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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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Restaurant Slated to Take Over Scollay Square Space

September 20, 2018
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A new restaurant and bar is slated to take over the space currently occupied by Scollay Square at 21 Beacon St. in the coming months. Andy Kilgore, owner and operator of the future establishment called Emory and a former, longtime employee of No. 9 Park, said the new restaurant would offer an “approachable sensibility.”...
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Hill Businesses Gear Up for Fall

September 14, 2018
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Hill Businesses Gear Up for Fall

With autumn upon us, many Beacon Hill stores are gearing up for the season. Jack Gurnon, owner of Charles Street Supply, a hardware store located at 54 Charles St., said most of his business at this time of year comes from returning college students who typically purchase items like tool kits, picture hooks and...
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Frances Appleton Pedestrian Bridge Across Storrow Opens to the Public

September 14, 2018
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The $12.5 million Frances Appleton Pedestrian Bridge – a 230-foot-long, steel arch span that links Beacon Hill/Charles Circle to the Charles River Esplanade – is now open to the public. The 14-foot-wide, 750-foot-long, multi-use bridge was constructed as part of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) $300-million renovation of the Longfellow Bridge, which links Charles...
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Boston Voters Back Pressley; Hill Voters Support Zakim

September 10, 2018
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Like voters throughout the 7th Congressional district, Boston showed its support for Ayanna Pressley who unseated 10-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano in Tuesday’s upset victory in the Democratic primary. According to the city’s unofficial election results, 64 percent of Boston voters cast their ballots for Pressley, compared with Capuano’s 36 percent. Throughout the...
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Area A-1 Sees No Change in Part One Crime

September 10, 2018
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As the summer of 2018 was drawing to a close, Area A-1 had seen no change in the rate of violent and property crime from the previous year. According to Boston Police, 1,610 incidents of Part One crime were reported between Jan. 1 and Aug. 19 of this year in the area, which includes...
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Founders Memorial on Common Gets Facelift, Thanks to FOPG Board Member

September 4, 2018
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Founders Memorial on Common Gets Facelift, Thanks to FOPG Board Member

When Friends of the Public Garden board member John Winthrop donated $13,000 for the restoration of the Founders Memorial on the Boston Common, he was not only helping to preserve an iconic piece of public art, but also honoring his own familial heritage, since the memorial depicts an image of the first governor of...
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North Washington Street/Charlestown Bridge Replacement Receives Notice to Proceed

September 4, 2018
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North Washington Street/Charlestown Bridge Replacement Receives Notice to Proceed

J.F. White Contracting Co. – the Framingham-based general contractor for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s replacement of the North Washington Street/Charlestown Bridge – has received a Notice to Proceed (NTF) for the project. According to MassDOT officials, the project is expected to get underway later this summer or this fall, and to continue through...
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Hill House Outreach Program Aims to Unite Neighborhood Families

August 23, 2018
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Hill House Outreach Program Aims to Unite Neighborhood Families

The Pancake Breakfast and Family Safety Day, which comes to the Firehouse at 137 Mt. Vernon St. on Sunday, Sept. 23, is just one example of the free, community events that Hill House Outreach Program sponsors to unite families throughout the neighborhood. Co-chaired by Hill House board members Lindley Melfa and Lisa Taffe, the...
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