Author: Suzanne Besser

Remembering Elsie Herrmann

Elsie Herrmann was as comfortable on her knees planting tulips in community gardens or crafting clay critters with kids at Mass General as she was leading the board at Bethany Union’s residences for women or slathering mayo on ham and…

Seniors Step Out

When Beacon Hill Village members heard that the Commonwealth’s Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) was challenging seniors to walk or run throughout September, they did just what they always do: They formed a team, donned their sneakers, charged their…

One Man’s Pandemic Story

For nearly three years John Achatz would slip out of his Cambridge office at noon to pick up a bowl of nourishing homemade soup at nearby Second Street Café which, according to its website, is the greatest little lunch spot…