Longtime restaurant owner Patrick Mendoza and neighbor Rocco Giovanello may not be big-name celebs, but around the rapidly changing North End, their decades-long blood feud—which culminated outside Modern Pastry—is the stuff of legend. A molto dolce legend.
Following the death of George Floyd, Lee Pelton’s essay “America Is on Fire” went viral. But for his latest mission—fixing the city’s shameful racial wealth gap—the recently installed president of the Boston Foundation knows it’ll take a lot more than words.
Almost halfway through her inaugural term, the city’s youngest modern mayor is winning fans, battling critics and marking the days. Can the Harvard-educated leader make a better, more equitable Boston before time runs out?
After his iconic brasserie, Eastern Standard, shuttered during the pandemic, Boston’s consummate hospitality wiz is reopening the restaurant this month—and putting everything on the line that lightning will strike twice.