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Mapping the Many, Many New Hotels Checking Inn to Boston

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From the farthest reaches of Eastie to the Brookline-Boston borderlands to Roxbury and the North End, Boston is undergoing an oft-overlooked hotel-building boom.  Why overlooked? Because the apartment/condo boom is so damned loud. Really, though, assuming all 16 projects plotted on our map get done, the city is slated to see at least 3,745 new hotel rooms by 2018. Some plans are more tentative than others—40 Trinity Place, the Marriott Residence Inn Dudley Square—but some are well on their ways, including the under-construction 1 Dalton Street, which will include a Four Seasons amid its 61 floors, and the massive renovation of the Park Plaza, which has more than 1,000 rooms to redo. Cervone Deegan and Associates have the latest..

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Winter Was Horrible, But All of These Boston-Area Restaurants Opened

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There may still be a lot of snow on the ground right now, but last Friday was officially the first day of spring. It was a long, cold winter with historical amounts of snow and an insane number of days that restaurants struggled to stay open thanks to transportation issues and other weather-related worries, but a lot of new restaurants did manage to debut over the course of the season. Here’s a rundown of Boston-area winter restaurant openings for the 2014-2015 season. 

Cervone Deegan & Associates applauds those business owners with the patience and persistence to open regardless of these obstacles!

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Behold, the 46-Story Replacement for the Garden Garage

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Cervone Deegan & Associates is here with this latest news:  The original plans from developer Equity Residential called for replacing the four-story Garden Garage in the West End with two towers, one 31 floors and another 24. That proposal withered a few years ago under neighborhood opposition (big surprise); but that didn’t stop the developer from going back to the proverbial drawing board with busy, busy architect Elkus Manfredi. They came up with a new plan only recently put forward and hinging on the idea of a single tower that would instantly make it one of the tallest new ones in all of Boston. You can see it rendered above there, the silvery shoot below.

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Indian-Spiced Stir Fried Cabbage with Peas

 

 

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We here at Cervone Deegan & Associates know the importance of a good healthy recipe and excited to see  Community Servings’ nutritionists interest in finding  creative ways to help their clients fall in love with vegetables! This dish from Chef Suvir Saran is packed with flavor, fiber, colorful antioxidants, and powerful inflammation-fighting spices, while remaining low in calories, fat, and sodium. In addition, cabbage is rich in a potent antioxidant compound known to help prevent a variety of cancers, including bladder, breast, colon, and prostate.

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Share Your Boston Patio Intel Here

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Spring is a week away. Are you ready to dine outdoors? We here at  Cervone Deegan & Associates  sure are!

Believe it or not, spring officially starts a week from today. The current forecast is a not-so-great 40 degrees Fahrenheit — with the possibility of snow the following day. Even so, expect to see some patios opening up in the very near future. Know of any that are open already? Drop your intel right here.

Sullivan’s on Castle Island is already open for your seasonal hot dog pleasure, for example, and plenty of revelers have been huddling under heat lamps at River Bar’s outdoor bar. Meanwhile, things are starting to look promising in Bloc 11′s pretty courtyard, but there’s still some melting to go.

The second that weather permits, which patios will be on your to-do list?

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