August 2019

Harvard Book Store Commemorates the Bowling Green Massacre

first_imgHarvard Book Store Commemorates the ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ They suggested some further reading on fascism and misinformation. Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! 2/9/2017, 10:37 a.m. The campaign to mourn imaginary victims is not yet over. Sean Spicer this week repeatedly cited terrorist attacks in Boston, San Bernardino and…. Atlanta. There was not an Islamist terrorist attack in Atlanta. He has since said he goofed, and meant to cite the mass shooting in Orlando.Never remember. Always forget. Print By Spencer Buell· Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* 000 Visitors to the Harvard Book Store are being greeted by a solemn tribute to the lives lost in the “Bowling Green Massacre.”Along with a sign “commemorating the victims of” the nonexistent tragedy, the store offers shoppers some recommended reading that includes titles on fascism, anti-intellectualism, dystopia, and “assholes.”The display is a jab at Trump mouthpiece Kellyanne Conway, who repeatedly cited an attack in the Kentucky city as justification for Trump’s controversial immigration ban. Except, there was no such attack in Bowling Green, and Conway has been thoroughly roasted this week for the gaffe. She now says she meant to refer to two Iraqi refugees in Kentucky who were imprisoned for trying to send money and weapons to al-Qaeda in 2011. A lot of creativity has gone into mocking the Trump team over the slip-up, which critics have seen as more evidence that the White House is being reckless, is needlessly sowing fear, and is abandoning facts in service of an extreme immigration agenda.Demonstrators in New York on Friday held a “vigil” for the “victims” of the massacre (“Never remember, always forget,” they chanted).Someone made a website for “The Bowling Green Massacre Victims Fund.”  A “donate” button redirects to the ACLU. The display at HBS, a neighborhood institution that has been operating in Cambridge since 1932, is the latest to make not-subtle critiques of the new administration.Special promotions at the shop in recent days have included a shelf of children’s books for Muslim youth, along with signs reading “you are welcome” and “you belong.”last_img read more

A Boston Startup Lets You Support Local Charities While Buying Coffee

first_img By Jacqueline Cain· Print 3/22/2017, 5:38 p.m. A Boston Startup Lets You Support Local Charities While Buying Coffee Save room for philanthropy in your cup with We the People Coffee and Tea. Photo by Jacqueline CainWhen Nicole Reihl-Molloy steps inside a cafe, she’s filled with positive energy. She loves coffee, tea, and the convivial atmosphere that develops around them. But with her startup, We the People Coffee & Tea, she’s making those good vibes even more tangible: The online retail company donates 10 percent of each sale to a local charity of the buyer’s choice.The Plymouth native was living in Las Vegas when she decided to brush up on her caffeine knowledge. She signed up for classes at the American Barista Coffee School in Portland, Ore., to learn more about the industry. She has a background in business, and like many young entrepreneurs, a desire to have a good impact on the world. When she decided to start her own coffee company, she wanted to make sure it mattered. But also, “Whatever I create has to fit seamlessly into people’s daily routines,” Reihl-Molloy says. In other words: Make it easy for people to do good. “You can feel helpless when you think about trying to solve the problems in the world,” she says. She noticed people feeling frustrated by this, even before 2016. “I felt like we were so disconnected. Fast-forward to the election, it shined a light on how divided our country really is, and I think people are ready to do something to come together again.”Since launching We the People in December, this has proven true. The response to the action-based business model has been great, Reihl-Molloy says, with the company nearly out of its initial inventory. Most of the customers have been first-time buyers, and since she’s done little advertising, it’s word-of-mouth that has brought them to her site.We the People Coffee & Tea is launching in the 100 most populated U.S. cities, but so far, its network of charities is limited to about 30 different groups in Boston. Since she lives in the area, those are the groups Reihl-Molloy is most familiar with. We the People is definitely taking recommendations for groups from other cities. Reihl-Molloy wants to know what matters to local people, as unity is a driving mission, she says.The online retail shop can be a tool for groups to get exposure to a new audience, too: Reihl-Molloy’s small team researches suggestions, and writes a bio on the site for each non-profit. Users can explore by category—education, animals, women’s health, environmental, etc.—to find a worthy beneficiary.“We really want to empower our customers to create the change they wish to see in the world, how they want to see it, and where they want to see it,” she says. And also, she wants them to enjoy a fine cup of coffee or tea. Since the business developed on the West Coast, Reihl-Molloy’s organic coffee and tea suppliers are both based in Oregon. While brick-and-mortar operations aren’t in the business plan just yet, that is something Reihl-Molloy would like to explore down the road, she says. In the meantime, users can make one-time purchases, or sign up for a monthly subscription to donate regularly, and never run out of coffee.“Not for nothing, if you start your day by giving back, it sets a positive tone for the rest of the day,” she says.Reihl-Molloy created a discount code for Boston magazine readers: If you spend $50 or more at wethepeoplecoffee.com, enter FREESHIPBOSMAG317 at checkout for free shipping.center_img Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter. Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.* 000last_img read more

