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Summer Dock Party

July 25, 2014
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Summer Dock Party

Enjoying the night on The Charles River at The Esplanade Association’s annual “Esplanade Summer Dock Party” on the Community Boating Docks on Thursday night were these residents.

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UMass to Open Beacon St. Annex

July 25, 2014
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The University of Massachusetts intends to open an academic center at 1 Beacon St., according to published reports released last week. School officials said Thursday academic programs at that location would begin in January of 2016, at which time UMass Club and other administrative offices would move to the building. “The UMass Center on...

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Tour of ‘Inside Haymarket’ Offered

July 11, 2014
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Each Friday and Saturday from dawn to dusk, Haymarket, Boston’s centuries-old open-air market adjacent to Government Center, the North End, and Faneuil Hall, offers a unique shopping experience. Sellers of fresh produce have clustered in Haymarket since around 1830, although vendors started congregating here at least 100 years earlier. Haymarket vendors sell huge varieties...

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Celebrate FOPG’s ‘summer Party’

July 11, 2014
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The Friends of the Public Garden celebrates the season at its annual “Summer Party,” which comes to the Mandarin Oriental on Wednesday, July 23. “Many people leave the city for beach retreats in the summer months, but we have found that plenty of people stay in town in summer, especially mid-week,” said Eileen Scafidi,...

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Summertime in the City

Summertime in the City

With temperatures around Boston reaching nearly 90 degrees on Wednesday, the Boston Common and Public Garden were abuzz with activity. In the photo The carousel on the Common in full swing.

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Walsh Visits Beacon Hill

Walsh Visits Beacon Hill

Laura Cousineau of Upstairs Downstairs Antiques and three-year-old Olya Synkova each received plants during Mayor Martin Walsh’s Coffee Hour at the Myrtle St. Playground. The event was held on June 24 and was sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts. Attendees received the plants that were grown at the Franklin Park Greenhouses as a gift from Mayor...

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Zakim Seeks To Establish Trust Act

City Councilor Josh Zakim announced Friday that, working closely with Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Office of New Bostonians, he has filed an ordinance that would establish a Trust Act for the City of Boston. Zakim will present the Trust Act to the full City Council at its next meeting on Wednesday, July...

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Sign up For Harvest on The Hilll

Last September, 150 Beacon Hillers came together for the first time to share a dinner filled with foods from local farms and fisheries atHarvest on the Hill. The event proved so popular that it will be held again September 6, and residents wishing to be notified when tickets go on sale are encouraged to...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

Back at the turn of the last century (i.e., 1900), newspapers exhorted their readers to observe a “safe and sane” Fourth of July. That’s because in communities big and small all across America, the founding of our nation had become a popular excuse for roving groups of young men to engage in mayhem of...

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Civic-minded Couple Rescues Unsightly Corner

June 24, 2014
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Civic-minded Couple Rescues Unsightly Corner

Once, more than 100 years ago, a garden, walled in with a classic Beacon Hill brick wall, distinguished the corner of David G. Mugar Way and Beaver Place. But subsequent changes in the property use led to years of neglect, abuse and controversy. The site became a woeful hole in the ground, enclosed by...

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