120 Women-Owned Small Businesses Celebrated at Bella Luna

Boston City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George recently welcomed 120 women small business owners to Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge for an evening of networking and celebrating Boston's many thriving women-owned businesses. Bella Luna, a women-owned business, is also celebrating 26 years of being in business. The event, held on May 31, was co-sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of Woman’s Advancement and Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WeBos). “As a small business owner, I think it is so important for us women to get together, talk and collaborate," said Essaibi-George. "When I talk with other women who own small businesses, even if we’re not in the same business, the conversations about what’s working and not working for us are really, really important.

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Some Chicks Marry Chicks. Get Over It.

Kate Anderson at Bella Luna/The Milky Way on Friday, June 26, 2015. Friday the neighborhood celebrated the Supreme Court decision making marriage equality the law of the land in all 50 states. Among those making merry was Kate Anderson, seen here at Bella Luna/The Milky Way with her "Some Chicks Marry Chicks. Get Over It," t-shirt. Each weekday we post a “Photo of the Day” from around the neighborhood.

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Party with JP Porchfest at the Milky Way with Damn Tall Buildings!

Dreary days got you down? Come party at Bella Luna/Milky Way Restaurant to celebrate JP Porchfest with Damn Tall Buildings, a band that made waves at Porchfest 2014! Last summer, over 7,000 people attended JP Porchfest, and it was a huge success. In 2015, we want to do it all over again, with more musicians, more porches, and some exciting additions. But we need your help.

Explore Prohibition-Era Boston at Sam Adams Brewery

Good morning, neighbors. Here's your Morning Memo for Monday, Nov. 10. Boston Wet/Boston Dry: The JP Historical Society is sponsoring a talk Wednesday by Stephanie Schorow, author of "Drinking Boston" about the city when booze was illegal. Of course, the talk is hosted by the Sam Adams Brewery, which brewed "near beer" and soda during Prohibition.

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