Travel Deal A Weekend Getaway to Kennebunkport

first_imgTravel Deal: A Weekend Getaway to Kennebunkport Complete with your very own stocked bar cart. Sign up for Weekender. Arts, events, pop culture, and more.* Keep your weekends full of the coolest things to do around Boston with our weekly Weekender newsletter. By Madeline Bilis· Printcenter_img 5/1/2017, 10:52 a.m. 000 Life’s too short to stay put.Explore New England and beyond with our weekly travel deal highlights.Photo courtesy of Cape Arundel Inn & ResortThe On the Rocks packageWhere: Cape Arundel Inn & Resort, 208 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, MaineWhen: Through June 22, 2017How much: Starting at $379 per nightThe Cape Arundel Inn & Resort in Kennebunkport just revamped its luxury guest rooms. Lucky for you, they’re debuting with a new special. Prepare to kick back for a relaxing two nights in the redesigned Rockbound Bungalow, which offers six rooms with luxurious Frette linens, sliding French doors, and panoramic front porch views of the ocean.The resort’s “On the Rocks” package is the best way to enjoy those in-room views. Once you arrive, you’re greeted with your own fully stocked bar cart. It’s complete with a mixologist’s essentials, and is strategically positioned next to those French doors so you can sip your homemade cocktail from your private balcony. To top it off, the package also comes with a noon check-out time.For more information, visit capearundelinn.com.last_img read more

The City Council Just Took a Stand in Support of Bostons Haitian

first_img 5/17/2017, 4:32 p.m. Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* By Spencer Buell· Photo via iStock/PixonianBoston’s City Council voted Wednesday to call on the Trump administration to protect the thousands of Haitians living in Massachusetts, who may be sent home if their immigration status is allowed to expire.UniversalHub reports the vote, held at a Wednesday hearing, was unanimous.The Haitian immigrants have been here since the U.S. offered temporary protected status (TPS) to those displaced by a deadly earthquake in the Caribbean nation in 2010. That status needs to be extended every 18 months, which President Obama continued to do during his term. A decision from the Department of Homeland Security is due Tuesday, May 23. Their status expires in July.“What people have to understand is that the Haitian TPS holders are hard workers,” Councilor Tim McCarthy said at the hearing, according to UniversalHub. “Let’s stand up for neighbors, our loved ones, our city,” said Council President Michelle Wu said.There are about 4,000 Haitians living around Boston under the TPS program, and nearly 60,000 nationwide. Advocates say forcing them to return to a country still dealing with the fallout from the earthquake—as well as an outbreak of cholera and a shortage of food—is both inhumane and unnecessary. They argue that the Haitians are not a drain on state or city resources, and councilors today pointed to the fact that they contribute about $40 million in taxes here each year. The Globe also reported this weekend that the state’s Haitian population makes up a large portion of workers in the state’s home health industry, and that many have raised families and bought homes here over the last seven years.Regardless, according to an AP report last week, leaked emails show federal immigration officials have quietly sought to dig up examples of crimes committed by Haitians in order to bolster the case for expelling them. The officials also sought information about the impact of the TPS recipients on welfare programs, the AP reports, even though they are not eligible for those benefits.It’s not clear how much of an impact the City Council’s move will have on the White House, which has also made so-called “sanctuary cities” like Boston a target of its ire. Also this year, the City Council voted to affirm the sanctuary status of Boston Public Schools.But pressure is mounting as next week’s deadline looms. A bipartisan group of politicians, among them both Florida Republican Marco Rubio and Massachusetts Democrat Ed Markey, have advocated for an extension. So has the Globe twice on its editorial page, framing the decision on whether to let the migrants stay, or kick them out, “a critical litmus test for the temporary protected status program, [and] also a telling statement about American values.”Massachusetts General Maura Healey and state Senator Linda Dorcena Forry have also spoken out. They sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly yesterday arguing that if the government does not extend Haitians’ TPS status it “would tear families apart and send productive individuals back to a country currently unable to provide for their needs.”Mayor Marty Walsh sent letters to both Kelly and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. “The Haitian diaspora has enriched and strengthened our City in immeasurable ways,” read the letters, which note that 16,000 Haitians live in Boston. “It is our moral imperative as Americans to stand with those in need, and I urge you to exercise your discretion to extend TPS for Haitians until they can safely return to Haiti.”Letters supporting the Haitians here via TPS have been signed by faith leaders and doctors around the country, including many in Boston.center_img The City Council Just Took a Stand in Support of Boston’s Haitian Immigrants They could be sent back unless Trump acts to protect them. 000 Printlast_img read more

