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North Shore Community Turns Out to Celebrate Local Company’s Debut on National TV

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Brooke and Tracey with Flipping Boston hosts

  BLC Painting appeared in three recent episodes of A&E’s “Flipping Boston,” shot in Salem, Lynn and Danvers, MA March 12, 2013 (Salem, MA) – On Saturday, March 2, the lower lounge of Finz’s Seafood & Grill in Salem was packed with clients, colleagues, friends and family of Brooke Cambridge and her company BLC Painting [...]


Sweeter Than Honey – Chocolatier Jen Turner takes her sweet stuff to Fort Point

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

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By Matt Robinson As the birthplace of the Toll House cookie and Baker’s Brand, and as a center of the health care industry, Massachusetts knows its way around a sweet and healthy food like chocolate. That is why people who make their own here have a high chocolate bar to clear when they present their [...]


Change of Heart- Let Nancy Slotnick help change your romantic fortunes

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

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By Matt Robinson To paraphrase the Good Book, when it comes to love, them’s that got shall get…dinner reservations and flowers and candy and silly email cards and mid-day texts and…. As for them that’s not? Well… Unsatisfied singles of the world- This is your year to REALLY make a difference and join the “haves” [...]


Chef Chat with Matt – Karen Akunowicz of Myers & Chang

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

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Matt Robinson chats with Chef Karen Akunowicz Restaurant:  Myers & Chang   www.myersandchang.com Having risen from “the swamps of Jersey,” Karen Akunowicz is now “The Boss” at one of Boston’s longest-running dining duets- Myers & Chang. Having started in hospitality as a bartender and manager, the UMass grad was eventually drawn to the flame and enrolled [...]


Eat With Your Stomach, Not Your Brain – An Interview with Dr. Brian Wansink

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

  I was fortunate enough to interview Dr. Brian Wansink, lead author to over 100 academic articles and books, including his best-seller Mindless Eating. Dr. Wansink spent a lifetime studying the reasons for the decisions people make when they eat.  Whether you are someone who is interested in losing weight, or even a nutrition expert, [...]


Boston’s Holiday Spirit

Friday, November 16th, 2012

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  Fran Cronin   The mayor may not be up and around, but his staff in City Hall are as busy as Santa’s elves. For the ninth year in a row, the mayor is ensuring that families across the socio-economic spectrum of Boston will have the opportunity to enjoy all the special holiday performances and [...]


Purefections brings the sweet to the street starting November 17

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

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Chocolate Pop-Ups By Matt Robinson Despite study after study promoting the health benefits of chocolate, some people still look no further than the counter of their neighborhood convenience store for selection. Boston may not be Hershey Park, but it is a major center for  sampling some great chocolate confections. From the Taste of Chocolate Tours [...]


Mother and daughter open a unique business – The Paint Bar

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

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By Matt Robinson   Many people are nervous when asked to do something creative. Some turn to friends for support; others to a little bit of liquid courage. At The Paint Bar in Newton (www.paintbar.com), both are in abundance and near at hand, making the creative process comfortable and fun! Opened just over a year [...]