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Downtown View:Doing Nothing at Sea

June 23, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor When Hampshire House owner Tom Kershaw invited me to join him on the square-rigged, 122-foot schooner Lynx, based in Nantucket and St. Petersburg, Florida, at Saturday’s Parade of Sail, I immediately said yes. Journalists often get to do something special—once I walked the entire Big Dig tunnel while it was...

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‘Making History on the Common’ Day Attracts Just Under 1,000 Students

June 23, 2017
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Despite the light rain, just under 1,000 Boston elementary school students in grades three through five participated in the Friends of the Public Garden’s eighth annual “Making History on the Common Day” on June 5. It was a fun-filled, action-packed day of learning. Some of the activities that occurred were:  colonial games and trades...

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‘Evening Under the Stars’ Raises $50K for Myrtle Street Playground Enhancements

June 23, 2017
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Seventy guests attended the Myrtle Street Playground “Evening Under the Stars” event at the King’s Chapel Parish House Garden on June 9, raising more than $50,000 through ticket sales, sponsorships, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds will help support planned enhancements to the playground, including the installation of “interactive play-boards” and a basketball hoop,...

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Hair’s to History:Boston Barber Co Continues Its Tradition as A Local Landmark

June 23, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Boston Barber Co. owner Robert Dello Russo is well aware why Boston tour bus and trolley operators illuminate about his Bowdoin Street shop on their daily rounds. It’s been a barbershop since 1927, serving everyone from molasses factory  workers to President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Kennedy lived above the barbershop, located just...

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Police Briefs 06-20-2017

June 23, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat Larceny from Motor Vehicle 06/11/17 – A victim reported she parked her 2011 Honda Accord on Charles Street on June 10 at around 8 p.m., but when she returned the next morning, the rear window was smashed and her empty backpack was stolen from the vehicle.  

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Letters to the Editor

June 23, 2017
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‘ANGEL’ STILL WORKING    HER MAGIC Dear Editor: Thanks for your article on the grand opening of the White Fountain. Two days after the grand opening, I proposed to Kelly Warwick by the “Angel,” on the spot where my grandfather proposed to my grandmother back in the late ’20s. My grandfather lived on Joy Street...

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Obituaries 06-20-2017

June 23, 2017
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Robert Kuchefski Insurance Broker Robert J. Kuchefski of Boston, formerly of Wellesley, died unexpectedly on May 26. Bob received his BS from Illinois State University in 1968. A member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity,  Bob moved to the Boston area from Bloomington, Illinois 39 years ago to be an Insurance Broker for Hoffman Insurance...

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FOPG Hold Grand Opening of White Fountain

June 17, 2017
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FOPG Hold Grand Opening of White Fountain

By Beth Treffeisen After months of being cocooned, The George Robert White Memorial or locally known as “The Angel”, has been revealed, making a forgotten dark corner of the Boston Public Garden into a centerpiece. On Wednesday, June 7,  The Friends of the Public Garden hosted a grand opening ceremony in the Public Garden...

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Myrtle St Playground has Diverse List of Sponsors

June 17, 2017
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By Dan Murphy An area construction firm is donating time and materials to the Myrtle Street Playground as a way to enrich the lives of neighborhood residents across the age spectrum. Dellbrook JKS of Quincy donated a pair of Red Sox tickets as a raffle item for the Friends of the Myrtle Street Playground’s...

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Downtown View:Questions You’ve Wanted Answered

June 17, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Why does the Hurley Building on Cambridge Street have chain link fence pieces around it? A person from the state Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance who said not to use his name told me that there is a drop between the plaza and the sidewalk and his department...

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