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Border Brigade Brings Life to the Corners of the Public Garden

June 30, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Everyone knows the Boston Public Garden for the Swan Boats, colorful roses, and palm trees that line George Washington Statue during the summer but few, if not most, pay no attention to the borders that line the garden. One group, the Friends of the Public Garden (FOPG) Border Brigade, in partnership...

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Downtown View:Harbor Walk—Signs Needed

June 30, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Last Thursday, I took a walk along the harbor with four friends from downtown Boston and others from Iowa, Kentucky and Washington, DC, to assess how the 33-year-old HarborWalk is doing. Its purpose is to connect neighborhoods along the harbor and enable aall Bostonians access to that scenic and economically...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Corner

June 30, 2017
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By Suzanne Besser, BHCA President Community Service Officer talks about the homeless At a Beacon Hill Civic Association meeting last week, Kerri Wells, community service officer for Boston Police Area A-1, urged the residents and businesses present to call 911 whenever they see public drinking, urination or aggressiveness by homeless individuals and panhandlers on...

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BPDA Board Approves New Residential Tower in Bay Village

June 30, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen After much debate between residents of the Bay Village, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board approved the 199-foot, mix-use building at 212-222 Stuart Street with a unanimous vote at the hearing held on Thursday, June 15. “The collaboration between the neighborhood association and the City made this project better,”...

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MassBay Charitable Foundation Gives Out Scholarships

June 30, 2017
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After reviewing dozens of exceptional candidate applications, The Mass Bay Credit Union Charitable Foundation has selected four graduating high school seniors to receive the 2017 College Scholarships.  The awards, $1,000 to each recipient, go to: Noah Dolloff, Timberlane Region-al HS; Ashley Buggy, Mystic Valley Regional Charter School; Sydney Perryman, Tolland HS; and Lauren Critelli,...

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MassBay Credit Union Hosts Successful May is for Moms Toiletry Drive

June 30, 2017
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Mass Bay Credit Union held their first ever Toiletry Drive to benefit Rosie’s Place, a local women’s shelter.  The charitable drive, which lasted through the end of May, will help benefit those women and moms in need. Drop off boxes were located at their South Boston headquarters at 147 West 4th Street, in addition...

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Mayor’s Garden Contest Registration Ends July 12

June 30, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh is alerting Boston’s green thumbs that they have until Wednesday, July 12, to register for the 2017 Mayor’s Garden Contest presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department with a grand prize provided by JetBlue and media support provided by the Boston Herald. Now in its 21st year, the contest...

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Boston City Council to Discuss Access to Parking for Health Care Attendants

June 30, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim along with Councilor Michael Flaherty asked for a hearing to discuss the city’s current process for granting parking permits to in-home health care attendants serving City of Boston residents, at the Boston City Council hearing on Wednesday, June 21. Constituents living in the city’s downtown neighborhoods...

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Boston’s Freedom Trail Welcomes ‘Walk Into History’

June 30, 2017
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Freedom Trail Foundation’s current tour schedule offers Walk Into History® Tours from the Boston Common Visitor Information Center on the hour every hour, daily, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and a tour offered Mondays through Fridays at 2:30 p.m. Additionally, the Foundation offers tours departing from the ArtsBoston Booth at Faneuil Hall including...

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Police Briefs 06-27-2017

June 30, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 06/17/17 – A victim reported he parked 2016 Subaru at Charles and Revere streets at around 6 p.m. on June 16, but when he returned at about 9 a.m. the next day, the rear passenger’s side window was broken, and a laptop...

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