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Kelly Sworn in as Suffolk University’s 11th President

October 18, 2018
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Kelly Sworn in as Suffolk University’s 11th President

Marisa J. Kelly was inducted as the 11th president of Suffolk University Friday during an inauguration ceremony at Tremont Temple’s Converse Hall. “We are Suffolk University, and we are a powerful force for good. It is a power derived from the strength of our community, from our commitment to inclusion and from our dedication...
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Vilna Shul Begins Renovation Project Marking its 100th Anniversary

October 18, 2018
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To commemorate its 100th anniversary as “Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture” next year, the Vilna Shul is currently undertaking an extensive renovation of its historic synagogue at 18 Phillips St. to bring the building into the 21st century. Phase One of the project, which is expected to take 10 months to complete, includes: providing...
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Canine Promenade Returns to the Esplanade Oct 27

October 13, 2018
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Canine Promenade Returns to the Esplanade Oct 27

A favorite event of Boston dog lovers, the Esplanade Association’s eighth annual Canine Promenade returns to the park’s Fiedler Field on Saturday, Oct. 27, beginning at noon. The one-half mile, two-hour Halloween costume parade around the Esplanade to benefit the park and highlight it as a resource for dog owners will be led this...
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FOPG Annual Meeting to Feature Plan for Charlesgate Park

October 13, 2018
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The Friends of the Public Garden will hold its annual Members Reception at the Ritz Carlton, 10 Avery St., on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. At this time, Marie Law Adams and Dan Adams from the Somerville-based architectural and urban design firm Landing Studios will outline their vision for Charlesgate Park,...
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First of Two Marijuana Applicants Proposes West End Dispensary

October 5, 2018
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First of Two Marijuana Applicants Proposes West End Dispensary

The first of two applicants unveiled its plans at the West End Museum to open a marijuana dispensary in the neighborhood during a meeting sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Garden Remedies intends to open an adult-use, recreational and medical facility, including retail space on the ground level...
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Zakim Bridge Turns 15

October 5, 2018
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A milestone for the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge was commemorated during a cocktail event at EF Education’s Cambridge facility on Friday, Sept 21, called “The Zakim Bridge: 15 Years Together.” “This celebration of the completion of the Zakim Bridge was a great opportunity to commemorate the 2003 completion of one of the...
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BHAC Reviews 60 Chestnut Street Violation

September 27, 2018
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A violation for 60 Chestnut St. was among the agenda items at the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission’s public hearing at City Hall on Thursday, Sept. 20.              The applicant, John Holland of the Boston commercial and residential development firm Holland Companies, said work on the single-family home includes the installation of a railing on...
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Design Team Provides Update on Garden Garage Tower

September 27, 2018
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The design team behind the $409.7 million Garden Garage Tower project provided a community update at the West End Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Developer Equity Residential of Chicago is building a 44-story, approximately 517,700 square-foot residential building on the former garage site at 35 Lomasney Way, which would include 470 units and approximately...
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Freedom Rally Leaves Common Looking Worse for the Wear

September 27, 2018
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An estimated crowd of between 15,000 and 20,000 turned out to the Boston Common for the 29th annual Boston Freedom Rally over the weekend of Sept. 14 to 16, and while the event resulted in not a single arrest, according to Boston Police, the park was left looking a lot worse for the wear...
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Joy Street Sidewalk Improvements Mark End of Four-Year Process

September 20, 2018
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Joy Street Sidewalk Improvements Mark End of Four-Year Process

The sidewalk improvements currently being implemented on Joy Street mark the completion of a project that got underway more than four years ago. Kay Barned-Smith, project manager for the city’s Public Works Department, said the project area extends on Joy Street from Smith Court to Cambridge Street, and the work entails replacing the sidewalks...
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