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DCR gives public first glimpse of proposed Esplanade Playspace

November 2, 2010
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DCR gives public first glimpse of proposed Esplanade Playspace

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) sponsored the first public meeting at the State Transportation Building last week to vet the proposed Esplanade Playspace. According to Joe Orfant, chief of the DCR’s Bureau of Planning and Resource Protection, members of the non-profit Friends of the Esplanade Playspace approached the agency nearly two years...

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MBTA outlines Science Park/West End – Station construction plan and schedule

October 15, 2010
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MBTA outlines Science Park/West End – Station construction plan and schedule

The team behind the MBTA’s $22 million investment in accessibility improvements to the Science Park/West End Station outlined its construction plan and project schedule during a public meeting at the Amy Lowell Apartments last week. According to officials, the primary goal of the project is to bring the station, which was built in 1954,...

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Task Force unveils alternatives for reconfiguring Longfellow Bridge

October 15, 2010
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The Longfellow Bridge Task Force unveiled several alternatives for reconfiguring the structure to better accommodate all pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists Wednesday at a public meeting at the Shriners Hospital auditorium. At that time, members of the Task Force, which was convened by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) in June, outlined three alternatives for...

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Budding artists at work

October 7, 2010
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Budding artists at work

Chloe Atkinson, age 8, and her mom, Tess of Beacon Hill, paint their masterpieces in the Public Garden after attending a free Landscape Watercolor Painting Workshop, which was presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and sponsored by Blick Art Supplies. (Lauren Patrick photo)

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New initiative aims to transform empty storefronts into gallery space

October 7, 2010
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Frustrated landlords and up-and-coming artists rejoice: A Revere Street resident is now spearheading an effort to transform empty storefronts on the Hill into new gallery space. David Greenwold recently proposed establishing the “Roving Gallery” – a non-profit initiative that would allow landlords to donate unoccupied retail space for use as a temporary gallery. This...

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Hill, West End voters back Mac in primary election

September 22, 2010
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While incumbent U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch was reelected to his 9th Congressional District seat in last Tuesday’s primary election, Beacon Hill and West End voters favored his Democratic rival Mac D’Alessandro at the polls. According to the city’s unofficial election results, approximately 71 percent of Beacon Hill voters in Ward 3, Precinct 6 and...

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‘Ducklings’ sculptor recognized for her contribution to children’s lit

September 16, 2010
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‘Ducklings’ sculptor recognized for her contribution to children’s lit

Nancy Schön – the sculptor who brought the family of aquatic birds from Robert McCloskey’s “Make Way for Ducklings” to life in the Public Garden – will be honored for her contribution to children’s literature later this month when she receives the Bridge Award from the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art at...

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Esplanade Association gala marks milestone for historic park

September 10, 2010
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Esplanade Association gala marks milestone for historic park

With 2010 marking the 100th anniversary of the Charles River Esplanade, The Esplanade Association’s biennial gala is a fitting and timely way to support this milestone for the historic urban park. According to June Mattioli, the major gift officer and event organizer, the gala, which takes place at the Esplanade on Saturday, Sept. 25,...

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