000 Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. 4/14/2017, 10:30 a.m. By Jamie Ducharme· Print Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.* Each of the 30,000 people running the 2017 Boston Marathon has a unique story. In this mini-series, we’ll bring some of them to light.Ana Febres-Cordero/Photo providedAna Febres-CorderoAge: 20Location: ConcordPast Boston Marathon Appearances: 0Her Marathon Story:Ana Febres-Cordero began training for the Boston Marathon in January, but her story begins last October.After years of brushing off depressive thoughts, thinking they were nothing serious, Febres-Cordero attempted suicide in her Dickinson College freshman dorm room last fall. Her friends walked in and got her to a hospital, but something changed that day.“I got home and one of the first things I wanted to do was post about it on my Instagram,” she remembers. “It was just this gut feeling inside me. I kept telling myself that this isn’t something that I can hide, or that I want to hide, because it’s a part of me now.”Though Febres-Cordero knew that she wanted to share her story, she didn’t know how—until her father, Rafael, showed her McLean Hospital’s Deconstructing Stigma campaign, an art exhibit that aims to normalize mental illness. It was the perfect fit.“I just looked at my mom and my dad and I told them, ‘This is it,’” she recalls.On Monday, Ana and her father will run the Boston Marathon—Ana for the first time, Rafael for the fourth—to raise money for both McLean Hospital and the Deconstructing Stigma campaign. Ana will also appear in the next iteration of the exhibition, to be on display at an as-yet-undecided location.While the Febres-Corderos are pouring their energy into sharing Ana’s story and smashing stigmas associated with mental illness, training for the marathon has also proved an incredible shared experience.“The decision that she has made to share her story to help others like her, that is special,” Rafael says. “It’s an act of tremendous courage to do that. It’s a very, very special opportunity, and I’m treasuring every single second.”Ana, a former high school cross-country runner, adds that training day-in and day-out has been invaluable.“[Running has] always been something for me to put all my energy into,” she says. “At the end of the run, I just stop and I take this huge deep breath and I have a clear perspective again, and a clear mind. It’s almost like waking up again. I’m ready to take on the day after a run.”And with the biggest race of her life just days away, Ana says her energy is fixed on that post-run feeling.“Crossing the finish line,” she says. “That’s all I can think of right now.”To donate to Ana and Rafael’s fundraiser, click here. My Boston Marathon Story: Ana Febres-Cordero The suicide survivor is running to de-stigmatize mental illness.
5/17/2017, 3:26 p.m. Warren, Markey Call for Investigation into Attorney General Jeff Sessions Senate Democrats believe Sessions was involved in the dismissal of FBI director James Comey. 000 By Kyle Scott Clauss· Photo via APSenate Democrats including Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are calling for an investigation into Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s involvement in the dismissal of FBI director James Comey.In a letter to the Department of Justice, the eight senators say Sessions “appears to have been intimately involved” in Comey’s firing, which would be a violation of his own recusal.Sessions previously agreed to recuse himself from the FBI’s investigation into Russian tampering in the 2016 presidential campaign, during which he served as surrogate for President Donald Trump and held two undisclosed meetings with the Russian envoy.“It is imperative that the American people have faith in the institutions that are investigating the influence a hostile foreign power may have had on our presidential campaign, election, and the current administration of President Trump,” the letter reads.The eight senators, which include Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, pose three questions to the DOJ: to what extent is Sessions required by law to recuse himself from investigations into the Trump campaign; what was the scope of his March 2 recusal; and did his involvement in Comey’s dismissal violate either this recusal or department protocol?“His involvement seems to be a clear violation of his recusal,” the letter says,” and can only be construed as an attempt to influence an ongoing investigation that threatens to examine his own role in the 2016 presidential campaign, as well as other elements of President Trump’s campaign and administration.” 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.* Print read more
