Amy Traverso

Small Bite: Bosphorus

ON LOOKS ALONE, the dining room at Bosphorus, a new Turkish restaurant in Inman Square, has the makings of a hot spot: Walls are washed in spicy red; banquettes are capped with gauzy orange tents. The place might even get…

First Bite: Cognac Bistro

THE AREA AROUND COOLIDGE CORNER has always been a good place to eat — if you don’t mind doing it from takeout containers. The sushi, pad thai, burrito, and falafel options are the envy of other, more white-bread communities. But…

Navigating the Boston Public Schools System

Come kindergarten, urban families have no choice but to flee the city for the ’burbs, right? Think again. It is possible to put together a great education for your kids right in Boston. Here’s how.

First Bite: Alma Nove

CHEF PAUL WAHLBERG’S new restaurant in the Hingham Shipyard development opened last summer with a Hollywood-boosted bang. Paul is, after all, a Wahlberg Wahlberg, with a face so similar to that of brothers Mark and Donnie, you may well mistake…