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New England Revolution Players Hold Soccer Camp on Esplanade

June 24, 2016
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New England Revolution Star Forward Charlie Davies, teammates Darrius Barnes, Gershon Koffie and Matt Turner, along with Santander’s Region President Michael Bruno and SVP of Brand Media and Sponsorships Jeff Greenler joined more than 300 local kids and soccer fans at Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Fields on the Charles River Esplanade for a special...

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Bow Ties and Seersucker:A Perfect Match

June 24, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser At first glance, they seemed an odd couple: She, a hip young Beacon Hill fashion designer with an edgy approach to fashion and he, a seasoned newspaper and magazine columnist as well as author of three books from Nashville, Tennessee. But last Friday there were the two of them, amidst sparkling...

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Letter to the Editor

June 24, 2016
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Reader proposes reconfiguration of Beacon and Charles streets Dear Editor The photo “Charles Street Inbound” shows that Charles Street is now configured as a three-lane inbound highway coming in from Storrow Drive. Local traffic might be better served if Charles Street was configured with two lanes of traffic with one lane reserved for a...

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Sensible Gun Control is Needed

June 24, 2016
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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. — The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. The issue of what, if any, gun control laws are appropriate in a civilized society once again is...

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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Committee Opposes Variance Request for 87 West Cedar Street

June 17, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Despite support for the variance from numerous neighbors, the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee voted on Wednesday to oppose temporary zoning relief requested for an occupancy change at 87 West Cedar St. Lauren Scott, a mental health counselor, and her husband Nathan Scott, a massage therapist, have used...

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Fetch those Photos:Esplanade Association Kicks Off ‘Dog Days Of Summer in the Park’ Photo Contest

June 17, 2016
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The Esplanade Association, the 100-percent privately funded friends group for the Charles River Esplanade, has announced its “Dog Days of Summer on the Esplanade” social media photo contest. Starting June 10 and ending Aug. 19, the Esplanade Association will be celebrating the canine companions in local Bostonian’s lives.  For this contest, the Esplanade Association is looking for photos...

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Downtown View:Make No Little Plans

June 17, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Hey, Bostonians. Can we stop complaining about the Big Dig? Yes, it cost almost $15 billion. Yes, it took 15 years to complete. (It was a big job, moving all those utility lines and keeping the cars running overhead.) It was also worth every penny we spent on it. It...

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Positive Response from Charlesgate Neighbors for Fence Removal

June 17, 2016
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By Margaret Pokorny The Friends of the Public Garden and the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) are reaching out to their members to learn if the removal of the fence on the Charlesgate block is supported by the neighborhood. So far the answer is overwhelmingly yes! Margaret Pokorny, chairman of the Commonwealth...

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Shakespeare Exhibit This Fall Will Feature All BPL’s Collection for the First Time

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel One of the most famous lines in William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ actually didn’t even exist in the first version of the play, which was much different than what modern readers of the Bard might know. It’s a fact that’s verifiable through materials at the Boston Public Library (BPL), but very few are...

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Fresh and Local:Add Creme Fraîche to Your Party

June 17, 2016
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by Penny Cherubino Crème fraîche is one more old thing that is becoming new again as home cooks add this versatile ingredient to their pantry. It has been one of my favorite go-tos for adding richness, moisture, and creaminess to dishes for years. I often use it where someone else would use mayonnaise. I...

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