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MassDOT Seeks Comments on Five-Year CIP Plan

March 24, 2017
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Neighborhood organizations, as well as individual residents should take full advantage of expressing comments and suggestions on potential transportation projects which could be included in the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) upcoming five-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP). Now in the process of updating the CIP for fiscal years 2018-2021 and adding on fiscal year...

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Beacon Hill Village Offers Help on Planning for Critical Medical Care

March 24, 2017
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By Betsy Peterson The choices of medical treatment–and how far to pursue treatment–are confusing and hard enough when you are healthy. Palliative care or hospice (and what’s the difference?) Advance directive? MOLST? DNR? And if you are too sick to make the decision, who will decide, and what will they decide? Resuscitation? Intubation? Artificial...

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Overnight Closures on Storrow Drive Posted

March 24, 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 24. 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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Kids 4 Coding Youth Summer Programming:Camps plug into Cambridge and Brookline

March 24, 2017
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Kids 4 Coding, the Atlanta-based technology startup creating a tech-ready generation, expands its Boston offerings in 2017 with campus-based summer programs at both Newberry College in Brookline and the Sherrill Library in Cambridge. One week half- and full-day camps for youth ages 7-15 focus on digital literacy and coding proficiency, unlocking and encouraging students’...

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Police Briefs 03-21-2017

March 24, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 03/08/17 – A victim reported that her 2006 Acura MDX was broken into at Beacon and Charles streets between 5 and 6:30 p.m. The left rear window was broken, and two gym bags containing clothing were removed from the vehicle.   Larceny...

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Obituaries 03-21-2017

March 24, 2017
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Cynthia Sue Weaver Pyschologist, heavily involved in her community      patron of the arts, cared deeply for family, animals and the less fortunate Cynthia Sue (Welch) Weaver of Boston and Chatham, NJ, died on March 3 at Bourne Manor, Cape Cod. She was 81 years old. Born in Madison, Wisconsin, she and her family moved to Chatham,...

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Learning Project Students Honor ‘International Women’s Day’

March 17, 2017
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Learning Project Students Honor ‘International Women’s Day’

At 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, the corner of Marlborough and Clarendon streets came alive with a crowd of elementary school students holding mini “picket signs,” each marked with something new that the children learned about women, stereotypes and inequality. This was the culmination of The Learning Project Elementary School’s first-ever “teach-in,” with...

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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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