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Sadness Across America

July 15, 2016
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The shooting deaths of two black men by white police officers in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, and then the assassination of five white officers by a black sniper in Dallas, have shocked Americans of all ages, races, color, and creeds. These tragic deaths that have filled the headlines this past week have unleashed a...

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Local Seniors Graduate from NCDS

Local Seniors Graduate from NCDS

Beacon Hill residents Caroline Diggins (West Cedar St.) (left) and Katherine Holman (Chestnut St.) graduated on June 9 from Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. The 136th commencement exercises were held in the Sunken Garden at the school. Diggins graduated with High Honor and was awarded the Scholar Athlete Prize. Holman graduated...

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Summer Fun

Summer Fun

FOUNTAIN OF FUN: Nina Sabloff and Ashley Samanta have fun in the cool spray of the fountain during the opening of the Boston Common Frog Pond on Friday morning, June 24. Parks Commissioner Chris Cook was on hand to start.

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City Holds Meeting on North Station Action Plan

By Dan Murphy The city held its first public meeting at the West End Museum on Tuesday, June 28, to discuss the “North Station Area Mobility Action Plan,” which aims to improve transportation accessibility near the MBTA station. The study area, bound by Cambridge Street on the south, New Sudbury and North Washington streets...

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‘Outside the Box’ Returns to Boston Common Next Week

“Outside the Box” – touted as the city’s “premier performing-arts festival” – returns to the Boston Common for the third time from July 13 to 17. “’Outside the Box’ shows us how performing arts can bring a community together, breaking down barriers and inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds,” Mayor Martin J. Walsh...

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Downtown View:July’s Tradegy or Comedy

By Karen Cord Taylor You’ll have to admit democracies are more entertaining than dictatorships. Nothing ever happened in East Germany except for people trying to get over the wall. Nothing happens now in North Korea, where everyone follows the same orders or else. Instead democracies have uninformed people deciding matters of great importance. Rabble...

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BPL Officials Announce Re-Opening Date for Library Renovation in Copley Square

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Public Library announced this week that the grand reopening of the Central Library Renovation will take place Saturday, July 9, and will be commemorated with a 10:30 a.m. ribbon cutting. The grand reopening will celebrate the completion of the second and final phase of the renovation of the...

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July Events Listed for the Boston Public Market

Summer is here! Grab the picnic basket from the attic and stock up on fresh, seasonal, picnic-friendly foods at the Boston Public Market. Hang out in your favorite spot on the Waterfront, by the Charles River, or along The Greenway during our Berklee Summer Concert Series – right outside the Market on Friday evenings,...

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End of School Year Reflection

By Tommy Chang When we started the 2015-2016 school year, we set out to work as a team. A school year full of victories and challenges is drawing to a close and we feel an incredible sense of purpose for the work that lies ahead. We are focused on building a better Boston Public...

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Letter to the Editor

Local business owner thanks neighbors Dear Editor: We’re writing to express our sincerest gratitude to the collective of Beacon Hill. In just two short years of being open, we never imagined feeling as loved and welcomed as this inclusive neighborhood has made us feel. We’ve had “walk-ins” who have turned into good friends. They’ve...

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