Monthly Archives: August 2017

Charles St Jail History

August 24, 2017
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By Dan Murphy For Tuesday’s third and final Twilight Talk presented by Historic New England and the Victorian Society in America/New England Chapter at the Harrison Gray Otis House, award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist Joseph McMaster recounted the history of the Charles Street Jail, from its origins as a state-of-the-art facility through its decline...

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Garden Winners Announced in Boston Contest

August 24, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Mayor Martin Walsh welcomed garden winners from around the city to join in celebration of urban gardening during the Mayor Walsh’s Garden Contest 2017 in the Boston Public Garden on August 16. This year there were 134 applicants to the Garden Contest. There are nine categories that range from small yard...

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Silence is Golden – and Melodic – in BPL’s Courtyard Concerts

August 24, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As the sun shone brightly last Friday afternoon on the shrubbery of the Copley Library’s celebrated Courtyard, string music from the Boston Philharmonic permeated the air as shadows danced off of the columns and statuary. It was like a scene right out the Victorian television series ‘Downton Abbey,’ except there were...

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Sustainable Seafood

August 24, 2017
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by Penny & Ed Cherubino This began as a column about a book, Two If By Sea: Delicious Sustainable Seafood by Barton Seaver. As we learned more about the author, we realized it would also be about a philosophy of sustainability as a whole and about Seaver’s way of changing how we think about...

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School Will Be Back – Drive with Care

August 24, 2017
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With school bells ringing for the start of the 2017-18 school year next week and the week thereafter, commuters will have to adjust to the prospect of schoolchildren and school buses returning to our streets. All of us who drive to work in the early mornings on weekdays have to admit that not having...

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Another Alcohol- Related Tragedy

August 24, 2017
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Perhaps it is because we have children who are teen-agers, but the news last week of the death of a 16 year-old girl on the Merrimack River in a jet ski accident in which alcohol allegedly was involved hit us particularly hard. According to news reports, the 32 year old man who has been...

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Making A Scene

August 16, 2017
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Making A Scene

Dan Ramirez, the technical director for the Huntington Theatre Company, shown here in the storage area of the new Production Center in Everett. The storage area for props contains everything from an electric chair to a basketball to rows of chandeliers and even a basketball or two. The company is busily working this week...

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Workshops Planned for Hubway Expansion

August 16, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The Boston Transportation Department announced last week it would sponsor 28 community workshops citywide this fall to discuss the upcoming expansion of the bike-share program Hubway. “BTD is excited to collaborate with residents as we expand this important and popular piece of our transportation system to additional locations in the city’s...

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Downtown View:Thanks Donnie, for the Big Reveal

August 16, 2017
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Karen is taking a break. Since we were all recently laughing at Trump when he inappropriately complimented the French president’s wife on the good shape she was in after the age of 60, the subject of this column still seems up to date.   By Karen Cord Taylor One good thing Donald has done...

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BHCA Community Corner

August 16, 2017
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Remembering Jim McNeely He was this generation’s Charles Bulfinch, a man deeply rooted in the great cultures of the past and yet a true visionary, steadfastly working to apply the wisdom of our history to shape the world around him for the betterment of future generations.  And like Bulfinch before him, Jim McNeely actually...

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