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‘MasterChef’ auditions to be held in Boston Oct. 19

Perhaps your beef empanadas are crisp on the outside and savory on the inside, and your apple tarte tatin was the hit of the middle-school fund-raiser. You dream of ditching your job in finance for a shot at being a chef. And you’re just a teeny bit of a masochist?

Well, dear reader, your time has come: “MasterChef” is holding an open casting call for Season 11 in Boston on Oct. 19. If all goes well, you could find yourself on the Fox cooking competition show, enraging celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.

The winner of “MasterChef” takes home $250,000.

In September, Harvard grad and Barrington, R.I., native Nick DiGiovanni, 23, became the youngest competitor to reach the “MasterChef” finals. After cooking up two “college-themed” dishes in the final episode of Season 10, DiGiovanni got axed. Dorian Hunter took home the trophy and the big check.

The casting call will be held at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf at 296 State St. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. according to the “MasterChef” casting website. Applicants must pre-register and bring one prepared dish to serve up to judges.

But beware: There will be no kitchen in which heat up your dish. Nor will there be plates. Or forks. We’re not sweating, you’re sweating!

The pre-registration form will take some time, so don’t leave it till the last minute. Sample questions include: “If we came over to your house for dinner, what would you cook for us?” and “What type of cuisine best describes your cooking style?” Producers also want a clear photo of your “best food creation” and a short video to introduce yourself.

You may need to carbo load for this. Good luck.

City Realty Group Begins Construction on TEMPO Condominiums in Jamaica Plain By Boston Real Estate Times


BOSTON– City Realty Group, a community-focused real estate development company serving the Greater Boston area since 2004, recently celebrated groundbreaking on TEMPO Condominiums in Jamaica Plain.

Located at 3193 Washington Street, TEMPO embraces the unique rhythm of Jamaica Plain.  TEMPO features 39 striking homes and quaint retail space that matches the blend of authenticity and vibrancy which makes JP one of Boston’s most appealing neighborhoods to call home.

TEMPO provides needed home ownership opportunities in the desirable Jamaica Plain neighborhood. The five-story building will total 45,605 square feet, with 31,365 square feet of net living space and available units ranging from studio to three-bedrooms. The studio units range from 495-615 square feet, one-bedroom units from 585-680 square feet, two-bedroom units from 785-985 square feet, two-bedrooms plus a study are 940 square feet, and three-bedroom condos will measure 955-1,305 square feet.  Retail units range from 1,050-1,105 square feet.  All retail space will be marketed with a preference for local small businesses.

Combining functionality with luxury, TEMPO is perfectly situated, just an 8-minute walk to the MTBA’s Orange Line and in great proximity to popular Boston destinations such as Fenway, Back Bay and the Longwood Medical area. TEMPO will accentuate everything that makes JP a special place to live – the exciting local restaurant scene, iconic Sam Adams Brewery, the historic and picturesque Arnold Arboretum and Emerald Necklace.  These stylish, pet-friendly condos are thoughtfully designed to fit the modern lifestyle.  Amenities include: automated garage parking, pet wash station, bike storage and private outdoor space. Construction is expected to be completed by March, 2020.

“TEMPO combines a fresh approach to urban living, with unmatched neighborhood amenities,” said Steve Whalen, Managing Partner of City Realty Group. “We are proud to bring much-needed home ownership options to the wonderfully diverse and vibrant community of Jamaica Plain.”

City Realty is teaming up with New Boston Builders to construct TEMPO Condominiums, which was designed by Embarc Studio, an architectural firm located in South Boston. Units will be exclusively marketed by Boston Realty Advisors/Advisors Living.

Advisors Living Tapped to Market Brookline Condominium Project By Connect Boston

Advisors Living, a division of Boston Realty Advisors, has been tapped as the exclusive sales and marketing team for The Fredrick, a gut-renovated new condominium project in Brookline’s Coolidge Corner neighborhood. The project consists of eight newly constructed two-bedroom, two-bath homes.

Located at 1240 Beacon St., the project was originally developed as a row house in 1910. In 2018, Haycon was selected to design and construct the renovation at the property. Prices at The Fredrick start at $979,000.

“We couldn’t be happier with the product at The Frederick,” said Patrick Haydon, partner at Haycon. “Together with Advisors Living, we combined modern ingenuity with traditional eloquence to create an exclusive eight unit condominium residence that exemplifies urban living in style.”