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Gov Baker Signs Bill for New Shadow Law

August 5, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Gov. Charlie Baker signed a home-rule petition into law Friday that would allow Millennium Partners to build a 775-foot luxury, condo tower on the site of the shuttered, city-owned Winthrop Square Garage, thereby bypassing two existing state “shadow” laws protecting the Boston Common and Public Garden. While the new building would...

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FOPG Undertaking $50,000 Rehabilitation of Channing Statue

August 5, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The Friends of the Public Garden are currently undertaking a $50,000 restoration of the William Ellery Channing statue in the Public Garden. The project includes cleaning the bronze statue, as well as its marble and granite base, said Sarah Hutt, the nonprofit’s care and collection manager. “We tried to do everything...

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BHCA Community Corner

August 5, 2017
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Keeping Charles Street Clean Due to the community’s generosity, two individuals decked in bright safety vests can be seen cleaning Charles Street’s sidewalks and tree pits every Tuesday and Friday. And Beacon Hillers are encouraged to welcome them to the neighborhood. In May, residents and businesses joined together to support the cleaning of Charles...

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Victim Arrested for Skateboard Attack that Led to Double-Stabbing in Common

August 5, 2017
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By Dan Murphy In the aftermath of Wednesday’s double stabbing on the Boston Common, three individuals were arrested but later exonerated while one of the stabbing victims was later charged with a skateboard attack that led to the bloodshed, according to Boston Police. George Moustakis, 30, of Danvers was arrested for assault with a...

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Mayor Walsh, Congresswoman Clark Join Housing Advocates to Rally for Affordable Homes

August 5, 2017
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As proposed federal cuts threaten to increase housing instability and homelessness, more than 500 residents, housing advocates, and policymakers from across the Commonwealth rallied Monday, July 31 in front of Faneuil Hall in support of federal investments in affordable homes and our communities. Congresswoman Katherine Clark and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh also attended...

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Police Briefs 08-01-2017

August 5, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Robbery 07/21/2017 – A victim reported four male suspects robbed him on the Boston Common at Beacon and Charles streets at around 2 a.m. Earlier that night, the victim said he bought drinks for the suspects at a Tremont Street store. The suspects then robbed the...

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Some Night Music

July 28, 2017
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Some Night Music

The Boston Landmarks Orchestra opened its summer season last Wednesday on the Esplanade. Shown getting ready to enjoy the music were Joan and Lux with their father Joe Ringenberg.

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Hampshire House Team Breaks Ground on 75 in Seaport Square

July 28, 2017
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Hampshire House Team Breaks Ground on 75 in Seaport Square

By Dan Murphy Thomas A. Kershaw and the Hampshire House team broke ground Tuesday, July 18, on their new restaurant in the Seaport District, 75 on Seaport Square. Located in Building C between Seaport Boulevard and Northern Avenue, this 7,000 square–foot restaurant will open in November of 2017, sitting alongside a Kings Bowling Alley,...

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Marinovich to Step down as Exec Director of Esplanade Association

July 28, 2017
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After five and a half years at the Esplanade Association (EA), the last three serving as its executive director, Tani Marinovich plans to step down this fall.  She will continue in her position through September overseeing the organization’s busy summer schedule in the park and its largest annual fundraising initiative, the Moondance Gala, which...

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Downtown View:North Country Life

July 28, 2017
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I spend several days every summer in the North Country. The weather is always typical for New England, both warm and cold, dry and humid, sunny and rainy—all the contrasts that summer brings in our region. Plenty of rain this year has ensured that the color green is pretty much overwhelming. The rain seems...

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