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Restored Lotta Fountain on Esplanade ReOpens June 15

By Dan Murphy Dogs and their owners will have reason to rejoice with the grand reopening of the restored Lotta Fountain on the Charles River Esplanade on Thursday, June 15. The 6-foot granite fountain, adorned by a statue of a dog, the face of a cat and etched drawings of a duck and a...

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Downtown View:The Filene’s Block

By Karen Cord Taylor I’m sitting in the sun at a corporate event on Summer Street. Newspaper people often get invited to occasions like this. Millennium Partners are the hosts. They redeveloped the Filene’s block, restoring the 1912 Daniel Burnham Building, named after its architect, and adding the new residential tower built on the...

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BHCA Community Corner

The panelists addressed important issues facing historic preservation today, including the impact of climate change on historic properties, the role and influence of new technologies, and the importance of preservation amidst Boston’s current development boom. Rivero is the executive director of the Museum of African American History in Boston and Nantucket, and chair of...

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MassGeneral Hospital for Children Previews ‘Storybook Ball’

On May 24, MassGeneral Hospital for Children hosted a special reception previewing this fall’s “Storybook Ball” and its fundraising mission at The Paul S. Russell, MD, Museum of Medical History and Innovation. Dr. Wayne Shreffler, chief of pediatric allergy and Iimmunology and director of the MGHfC Food Allergy Center, and Dr. Qian Yuan, associate...

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TripAdvisor Ranks Fenway Park as One of the Best Landmarks in the U.S.

By Beth Treffeisen TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site announced last week the winners of its Traveler’s Choice awards for Landmarks, with Fenway Park  pegged at 13 out of 25 sites in the country. The Golden Gate Bridge came in first, followed by the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. and then Alcatraz Island...

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Bougiouris Brings Maritime to Life

By Sue Ellen Woodcock When you are born and raised on the sea it stays with you. Kyriacos Bougiouris has fond memories of his life on Syros Island, in the Greek islands, much of them revolve around the sea and especially ships. It’s no surprise he joined the Greek Merchant Marines. He traveled the...

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Police Briefs 06-06-2017

Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Robbery 05/26/17 – A victim reported she was standing at the intersection of South Charles and Stuart streets waiting to cross the street at around 12:26 p.m. At this time, an unknown male suspect riding a bicycle grabbed her wallet out her handbag, which was slung over her shoulder,...

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Letter to the Editor

WONDERFUL MEMORIES Dear Editor, I read the ‘Spring Cooking’ column, and I had to tell you what wonderful memories were evoked reading it. Especially about tongue. My maternal grandmother from Ukraine—Odessa to be exact—was to me an angel in disguise. Growing up in Brooklyn, NY, during the 30’s-50’s I was fortunate to have tasted...

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Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order to reduce carbon emissions is yet another example of the sort of straightforward decision-making that has become a hallmark of the Baker administration. Gov. Baker’s...

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Dogs Rule

Dogs Rule

Kate Wann, with Queenie, experienced tongue-wagging excitement last Saturday, May 20, during the City’s 3rd Annual Barks & Bagels event at the Boston Common Frog Pond. The event drew hundreds of dogs and their humans to socialize and enjoy doggie treats.

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