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Huntington Theatre Production Center Hard at Work on First Production at New Facility

August 16, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Deep in the industrial area of Everett – nestled between scrap metal yards and diesel mechanics – is a creative workroom that has few matches in the city. In a month’s time, the workshop can create the Champs-Elysees in Paris, a New York City street, a San Francisco hillside abode or...

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The Boston Arts Festival Returns to Two-Day Event

August 16, 2017
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Boston’s vibrant Arts Community is back for the 15th Annual Boston Arts Festival!   On Saturday, September 9, and Sunday September 10, 50 local artists and 16 bands will be supported and celebrated in a colorful showcase of painting, jewelry, photography, glass making, wood working and more. Music genres include rock, pop, folk and indie,...

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Longfellow Bridge Nightly Construction Schedule

August 16, 2017
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MassDOT will close the Longfellow Bridge nightly to all vehicular traffic through Thursday, August 17, from 11:00p.m. each night to 5:00a.m. the following morning. The Longfellow Bridge closure originally scheduled for this weekend, August 11-14, has been rescheduled. The Longfellow Bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 11:00p.m. Friday, August 18, to...

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Police Briefs 08-15-2017

August 16, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Policea Area A-1 Larceny from a Motor Vehicle 08/03/17  – A victim reported she parked her 2013 Volkswagen Jetta on Charles Street at around 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 2, but when returned to the vehicle at about 6:30 a.m. the next day, her luggage was stolen containing clothing, as...

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How We’re Creating Affordable Housing

August 16, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Boston is a diverse city made up of residents of all backgrounds, all education levels and job sectors spread out over 23 neighborhoods. Some of us were born and bred here, some with families that have been here for decades, some received a wonderful education or job here and...

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Obituaries 08-15-2017

August 16, 2017
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Annie Caroline Flaherty  She leaves this world a brighter place Annie Caroline Flaherty of Beacon Hill died on on August 8. She was 7 years old. Annie had a zest for life like no other.  She will be missed by her friends near and far and most importantly those at the Eliot School.  She...

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Caturday on the Common

August 9, 2017
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Caturday on the Common

Riker, an exceptionally social cat, was eager to explore the Boston Common with his owner, Chris Felice, manning the leash during Boston’s inaugural First Caturday event on the Common. Hundreds of local cat owners from the neighborhoods and beyond converged with hundreds of cats to socialize and talk feline philosophy.

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Residents Disappointed by Rejection in Boston’s Slow Streets Program

August 9, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen and Dan Murphy In future though, please refer to the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) and the BHCA Traffic and Parking Committee, whose Chair is Ben Starr.  BHC and Beacon Hill Parking and Transportation Committee are incorrect. The five neighborhoods that will join the Neighborhood Slow Streets program in 2017 were announced in mid-July,...

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Galvin says New Shadow Law Removes Layer of Protection for Historic Parks

August 9, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Gov. Charlie Baker recently signed a home-rule petition into law that would allow Millennium Partners to move forward with building a 775-foot tower on the site of the city-owned Winthrop Square Garage, bypassing two existing state laws that protect the Boston Common and Public Garden from new shadows. Mayor Martin Walsh...

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Downtown View:A Modest Proposal

August 9, 2017
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Karen is taking a break. Here is a column from last fall that needs more consideration. By Karen Cord Taylor The noise is always a surprise. Your cab stops in the street to let you out. The driver can’t pull over because parked cars line both sides of the narrow street. A short time...

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