On the Market A Charming TwoFamily in Somerville

first_img 6/8/2017, 9:39 a.m. Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. Photo courtesy of Compass9-11 Campbell Park, SomervillePrice: $1,250,000Size: 2,632 square feetBedrooms: 5Baths: 2Tucked away on a side street near Davis Square, this updated two-family building in Somerville is the perfect live/rent property. It was built in 1891 and offers a blend of antique charm and modern updates.The first floor boasts a renovated kitchen, an airy living room with French doors, and a bathroom with double vanities. Above, the second unit comprises two levels. There’s a formal dining room with a built-in china cabinet, three bedrooms, an almost 500-square foot attic, and a private deck. The property also has a modest backyard patio with space for a small garden.For information, contact Bigelow/Irving, Compass, compass.com.Photo courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassThe Boston Home team has curated a list of the best home design and home remodeling professionals in Boston, including architects, builders, kitchen and bath experts, lighting designers, and more. Get the help you need with FindIt/Boston’s guide to home renovation pros. Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* By Madeline Bilis· center_img For Sale/Rent On the Market: A Charming Two-Family in Somerville It’s minutes from Davis Square. Print 000last_img read more

Oops Dunkin Donuts Gave Out Eagles World Champions Cups in Massachusetts

first_img Print Sports Oops: Dunkin’ Donuts Gave Out Eagles “World Champions” Cups in Massachusetts Plastic iced coffee cups with the Super Bowl rival’s logo were sent to Attleboro by mistake. 9/4/2018, 10:35 a.m. By Spencer Buell· 3140314center_img Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! istock/deepblue4you ; Eagles logo via Brian Wilson on Flickr/ Creative Commons; Pats logo via Charlie Lyons-Pardue on Flickr/Creative CommonsRepping the local team on your merchandise is good for business. It must be, considering the lengths Dunkin’ Donuts goes to in order to link its brand with both the Red Sox and our beloved Patriots. But in case all those cardboard cut-outs and music videos of Gronk and Big Papi had you confused, the hometown coffee corporation does not actually root for the local teams in the way you or I might. Exhibit A: The case of the Eagles “world champions” cups in Attleboro.Thanks to a snafu somewhere along the line, Dunkin’ Donuts this week has been forced to apologize to its customers in Pats country following reports from patrons at a Dunks in Attleboro that their iced drinks were being served in cups celebrating the Philadelphia team’s victory in the Super Bowl.“This must be a joke!” wrote Attleboro resident Patti Mullaly Panzer, in a post on a Facebook page for residents of the city, which is located mere miles from Gillette Stadium. “Look at the cup my husband received when he got my iced tea this morning.” Emblazoned with the Eagles logo, it also declared Dunkin’ Donuts was the “OFFICIAL COFFEE OF THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES.”Dunkin Donuts, which sponsors the Eagles & Patriots, mistakingly sent Eagles champs cups to Massachusetts to the chagrin of angry Patriots fans. The company has apologized for the mixup (via @TSCPolitics) pic.twitter.com/gekv8csDkX— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 3, 2018So what happened? It appears there was some kind of mix up at the location, and a shipment of cups bound for Philly somehow ended up in Massachusetts. In a statement to the Boston Globe, Dunkin’ cleared things up: “We appreciate our loyal customers for bringing this to our attention, and we are taking steps to ensure all of our local stores are stocked with the correct cups. Go Pats!”Go Pats, you say? Tell that to the cup. Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.*last_img read more

