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John Jeffries House Sold for $25M

July 22, 2016
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The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) has sold the John Jeffries House to a Boston real-estate investment and development firm for $25 million, according to published reports. The 46-room hotel at 170 Charles St. will continue to be operated by the new owner, Related Beal Cos., which also purchased the adjacent garage at...

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Letter to the Editor

July 22, 2016
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Boston Public Market now open daily Dear Editor: Since the Boston Public Market opened last summer, you’ve welcomed us with open arms, and helped us succeed in our mission to provide fresh, healthy food to consumers of all income levels, nourish our community and educate the public about food sources, nutrition, and preparation. In...

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Our Summer of Discontent

July 22, 2016
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Tragic events seem to be cascading upon us from throughout the world almost on a daily basis. Whereas for the past 15 years (since 9/11), a terrorist-inspired event might happen sporadically, now when we go on-line each morning to look at the latest news, we find ourselves reading about some terrible act committed either...

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BHGC Donates Record Amount to 50 Non-Profits

July 15, 2016
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BHGC Donates Record Amount to 50 Non-Profits

The Beacon Hill Garden Club, coming off one of the most successful Hidden Garden Tours in its 89-year history, is poised to contribute more than $98,000 to about 50 local, regional and national environmental and horticulture non-profits. That amount includes the $25,000 the club will donate to the reconstruction of the garden at the...

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Join Us On The Esplanade for The Summer

July 15, 2016
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Fiends of the Esplanade offer the following free summer programs and events. Healthy, Fit & Fun Beginning Tuesday, July 12 Beginning Tuesday, July 12, the Esplanade Association will be offering our hugely popular free fitness classes in the park. This year, thanks to our partners, we are thrilled to once again offer weekly Zumba,...

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Annual Evening on the Esplanade Set for July 13

July 15, 2016
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Friends and Beacon Hill residents are invited once again to a summer evening filled with music, camaraderie and gourmet food at the opening night of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra on Wednesday, July 13th, at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. Music Director Christopher Wilkins will lead the orchestra in “Rhapsody in Green”, featuring...

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Downtown View:The Toxic Culture of Guns

July 15, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Everyone is saying race relations are at a new low. We have to have a conversation, a dialogue, a national catharsis of speech. I can’t figure out how any of this will help unless we get rid of the gun culture. Good and kind Americans of any color can work...

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Grand Re-Opening of Boston Public Central Library

July 15, 2016
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by Marianne Salza Mayor Marty Walsh, Boston Public Library (BPL) staff, the Board of Trustees, elected officials, and more than 1,000 residents attended the grand re-opening of the Central Library, in Copley Square. Attendees commemorated the July 9 milestone with a ribbon cutting in celebration of the final phase of the three year renovation...

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ParkARTS Children’s Workshops Return July 5

July 15, 2016
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s annual ParkARTS program, sponsored by Holly and David Bruce, is pleased to announce the return of its series of children’s arts workshops giving kids the opportunity to express their creativity while working on fun projects with local artists. From East Boston to West Roxbury, children ages three to...

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International Phenomenon Le Dîner en Blanc Returns to Boston this Summer

July 15, 2016
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The international epicurean phenomenon Le Dîner en Blanc returns to Boston Saturday, July 30, 2016. On the heels of last September’s epic rain-soaked event at Boston City Hall Plaza, this July’s secret affair promises another unforgettable evening of elegance, beauty and magic, as it takes over an undisclosed public space whose location is only...

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