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Downtown View:Imponderables

July 14, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor News articles extoll Massachusetts’ wealth. From the Boston Globe on June 28: “The Massachusetts miracle: rich and thriving.” In January, “A Waterfront that’s rapidly transforming,” which reports that $1.5 billion of construction was taking place with $850 million about to begin. These new properties mean exploding tax revenue for Boston...

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BHCA Community Corner

July 14, 2017
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Evening on the Esplanade July 19 The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) invites families and friends to an Evening on the Esplanade, a summer evening filled with music, camaraderie and tasty food. The popular annual summer event, which marks the opening night of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, takes place on Wednesday, July 19th, at...

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The List of Top 100 Highest Paid Municipal Employees

July 14, 2017
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The Top 100 highest paid employees in the City of Boston show that six are now earning more than $200,000 per year in regular pay and that Supt. of Schools Tommy Chang continues to be the highest paid employee in the City. The numbers reflect base pay from the calendar year 2016 and do...

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Get Fit on the Esplanade this Summer

July 14, 2017
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“Healthy, Fit and Fun” returns to the Charles River Esplanade Tuesday, July 11. Throughout the summer, the Esplanade Association (EA) partners with three fitness organizations to sponsor free outdoor programming for people of all ages and abilities at the park. Programming includes “Zumba,” led by Healthworks and sponsored by Healthworks, Polar and Peapod by...

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Friends of the West End Branch Hold Annual Meeting

July 14, 2017
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The Friends of the West End Branch of the Boston Public Library (FWEBBPL) held their annual meeting at the West End Branch on June 8. Chairperson Barbara Haley welcomed the members and guests and introduced Branch Librarian Helen Bender, West End Civic Association President Susann Benoit, City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library President...

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Police Briefs 07-11-2017

July 14, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Assault and Battery 06/30/17 – At around 9:58 p.m., a male suspect was asked to leave a Beacon Street establishment as he was bothering a group of female patrons. One of the female victims asked him to stop, at which time the suspect became angry and...

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Markey is 100 Percent Correct for Reproach of Kellyanne Conway

July 14, 2017
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It is fair to say that the world as Americans have known it in the post-World War II era has been turned upside-down  — and not in a good way — since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. The unpresidential comments and actions on a daily basis by President...

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An Investment in Our Future

July 14, 2017
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Governor Charlie Baker’s recent announcement that his administration will ask the legislature for a five-year, $500 million life sciences initiative that will extend the state’s decade-long commitment to the biotech and medical technology industry demonstrates the governor’s focus on maintaining Massachusetts’ lead in this important area. The proposal, which Gov. Baker unveiled recently at...

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Obituaries 07-11-2017

July 14, 2017
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Joseph Massik Of Boston Joseph Massik of Boston died on Tuesday, June 27. He was 89 years old. He was the beloved son of the late Louis and Jennie (Lampke) Massik, dear brother of the late Dr. Paul Massik and cherished uncle of Jody Staehelin, Andy Massik, Peter Massik and the late Robin Colton. Services...

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21st Annual Rose Garden Party

21st Annual Rose Garden Party

Chronical-ing the Weather: Shayna Seymour of ‘Chronicle’ and Mike Wankum of WCVB’s Weather Team enjoy the Mayor’s 21st Annual Rose Garden Party at the Kelleher Rose Garden in the Back Bay Fens on Thursday, June 15. More than 400 showed up to help raise money for programming in the City’s parks.

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