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Downtown View:Following Up on the HarborWalk Walk

July 18, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor A few weeks ago seven friends and I explored the HarborWalk from Lovejoy Wharf to Congress Street. We were dismayed by the blind alleys, signs pointing in the wrong direction or no signs, parking lots and the sad condition of parts of the walk. Now I’ve investigated what’s being done....

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Boston Landmarks Orchestra Returns to the Hatch Shell

July 18, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen With summer in full swing, it is time to sit back, relax, and enjoy a free night of classical music, courtesy of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. Under the leadership of Music Director Christopher Wilkins and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer, the 2017 season of free concerts at the DCR’s Hatch memorial...

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Sandwich Board Signs Regulations Will Soon be up for Debate

July 18, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In bright colored letters across chalkboard signs, witty remarks or inspirational quotes entice a passerby to stop, look in and see what’s inside. These free marketing tools aid many small and larger businesses alike to get shoppers in the store across major shopping areas in Boston. In an effort to provide...

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Esplanade Association’s Healthy Fit and Fun off to a Great Start

July 18, 2017
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The Esplanade was hot and steamy on Tuesday evening with over 300 people dancing and jumping to the rhythms of Zumba at the kick off of the Esplanade Association’s summer long free fitness series Healthy, Fit and Fun! For the 7th year the Esplanade Association has joined forces with some of Boston’s top fitness...

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Police Briefs 07-18-2017

July 18, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny 07/09/17 – A victim reported her black Trek FX2 bicycle was stolen from a West Cedar Street alley between 12:15 a.m. and 4 p.m. The bike had a cable-lock broken off.

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Leventhal Map Center Gala

July 14, 2017
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Leventhal Map Center Gala

Hilary and Chris Gabrieli at the Map Center Gala, which raised over $1.5M to support educational programs.

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Summer Dock Party Returns on July 20

July 14, 2017
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Summer Dock Party Returns on July 20

On Thursday, July 20, the Esplanade Friends Council will host the seventh annual “Esplanade Summer Dock Party” on the Community Boating Docks on the Charles River Esplanade from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Set against the incomparable backdrop of the Charles River at sunset, this annual summer soirée has become a social highlight for young...

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Downtown View:Imponderables

July 14, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor News articles extoll Massachusetts’ wealth. From the Boston Globe on June 28: “The Massachusetts miracle: rich and thriving.” In January, “A Waterfront that’s rapidly transforming,” which reports that $1.5 billion of construction was taking place with $850 million about to begin. These new properties mean exploding tax revenue for Boston...

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BHCA Community Corner

July 14, 2017
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Evening on the Esplanade July 19 The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) invites families and friends to an Evening on the Esplanade, a summer evening filled with music, camaraderie and tasty food. The popular annual summer event, which marks the opening night of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, takes place on Wednesday, July 19th, at...

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The List of Top 100 Highest Paid Municipal Employees

July 14, 2017
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The Top 100 highest paid employees in the City of Boston show that six are now earning more than $200,000 per year in regular pay and that Supt. of Schools Tommy Chang continues to be the highest paid employee in the City. The numbers reflect base pay from the calendar year 2016 and do...

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