The Best Costume Shops in Boston These Vintage Clothing Stores

first_img Print By Olivia Gehrke and Sarah McCullough· Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! Need a costume in a hurry? No need to fork over fistfuls of cash to Amazon for flimsy factory-made duds—Boston’s multitude of thrift shops, vintage vendors, and (yes) costume stores offer unique, fashionable pieces at a fraction of the cost. Here are a few of our favorite local outfitters.Bobby from Boston photo by Adrian Bischoff on FlickrBobby from BostonBobby Garnett—the late New England fashion legend, who provided costumes for nearly 50 Hollywood films, including A Bronx Tale, A Beautiful Mind, and Moonrise Kingdom—may be gone, but the South End clothing shop he founded lives on. Located just a stone’s throw from SoWa Vintage Market, this is the go-to destination for men looking to find great deals on classic old-time apparel and accessories. Although this store is known for stocking high-end vintage menswear, there’s also a small selection of women’s clothing, including cocktail dresses from the ’60s and ’70s.450 Harrison Ave., Boston, 617-423-9299, bobbyfrombostonvintage.com.Boomerangs photo by Ben Sheldon on FlickrBoomerangsOwned and operated by AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, Boomerangs supplies a dizzying range of high-quality new, vintage, and lightly used pieces. In addition to its wide range of men’s and women’s clothing, this thrift store’s merchandise includes books, home goods, electronics, and furniture. And Boomerangs offers one of the most feel-good shopping experiences around: In addition to the exhilaration of scoring a major bargain, you can revel in the fact that proceeds from your purchase support AIDS Action’s work.716 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, 617-524-5120; 1870 Centre St., West Roxbury, 617-323-0262; 563 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-758-6128; 1407 Washington St., Boston, 617-456-0996; shopboomerangs.org.Dorothy’s Boutique photo by Jon DiamondDorothy’s BoutiqueWhether you’re searching for finishing touches to your Halloween ensemble or need to build your spooky getup from scratch, Dorothy’s stocks all the essentials. While this venerable Mass. Ave. shop is open year-round, it becomes a mandatory stop for Halloween season, with superhero masks, funky wigs, and glittery go-go boots filling every square inch of the storefront. Just don’t wait until the very last minute, or you may find yourself waiting in a line that snakes around the block.190 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, 617-262-9255, dorothysboutique.biz.Garment District photo by sid on FlickrThe Garment District (and Boston Costume)If you’re looking for a Halloween costume, or just a cool new outfit, the Garment District offers a huge selection of merchandise filling two floors of clothing racks from every decade of the last 70 years of fashion history. Open since 1986, this “alternative department store” supplies new and used apparel for women and men at below-market prices. It’s also the home of Boston Costume, your source for wigs, capes, fake noses, and any other theme party accessories you can dream up. With over 40,000 pieces of vintage and contemporary clothes on sale every day there really is “something for everyone” here.200 Broadway St., Cambridge, 617-876-5230, garmentdistrict.com.Oona’s photo by L. on FlickrOona’sStocking a highly curated selection of vintage and modern clothing for men and women—think Twiggy-era shift dresses, sequined Valentino jackets, and Hawaiian-print shirts—Oona’s offers quality fashion pieces at boutique prices. Established in 1972, this secondhand boutique prides itself on being one of the city’s oldest vintage and designer resale stores. Stop in to shop apparel from brands like Dusen Dusen and Wray, as well as funky accessories, jewelry, and shoes.1210 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-491-2654, oonasboston.com.Raspberry Beret photo by Raspberry