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Volunteers Sought for Usage Study at Common

March 11, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Friends of the Public Garden is seeking volunteers to assist in a study that intends to shed light on usage of the Boston Common. Working with an experienced research firm, the non-proåfit will execute a three-season study of the Common to better understand how and how often the park is...

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Ward 5 Democratic Committee Plans Environmental Forum,March 15

March 11, 2016
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The next meeting of the Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee will be held Tuesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. at the Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston Street in the Back Bay. This month, the committee will host a forum on environmental issues, including the City of Boston’s Climate Action Plan and opportunities for...

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Design Options for Tremont St Side of Common Garage Shown at Meeting

March 11, 2016
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By Jordan Frias Design options for the Tremont Street side of the Boston Common were shared at a public briefing meeting on February 25. Gary Claiborne, project manager at Pressley Associates, the local landscape architect firm that was hired by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, presented a potential design to a group of...

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Search Continues for New BPL Leader

March 11, 2016
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By Seth Daniel While a great amount of attention was focused on the departure of the previous president of the Boston Public Library, a panel of highly-qualified folks have, in a much quieter way, been conducting an exhaustive public search for the new president – and the process is now progressing into the final...

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BHWF Presents Chasing the Cure for Breast Cancer

March 11, 2016
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By Kathy Hull Tonight, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) presents “Good Funding & Good Fortune: Ending Breast Cancer,” featuring two women leaders engaged in international efforts to cure breast cancer. The first is Myra J. Biblowit, President and CEO of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in New York City. The Foundation is the...

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Letter to the Editor

March 11, 2016
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Faithful reader grateful for memorial Thank you, most kindly, for giving space to the piece on Bob Goodwin’s passing. Your thoughtfulness will bring much comfort not only to the seniors at Beacon House but to his family and friends in the community. Mary Hirsch Beacon House

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‘Spotlight’ is an Important Film for Healing and Renewal

March 11, 2016
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By Cardinal Sean O’Malley Spotlight is an important film for all impacted by the tragedy of clergy sexual abuse. By providing in-depth reporting on the history of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, the media led the Church to acknowledge the crimes and sins of its personnel and to begin to address its failings, the...

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Driving Bill will Save Lives and Injuries

March 11, 2016
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House and Senate elected officials have a chance to pass a solid public safety bill that would put the brakes on Massachusetts drivers using hand-held mobile electrical devices while on the road. The bill would make it illegal to use cell-phones while driving and prohibit drivers from entering information by hand to a GPS...

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DPW Resumes Beacon Hill Street Sweeping

March 4, 2016
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DPW Resumes Beacon Hill Street Sweeping

The Boston Public Works Department (PWD)  announced that efforts are underway to clean the streets following this winter’s snow and ice, morning posted street sweeping has resumed and posted residential street sweeping will resume in Beacon Hill on March 1. Snow and ice no longer pose an issue for street cleaning on these routes...

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Parkman Plaza Slated to Get Reconstruction

March 4, 2016
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Parkman Plaza Slated to Get Reconstruction

By Dan Murphy The Boston Parks & Recreation Department and its design team are moving forward with plans for the $3.5 million reconstruction of the Boston Common’s Parkman Plaza and Tremont Street edge. At a public meeting at Emerson College’s Little Building last Thursday, Gary Claiborne, lead designer for Boston-based Pressley Associates, Inc., outlined...

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