Joey McIntyre made a major life change last summer. After 15 years of living in Los Angeles, the Boston native moved his family to New York City — the actor and New Kids on the Block member wanted to pursue his career in theater. Shortly after moving, he landed the role of Dr. Pomatter on Broadway in “Waitress,” the Diane Paulus-directed musical that made its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge. McIntyre will star in the pie-filled show through April 7. McIntyre hopped on the phone Wednesday to talk about getting back on Broadway, his roots in community theater in Boston, and making new music with New Kids on the Block more than 30 years after its members first joined forces. Q. This is your first Broadway show since “Wicked” back in 2004. How has it been getting back in the rhythm of nightly performances in front of a Broadway audience? A. I was living in LA for the last 15 years, and did a bunch of theater there, so … [Read more...] about Joey McIntyre on why he moved his family across the country last year to pursue a Broadway career
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Meb Keflezighi with Scott Douglas March 01, 2019 Two nights before the 2014 Boston Marathon, I was walking from the Harvard Club with race director Dave McGillivray after meeting with the Martin Richard Foundation and many charity teams, including the MEB Foundation. Dave asked me, “What’s your goal for Monday?” I said, “To win. I’m going to go for it.”Of course I always ran to win, in the sense of getting the best out of myself on race day. But this time was different — I meant it literally. Boston 2014 was a special focus long before I broke the tape on Boylston Street.I had watched the 2013 Boston Marathon from a grandstand by the finish with my good friend from San Diego, Rob Hill. Injury had scuttled my plan to be there as a competitor. While I would have liked to be racing, watching thousands of runners finish amid the … [Read more...] about How Meb Keflezighi won the Boston Marathon a year after the bombings
On a frigid, gray day in early February, Takeo Sakan sat outside of Japonaise Bakery at one of the cafe’s handful of tables that looks out onto Beacon Street. He wasn’t wearing a jacket or even a hat — just a T-shirt under a long white apron — but assured me that the cold didn’t bother him. “It’ll keep me awake,” he said, a feat made all the more impressive for someone who starts his day at 4 a.m. and puts in 90 hours a week. Sakan took over the small, brick-faced bakery three years ago, after his mother, Hiroko Sakan, finally decided to retire. The single mother of three opened Japonaise Bakery — the first Japanese bakery in Boston, as Sakan tells it — on Beacon Street in 1985, despite not having any professional cooking or restaurant experience. What she did have, Sakan said, is a great palate. “She’s the most obnoxious person to eat with because she’d never say it’s good, it’s … [Read more...] about Japonaise Bakery has been open for more than 30 years. Now it’s finally starting to see some competition.
Michael R. Sisak and Josh Boak Associated Press Published 11:45 AM EST Feb 15, 2019 New York – Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine’s Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company’s anti-union stance. With millions of jobs and a bustling economy, New York can withstand the blow, but experts say the decision by the e-commerce giant to walk away and take with it 25,000 promised jobs could scare off other companies considering moving to or expanding in the city, which wants to be seen as the Silicon Valley of the East Coast. “One of the real risks here is the message we send to companies that want to come to New York and expand to New York,” said Julie Samuels, the executive director of industry group Tech: NYC. “We’re really playing with fire right now.” In November, Amazon selected New York City and Crystal … [Read more...] about Amazon’s exit could scare off tech companies from NYC
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Shelly Hagan and Wei Lu Bloomberg News February 13, 2019 Atherton, California, is America’s richest place for the third year in a row. Its residents made an average of $450,696 in 2017, a $7,293 increase from the prior year, according to the annual Bloomberg Richest Places index. RELATED: Here’s how much money residents in each Mass. town make, according to Census data Billionaires who have called Atherton home include Google’s Eric Schmidt and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg. Both Google and Facebook Inc. have headquarters within 10 miles of Atherton, which is nestled inside the nation’s tech hub dubbed “Silicon Valley.” Stanford University is just two miles down the road from the town.Atherton Mayor Bill Widmer said the tree-lined streets and lot sizes of at least one acre offer the residents privacy. Advertisement … [Read more...] about These are the wealthiest towns in the US, according to Bloomberg