A reader of GateHouse's Transcript took a look at the annual circulation form in the paper the other week and was shocked to see how few people now take the paper: In a neighborhood of roughly 30,000 people - about 12,000 households - barely more than 200 people now subscribe (and only 8 people bought it at a newsstand).
WGBH and Yankee Magazine begin filming this month on a new series aimed at highlighting the, well, main streets and back roads of New England, only with a different theme song - and aimed at a national audience.
Weekends With Yankee will start a 13-episode run in April, WGBH announced today.
Viewers will be guided through New England by Emmy Award-winning TV travel host, explorer and author Richard Wiese. The series will tap into Yankeeâ€™s insider secrets and behind-the-scenes access to the unique attractions that define the region, and the hidden New England that only locals know. Wiese will be joined in his travels by Yankeeâ€™s Senior Food Editor, Amy Traverso, who will share the recipes, local flavors and sense of community that make up the fabric of the region's food and dining scene.
Landlord Michael Argiros goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Nov. 1 to seek permission to build a 40-unit, three-story condo building on Lagrange Street near Centre where the old Armstrong asthma-inhaler factory now molders.
The board rejected his proposal in April, in part because he planned to use modular components built in a factory rather than using more traditional building techniques. The board took the action even though construction methods are not normally considered zoning issues.
Argiros and nearby residents have been feuding over the property for more than two years now, with some residents saying they will resist anything short of some single-family homes, stores or a parking lot for the nearby businesses on Centre Street.
Our own SwirlyGrrl took a walk down to the end of Long Wharf today to see the effects of the "king tide," a high tide two feet higher than normal caused by the alignment of the sun and moon - but which experts say will become the normal tide by 2050 as the polar ice sheets continue to melt and sea temperatures rise.