In a week when Boston’s Olympic quest ended the political establishment is celebrating a success: The long-awaited opening of Boston Public Market.
From fresh-picked corn to raw honey, is a foodie paradise. Everything here is local, from the cheese to the wine, to the fallen trees used to make the wares at a stand called Peterman’s Boards and Bowls.
“This is the third day and we’re doing quite well, so we figure we’ll probably have to hire a couple more bowl turners, another sander, another shipper,” said Michele Jurado of Peterman’s Board and Bowls.
Kim Jakshtis expects the market to be a game changer for her farm, allowing her to sell more in one place instead of traveling to separate local farmers markets.
“This was a dream of a group of local farmers and politicians 20 years ago to really bring fresh food to the Boston community, and it finally happened,” said Jakshtis.
The market is housed next door to the Haymarket T stop in a space built during the Big Dig to house airshafts. It’s been vacant for twelve years. So what took so long?
Liz Morningstar took over as CEO of the non-profit Boston Public Market Association two years ago. She raised ten-million-dollars in private funds , the state kicked in another six million. She says it’s a wise investment at a time when demand there’s a high demand for local food.
“The local food movement is at a special place and time,” said Morningstar.
The new Boston Public Market is just steps from one of the city’s oldest market, Haymarket. Vendors have been selling wholesale produce here for more than a century. So the question is, what will happen to their business.
Saidg Abuelgasuim has been selling decidedly non-local produce here for eight years. He welcomes the new market.
Boston Public Market Association says consumer research confirms that theory, the city has an appetite for what can now be called a market district, a place with more choices, and potentially more customers, than ever before.
As with so many things in life, if you want to be a chef, first you’ve got to master the basics. And for seventeen year-old Jo Jo Baez— that means how to handle hot dogs.
Her instructor demonstrates how to move hot dogs from the grill to a warming pan. Technique matters - and seconds count - here in a commercial kitchen in the basement of Boston’s Trinity Church. In an hour, dozens of hungry campers will descend into the dining area.
On the failed bid, Walsh said, "I think they panicked that I wouldn't sign the document." "I don't think we were treated the way we should have been." On his visit to Rome, Walsh said, "When the Pope walked into the room you could just feel his presence."
This weekend marks four weeks since the body of a little girl was found in a garbage bag along a rocky shoreline on Deer Island.
Officials have received hundreds of tips and leads since but the identity of the girl is still unknown.
So earlier this week, WGBH Special Correspondent Emily Rooney (@EmilyRooneyWGBH) went to Deer Island to get a better sense of what may have happened, with the help of forensic neuropsychologist, Robert Mendoza.
"She probably was a well cared for child," said Rooney. "I'd want the local police involved."
When I stopped by Donald Trump’s New Hampshire headquarters in Manchester this week, the volunteers there were doing damage control. Their mission: Find veterans willing to make a public show of support for their candidate, who recently said of John McCain, the 2008 Republican nominee: "He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured."
A gap toothed smile spreads across the face of eight-year-old Delila McKinney as she carefully peals back a piece of white paper to reveal her creation: a vivid pink and purple ink print. She inhales deeply and lets out an excited “Oh my gosh."
He’s a fiscal and social hard-liner beloved by conservatives, and loathed by many liberals. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walkeralso polls near the top of the Republican pack, nationally and in New Hampshire.
Today he made his first visit to the Granite State as an official presidential candidate, and WGBH's Adam Reilly (@reillyadam)was there.