Monthly Archives: June 2012

Myrtle Street Playground

June 26, 2012
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Myrtle Street Playground

Petting a bird was one of the many experiences at the Myrtle Street Playground.

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Motor Vehicle Uproots Tree Outside 20 West Cedar St.

June 26, 2012
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Motor Vehicle Uproots Tree Outside 20 West Cedar St.

A tree outside 20 West Cedar St. was uprooted by a passing vehicle Wednesday, according to Boston Police. An officer responded to the scene for a report of a motor vehicle accident and observed a large tree lying on the ground, with a white box-truck parked at an angle near its base. The vehicle’s...

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State Issues Blue-Green Algae Advisory for Charles River

June 26, 2012
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The state has issued an advisory on the levels of blue-green algae in the Charles River that recommends limiting contact with river water and rinsing with fresh water should contact occur. According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), algae blooms of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) can grow quickly in fresh water and produce...

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Victorian Society in America New England Chapter to Hold Annual Preservation Awards Thursday

June 26, 2012
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The Victorian Society in America New England Chapter will hold its Annual Preservation Awards ceremony at the West End Museum, 150 Staniford St., on Thursday, June 28, at 6 p.m. The Society traditionally acknowledges groups or individuals for the restoration of a 19th century building or landscape, a book on 19th Century art, architecture...

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The Fourth of July Celebration

June 26, 2012
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This year’s Esplanade Fourth of July celebration will likely be one of the largest in recent years. The combination of great music and fireworks, hundreds of thousands of people joining together and entertainment beyond compare – and all of this free to the public – makes the annual celebration something to behold. The holiday...

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Ave Bridge

June 21, 2012
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Ave Bridge

In their own express lane are these two rowers as they glide across the Charles River by Mass. Ave Bridge.

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Recalling a Visit to Mary Baker Eddy Library

June 21, 2012
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Ten years ago, I traveled from my agrarian hometown in Washington State to the big city of Boston. After the trip, our local newspaper, the Tri-city Herald, ran an article on my excursion, probably to prove I’d survived the 6,000-mile airline trip. With the New York City Twin-Towers attack of Sept. 11, 2001, still...

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The Sad State of Architecture in Boston

June 21, 2012
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It’s exciting to look at the drawings of Millennium Partners’ skyscraper superimposed on the Filene’s hole. Its interesting shape and slender profile make it look like a building in 2012 should look—at least in conservative Boston. I wish the building had a more interesting top, and I wonder why city officials tolerate these flat-topped...

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Good Luck BHCA

June 21, 2012
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association announced several weeks ago it is starting a fund for new tree guards on Charles Street .  The goal is $90,000.  This drive coincides with its 90th anniversary. Bob Owens and Alyson Lindsey are heading up the committee charged with raising the funds. It is the belief of the...

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Eye and Ear Infirmary Solicits Public Feedback as It Eyes Campus Expansion

June 21, 2012
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As the hospital begins exploring new options for the expansion of its campus, the Massachusetts Ear and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) is soliciting the public’s input at an informational meeting next week. Hospital spokesperson Jennifer Street said this new effort is a departure from last year’s proposal, which included three development projects and drew criticism...

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