Macy’s kicks off the holiday season with tree lighting and usual fanfare

Good old holiday joy is once again back in Boston. Setting off the merriest of seasons is Macy’s with their annual lighting of their Christmas tree, with a small ceremony to celebrate their iconic tree above Washington Street in Downtown Crossing.   Traditionally, the lighting of the tree would happen on ground level and the …

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S/O/S: Business Women Coming to Boston’s Aid

An ingenious business model for distributing healthcare items and toiletries was born not in a marketing office or board room, but in a corporate bathroom. The idea sprung from a shared moment of solidarity in the workplace between two strong-minded and thoughtful business women. Susanna Twarog and Robina Verbeek formed their business in 2017 when …

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Life and commerce start to return to Back Bay

Business is moving again in Boston. After a tough couple of months with ongoing quarantine and shutdowns due to Covid-19, things are finally starting to open again with Governor Charlie Baker approving stage 2 of recovery plan for Massachusetts businesses. Things aren’t quite perfect, but Boston’s reopening seems to have the majority of carrying a …

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Nortons show goes on — despite not having a live awards ceremony

This year, the Elliot Norton Award show “went on” but it was a decidedly different event from years past. The annual awards ceremony, at which the best of Boston’s theater offerings is recognized, was broadcast online by the Boston Theatre Critics Association on May 11, th The nominations ranged from Boston productions from April 1st …

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Of Statues, Stones, & Social-Distancing in the Time of a Pandemic

BOSTON — The world is in a state of upheaval and Boston is no exception. Yet, even with empty streets, businesses closing doors, and people sealing themselves inside as part of the quarantining efforts, Boston is finding a way to maintain its spirit and fun in the face of a greater challenge. Commonwealth Avenue’s colors …

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Practicing ‘social distancing’? Here’s some entertainment you can enjoy from home

In light of the recent events keeping us all inside and deprived of more public forms of entertainment. Here’s a list of 10 shows that are best to binge while stuck at home: Parks & Recreation, Netflix A Comedy that defines Classic. While this show may have wrapped five years ago and never got the …

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‘Plata Quemada’ offers a study in high-stakes emotion

Based on a real-life, 1960s, bank heist pulled off by four criminals, the chase by a corrupt law enforcement officer, and the siege where the criminal protagonists make their final stand, Plata Quemada is a play that carries itself on both strong performances and bold direction with its integration of graphic novel elements. It at …

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Corey C. Griffin Foundation raises $1.6 million

COPLEY SQUARE — Narly 1,000 guests attended the 12th annual Boston Winter Ball on Saturday, February 8, 2020, to support the Corey C. Griffin Foundation. The sold-out event, which was held in the glamorous ballroom at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel, raised $1.6 million to support the Boston community through the foundation’s scholarships and student …

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Laurence Fishburne, Jared Harris dazzle the crowd at San Diego International Film Festival

SAN DIEGO – Six days brought the film world to San Diego as the 18th installment of the San Diego International Film Festival stole the focus from Los Angeles last week and saw the Southern California premiere of several films that are already generating award season buzz. That hum intensified into a roar with the …

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