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More Open Space Is Now On the Way

August 26, 2014
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Gov. Deval Patrick has signed into law state legislation that will allow the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) to expand its Boston campus while restoring public parkland in the Charles River Esplanade. The legislation, filed by State Rep. Jay Livingstone and co-sponsored by Sens. Anthony Petrucelli, Sal DiDomenico and Will Brownsbereger and State...

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Lawsuit Filed On Sidewalk Ramps

August 25, 2014
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As Mayor Martin J. Walsh moved forward with his plan to bring Beacon Hill sidewalks into compliance with the Adults with Disabilities Act, the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) filed a lawsuit last Tuesday asserting that the construction as proposed could potentially jeopardize the historic character of the neighborhood. “The plaintiffs support the city’s...

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Final Phase of Brewer Fountain Plaza Restoration Gets Underway

August 13, 2014
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Final Phase of Brewer Fountain  Plaza Restoration Gets Underway

As the Friends of the Public Garden enters into the second and final phase of its $4 million rehabilitation of Brewer Fountain Plaza, this popular destination on the Boston Common is destined to become an even more inviting place. In 2010, Boston Parks and Recreation Department completed restoration work on a long-neglected bronze casting...

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BHCA Retains Legal Counsel to Help Fight Sidewalk Ramps

August 8, 2014
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) has retained legal counsel concerning Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s plan to bring neighborhood sidewalks into compliance with the Adults with Disabilities Act. “I’m an eternal optimist, even as someone who has litigated many cases, including some against the state,” said Colin Zick, an attorney and the BHCA board...

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The Boston Children’s School Looks Forward to Golden Anniversary

August 5, 2014
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The Boston Children’s School  Looks Forward to Golden Anniversary

As it approaches the half-century mark, The Boston Children’s School remains committed to its original mission of bringing the joy of learning to children. Established in 1965, The Boston Children’s School is located at 8 Whittier Place in Charles River Park in the historic West End.  Enrollment is open to children starting at 2.9...

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Fenton Building Sells for $15M

August 5, 2014
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Suffolk University has sold the John E. Fenton Building and Annex at the corner of Derne and Hancock streets for $15 million, according to various published reports. The buyer, identified by the school as Atlas Investment Group LLC, a Boston-based, real-estate development firm, purportedly plans to transform the six-story former academic and classroom building...

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City Officials Move Forward with Plan

July 25, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced on Thursday that the city would move forward with a plan to install wheelchair-accessible curb cuts on Beacon Hill sidewalks, making it the last neighborhood in the city to be brought into compliance with the Adults with Disabilities Act. “My intention is making sure that Boston is handicap accessible...

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Downtown Public School Moves Closer To Happening

July 11, 2014
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The dream of a new public school opening to serve the downtown neighborhoods might be moving one step closer to  reality, pending the outcome of a study initiated by Mayor Martin J. Walsh. Walsh’s spokeswoman Melina Schuler said the city has budgeted $1.6 million in the fiscal 15-19 capital budget to develop a “School...

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New Bakery Aims to Take over Café Vanille Space

June 10, 2014
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As Café Vanille prepares to close its location of the past 15 years at 70 Charles St., another local bakery is already moving forward with plans to take over the storefront. Tatte Bakery and Café, which began as a farmer’s market in 2007 and has since spawned four brick-and-mortar locations in Brookline and Cambridge,...

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Shuttle Offered to Logan

June 3, 2014
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The public commute from Logan International Airport to the Back Bay has grown considerably easier since the launch of shuttle-bus service between the two destinations earlier this spring. As part of a two-year pilot program, Massport is now offering service between the airport Hynes Convention Center and the Copley MBTA Station on Boylston Street...

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