Boston Globe real estate writer. Never met a real estate development he didn't like.
Safest area: East Boston and Charlestown. Most unsafe: Downtown, North End, Beacon Hill and Chinatown.
The team of dolphins that Boston attorney Robert Rines hopes to use to photograph the Loch Ness monster.
Buddies, a new bar at 733 Boylston St., Boston, the site of the old Paul's Mall. An occasional female, too. 733 Boylston St., Boston, MA .
Integration comes to Boston nightlife about 20 years later. Still, better late than never. 9 Lansdowne St., Boston, MA .
This show scandalized Brussels, but it thrilled Boston, the only American city lucky enough to see Morris's dazzling performance.
Insinuations of voter suppression. Mockery of the Boston City Council. When City Councilor Josh Zakim came for Secretary of State Bill Galvin’s job, neither pulled punches. The result? One hell of a race.
If needles make you nervous, try shiatsu. This technique applies the principles of acupuncture with gentle pressure and massage. The director of Porter Square's Boston Shiatsu School and Clinic, Kikuko Zutrau Miyazaki, is a whiz. Porter Exchange Building, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA .
During the Boston Film Festival next month, the Lenox will have more celestial density than a black hole. If you manage to catch that director's eye, proceed to Anago to seal the deal with seductive cuisine. 710 Boylston St., Boston, MA .
Boston has no shortage of great burrito makers, but the beaner in Beantown remains Anna's Super Burrito. Huge, healthy, and incredibly tasty, it's a mighty quick-fix meal for just $3.50—well worth waiting in line for. 1412 Beacon St., Brookline, MA .
We've always loved the Nauset Beach Club, on the Cape, which is owned by Campbells' parents, so we were very happy to see the kids come to Boston. 1418 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton, MA .
Oysters on the half shell at the Union Oyster House, 41 Union St., Boston. Straight from the Cape, fresh daily. Stay at the raw bar ($2.95 for six); upstairs they cost more. 41 Union St., Boston, MA .
The Boston Red Sox front office, which under its new ownership has actually noticed—apparently for the first time in 101 years—that it has fans to answer to.
Boston lacks the perfect waterfront drinking hole. Ahmed's patio, in Cambridge, is nice enough, and its summer drink specials will have to do until we find something better. 96 Winthrop St., Cambridge, MA .
Art dealer Nina Nielsen's attempt to place a major collection of Jackson Pollock drawings in Boston permanently by offering a 25 percent discount to collectors who agreed to donate their purchases to the MFA.