Beret on FlickrRaspberry BeretWith multiple Massachusetts locations, this women’s boutique specializes in contemporary consignment. Featuring new inventory every day, Raspberry Beret is an indispensable resource for funky, trendy, and classic styles of carefully selected mint-condition clothing and accessories. This shop carries apparel both bold and elegant, vintage and high-end. Some brands you may find in-store include Ann Taylor, BCBG, Calvin Klein, Free People, Lily Pulitzer, and Michael Kors.Multiple locations; raspberryberet.us.Photo provided by Recollective VintageRecollectiveHaving made appearances at everything from Brimfield to the Brooklyn Flea, this Southie shop won us over with its très chic secondhand fashion curated from vendors around New England. Need some retro flair, fast? Choose a groovy ascot or opt for some chunky aqua bangles. Or browse the selection the flowy floral maxi dresses, studded denim jackets, and paisley patterned blouses of yesteryear that line the shop’s exposed-brick walls. But don’t stop thrifting with your soon-to-be wardrobe staples—search through the stacks of shabby-chic suitcases or charmingly weathered street signs to spice up your space, too.416 W. Broadway, Boston, 617-863-7938, shoprecollective.com.SoWa Vintage Market photo by mgstanton on FlickrSoWa Vintage MarketOpen every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., this indoor bazaar is the premier destination for treasure hunters on the lookout for antiques, vintage, collectibles, art, and more. Throughout the year, thrifters can browse the wares of a wide selection of vendors offering curated collections of anything from midcentury evening wear and costume jewelry to retro furniture and home décor. Love antiquated curiosities and fun bargains? This is the place for you.450 Harrison Ave., Boston, sowavintagemkt.com.Photo provided by Vivant VintageVivant VintageIn a past life, Vivant Vintage peddled its small selection of edgy used clothing from a tricycle-powered cart. While the shop still maintains a pop-up presence around Boston, it put down roots in 2014, now selling its quirky collection—with items ranging from throwback band T-shirts and rough-and-tumble leather jackets to one-of-a-kind bolo ties—from the cozy confines of a brick-and-mortar Allston den. Don’t know where to start? Enlist Vivant Vintage’s staff to help you put together an eclectic outfit for any occasion.318 Lincoln St., Allston, 857-228-8565, vivantvintage.com.Note: This post features reporting from a 2015 roundup of vintage clothing stores in Boston. 1061107center_img 10/3/2018, 2:33 p.m. Shopping The Best Costume Shops in Boston? These Vintage Clothing Stores Your contest-winning outfit awaits. Sign up for Weekender. Arts, events, pop culture, and more.*last_img read more

2019 US Open Brooks Koepka made this girls day after amazing par

first_imgPEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Brooks Koepka may act like golf’s resident tough guy, but deep down, he’s just a big softy.He proved that on the second hole of his final round at the 2019 U.S. Open.Koepka’s 2nd hole on Sunday was a little messy. A rare error off the tee left him in the deep rough to the right of the fairway. His hack out of the rough could only advance him into the ravine in front of the green. From there, he hit an amazing shot to just a few feet from the hole, which ensured he saved an unlikely par.The rough doesn’t bother @BKoepka. He made this look way too easy. 💪 pic.twitter.com/8jOU3wqWne— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 16, 2019But the best part of all came after he finished the hole. He took his ball, walked over to the crowd, and gave it to a young girl who was watching nearby.A gift from @BKoepka.She can’t help but smile. #LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/3ughJFfZ2h— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 16, 2019It was a brilliant moment that made this young golf fan’s day. I mean, just look at that smile!last_img read more