Longwood eatery offers healthy food options, keeps customers happy

By Deborah Brancic

Any good business will have ways to keep regulars coming back, with promises of some new item or service. As good businesses go, one well-known eatery in the Longwood Medical Area (LMA) is aspiring to hold to that standard: Souper Salad recently added a new steak burrito to its menu that has customers lining up. Located in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the cafe has been catering to patients, doctors, and college students alike, offering several healthy menus to accommodate any diet concerns. Knowing their guests are their livelihood, Souper Salad tries out different promotions periodically, offering customers an incentive to return.

Souper Salad is housed in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Photo: Deborah Brancic

Souper Salad is housed in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Photo: Deborah Brancic

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Overall sentiment in Longwood in favor of Markey’s pro-choice stance

By Deborah Brancic

In the special Senate election, Democrat Ed Markey won with a 10-point spread over Republican Gabriel Gomez, a result which seemed to be in-line with the overall views of citizens working and studying in the Longwood Medical Area (LMA). As a pro-choice politician, Markey connected with voters who did not wish to see a change in law, which could result from a Supreme Court reversal of the landmark Roe v. Wade (1973) decision. Markey’s election was significant because with two Justices approaching an age of possible retirement (Antonin Scalia, 77, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 80), a new Justice with a pro-life platform just may tip the scale. Continue reading

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Longwood cyclists urged to prioritize safety: New bike lanes in use, safety campaign launched

By Deborah Brancic

Things are looking up for cyclists in the Longwood Medical Area (LMA): the city just introduced new bike paths on Brookline Ave. and the nonprofit Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization (MASCO) has several incentive programs for them. In conjunction with previous efforts, such as the Hubway bike share program launched in July 2011, these new offerings are meant to make cycling in the LMA safe, secure, and trouble-free.

New bike lanes added on Brookline Ave in Longwood. Photo: Deborah Brancic

New bike lanes added on Brookline Ave in Longwood.
Photo: Deborah Brancic

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