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Esplanade Association Welcomes New Marketing and Events Manager

March 17, 2017
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Esplanade Association Welcomes New Marketing and Events Manager

By Dan Murphy Kelsey Pramik comes to her new role as the marketing and events manager of The Esplanade Association with a heartfelt appreciation for the city’s parklands that draws on her previous experience with the Charles River Conservancy. As a past participant in the Esplanade 5K and Sunset Yoga on the Esplanade, Pramik...

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DCR Begins Process to Revitalize Lee Pool on the Esplanade

March 17, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The Department of Conservation and Recreation has initiated a planning and design process that reimagines the long-dormant Lee Pool complex on the Charles River Esplanade as a waterfront pavilion with adjacent parkland, as well as a LEED-certified building that would be the first new construction on the park in more than...

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Boston Police Agree to Continue to Wear Cameras for 6 Months

March 17, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans announced an agreement with the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association (BPPA) to extend the Body Worn Camera Pilot Program by an additional six months to ensure sufficient data is available for an effective study of the program. “This extension is a positive development and I...

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Downtown View:Finding Hope

March 17, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor After the election, Nancy Schön was blue. When faced with sadness, what’s a sculptor to do? She fashions a piece that acknowledges her feelings, yet points toward hope. The mother dove has a tear in her eye. But her fledgling is rising from a lilac branch that already has buds...

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Specialized Med Spa Opens in Newbury Street Location

March 17, 2017
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By Marianne Salza There are plenty of med-spas in Boston that offer an array of services from Botox and fillers to laser treatments and body contouring; but friends, Alexa Nicholls Costa and Alexandra L. Rogers aspired to go further and become specialists. The 28-year-old entrepreneurs founded LexRx, an exclusive boutique that focuses on non-invasive...

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More Longfellow Bridge Closures Announced

March 17, 2017
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MassDOT will implement overnight double lane closures on Storrow Drive westbound in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge through Friday, March 17. The closures will be implemented from 11:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM the following morning. The closures are necessary to safely perform work on the Longfellow Bridge above the roadway. Traffic...

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Museum Marks ‘Irish Heritage Month’ by Honoring Notable West Enders of Irish Descent

March 17, 2017
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As part of Irish Heritage Month, The West End Museum is once again celebrating notable West Enders of Irish descent. On Tuesday, March 14, the Museum will host its Irish Heritage Honoree Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. This year’s honorees...

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Go Boston 2030 Aims to Transform the Way People Move Around Boston

March 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen There is no question that Boston is booming with both increased development and with an influx of residents. Between the years 2000 and 2010, Boston’s population grew by five percent to more than 620,000 residents. By 2030, the population is expected to exceed 700,000. Already, Boston has crowded roadways, trains, and...

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Police Briefs 03-14-2017

March 17, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Assault and Battery 03/05/17 – A female victim reported being assaulted at a Stuart Street establishment at around 1:30 a.m. The victim said while in the club, she and a friend had a drink thrown on them, and a fight started. She said five or six...

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Rick Perry’s DOE Agenda:Cleaning House Trump’s Clean Energy

March 17, 2017
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By Merrill Matthews As the new head of the Department of Energy, Former Texas Governor Rick Perry faces many challenges from the bureaucracy, environmentalists, and the media. President Jimmy Carter created the agency in 1977, partly in response to Middle Eastern oil-exporting countries’ decision to use oil as a political weapon. DOE, whose proposed...

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