By Jacqueline Cain· What to Eat (and Drink) This Weekend Beer, outside; Vesuvian tomatoes, Yemenite chicken and waffles and pumpkin baba, and more. 10/20/2017, 12:25 p.m. 000 Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.* Pints await at the Trillium Garden on the Greenway. / Photo provided by TrilliumBeer, OutsideNot sure what we did to deserve this, Boston, but we are looking ahead at another October weekend of sunny-and-75. Take advantage of it with some outdoor drinking. The Trillium Garden on the Greenway is still open regular hours (Wednesday-Friday, 4-10 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.), and intends to keep the Trillium beer and Westport Rivers wine flowing until the end of October. Bonus: Stoked Pizza Truck will be there tonight. In Cambridge, the hidden patio at Atwood’s Tavern is going Belgian for the weekend. Tickets are still available to all sessions of Belgium in the Backyard, an outdoor event showcasing rare beers from some of Belgium’s finest, La Chouffe, Duvel, Ommegang, Maredsous, and Liefmanns. The kitchen is serving up sweet and savory waffles and more Belgian-inspired fare. The entry fee includes a pint glass, and your first pour.Belgium in the Backyard, $15 per session, Saturday, October 21-Monday, October 23, various times, 877 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617-864-2792, atwoodstavern.com, Facebook.Twice-fried Yemenite Fried Chicken & Waffles at Simcha in Rozzie. / Photo providedYemenite Chicken and Waffles, Pumpkin Baba, and Lamb Belly HashJust a couple more weekends to try the Chubby Chickpea chef Avi Shemtov and Kitchen Kibitz’s Jeff Gabel’s Simcha in Rozzie, the October-long culinary pop-up exploring global Israeli flavors. The penultimate weekend dinner menu features modern Middle Eastern munchies like sugar pumpkin baba with tahini, dukkah beets with hazelnut crème fraiche, seeds, and nuts; and Korean-style Yemenite chicken—Shemtov’s zhoug-brined, chickpea flour-crusted, twice-fried chicken thighs with Korean flavors. For Sunday brunch, find shakshuka, of course; Yemenite chicken and waffles; lamb belly hash; fried challah French toast with hazelnut honey labne and warm prickly pear; and more. Remember: All services are BYOB. The pop-up ends Sunday, October 29.Simcha in Rozzie, Thursday-Saturday, 5-10 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 153 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale, thechubbychickpea.com/simcha.The Butcher Shop is serving Impossible meatballs with pappardelle. / Photo providedImpossible MeatballsThe lab-derived, plant-based Impossible Burger—which looks, tastes, and “bleeds” like beef from a cow—is now on the menu at Clover, Little Donkey, Mike & Patty’s, and the Butcher Shop. Little Donkey and Mike & Patty’s are making sandwiches out of the stuff, but Clover and TBS have taken a rounder route. At the South End meat shop and restaurant, chef de cuisine Ben Weisberger is serving up the meatless morsels with house-made pappardelle, mushrooms, and Parmigiano. The off-menu special is available nightly during dinner service.The Butcher Shop, 552 Tremont St., South End, Boston, 617-423-4800, thebutchershopboston.com.Underground at Ink Block. / Todd Mazer PhotographyDoughnuts, Tacos, and the Arnold PomeranianIt’s a culinary wonderland south of Washington this weekend. Start your Saturday early with this month’s Basic Batch Donuts pop-up at Bar Mezzana. Then head over to Underground at Ink Block for some bites at the inaugural Oktacofest. The menu, care of Loco Taqueria, includes the ever-popular grilled street corn, a festive bratwurst taco, and more unique snacks. Then, grab your pup’s leash and head around the corner to the SoWa Open Market for Woofstock. In honor of National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Tito’s Vodka is hosting some dog-friendly day-drinking. All proceeds from drinks like the Arnold Pomeranian, the Moscow Drool, and more benefit Last Hope K9 Rescue.Basic Batch Donuts, Saturday, October 21, 10 a.m., Bar Mezzana, 360 Harrison Ave., South End, Boston, Facebook.Oktacofest, Saturday, October 21, noon-8 p.m., Underground at Ink Block, 90 Traveler St., South End, Boston, Facebook.Woofstock, Saturday, October 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., SoWa Open Market, 540 Harrison Ave., South End, Boston, Facebook.Chef Dante de Magistris is offering Piennolo tomatoes with aglio e olio at his three Boston-area restaurants this weekend. / Photo providedPiennolo TomatoesAlready lamenting the end of tomato season? Here’s a treat for you: chef Dante de Magistris just received a couple kilos of Piennolo tomatoes from Naples, grown on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, and considered among the best tomatoes in Italy. They were harvested in August and hung to fully ripen and develop their rich flavor. At his three Boston-area restaurants, Dante in Cambridge, and Il Casale in Belmont and Lexington, de Magistris is offering a special spaghettoni “sciue sciue,” which, in old Neapolitan dialect, means “quick quick.” It’s a simply satisfying aglio e olio (garlic and olive oil) sauce with pieces of these special tomatoes. Find it Friday night in Cambridge, and at all three restaurants throughout the weekend.Dante, 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, 617-497-4200, restaurantdante.com.Il Casale, 50 Leonard St., Belmont, 617-209-4942, ilcasalebelmont.com, 1727 Mass Ave., Lexington, 781-538-5846, ilcasalelexington.com. Print Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter. read more
