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Donna Summer Roller Disco Party

Donna Summer Roller Disco Party

Cary Sherman from the South End fires off some bubbles in line for the skating rink, during the Donna Summer Disco Party, on Friday June 23.

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Legislators Delay Bill on Changing Shadow Law

By Beth Treffeisen In an unexpected turn of events, state lawmakers put on hold for two weeks a bill that will give a one-time exemption to the developers Millennium Partners to build a 775-foot high building exempting them from laws meant to protect the Boston Common and Boston Public Garden from new shadows. Secretary...

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Compassionate Organics Wins Small Battle with Boston City Council

By Beth Treffeisen The Boston City Council voted to send a letter of non-opposition in the first step to allow Compassionate Organics to operate a medical dispensary at 331 Newbury Street in the Back Bay, at a hearing held on Wednesday, June 28. The dispensary needs a letter in non-opposition from the Boston City...

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Downtown View:One Immigrant’s Story

By Karen Cord-Taylor In 1990 eight-year-old Victoria Glazomitsky stepped off a plane at Kennedy Airport with her mother and father, her paternal grandmother and grandfather and her three-year-old brother, Misha. They were immigrating from what was still the Soviet Union. Her grandmother didn’t want to leave. But everyone else did, including her father, who...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Corner

BHCA elects 26 Beacon Hillers as directors At the recent annual meeting of the Beacon Hill Civic Association, 26 Beacon Hill residents were elected to serve on the board, including six who are serving for their first time. The directors will lead community efforts to beautify, clean and maintain the neighborhood, launch new initiatives...

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BHCHP Honors Anne Finucane, Mike Barnicle, BMC, and MGH

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) recognized two individuals and two institutions that have made invaluable contributions to the organization’s mission. Bank of America Vice Chairman Anne Finucane and her husband, journalist and MSNBC Commentator Mike Barnicle, honored with the Tim Russert Award. Boston Medical Center President & CEO Kate Walsh and...

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Interactive Groundwater Well Caps Allow Residents to View Data from Their Smartphones

By Beth Treffeisen In effort to make the invisible more visible, a new app in the City is working to bring awareness and a better understanding to the groundwater levels in the downtown and historic neighborhoods of Boston. Restoring and maintaining groundwater levels in the infill downtown neighborhoods, including parts of Beacon Hill, Back...

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DCR Unveils Design Concepts for Proposed Esplanade Riverfront Pavillion

By Dan Murphy The Department of Conservation and Recreation unveiled three design concepts for the proposed Esplanade Riverfront Pavilion during a public meeting on Wednesday at the Massachusetts Transportation Building. Architect Maryann Thompson said all three include plans for an occupiable roof garden accessible by terrace steps that would connect with the footbridge across...

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City Looks to Improve Mobility Around North Station

June 30, 2017
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By Dan Murphy In the draft final report for its “action plan,” the city is making several short- and long-term recommendations for improving various modes of transportation around North Station. The project area, bound by Cambridge Street on the south, New Sudbury and North Washington streets on the east and the Charles River on...

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Border Brigade Brings Life to the Corners of the Public Garden

June 30, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Everyone knows the Boston Public Garden for the Swan Boats, colorful roses, and palm trees that line George Washington Statue during the summer but few, if not most, pay no attention to the borders that line the garden. One group, the Friends of the Public Garden (FOPG) Border Brigade, in partnership...

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