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Artists Crossing Presents the Boston unCommon Music Festival

October 5, 2017
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Artists Crossing will present the Boston unCommon Music Festival, taking place at the Parkman Bandstand on Saturday October 7, and featuring seven Boston-based bands. Artists Crossing is proud to bring the Boston unCommon Music Festival to the Boston Common for the first time. This debut event will showcase local bands I Was Awake, Colbis...

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Walsh’s Fall Pumpkin Float Set for Oct 20

October 5, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced that the annual Fall Pumpkin Float will be held at the Boston Common Frog Pond on Friday, October 20, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Hundreds of illuminated jack-o’-lanterns will be floated on the water accompanied by spooky family activities. Attendees are asked to bring 8-inch or smaller...

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Exploring the Charles River Esplanade with Margo Newman at BHWF Oct 10

October 5, 2017
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By Amy Tsurumi The Charles River Esplanade is no doubt one of the most vibrant areas of Boston and a city icon. On any given sunny day, masses of people enjoy running along the Charles, soaking up the sun on boats of various shapes and spending time with family on the playground.  Home to...

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Esplanade Association’s ‘Moondance Gala’ A Spectacular Success, Raises $980,000

October 5, 2017
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On Saturday evening, Sept. 23, the Esplanade Association held its annual “Moondance Gala” under the stars along the banks of the Charles River in Boston. This year’s gala brought together 450 friends, supporters, and business and civic leaders from throughout the city to celebrate the iconic green space. The evening raised a record $980,000...

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Police Briefs 10-03-2017

October 5, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Building 09/28/17 – A victim reported while inside a Charles Street bakery at around 1 p.m., unknown person(s) stole her laptop from the table when she went to use the restroom. Unarmed Robbery 09/29/17 – Victims reported while walking on Boylston Street at about...

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Letter to the Editor

October 5, 2017
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Great piece on kids in the city Dear Editor: Kudos to Karen Cord Taylor for her wonderful piece on raising kids in the city, which echoes our family’s experience in Cambridge. When our girls were little we walked them to school, and soon enough they were navigating the city on their own, a diverse...

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Swan Boats Wrap Up 141st Season

September 26, 2017
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Swan Boats Wrap Up 141st Season

By Dan Murphy While Boston was spared the brunt of Hurricane Jose, it still created unforeseen challenges for the Swan Boats, which was forced to wrap up their 141st season in the Public Garden a day earlier than anticipated last week to prepare for the incoming, inclement weather. “Logistically, it made thing more difficult...

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Applicant Aims to Calm Concerns Over Proposal to Convert 29 Comm Ave into Private Club

September 26, 2017
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By Dan Murphy At a special meeting of the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) Licensing and Building Use Committee on Tuesday, Sept. 19, the owner of 29 Commonwealth Ave. sought to assuage neighbors’ concerns regarding the potential traffic, delivery and noise impacts from changing its use from an office building to a...

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Parks Department Announces Beacon Hill Tree Removal Hearing on Oct 5

September 26, 2017
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In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 5, at 10 a.m. on a request to remove two public shade trees on Joy Street on Beacon Hill. The hearing will be held by the City of Boston’s Tree Warden (or...

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Downtown View:Raise Your Kids in the City

September 26, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor It’s a familiar story. Twenty-somethings enjoy living downtown. Then they have kids. After a couple of years they depart for the suburbs. They have good reasons. The schools are often better. The housing is cheaper. There is more space. Common practices and policies make it hard for families to stay...

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