April 2005 Issue

The Best Places to Live 2005

When it comes to house hunting, what’s on your wish list? Good schools? An easy commute? Low prices? (Insert maniacal laughter from real estate agents […]

Restaurants

The Metropolitan Club, with its elegant look and superlative steaks, tires to bring city polish to a suburban setting. But will the stylish line up for membership?

You move to the suburbs, you want city lights without having to drive downtown. Just weeks after the Metropolitan Club opened in Chestnut Hill mall-land […]

A menu of the 30 most delicious, surprisingly affordable meals for $30 or less.

When a recent survey purported that the average meal in Boston costs $27.50, including drink and tip, we nearly choked on our foie gras. These […]

Wines from the Southern Hemisphere have a six-month head start on harvest. Which means they’re already making '05s down yonder.

Regardless of whether you believe in God or Darwin, you’ve got to wonder about the six-month gap that came between the formation of the Southern […]

Other

The many layers and ever-shifting moods of Paul Pierce, Boston's most enigmatic sports star.

On Friday night in the Boston Celtics locker room, Paul Pierce is looking splendid in baller chic. Twenty minutes after an easy home win, he […]

The number of female juvenile delinquents in Massachusetts has more than tripled in just the last 10 years. and as more and more girls get locked up, the overburdened system that is supposed to deal with them is hurtling toward chaos.

Rosa was two weeks away from celebrating her 14th birthday the night she was arrested for armed robbery. She had been hanging out with eight […]

In Bobby and Peter Farrelly's universe, New England is the launching pad, and slapstick is the spoken language. Their new film, Fever Pitch, is fueled by both.

Whether or not you think fat jokes or French-kissing terriers are funny, you have to respect the Farrelly brothers. A decade ago, Peter, 48, and […]

Alligators, moose, an emu -- these days, Boston is a veritable zoo.

As an official with the Animal Rescue League of Boston, Brian O'Connor has assembled just the sort of high-tech arsenal you'd expect from an organization […]

After 11 years in office, Tom Menino seems invincible. Can the mayor's opponent turn that into the biggest threat to Menino's fourth-term bid?

It's post time for the mayoral election, and Tom Menino is off to the races, greeting East Boston seniors at a Suffolk Downs luncheon sponsored […]

Celebs buzz about his restaurants. But Michael Schlow just wants to talk about the food.

It was all about the capicola. There you were one night last summer in the enoteca of Via Matta. Let's say, hypothetically, that the tiles […]

The Testa, Hurwitz collapse was the most shocking end to a law firm this town has ever seen. and with the pace of change now afoot in the legal business, other firms had better take heed.

Steven Bauer remembers the 1990s with relish. For an intellectual-property lawyer, there might not have been a better time to practice law or a better […]

Feature

The Best Places to Live 2005

When it comes to house hunting, what’s on your wish list? Good schools? An easy commute? Low prices? (Insert maniacal laughter from real estate agents […]