The Porch opens

The Porch, a southern fare BBQ restaurant, opens at 175 River’s Edge Drive and shortly thereafter is recognized by Boston Magazine as one of Boston’s 10 hottest restaurants.

2007 Tufts major naming gift

The Tufts Crew Program receives a major gift from David Shoemaker, and the Boat House is named the William A. Shoemaker Boat House in honor of his late father.