Picture Max and Allison strolling though this space. | Photo by BOStoday team
We are lighting the black flame candle this morning. Are you ready for the Sanderson Sisters to return after nearly 30 years?
As we prepare to fly into spooky season with the release of the long-awaited sequel, Hocus Pocus 2,let’s run amok, amok, amok to these five film locations.
📍 The Ropes Mansion, 318 Essex St., Salem Jackpot — the mansion is free to visit and open to the public. Plan to visit on Sat., Oct. 1 or Thurs., Oct. 27-Mon., Oct. 31to see it decorated like Allison’s house in the movie. Pro tip: if you don’t want to wait in line to visit the inside of the house, explore the gardens in the back of the property.
📍Old Town Hall, 161 Essex St., Salem This red brick building will put a spell on you. It’s the location of the film’s Halloween party and today the building is open to the public.
📍 Salem Common Many of the outdoor scenes in the movie were filmed in this public green space. Check out the events calendar to see when you can watch the witchy movie at the Haunted Movie Series.
📍 Old Burial Hill, Marblehead Like many Halloween movies, there are a few cemetery scenes. This is one of New England’s oldest graveyards and was where Max encountered the bullies on his bike.
📍 Pioneer Village, Salem Travel back in time to this living history museum, featured in the opening scene. The three-acre property is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4 p.m. and costs $5 to visit. Who knows, you might even catch a glimpse of Thackery Binx.
For the sequel, the Hocus Pocus 2 team traveled to several locations in Rhode Island this time last year for production. Film crews were spotted on Atwells Avenue and the Cranston Street Armory in Providence.
Tune in to Disney+ on Fri., Sept. 30 to see if you recognize any other local settings.
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A collegiate team at Northeastern Universityis working with a local developer on a $10.6 million project to design + build 18net-zero, affordable housing units. The city is reviewing the proposed project for Highland Park neighborhood properties.
The vegetarian chain Clover Food Labis opening a new location in Assembly Row in October. This will be the 15th location for the local restaurant, which is the first specialty grocery store concept to sell local products like hummus, soups + meal boxes.
The Rhode Island-based brewery Long Live Beerworksis expanding to Roxbury at 152 Hampden St. early next year. The Providence brewery is known for creating hoppy IPAs + sour beers. Follow along on Instagram for updates. 🍻 (Boston Magazine)
Donut Villa Diner is now open in Newtonville at 344 Walnut St. The third location of the Malden-based donut shop features the full liquor license + a dinner menu, plus a patio. 🍩 (Eater Boston)
A film about Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiatbegan filming at Marina Studios this month. You might see “The Collaboration” being filmed at locations like Chinatown + the Esplanade. The film team will continue production locally until Oct. 28. 🎬 (Boston Globe)
Additionally, season two of HBO’s “Julia”is being filmed around the South End. Film crews will be in the area from Sept. 28-30 to film the series based on the life of Cambridge native Julia Child. Get to know the set’s food stylist Christine Tobin. 🍳 (Boston Globe)
Last week, the 2022 New England Book Awards were announced and “Dirtbag, Massachusetts” by Isaac Fitzgerald won the top award for nonfiction + “Night of the Living Rez” by Morgan Talty won the fiction category. Read about all of the winners. 📚(Boston.com)
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center is opening a new senior-care facility for the aging population who want an alternative to a nursing home. The care center located in Everett is expected to open next month. (Boston Business Journal)
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You’ll also see some familiar faces on the bench and hopefully not in the penalty box.
🏒 David Krejci (center) returns for his 16th year in Boston after signing a one-year contract. He’s 38 games short of 1,000.
🏒 Patrice Bergeron (forward + captain) returns for his 19th season with the Bruins. After almost two decades, he’s played nearly 1,400 games.
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Today’s issue was written by City Editor Jessica.
Editor’s pick: Remember when I tried the pizza cupcakes from 4Corners in Newton? The shop just dropped new fall flavors including truffle mushroom, chicken and waffles, pumpkin spice + candy apple crisp. Let me know which one you would try first.
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