Whale mural on Planet Storage building in the South End

public art, Tyson Andree, ink blockThe whale mural that has been visible from the Planet Self Storage building along Boston’s Southeast Expressway since the early 1990s has disappeared from view on I-93 ever since the Troy Boston residential building was erected.  According to a recent story in The Boston Globe, a fourth whale is going to be added to Planet Self Storage building.  The additional whale still won’t be visible to those on the highway but rather will face the Ink Block.

The developer behind the Ink Block, National Development, has commissioned Brookline graffiti artist, Tyson Andree, to spray-paint the new mural on a 15-foot-high by 68-foot-long section of Planet Self Storage’s northern wall, facing the Ink Block. The project should be finished by this weekend.

Boston Chops two year anniversary party

Boston Chops Anniversary PartyLast night Boston Chops rolled out the red carpet (literally) to celebrate their 2nd anniversary.

The party included great food, plenty of alcohol and music. The friendly crowd was comprised of past and present staff, patrons and neighbors. Below are some photographs that Sergio snapped on my behalf from last night’s party.

Thank you to everyone who posed for a photograph and congratulations again to Brian, Chris and the Boston Chops team on the second year anniversary.

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Dinnerfest 2015 is this Sunday

victory programs, blc, boston living centerVictory Programs will hold their annual Dinnerfest fundraiser on Sunday, April 26th from 3-6PM at The Red Lantern Restaurant in Boston in the South End and tickets still remain.

This fundraiser has been going on in Boston for years and helps this organization provide critical services to our community.   With more than 100 packages from Boston’s best restaurants it also provides you with an opportunity to feel good about donating to a worthy charity and getting a chance to bid on dining packages from some of the best restaurants in Boston.  Get your tickets to the event here.


Don’t fret we are “this close” to it being Friday!

This Close to Friday


HayEnjoy this farmer themed mancandy post, which I’m referring to as “Hay” not to be confused with “Hey”.


DTX Roche Bros Groceries opens April 29th

Boston, grocery store, roche brothersLast Monday The Boston Globe reported that Roche Bros. Supermarkets will open the doors of its new 25,000 square foot flagship grocery store in Downtown Crossing on Wednesday,  April 29. I’m just happy to see life coming back to Downtown Crossing and a viable grocery store moving into the Downtown Crossing neighborhood.

The new Roche Bros. will feature grab-and-go items as well as several hot and cold food bars on the ground floor.  A lower level, which formerly housed Filene’s Basement, will house a traditional grocery store with a bakery, deli, specialty cheeses, meats and fresh seafood.

Rosie O’Donnell comes to Provincetown

PtownMemorial Day Weekend – a.k.a. Baby Dyke Weekend in Provincetown – Mark Cortale proudly presents the launch of the Broadway at Town Hall series, starring Emmy Winner and cultural icon Rosie O’Donnell.

Accompanying Rosie will be Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky who will join Rosie as pianist and host for the evening.

Rosie O’Donnell show Sunday, May 24th – Memorial Day Wkd

For more information about the show at the Town Hall and to purchase tickets which are certain to sell out, link here.