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Notable News Found Elsewhere: Callahan Tunnel, Improv Asylum Expansion, Terramia Makes the List and More!

Some of you might not be the biggest fans of the Callahan Tunnel construction project but officials are optimistic that it could have lasting positive effects on traffic getting to Eastie and Logan Airport. See where Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina has his sights set on pertaining to Boston economic development. American history brings us to Union Street while the Improv Asylum jumps across the pond. The 25th annual Boston Wine Festival is planning to be bigger and better than ever while February looks to family fun week on the Waterfront. See what North End restaurant has caught national attention and why the Long Wharf Marriott is being sued for an incident in 2010. 

LaMattina Looking Forward to Busy Council Agenda

Starting his fourth term as the District 1 Boston City Councilor, Sal LaMattina is hoping to be appointed the chair of the city’s economic development committee to work on development not only in his district, but across the city. Read more at the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge.

Courtesy of Terramia Ristorante

Best Italian Restaurants in the U.S.

The North End’s very own Terramia Ristorante was named one of the Best Italian Restaurants in the U.S. with its, “good, honest Italian food” from Travel+Leisure.

Photo Courtesy of PAT GREENHOUSE, The Boston Globe.
Photo Courtesy of PAT GREENHOUSE, The Boston Globe.

Callahan Tunnel’s closure opens possibilities

The Callahan Tunnel construction is set to be completed and re-opened on March 12th. Since the beginning of the construction overhaul, drivers have had to find alternate routes in order to get to East Boston and Logan Airport. Officials are hoping that these new routes will help alleviate future Callahan Tunnel traffic. View The Boston Globe

Improv Asylum training offshoot opens in Dublin

From Hanover Street to, Ireland? Read about the Improv Asylum’s offshoot that opened in Dublin, Ireland. Through a Boston-based corporate training company called IA Innovation, Inc., the expansion spawned from the success of Boston’s Improv Asylum and aims to serve businesses throughout Europe as part of the “Succeed in Ireland” initiative. View post and press release at Boston.com.

Photo Courtesy of Etta Reid.
Photo Courtesy of Etta Reid.

Etta Reid: History made at Colonial-era taverns

For the history buffs interested in the American Revolution, read about the Green Dragon Tavern on Union Street, the place where the plan for the Boston Tea Party was schemed. It also was the starting point where Paul Revere was sent on his famous ride to Lexington. Read why the building began to be known to historians as the “Headquarters of the Revolution” at News & Record.

Shuttered North End restaurant to be reborn as Italian seafood place

Frank DePasquale’s plans to turn the closed up Ida’s off of Hanover Street into a seafood restaurant were approved by the Boston Licensing Board. Not only will seafood be served but wines, cordials, and breakfast will be available as well. See more at Universal Hub.

February 14th – 21st Is Waterfront Family Fun Week!! 

Winter on the Waterfront brings Family Fun Week highlighting kids events on the waterfront. Read more at The Boston Harbor Association.

The Boston Wine Festival. Photo: Joshua SImpson
The Boston Wine Festival. Photo: Joshua SImpson

Boston Wine Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary

The Boston Harbor Hotel will be the host of one of the nation’s best food and wine events. The Boston Wine Festival is celebrating its silver anniversary with blind tastings, opulent events and more! Details and photos at USA Today.

Patrick unveils $50m plan on climate change

Governor Deval Patrick alongside Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh are planning to launch a string of initiatives that seek to better prepare Massachusetts for climate change. Read more about the initiatives made possible by a $40 million grant from the Department of Energy Resources, at The Boston Globe.

Top 10 Things for Families to do in Boston

Whether its Fenway Park, the Freedom Trail, the Museum of Science, or a Boston Duck Tour – read the top 10 things for families to do in the “unofficial capital city of New England” at Trekaroo.

Guest at Marriott Long Wharf sues over toothpick she says she swallowed along with a bite of a room-service burger

A woman from Ohio has filed a lawsuit this week in the US District Court towards the Marriott Long Wharf for permanent colon damage that she says was caused by a toothpick in a hamburger she ordered through room service during a stay in 2010. Read more about the five days of treatment and her Mass. General emergency surgery, at Universal Hub.

Fox host whining about how Americans don’t know their history doesn’t know her history

A Fox commentator said that Estonia is now a better place than America due to the fact that, “Estonians know their history.” Read the false history example this woman uses which proves that she in fact, doesn’t know her history, at Universal Hub.

Volle Nolle Reopens

Read how Volle Nolle at 351 Hanover Street has “reopened, and revamped” according to a Yelp user who said that the restaurant has focused more on “great wine and small plates,” and less on sandwiches and lunch. Boston Eater has more on the spot that previously featured the Whisk pop-up restaurant.

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