Monthly Archives: June 2011

‘Fighter’ Micky Ward helps Combat Blindness at Mass. Eye and Ear Golf Tournament

June 28, 2011
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‘Fighter’ Micky Ward helps Combat Blindness at Mass. Eye and Ear Golf Tournament

Boxer Micky Ward, inspiration for the hit 2010 movie “The Fighter,” helped raise funds to fight blindness and hearing loss at Massachusetts Eye and Ear’s Third Annual Golf Classic at the Weston Golf Club on June 20. This tournament was the hospital’s most successful tournament to date, raising $264,150 to support the hospital’s mission....

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Esplanade 20/20 & Beyond Design Team Outlines Recommendations for the Future of Park

June 28, 2011
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The Esplanade 20/20 & Beyond Design Team presented its latest recommendations for the future of the state park Wednesday at a public meeting sponsored by the nonprofit WalkBoston. “I want you think of this as a part of a participatory project because it’s a work in progress…that hasn’t been approved by The Esplanade Association...

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Developer Files New Plans for the Government Center Garage

June 28, 2011
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A Boston developer filed new plans with the city last week to redevelop the Government Center Garage into a sprawling 2.4 million square-foot, mixed-use complex. In a June 21 letter of intent submitted to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), Boston-based HYM Investment Group LLC outlined its proposal to build “a multi-phased and multi-story development...

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Esplanade Steps to the Front

June 28, 2011
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The City Parks Alliance (CPA) – a Washington, D.C.-based national urban-park advocacy group – has named the Charles River Esplanade a “Frontline Park.” “We selected The Charles River Esplanade for recognition because it exemplifies the power of public-private partnerships to create and maintain urban parks that build community and make our cities sustainable and...

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Nike Way Off Base with Drug use Sloganeering

June 28, 2011
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The “Get High” advertising printed prominently on t-shirts in the window of the Nike store for everyone passing by to see last week caused Mayor Menino to write to the Nike Company and to ask them to remove the display. After a few days of inertia and ambiguity, the sporting wear company most popular...

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The Return of Whitey Bulger

June 28, 2011
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The capture of Whitey Bulger, the alleged commander and chief of the Irish mob in Boston, is being treated like a visit by the Pope. The hoopla surrounding Bulger’s arrest and return to Boston had the close-up effect of an M-80 going off. It made the recent Stanley Cup celebration, by comparison, look like...

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Esplanade Playspace Moves One Step Closer to Reality

June 22, 2011
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Esplanade Playspace Moves One Step Closer to Reality

-By Dan Murphy A dream that began two years ago came one step closer to reality Thursday at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Esplanade Playspace. “You guys are the reason we did this, so you can play on one of the greatest playgrounds that’s ever been built,” said Tani Marinovich, president of the nonprofit...

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Esplanade Association Moves into New Office Space

June 22, 2011
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Esplanade Association Moves into New Office Space

-By Times staff The Esplanade Association (TEA) moved to a new fifth-floor office at Boylston and Berkley streets in the Back Bay earlier this month, leaving the Myrtle Street space that the nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and protection of the Charles River Esplanade previously occupied. TEA Organization and Communications Coordinator Christopher Timmel said...

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Boston Man Arrested for Threatening Family at Knifepoint

June 22, 2011
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-By Dan Murphy A 37-year-old Boston man was arrested for allegedly threatening a family, including a toddler, at knifepoint on the Dartmouth Street Footbridge Wednesday, State Police said. A victim contacted State Police barracks at about 11:20 a.m. and reported that the suspect assaulted him, his mother and 2½-year-old daughter on the footbridge. The...

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The City’s Response to the Bruins Victory was on the Mark

June 22, 2011
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Some sports purists and civil libertarians said they felt let down by Boston’s official response to the Bruin’s Stanley Cup victory last week. They were miffed because crowds weren’t allowed to get out of hand on the night of the victory or to roam freely throughout the city burning cars and breaking windows and...

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