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Young Friends of the Public Garden to Hold Skating Party

February 18, 2016
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By Dan Murphy To commemorate Leap Year, the Young Friends of the Public Garden is welcoming people of all ages on Monday, Feb. 29, for an evening of skating on the Boston Common’s Frog Pond. The cost is $35 per person, which includes skate rental and hot cocoa, as well as use of the...

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Downtown View:Jaywalking is Safest

February 18, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor It gladdened my heart last week to read that state Senator Harriette Chandler, a Democrat from Worcester and the Senate Majority Leader, proposed raising the fine for jaywalking from $1 to $25 for a first offense up to $75 for third offenses and more. She thinks this will save lives....

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Beacon Hillers find Cooking is Fun at Boston Market

February 18, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser Twenty neighbors recently got a good taste of how to ‘eat local’, why it’s so important and just how much fun it can be. They were participants in a private tour and cooking class for Beacon Hillers at the Boston Public Market, the long-awaited market at 100 Hanover Street that opened...

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MGC Calls Boston,Wynn Agreement a Treaty Benefiting All Parties

February 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) unanimously approved the Surrounding Community Agreement (SCA) between Boston and Wynn Everett on Thursday, Feb. 4, calling it a “treaty” that will bring forth new cooperation and new solutions for Charlestown and the region. The MGC discussed the agreement at its meeting and took action on...

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Police Briefs 02-16-2016

February 18, 2016
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From Boston Police Area A-1 Recovered – Stolen Motor Vehicle 01/23/16 – At around 4:27 p.m., officers responded to Charles Street South for a report of a stolen motor vehicle. On arrival, police found a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse that was reported stolen. The car was towed for safekeeping, and the Stolen Motor Vehicle Unit...

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Building America’s Most Age-Friendly City

February 18, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Here in Boston, we are committed to making our city a place where everyone can succeed — of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. This is our guiding principle as we plan and build the future of our city. That’s why an essential goal of our citywide plan is to...

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Letter to the Editor

February 18, 2016
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We all deserve to be paid fairly To the editor: I enjoyed the “Downtown View” in Feb. 11’s The Back Bay Sun, but disagree with the section on the highly compensated MBTA workers. If I recall correctly, the two highest paid workers made over $200,000 and $300,000 in one year with overtime and some...

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The Wynn and City of Boston Deal

February 18, 2016
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The recent announcement that Wynn Resorts and Mayor Martin Walsh have reached a deal on mitigation should come as no surprise.  Since the Boston lawsuits were dismissed last November, the legal options available to Mayor Walsh were dwindling. We congratulate Mayor Walsh for recognizing this reality and negotiating in getting some added benefits for...

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Civic Association Gala

February 12, 2016
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Civic Association Gala

Winter Gala Co-Chairs Frank McGuire and Deb Hanley with Kyra and Charlie Haydock stop for a photo during Saturday night’s 44th Annual Beacon Hill Civic Association Winter Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel. The gala was well attended and all had a good time.

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Friends of Public Garden Staff Member Branches Out

February 12, 2016
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Friends of Public Garden Staff Member Branches Out

It was a sense of connection to the Public Garden that brought Eileen Lee Scafidi to the Friends of the Public Garden in 2014 to serve as the organization’s first communications and outreach director. A friend forwarded her the job description and suggested that it would be a good fit.  “I wasn’t really applying...

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