Print By Spencer Buell· 1881190 AP Photo/David J. PhillipGood morning. The sun is shining. A crisp, cool chill is in the air. And the Red Sox are going to the World Series.After beating the Astros 4-1 in Game 5, the Boston locked down the ALCS last night in Houston. And it sure does feel good.How we all feel right now.Way to go #RedSox! pic.twitter.com/MVAnPPztW4— David Wade (@davidwade) October 19, 2018It was an especially big night for David Price, whose performance has given critics a lot to think about.For his part, Price has his eyes on the future: “Now we have another series to win,” he said.David Price Game 5 recap pic.twitter.com/mOqMCoTAHk— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) October 19, 2018 Very cool moment out here in the hallway. #RedSox starter and winner @DAVIDprice24 with his baby boy and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/SPXKfQqZxV— Raul Martinez (@RaulNBCBoston) October 19, 2018I mean, who could ask for a better birthday present for manager Alex Cora?Hey @ac13alex, we hope you like your birthday present! 🎂 pic.twitter.com/pwiyAXOx27— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) October 19, 2018 10/19/2018, 10:46 a.m. Next stop: #WorldSeriesCongratulations, @RedSox! pic.twitter.com/WPneH6l9CI— City of Boston (@CityOfBoston) October 19, 2018 Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* Hey Boston, we’re home & we brought a souvenir! pic.twitter.com/t0zCXiaFW4— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) October 19, 2018If you get the chance, make sure you take a stroll past Fenway today. We hear they’ve got some new decor.Good morning, the Boston Red Sox have won the 2018 ALCS #DoDamage pic.twitter.com/YbdIrsj9Rn— Patrick Guzi (@BigGuzi) October 19, 2018Even Justin Timberlake is feeling it, getting a chant going during his stop at the Garden.Justin Timberlake took a moment during his Boston show on Thursday night to start a Let’s Go Red Sox chant.📹: @derrick_silva pic.twitter.com/16AQsZ2PFt— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) October 19, 2018Some of the credit, of course, goes to Concord native Steve Carell, who’s in town promoting his new movie.Guys, Steve Carell is in Boston tonight and he might be why the Red Sox are winning. pic.twitter.com/sUUWe8rgKj— Liam Martin (@LiamWBZ) October 19, 2018It’s also a very big day for VP of Ballpark Operations Peter Nesbit. A round of applause for VP of Ballpark Operations Peter Nesbit.The #RedSox are in the #WorldSeries! Great opportunity to thank VP of Ballpark Operations Peter Nesbit for serving on our Large Venue Security Task Force charged with analyzing ways to augment safety and preparedness at large venues like #FenwayPark. https://t.co/f5pkZcnpOn— Charlie Baker (@MassGovernor) October 19, 2018And to Sox fans everywhere, start spreading the news:Hey JBJ, where are you going? pic.twitter.com/b4tO0J7eLh— MLB (@MLB) October 19, 2018On to the #WorldSeries! Congratulations @redsox! #DoDamage— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) October 19, 2018 Sports It’s a Beautiful Day in Red Sox Nation On to the World Series! Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! To everybody enjoying the @RedSox huge victory, please celebrate responsibly safe and get home safely. To our 2018 @RedSox, “Congratulations on beating a tough @astros team en route to your 4th #WorldSeries in 15 years!!!” Way to make our city proud. #LetsGoRedSox!!! pic.twitter.com/ro9EKS5Bp3— Boston Police Dept. (@bostonpolice) October 19, 2018 read more
Set to make his first start since his win at the Masters, Tiger Woods sits atop the field as the betting favorite at this week’s PGA Championship at Bethpage Black.According to GolfOdds.com, Woods (9/1) narrowly edges Dustin Johnson (10/1) and Brooks Koepka (10/1) as the favorite. Koepka, who has won three of his previous seven major starts, finished one shot behind Woods at Augusta in April to finish in a tie for second.Woods is set to tee off at 8:24 a.m. ET Thursday alongside Koepka and Francesco Molinari (25/1). The trio comprises each of the last three major championship winners.FeaturesUnraveling the mysterious history of Bethpage Black’s iconic ‘Warning’ sign