Today's Globe's re-review of the Charlestown Olives cites Chowhound and its discussion of the rumored sale of Olives a few months back.
Ms. Arnett rates it 2.5 stars; not my recent experience. It's now a 1.5 star place, especially at those prices, down from a consistent 5-star experience ten years ago. Ah well; no ride lasts forever, especially in this business.
But if you've ever suspected that the local "professional" critics read (and maybe occasionally swipe) from Chowhound, here's your proof.