Saturday, May 11, 2013
Results from a recent executive survey ranked Massachusetts 47th for business.
A CEO magazine ranks Massachusetts as one of the worst states in the nation for business. Chief Executive Magazine ranked Massachusetts 47th based on a survey of corporate leaders. Survey respondents reported the Bay State is one of the worst for taxation and regulation. The state Republican Party is pointing to the survey and saying that Gov. Deval Patrick and the Democratic-led Legislature are bad for the economy and business. What do you think about Massachusetts’ business climate? Is this a good state in which to do business?
Saturday, April 27, 2013
A round up of North Shore restaurant and food news.
When you're looking for a night out and a break from cooking, you might want to know what's new not only where you live, but also in other North Shore communities. Here's our round up of the area's latest food news: In the Witch City, new restaurants are going in on the same corner at Essex and Washington. Already open is Naumkeag Ordinary, a pub that's opened in the previous Cafe Polonia spot. A warm-looking bar greets you as you come in. Round the corner and you'll see the renovations underway at the old A Taste of Thyme. That spot will reopen as Medusa's Cafe. We continue our fascination with that stretch of Danvers with all the fast food joints — Wendy's, Burger King, Taco Bell and newish addition McDonalds — right in a row. We asked …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Here's what's going on in business news from around the North Shore area.
Have you noticed a new store while driving around the North Shore recently? Patch loves small business and we try to cover every new opening. Here is a look at some recent business openings and happenings on the North Shore. Have you noticed a new shop and have been wondering what it is? Leave us a note in the comment section and we will check it out. Wakefield Attorney Janice Nigro Named to 2012 Top Women of Law Janice Nigro honored by Massachusetts Lawyer's Weekly at the 5th annual Top Women Of Law Luncheon earlier this fall. Meet Samantha Cresta, Local Dance Studio Owner Wakefield native Samantha Cresta recently opened Synergy Dance Studio on Princess Street. Devil Dog Deathwatch: Classic Snacks Largely Gone From Wakefield A check of …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Reports are that Hostess is starting to close down after a labor dispute. End of a beloved era, or good riddance to junk food heaven?
Twinkies. Hostess Cupcakes. Wonder Bread. Ding-dongs. They will be gone forever, with reports that Hostess Brands, Inc., said Friday that it will sell off or close down its 82-year old business. Done in, the CEO claims, by labor union action. Hostess filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January. The company has been challenged by not only by snarly labor relations, and a national strike by its second-largest labor union, but also, posits the Wall Street Journal, by consumers switching to healthier foods and high ingredient costs. One caveat: The Journal says that Hostess has threatened liquidation before, and not followed through. The move puts 18,500 workers out of their jobs, CNN reports. What do you think about this end to a …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Wakefield resident Chuck Sillari will join Wilmington's Paul Malvone and Sebastian Fricia to represent the Boston Burger Company on the Food Network show.
Making burgers isn’t the only talent Paul Malvone, Sebastian Fricia and Chuck Sillari have. They’re also pretty good at reaching high expectations. When the trio of locals, Malvone and Fricia are from Wilmington and Sillari is from Wakefield, opened Boston Burger Company in Somerville three years ago, they set a pair of goals. The trio wanted to be featured on New England culinary television program “Phantom Gourmet” within a year, and they wanted to be on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” within five years. It took the restaurant owners just months to achieve their first goal. And by this fall, the group will be able to say they achieved their second goal as well. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives host Guy Fieri and his television …
Friday, May 11, 2012
We asked Patch readers to name Boston's best Mother's Day brunches - here's what we found:
Taking Mom out on the town next Sunday? Check out some of these hotspots our readers named the best Mother's Day Brunches in the Boston area. Back Bay: Top of the Hub, 800 Boylston St. Beacon Hill: Harvard Gardens, 316 Cambridge St. Charlestown: Warren Tavern, 2 Pleasant St. Malden: Exchange St. Bistro, 67 Exchange St. Medford: Lantana Cafe, 417 Salem St. Melrose: Bobby C's, 20 Main St. Somerville: Highland Kitchen 150 Highland Ave. South End: Union Bar and Grille, 1357 Washington St. Stoneham: Felicia's of The North End, 423 Main St., and Montvale Plaza, 54 Montvale Ave. Wakefield: Brother's Deli, 404 Main St.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Sei Bar, Wakefield's newest restaurant, features Japanese and Thai food, and a sushi bar.
A new Asian restaurant, serving sushi, Thai, Japanese, and other Asian cuisine, opened on Water Street a few weeks ago. Sei Bar, a small, locally owned chain with existing locations in Medford and Everett, has officially opened its doors in Wakefield at 109 Water Street, the location of the former Detorre's Italian Deli and Bella Cucina. The owner and manager of the restaurant, Jen Lin, said he launched his own restaurant business in 2003 after working for years at the Weston Hotel in Boston. He said he decided to expand to Wakefield last year because a couple of regular customers at his Medford location suggested it to him. "They helped me find a Wakefield location," he said. The menu has everything to be expected from a sushi bar, with …
Friday, April 13, 2012
The Ski & Sport Shack is who Wakefield residents turn to for sporting goods, according to your votes.
The place most Wakefield residents go for their sporting goods is the Ski & Sport Shack, according to your votes. Out of 16 votes in our poll, the Ski and Sport Shack netted 11, or 68 percent of the votes. The Winner So what if it's the only sporting goods store in town? It's also the best. The Ski & Sport Shack is a small, locally company located in the square on Main Street that sells ski, snowboard and skateboarding gear. The owners started sharpening skis and setting bindings back in 1971 and have since expanded into a full service sun and ski shop with alpine skis, snowboards, long boards and normal skate boards, plus clothing and accessories for each of these endeavors. "The best ski/snowboard/skate shop around," wrote reader Matt …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Patch readers from around the Boston area chose their favorite dinner spots, and here are the results.
This week we asked Patch readers from around Greater Boston an important question: Where's the best place to eat dinner in your community? After five days of voting, here are the results: South End Union Bar & Grille, 1357 Washington St. Back Bay Parish Café and Bar, 361 Boylston St. Beacon Hill 75 Chestnut, 75 Chestnut St. Somerville Highland Kitchen, 150 Highland Ave. Charlestown Navy Yard Bistro and Wine Bar, 1 6th St # 199 Medford Pizzeria Regina, 44 Station Landing Melrose Turner's Seafood Grill & Market, 506 Main St. Malden All Seasons Table Restaurant, 64 Pleasant St. Stoneham Gaetano's, 271 Main St. Wakefield Caffe Italia, 21 Water St.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
The results are in.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Patch readers throughout the greater Boston area weighed in on their favorite local hair salons and barber shops. Here are our winners: