSTON - Boston audiences are in for a transformative experience, as "The Band's Visit" takes the stage at the Huntington Theatre in Boston.The premise is simple, a transportation mix-up strands a group of Egyptian musicians in a small Israeli town for 24 hours."It's about connection. It's about people who would not normally otherwise mingle with each other, who would not exist in the same space," actor Brian Thomas Abraham told us.The Tony Award winning musical is unlike any other, with no big production numbers."The music comes more organically through the moments, rather than 'and now we sing,'" actress Jennifer Apple...
These weymouth, MA based Puppies are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around weymouth.
Tips to keep your dog safe amid mysterious illness
BOSTON - The mystery dog illness going around the country has some pet owners concerned about their walks. Should people be avoiding other dogs? What about bowls of water outside of stores? The list of concerns is growing, so we spoke with the experts. "It's not new. We have been seeing these cases since fall of 2022," said Dr. Camille Alander, a veterinarian at Bond Vet in Boston. "As long as your dog is healthy, and up on their vaccination, there is not much they can't do at this point and time." Area veterinarians say the illness is not as threatening as...
Do you know these 5 South Shore holiday traditions? Name your favorite
QUINCY − Every family has its own traditions for the holiday season, whether it involves gifts, food, decorations, music, get-togethers or all of the above. But some holiday traditions are shared among families, sometimes for generations. Here are five that will bring back old memories for some people and might create new memories...
What to order at Buttermilk & Bourbon
Here’s how a homegrown celebrity chef does Southern comfort food. Jason Santos hails from the suburbs north of Boston and has filmed culinary TV shows like “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Bar Rescue” all over the U.S. But the celebrity chef had never visited New Orleans until fairly recently—and then he couldn’t stop thinking about it. “I just fell in love with the food, the people, everything,” says Santos. A charming, subterranean restaurant space that became available in an old building on Commonwealth Avenue reminded him of the city’s vibe and ultimately inspired his now-booming Buttermilk & Bourbon.
Double Delight: Two $100,000 Lottery Wins in Massachusetts
On a sunny December 3, 2023, two individuals from Massachusetts had their lives changed forever when they each won an astounding $100,000 in the Mass Cash lottery. The lucky winners found their fortunes at two different locations in the state, making it a day to remember for both of them.
P!nk bringing 2024 Summer Carnival Tour to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — P!NK announced is bringing her 2024 Summer Carnival Tour to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The 17-city tour includes a stop on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the home of the New England Patriots. The tour will feature special guest, friend, and award-winning artist Sheryl Crow, along with The Script and KidCutUp as support across all dates.
Festive Flakes Tomorrow Morning
Today it felt like winter and tomorrow it will look like winter (for some of us). Temperatures this morning actually weren’t too bad, waking up in the 30s. The problem was a lot of clouds today and a north wind that pumped in colder air all afternoon, our temperatures made zero progress from this morning.
Boston Has An Array Of Great New Pizzerias All Over The City
Whether you are walking Boston’s North End, Harvard Square in Cambridge, or Union Square in Somerville you are in the neighborhood of some great new pizza pots in the greater Boston area. Let’s be honest, Massachusetts as a whole is not known for being one of the top states...
Mass. State Lottery winner: 2 $100,000 tickets sold for ‘Mass Cash’ drawing
There were two winning $100,000 tickets sold in Sunday night’s “Mass Cash” drawing, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery. One winning ticket was sold at Jenny’s Market, located at 992 Middle St. in Weymouth, while the other ticket was sold at Tewksbury Market, located at 160 Shawsheen St. in Tewksbury, according to lottery officials.
Blackbird Doughnuts opens 7th Greater Boston location
[This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.]. This summer, it was reported that a local group of gourmet doughnut shops would be opening a new outlet in a growing development just west of Boston, and now we have learned that it is up and running. According to its website,...
Legendary ’80s Boston Bands Reunite for Benefit Concert
A pair of legendary ’80s Boston bands are reuniting for a worthy cause in January. And it’s a “One Night Only” situation, so take note. O Positive formed in the suburbs west of Boston in 1983. They were invited to perform in the Rock & Roll Rumble in 1985, and while they didn’t make the finals, they did make an EP, 1985’s Only Breathing, that put them on the map. Throughout the rest of the ’80s and into the ’90s, O Positive were a Boston scene mainstay, getting plenty of airplay on radio stations like WBCN and WFNX.