Whitney Wilson watched the Notre Dame matching band practice at Clemente Field today in advance of Notre Dame's "home" game at Fenway Park against, um, Boston College - which, last we checked, was actually slightly closer to Fenway Park than South Bend.
When German immigrant Jacob Wirth started his eponymous restaurant in 1868, he offered both food and what we'd now probably call artisanal beer. That's Herr Wirth himself in the poster, in front of his restaurant on Eliot Street - a long-gone street across from the present location on Stuart Street.
Wirth was, of course, not alone: Lots of Germans flocked to Boston to work in the breweries of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury (and some lived in places like Germantown on the West Roxbury/Dedham line, which explains the Deutsches Altenheim on Centre Street).
The BPL has put together a collection of posters for old-time Boston breweries, which is cool to look at, but comes with a caveat: It's one of the collections at Digital Commonwealth, and if you spend time looking at the beer posters, you might be tempted to check out all the other collections they have and then you might wind up dropping everything else and just seeing what cool stuff they have and before you know it, it's dark and you've forgotten all the work you were supposed to do.
If you still needed convincing that Boston's Financial District is becoming more of Boston's Tech District, David Harris presents this photo of a guy tooling down the street on one of those new micro-Segwayish things this morning.
Yesterday, the Dorchester Reporter posted parts of an interview with US Rep. Steve Lynch in which he seemed to indicate he was fine with the president's plan to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees to the US:
His take: Of course the US can - and should - accept its share of Syrian asylum-seekers, which, considering the scope of the most acute refugee crisis since World War II, is actually quite modest.
"We can easily handle 10,000 Syrian refugees," said Lynch in an interview. "I've been to a number of these camps on the border and these are regular families: doctors and lawyers, barristers and business-owners. These are not poor and uneducated people. A lot of them are young kids and their moms. The average age is nine years old."
Public officials face very difficult challenges in an obviously dangerous world today. But proposals to simply exclude Syrian refugees as such lack the balance and humanitarian perspective needed at this time. For many months now we have watched Syrian individuals and families â€“ Muslim and Christian alike â€“ be driven from their homes and homeland and set adrift in a chaotic world, unprepared to provide for their safety or honor their humanity. The barbaric attacks in Paris, which demand a strong response and require policies that as best possible prevent recurrence, should not be used to efface the memory of Syrians and others from the Middle East and Africa who are desperately in need of shelter, support and safety.
Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Boston will continue its efforts to support a national policy on immigration based on humanitarian need regardless of place of origin. We pledge our cooperation with civic officials at all levels and ask the wider support of our communities as we seek to respond to our brothers and sisters who are indeed yearning to breathe free.
As Christians we try to live our lives in accordance with Jesusâ€™ Great Commandment - to love our neighbors as ourselves. We want safe homes, the freedom to worship, stable governments and opportunities to thrive. Our Syrian neighbors desire the same. Our faith also teaches us to welcome the stranger. Syrians seeking refuge, as well as the Somalians, Bhutanese, Iraqis, Central Americans and others, are neighbors worthy of our welcome and in need of our care. Our nation is founded on this welcome. We must make sure that we do not allow fear to overwhelm us, crowd out our compassion, or fundamentally change our character. We refuse to live as a Commonwealth scared of those unlike us.
McDonough, long over his days as the alcohol-infused Cuervo Man, describes the film:
When New York lawyer, Ronnie Russo, gets a surprise call from his childhood best friend with a dying wish, he apprehensively returns to the formerly beat-up Boston neighborhood of Roslindale for the first time in 25 years. On their last night together when they were both 12, after their final Little League baseball game together, Joey had proved how far he would go to protect him when Joeyâ€™s drunken father attacked them both. They haven't spoken since.
The Boston Business Journal reports on the unveiling of Boston Pharmaceuticals, a Cambridge drug company headed by a guy a French drug company fired as its CEO last year - in part because they didn't like the idea of him running the joint from his new home in the Boston area.
Our mission is to provide novel strategic alternatives to companies and academics wishing to further de-risk and unlock the value of life improving medicines. We combine our teamâ€™s extensive clinical and business experience and a long-term capital base to efficiently develop programs to key clinical milestones for partnering and commercialization.
A fire that broke out around 1:30 a.m. at 40 Champeney St. went to two alarms, did an estimated $500,000 in damage and sent one firefighter to the hospital for evaluation, the Boston Fire Department reports.
The cause of the fire, which broke out in the rear of the building, is under investigation, the department says.