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Ruth Pointer calls Massachusetts home

By Jane Keller Gordon, Assistant Editor Hopedale - Ruth Pointer’s life has been split in two halves: before and after. In many ways, after has...

Descended from not just one – from nine Mayflower passengers

By Jane Keller Gordon, Assistant Editor Region - Blanca Bruso hit a dead end when researching her own Puerto Rican roots using Ancestry.com. But she...

‘Downton Abbey: The Exhibition’ now open in Boston for limited engagement

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Boston – When news broke that there will be a “Downton Abbey” movie out this summer, fans of the wildly...
Joanne Peterson, the founder and executive director of Learn to Cope, with team member Kim Leman’s dog, Finn.

Opioid crisis – a mother’s journey to ‘Learn to Cope’

By Jane Keller Gordon, Assistant Editor Taunton - In 2004, three years into her son’s opioid addiction, Joanne Peterson decided to let the world know...

Retired news anchor Randy Price cherishes community service

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Television viewers got to know Randy Price throughout four decades as a news anchor on three Boston stations. Along...

Former social worker succeeds as stand-up comedian and actor

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Boston – Stand-up comedian and actor Tony Viveiros of Boston’s Charlestown neighborhood redirected his career path from social worker...

Performing musicals from Boston to Broadway and beyond

  By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Brighton/Weymouth – Musical theater actress and cabaret entertainer Mary Callanan covers a lot of ground. A Brighton native, she...

‘I love being alive,’ says singer-actor, COVID-19 survivor Bob DiCicco

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Westwood – Beginning April 12, singer and actor Bob DiCicco of Westwood battled the coronavirus while hospitalized for 43...

Charismatic bakers, the Brass sisters, delight Massachusetts’ residents

Massachusetts has always been home to Marilynn (74) and Sheila (78) Brass, accomplished bakers, cookbook authors, and raconteurs. This dynamic duo, who grew up in Winthrop and now live together in Cambridge, have launched a international book tour for their most recent, and third cookbook, “Baking with the Brass Sisters.”

South Boston activist uses art as a threshold to build community

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Boston – South Boston artist Michael Dowling felt compelled to complement his successful career as a painter with creative...