Plus, what Belichick thinks about Taylor Swift's new romance
 
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👋 Meet the team
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BOStoday City Editors Jessica and Victoria | Photo by BOStoday team
Hey Bostonians, Jess + Victoria here. Between the two of us, we get the privilege of sharing local news, events, and conversations with adventurous readers in Boston, daily — here, and on our socials.

It’s been a while, so we thought we should formally (re)introduce ourselves. Consider this us going in for a fist bump, then switching to a handshake, then settling on a hug.

Meet Jess
Q: If you could only write about one Boston-specific topic for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A: This is tough because there is so much I enjoy sharing about Boston. If I had to pick just one, I would go with history. I loved learning about the Great Molasses Flood and testing your trivia knowledge on local legends like Paul Revere — if you have an idea of a topic we should talk about next, let us know.

Q: You’re taking someone on a date in Boston. Where are you going?
A: Meet at View Boston for a sunset from the open air deck, then grab dinner at Buttermilk & Bourbon, and head over to Cambridge to the speakeasy arcade bar — A4cade.


🎧 Meet Victoria
Q: If you could only write about one Boston-specific topic for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A: I’ve spilled ample ink about the local music community over the past decade as a music journalist. Covering topics like our city’s hip-hop stars comes naturally to me, so I’d be happy to boast about Boston music indefinitely.

Q: What’s something every new Bostonian oughta know about?
A: Everyone needs to add “storrow” to their vocabulary so their truck can avoid a smushed fate on Storrow Drive during move-in week — and so they can join the conversation on social media when an out-of-towner inevitably makes the same mistake.
 
 
Events
 
Tuesday, Sept. 26
  • “Crave: The Cookbook Tour” | Tuesday, Sept. 26 | 6-9 p.m. | Bar Volpe, 170 W. Broadway, Boston | $75 | Sample crave-able dishes straight from the cookbook, such as black truffle arancini and polenta fries + receive personally-signed cookbooks from Chef Karen Akunowicz.
  • Music Bingo | Tuesday, Sept. 26 | 6-8 p.m. | Samuel Adams Boston Brewery, 30 Germania St., Boston | Free | Listen up for the songs instead of the numbers to score Bingo at this game night.
Wednesday, Sept. 27
  • Open Shop by Commonwheels | Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 5-8 p.m. | The Charles River Speedway, 525 Western Ave., Brighton | Free | Get the tools and guidance needed to keep your bike working at this maintenance skillshare.
  • A Conversation with Katharine Hayhoe | Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 7-9 p.m. | Museum of Science, 1 Science Pk., Boston | Free | Professor Katharine Hayhoe, Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy, shares a conversation focused on the impacts of climate change.
Thursday, Sept. 28
  • Convergence: Mudflat Juried Art Show | Thursday, Sept. 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Mudflat Studio, 81 Broadway, Somerville | Free | See work by 34 clay artists from around US at the opening reception of this sculpture show.
  • Twin Tribes, Nuovo Testamento, Harsh Symmetry | Thursday, Sept. 28 | 7 p.m. | Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub, 472-480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge | $25 | A night of darkwave, Italo-disco, and goth rock creeps into Cambridge.
Friday, Sept. 29
  • Plastic Dreams | Friday, Sept. 29 | 9 p.m.-12 a.m. | Bow Market, 1 Bow Mkt Way, Somerville | $10 | Legendary brand owner Johnny Cupcakes and artists raDJoy and DJ Echo spin soul, funk, disco, hip-hop, and rare grooves.
  • Silent Shorts | Friday, Sept. 29 | The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge | $13-$15 | View an early “trick film” in the style of Georges Méliès, a melodramatic short from D.W. Griffith, and two classic comedies featuring the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.
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News Notes
 
Civic
  • Mayor Wu has appointed Mary Skelton Roberts to the MBTA’s Board of Directors. Skelton Roberts will advocate for making local transit more accessible and equitable, touching on issues like expanding free fare transit, streamlining pricing on the Commuter Rail, and improving bus service.
Coming Soon
  • A new kitchen might be warming up the former Pizzeria Regina space in Allston. An eatery called Hobson’s Bar & Kitchen has plans to take over the empty space at 353 Cambridge St., which was once considered as a new locale for the shuttered music venue Great Scott. (Boston Restaurant Talk)
Concert
  • The cowboy in you won’t want to miss this. Tim McGraw’s “Standing Room Only Tour” with Carly Pearce will come to TD Garden on May 10, 2024. Giddy up to get tickets this Friday, Sept. 29.
Closing
  • Jamaica Plain eatery Captain Nemo’s will permanently close on Sunday, Oct. 1, as its owners prepare for retirement. The sandwich shop boasts a 38-year run, after serving Kenmore Square for 13 years + JP for another 25. (Universal Hub)
Community
  • Together with Boston’s Reparations Task Force, Mayor Wu has announced a request for proposals seeking researchers to study the history + legacy of slavery in Boston. Folks wishing to help the city conduct original research about Boston’s connections to the trans-Atlantic slave trade can apply online.
Tech
  • Boston College professor Ed-Dee Williams is working with SIMmersion to create a virtual tool that will assist Black youth with autism. The program will help children develop better communication skills so they can discuss their symptoms and mental health. (WBZ News)
Arts
  • The Mass Cultural Council is accepting applications for Local Cultural Council grants through Tuesday, Oct. 17. Learn more about eligibility + the application process on Instagram Live today at 12 p.m.
Finance
  • Peek the perks. A $200 welcome bonus, unlimited cash back, and 0% interest into 2024 all with no annual fee almost sounds too good to be true — but this card has it all.*
Wellness
  • Why optimize hormones as you age? You can improve strength, bone density, libido, blood pressure, and mood. Learn about your testosterone levels with Wellcore’s At-Home Assessment Kit.*
 
 
Eat
 
🌹 What’s sprouting in Somerville?
The exterior of the Rosebud at dusk, with an American flag flying to the left of the diner car.
The historic Davis Square eatery was first established as a diner car in 1941 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. | Photo by David Salafia
A new era is in bloom for Somerville’s Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar. The historic Davis Square restaurant — first established as a classic diner car in 1941 — will close soon, but only long enough to implement a new menu and renovate its appearance.

Following “unsustainable losses” in recent months, the new owners of the Rosebud have decided to rework the restaurant’s branding. Menus will be refreshed to include “Indian twists” while keeping some of the classic menu items, and unspecified updates will also be made to the interior to match the restaurant’s new and improved concept.

To implement these changes, the Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar will shutter temporarily. These dates have not yet been announced.

Located at 381 Summer St., Somerville the Rosebud began as a 400-sqft diner car, and later transformed into the static 3,000+ sqft eatery it is today.
 
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The Wrap
 
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Victoria
From the editor
Bill Belichick apparently isn’t above a little celebrity gossip. The longtime Patriots head coach flexed his knowledge about a budding romance between Taylor Swift and Kansas City (hey, KCtoday) Chiefs player Travis Kelce, saying Swift would be “the biggest” catch of Kelce’s career.

Maybe you’re a Swiftie after all, Bill.
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