Monthly Archives: July 2017

Obituaries 07-11-2017

July 14, 2017
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Joseph Massik Of Boston Joseph Massik of Boston died on Tuesday, June 27. He was 89 years old. He was the beloved son of the late Louis and Jennie (Lampke) Massik, dear brother of the late Dr. Paul Massik and cherished uncle of Jody Staehelin, Andy Massik, Peter Massik and the late Robin Colton. Services...

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21st Annual Rose Garden Party

21st Annual Rose Garden Party

Chronical-ing the Weather: Shayna Seymour of ‘Chronicle’ and Mike Wankum of WCVB’s Weather Team enjoy the Mayor’s 21st Annual Rose Garden Party at the Kelleher Rose Garden in the Back Bay Fens on Thursday, June 15. More than 400 showed up to help raise money for programming in the City’s parks.

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Donna Summer Roller Disco Party

Donna Summer Roller Disco Party

Cary Sherman from the South End fires off some bubbles in line for the skating rink, during the Donna Summer Disco Party, on Friday June 23.

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Legislators Delay Bill on Changing Shadow Law

By Beth Treffeisen In an unexpected turn of events, state lawmakers put on hold for two weeks a bill that will give a one-time exemption to the developers Millennium Partners to build a 775-foot high building exempting them from laws meant to protect the Boston Common and Boston Public Garden from new shadows. Secretary...

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Compassionate Organics Wins Small Battle with Boston City Council

By Beth Treffeisen The Boston City Council voted to send a letter of non-opposition in the first step to allow Compassionate Organics to operate a medical dispensary at 331 Newbury Street in the Back Bay, at a hearing held on Wednesday, June 28. The dispensary needs a letter in non-opposition from the Boston City...

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Downtown View:One Immigrant’s Story

By Karen Cord-Taylor In 1990 eight-year-old Victoria Glazomitsky stepped off a plane at Kennedy Airport with her mother and father, her paternal grandmother and grandfather and her three-year-old brother, Misha. They were immigrating from what was still the Soviet Union. Her grandmother didn’t want to leave. But everyone else did, including her father, who...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Corner

BHCA elects 26 Beacon Hillers as directors At the recent annual meeting of the Beacon Hill Civic Association, 26 Beacon Hill residents were elected to serve on the board, including six who are serving for their first time. The directors will lead community efforts to beautify, clean and maintain the neighborhood, launch new initiatives...

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BHCHP Honors Anne Finucane, Mike Barnicle, BMC, and MGH

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) recognized two individuals and two institutions that have made invaluable contributions to the organization’s mission. Bank of America Vice Chairman Anne Finucane and her husband, journalist and MSNBC Commentator Mike Barnicle, honored with the Tim Russert Award. Boston Medical Center President & CEO Kate Walsh and...

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Interactive Groundwater Well Caps Allow Residents to View Data from Their Smartphones

By Beth Treffeisen In effort to make the invisible more visible, a new app in the City is working to bring awareness and a better understanding to the groundwater levels in the downtown and historic neighborhoods of Boston. Restoring and maintaining groundwater levels in the infill downtown neighborhoods, including parts of Beacon Hill, Back...

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DCR Unveils Design Concepts for Proposed Esplanade Riverfront Pavillion

By Dan Murphy The Department of Conservation and Recreation unveiled three design concepts for the proposed Esplanade Riverfront Pavilion during a public meeting on Wednesday at the Massachusetts Transportation Building. Architect Maryann Thompson said all three include plans for an occupiable roof garden accessible by terrace steps that would connect with the footbridge across...

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