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Inspiring Stories from North End & Downtown

The heart of our mission at the BostonVoyager is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Boston’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out the rising stars from North End & Downtown below.

Michael Hynes

Fiddlers Rock is a unique music show that combines Classic Rock with Irish music and Fiddle Tunes that audiences find both entertaining and memorable. Each show highlights a unique fiddle player that shows a varied amount of talent and showmanship based on the venue. Read more>>

Vince Benedetto

I made a leap of faith into being an entrepreneur after a military career. My background was actually in counter-intelligence in the Air Force. I attended the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) after graduation from High School. Read more>>

Natalie Vulevic

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve had such big aspersions. I have always dreamt of traveling the world and living a life of passion and fulfillment. Growing up I always wanted to be a model and be apart of the fashion industry, I’ve always had a creative mind and loved being in front of the camera. Read more>>

Matt Crowley

I grew up in a family where my father and grandfathers were all small business owners and I absorbed a lot of business lessons from early on and was always interested in running a company myself. Read more>>

Aly Raymer

I have been involved with sports teams and around athletes my whole life. From swimming to tennis, boxing to rowing, I have dabbled in it all. When I graduated college I had been teaching indoor cycling for 3 years and it was the perfect way to earn extra cash while I looked for my “dream job.” Read more>>


I started honing my craft in the hair world in the South End of Boston over a decade ago. I built my clientele there, starting as an assistant and working my way to stylist and then I moved salons and rented a chair where I learned a lot about the business. Read more>>

Jaime Melfi

I grew up in Medford, New Jersey outside of Philadelphia. I had ambitions to design clothing and funky wedding dresses. After graduating from Appalachian State University, in Boone NC with a degree in Fine Arts, Textiles, and Marketing, I started working for Free People and Anthropologie.  Read more>>

Kaity Cimo, Katharine Requa

For Now began as a marketing and operations consulting businesses specializing in retail and e-commerce consumer brands. We saw a lot of the brands we work with wrestle to get their product physically in front of their audience, so we decided to help them by launching a retail incubator in Boston. Read more>>

Laniesha Gray, Quontay Turner, Keesa McKoy, Patrick McDowell, Asha Janay

Boston Young Black Professionals (Boston YBP) was founded in 2012 and is organized by five Boston residents who have great love and affinity toward the city. We are two educators, a communications manager, an accountant and a social worker by day. Read more>>

Katherine Callahan

I started Katherine Rose Collections about a year and a half ago. I was craving a creative outlet to keep me busy especially during the cold winter months! I wandered the aisles of a local craft store and decided to try making a few bracelets. I bought a ton of beads and went to work. Read more>>

Linsey Wakefield

My passion for taking photos began after I became a mother to my children Ava & Brody. Shortly after my son turned 3, my husband had bought me my first DSLR camera. It had so many features and I had no idea how to even use it! Read more>>

Jennifer Sayce, Erik Sayce

Erik and I got engaged in April 2016. As we scratched the surface of planning our dream destination wedding we soon realized how expensive it would be! Without wanting to give up on our dream wedding and also not wanting to go into debt over it, we thought of finding an alternative stream of income to help us get there. Read more>>

Al Rose, Nancy Rose

Red Apple Farm was started in 1912. Same year Fenway Park was built and LL Bean and Oreo’s started. It’s been in the Rose family for 4 generations. Although up through the early 80’s the farm was predominantly a wholesale apple operation, it evolved and adapted into a year-round and diversified retail direct-marketing operation. Read more>>

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