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Caribbean Carnival back in Franklin Park
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Local News
Caribbean Carnival back in Franklin Park
Feathers, sequins and shimmering costumes filled Franklin Park Saturday afternoon as Boston residents gathered for the annual Caribbean Carnival.
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Airstream adventure: coastal camping comes to Falmouth, with a heavy dose of glamour
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Travel
Airstream adventure: coastal camping comes to Falmouth, with a heavy dose of glamour
Nestled off a quiet residential street in Falmouth sits an army of shiny, retrofitted Airstreams offering up a coastal getaway for urbanites who like the idea of camping but would prefer not to sleep on the ground. AutoCamp Cape Cod is Massachusetts’s newest glamp-site, renting the luxury campers and similarly styled tents just one mile from the Cape Cod coastline.
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A Taste of the Town: Fresh Food Generation
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Lifestyle
A Taste of the Town: Fresh Food Generation
Meet Maux Morgan, Executive Chef at Fresh Food Generation, a farm to plate Caribbean American food truck, catering and home delivery company.
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A Taste of the Town: Comfort Kitchen
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Lifestyle
A Taste of the Town: Comfort Kitchen
We are a Black, immigrant, and woman-owned business. Our food celebrates the flavors and ingredients of the African diaspora — global comfort food — connected globally through the spice trade. We believe that food is a vital aspect of community building and can't wait to bring Comfort Kitchen to Uphams Corner, where we'll celebrate the history, flavor and vibrant life of our neighborhood.
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Nubian Square comes alive with 'Nubian Nights'
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Arts & Culture
Nubian Square comes alive with 'Nubian Nights'
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through April 11, Nubian Square comes alive with the “Nubian Nights” installation, featuring jazz music and synchronized light projections on local businesses. Organized by the Roxbury Cultural District (RCD), the outdoor installations provides a safe, socially distanced art experience for the neighborhood.
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Little Free Libraries around Boston become donation centers
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Arts & Culture
Little Free Libraries around Boston become donation centers
Boston Public Library branches around the city are closed in accordance with COVID-19 social distancing measures, but communities are continuing to share books and hope via Little Free Libraries in their neighborhoods.
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Savoring the seed catalog
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Lifestyle
Savoring the seed catalog
On the last day of November my first 2020 seed catalog arrived. The timing could not have been better. Thanksgiving sticks a fork into the growing season, marking the end of harvest and ushering in a quiet time of rest and contemplation. Winter is the time to cozy up with a cup of tea and some reading material.
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The unsung onion
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Lifestyle
The unsung onion
The power of an onion is compounded by its dual personality. While a well-cooked onion gives its flavor selflessly, bringing harmony to a dish, raw onion is about contrast. Its presence is more of a fiery assault by an army of white lightsabers.
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A feast for the senses
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Lifestyle
A feast for the senses
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Cool beets
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Lifestyle
Cool beets
Winter came early this year, but the Belarusian cucumber farmers at my local market didn’t care. Their cucumber plants were long gone, their fruits having been turned into pickles, but they did have beets.
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Pomegranates: Mediterranean jewels
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Lifestyle
Pomegranates: Mediterranean jewels
As holiday talk builds to a festive pitch, and the cold darkness moves to embrace you, don’t sleep on pomegranate season. It’s on.
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Growing their own — Detroit farm inspires urban agriculture, business incubator
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Lifestyle
Growing their own — Detroit farm inspires urban agriculture, business incubator
Detroit’s D-Town Farm is a food oasis. Its seven acres produce not only food but a pathway to make the surrounding desert bloom. The farm’s parent organization, the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, has been making change happen since 2006, helping to put thousands of Detroit residents to work in their own neighborhoods, turning vacant lots into gardens, while lobbying the city to allow, if not encourage, urban agriculture.
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