Archive for February, 2018

Protect American Ideas Through Trade

February 21, 2018
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We take for granted that the “ordinary” things we use every day are in fact extraordinary inventions and breakthroughs that took years of investment, work, and commitment to bring to life. Among these are the technologies that allow you to watch a movie on a streaming platform or read the new novel from your...
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The FY19 BPS Budget: Investing in Our Students to Provide A Better Education for All

February 21, 2018
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At the Boston Public Schools, we believe that our budget is a values statement, reflecting our commitment to creating the best schools for all our students. Through the BPS budget, we prioritize investing in every individual learner throughout their academic career. We must ensure that all students — regardless of their race, native language,...
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Torit Montessori Students Enjoy Frog Pond Skating

February 14, 2018
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Torit Montessori Students Enjoy Frog Pond Skating

Elementary students at Torit Montessori on Cambridge Street take ice skating lessons at Frog Pond as part of their weekly sports activities, which include skating, swimming, tennis and dance, all offered seasonally during the regular school day. Torit partners with community institutions to provide these activities. The Boston Skating Academy takes Torit students through...
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Agreement Reached On Sidewalk Curb Ramps:City Officials and BHCA Agree on Using More Brick Material

February 14, 2018
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) is pleased to announce a settlement agreement in its litigation with the City of Boston over improvements to sidewalk curb ramps in the Historic Beacon Hill District. This agreement will provide for the use of less concrete and more brick in the upgraded ramps where feasible. It also...
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Proposed ‘Digital Urban Panels’ Meeting with Strong Opposition

February 14, 2018
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A capacity crowd was on hand at the State Transportation Building on Thursday, Feb. 8, when the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) Office of Outdoor Advertising reviewed an application to install multiple “digital urban panels” at four MBTA stations. Boston-based Outfront Media, LLC, represented by John Mahoney, the company’s director of business development, filed...
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Shadows from 1000 Boylston

February 14, 2018
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A proposed single tower rising from a base podium to be built at 1000 Boylston Street is expected to cast new shadows throughout the nearby neighborhoods, from the Fenway Victory Gardens, to the Esplanade, down Commonwealth Avenue Mall to even the Boston Public Garden and Boston Common. The shadow study, which was released in...
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Appreciation:Rev Robert C Day Longtime Head of Advent School

February 14, 2018
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The Rev. Robert Charles Day died peacefully of natural causes on Jan. 23 after living a life of service, teaching and community involvement in Boston and on Martha’s Vineyard. He was 90 years old, and is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara Blackwell Whidden Day. The Rev. Day was an academic and...
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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

February 14, 2018
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association will present the third of its series of Historic Preservation Roundtables on February 20 with a lively and informative panel discussion about Beacon Hill’s central role in the 19th century abolitionist movement and the recent restoration of the National Historic Landmark, the African Meeting House. While Beacon Hill is...
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Children’s Winter Festival Returns to Common

February 14, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will be bringing the annual Children’s Winter Festival to Boston Common in partnership with the Highland Street Foundation during school vacation week on Wednesday, February 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “The Children’s Winter Festival on Boston Common is a well-loved tradition...
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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Votes Not to Oppose Local Bistro Proposal

February 14, 2018
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Following the applicant’s fourth appearance before the group, the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday not to oppose the Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro’s plans to update the dining concept and reconfigure its ground-floor restaurant and reception areas, with some provisos. Boston’s Saunders Hotel Group, the owners of the 25...
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