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Carl Stevens’ Journal

A reporter since 1983, Carl Stevens daily transcribes the beat of the street and the varied rhythms of life in and around Boston. Using poetry, video, or weaving lines around soundbites, Carl tells a story any way he can.

Connoisseurs Corner

Connoisseurs Corner


A delicious feature hosted by WBZ's Jordan Rich. Jordan teams up with local experts to provide the latest trends in food, wine, spirits, hops and culinary events, plus the hottest places to drink and dine in town.

  • Gallo Burgundy

    April 11, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Anthony Giglio, wine connoisseur and world traveler, about Gallo wines.
  • Retro Recipes Made Modern

    April 11, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about "cheese toasties".
  • Maekha Thai

    April 11, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about the Maekha Thai restaurant in Revere, MA.
  • Refrigerator Cake

    April 11, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about her recipe for refrigerator cake.
  • The Ready Freezer And Fridge

    April 5, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about must haves in the freezer and the fridge.
  • Frittatas

    April 5, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about perfect frittatas.
  • The Perfect Pantry

    April 5, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about what makes up the perfect pantry.
  • A Little Ice Cream

    April 5, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about great desserts using ice cream.
  • Shrimp, Onions, Oregano And Tomatoes

    April 5, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about cooking from the pantry.
  • Asparagus

    April 1, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about cooking asparagus.
  • Tortellini With Asparagus

    April 1, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about her tortellini with asparagus recipe.
  • Fine Dining Classes

    April 1, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about her fine dining classes being offered.
  • Best Frosting

    April 1, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about a coconut frosting you can't resist.
  • Pineapple Coconut Upsidedown Cake

    April 1, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about her pineapple coconut upsidedown cake recipe.
  • The Perfect Pouched Egg

    March 25, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about how to perfect the pouched egg.
  • Whose Coffee Is It?

    March 25, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about how coffee is served at some coffee shops.
  • Somerville Theatre Centennial

    March 25, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about the Somerville Theatre Centennial Celebration.
  • The Chocolate Tour

    March 25, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about the Boston Chocolate Tour.
  • The Burger Boom

    March 17, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about the meat comeback.
  • Chococo Whoopie Pies

    March 17, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about THE best whoopie pies around.
  • Burritos

    March 17, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about the battle for burrito supremacy in Natick, MA.
  • No-Knead Bread

    March 17, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about the No-Knead Bread recipe.
  • Jack's Abby Brewing

    March 8, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about a new brewery to check out.
  • Fine Cheeses

    March 8, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about local places to find great cheese.
  • Aquitaine

    March 8, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Brandy Rand, cocktail aficionado and spirits industry expert, about a great bistro to visit.
A tree crashed into a house in Tewksbury. (Photo Credit: Carl Stevens)

Tree Crashes Down On Tewksbury Home

A Tewksbury family got quite a scare Sunday night when part of a tree came crashing down through their home.

08/13/2012

Abandoned Saugus house auctioned off. (Photo credit: Carl Stevens)

Saugus Home Where Murder-Suicide Occured Is Restored, Auctioned Off

Once the site of a murder-suicide, a house on High Street in Saugus is now a new home for a local firefighter, thanks to a state program that turns around abandoned properties.

08/01/2012

Self-Defense class at Perkins School For The Blind. (Photo credit Carl Stevens)

Visually Impaired Students Get Lesson In Self-Defense

Shortly after introducing himself to member of the class here, many of whom are visually impaired Stephen Nicholls explained his interest in self defense.

07/30/2012

(Photo Credit: Carl Stevens/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: Ferdinand’s Building In Roxbury To Be Rebuilt

The old Ferdinand’s building in Roxbury is set to be rehabbed.

07/10/2012

Charles Stuart and Carol Dimaiti Stuart.

For First Time, ER Doctor Recounts Early Moments In Charles Stuart Shooting

For the first time we’re hearing from a person who treated Charles Stuart that night – October 23, 1989.

07/10/2012

(Photo Credit: Carl Stevens)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: Gavin House Helps Fight Drug Addiction

A recent spike in overdoses has prompted Boston’s public health department to increase the number of outreach workers in South Boston.

07/07/2012

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Carl Stevens’ Journal: Celebrating The 4th of July

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Carl Stevens spent part of the Fourth of July on Castle Island, where he asked folks to read part of the Declaration of Independence.

07/04/2012

(Photo Credit: Paul Plourde)

Tarantula Found At Swampscott Cemetery

The Swampscott Cemetery had a creepy, hairy visitor earlier this week – a rambling tarantula.

07/03/2012

Reid Sacco

Tufts To Launch Cancer Program For Young Adults

Tufts Medical Center is creating a cancer center just for young adults – something that hasn’t existed in Boston before.

06/30/2012

(Photo Credit: Carl Stevens)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: Luxury Doggy Daycare

A Saugus woman has opened up a luxurious doggy daycare fully equipped with a swimming pool. WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Carl Stevens reports.

06/30/2012