The Huntington News

Themes, music at Savant Project

April 22, 2010

By Jill Saftel, News Correspondent With a tapas bar, full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, and a bar, The Savant Project has a variety of options, but it’s more than just an average restaurant; its difference lies in its drinks, music, themed parties and art. The bar offers some interesting...

Death of cyclist prompts reform

April 22, 2010

By Amanda Cedrone, News Staff Mayor Thomas Menino announced Wednesday, April 14 that the City of Boston will work to increase pedestrian and cyclist safety by holding the first Bicycling Summit. The death of cyclist Eric Hunt, 22, on Huntington Avenue was the third in a string of recent cycling...

Colleges to Pay More

April 22, 2010

By Emily Cassel, News Correspondent Boston’s universities, along with hospitals and other tax-exempt non-profit organizations, may soon be asked to contribute millions more annually to the city of Boston as part of the city’s PILOT program. Boston is one of a small number of American cities...

Little known sandwich shop a favorite of students

April 14, 2010

By Jillian Saftel Some customers have waited for as long as two hours in line just to get a sandwich from Wan’s Convenience and Deli, and with subs named “Bob Marley” and “Orgasm,” Wan’s is a little different from the average sandwich shop. Purchased by Al Niles in 1994, the shop, which...

Greenway to get healthy food vendors

April 14, 2010

By Emily Cassel The Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has launched a one-year pilot program that would introduce healthy, “green” food vendors along the Greenway by the summer of 2010. The pilot program has allotted for four specific areas in the parks where vendors could serve food. The...

Beehive boasts eclectic mix

April 8, 2010

By Jillian Saftel As a music venue, restaurant and gallery space, The Beehive serves as a melting pot for the arts with a distinctly bohemian atmosphere. What was once a boiler room now combines three components, culinary, performance and decorative art, to develop what is referred to as “The Beehive Experienc...

City Council moves to ban Segways

April 8, 2010

By Alan Franciose There are many ways to tour Boston's famous and historic sites: By bike, by foot, by trolley and even by Segway. That last means of transportation however is drawing controversy over suspected safety issues. Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina called for hearings to discuss safety...

City receives grant to improve health

April 8, 2010

By Julia Reading City of Boston has received $12.5 million in federal grants to decrease smoking and reduce obesity in Boston said Mayor Thomas Menino on March 19. In addition to improving public health, this initiative will fund 50 jobs in Boston and provide summer employment for city youths over...

Brattle offers alternative to mainstream movie theatres

April 1, 2010

By Jillian Saftel The Brattle Theatre offers more than the average mainstream theatre, with showings ranging from classic to independent and foreign films. Located on 40 Brattle St. in Cambridge, the theatre is easily accessed by the Red Line T at the Harvard Square station, and is just a short...

Google broadband could come to Boston

April 1, 2010

By Sarah Moomaw The City of Boston could soon become the recipient of a new high speed broadband service provided by Google called Google Fiber, pending an application submitted on behald of the City of Boston. Google Fiber is Google’s latest innovative idea to bring the Internet to a new level....

El Pelon rises from the ashes

March 25, 2010

By Sarah Moomaw, News correspondent The screams of refried beans hitting sizzling hot pans is rock solid proof that the kitchen is up and running at El Pelon’s new Brighton location, 2197 Commonwealth Ave. “They had the best plantains,” Frank Marino, sophomore human services, international aff...

Students clean up the Fens

March 25, 2010

By Amanda Cedrone The Boston Red Sox, Northeastern students and Fenway residents will be teaming up to clean the Fenway neighborhood as part of Boston Shines 365, Mayor Thomas Menino’s year-round, Boston neighborhood cleanup campaign. The cleanup will take place this Saturday, March 27, from 8 a.m....