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Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project Update

July 30, 2016
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MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), will close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic as follows: Through Friday, July 29, from 11:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM the following morning These closures are necessary to perform work in the downstream roadway. Bicycle and pedestrian traffic and the MBTA Red Line will be maintained...

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Police Briefs 07-26-2016

July 30, 2016
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 07/16/16 – A victim reports his 2007 Toyota Camry was parked on South Charles Street between 7:30 p.m. on July 15 and 2 a.m. on July 16, during which time unknown person(s) smashed the rear driver’s side window and removed the victim’s...

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A Little Night Music

July 22, 2016
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A Little Night Music

The Landmarks Orchestra performing on a beautiful summer night on the Charles River Esplanade last Wednesday night.

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BRA Okays Temple St Project

July 22, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Boston Redevelopment Authority board of directors voted on Thursday to approve the approximately $162-million residential redevelopment proposed for 33-61 Temple St. Dedham-based JDMD Owner, LLC intends to transform the interconnected Hiriam J. Archer and Frank J. Donahue buildings at Temple and Derne streets, which were previously owned and occupied by...

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Downtown View:Words To Get Rid Of

July 22, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor This week is going to be pretty exciting. First, we’ll learn how many Republicans are packing guns at their convention. And, mercifully, we’ll also start to get rid of a dreadful word. The word is “presumptive.” We must endure that word every time Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is mentioned....

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Free Shakespeare On The Common Returns from July 20 through Aug 7

July 22, 2016
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One of Greater Boston’s most beloved traditions, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s “Free Shakespeare On The Common” takes up residence on the Boston Common July 20 – August 7, presenting William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost, directed by Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler. Performances are free and open to the public, Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 pm; Sundays, 7 pm;...

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John Jeffries House Sold for $25M

July 22, 2016
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The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) has sold the John Jeffries House to a Boston real-estate investment and development firm for $25 million, according to published reports. The 46-room hotel at 170 Charles St. will continue to be operated by the new owner, Related Beal Cos., which also purchased the adjacent garage at...

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Letter to the Editor

July 22, 2016
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Boston Public Market now open daily Dear Editor: Since the Boston Public Market opened last summer, you’ve welcomed us with open arms, and helped us succeed in our mission to provide fresh, healthy food to consumers of all income levels, nourish our community and educate the public about food sources, nutrition, and preparation. In...

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Our Summer of Discontent

July 22, 2016
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Tragic events seem to be cascading upon us from throughout the world almost on a daily basis. Whereas for the past 15 years (since 9/11), a terrorist-inspired event might happen sporadically, now when we go on-line each morning to look at the latest news, we find ourselves reading about some terrible act committed either...

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BHGC Donates Record Amount to 50 Non-Profits

July 15, 2016
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BHGC Donates Record Amount to 50 Non-Profits

The Beacon Hill Garden Club, coming off one of the most successful Hidden Garden Tours in its 89-year history, is poised to contribute more than $98,000 to about 50 local, regional and national environmental and horticulture non-profits. That amount includes the $25,000 the club will donate to the reconstruction of the garden at the...

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