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Staying Fit after 50

July 18, 2017
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Staying Fit after 50

Cindy Sullivan, a Beacon Hill-based personal trainer and senior-fitness specialist, was asked by one of her Beacon Hill clients to create a exercise program he could use while spending his summer on Nantucket. Interest grew and ultimately a video was produced by the Saltmarsh Center of Nantucket in conjunction with Channel 18 Nantucket TV....

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Rose Brigade Going Strong after 30 Years

July 18, 2017
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Rose Brigade Going Strong after 30 Years

By Dan Murphy China Altman never imagined the Rose Brigade she established three decades ago to tend to the rose beds in the Public Garden would grow into what is reportedly the longest, sustained volunteer group operating in the city. “It has seemed to me that the people who have come and gone over...

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Boston Public Library to Gain New Trustees

July 18, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In an effort to diversify the Boston Public Library leadership and funding sources, the Boston City Council voted to pass a home rule petition proposed by the Mayor to expand the number of BPL Trustees from nine up to 15. At a City Council hearing on Wednesday, July 12, Councilor Michael...

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BHCA Community Corner

July 18, 2017
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Evening on the Esplanade Wednesday The Beacon Hill Civic Association invites families and friends to an Evening on the Esplanade, a summer evening filled with music, camaraderie and tasty food that will take place Wednesday, July 19th, at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. The popular annual summer event marks the opening night...

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Downtown View:Following Up on the HarborWalk Walk

July 18, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor A few weeks ago seven friends and I explored the HarborWalk from Lovejoy Wharf to Congress Street. We were dismayed by the blind alleys, signs pointing in the wrong direction or no signs, parking lots and the sad condition of parts of the walk. Now I’ve investigated what’s being done....

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Boston Landmarks Orchestra Returns to the Hatch Shell

July 18, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen With summer in full swing, it is time to sit back, relax, and enjoy a free night of classical music, courtesy of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. Under the leadership of Music Director Christopher Wilkins and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer, the 2017 season of free concerts at the DCR’s Hatch memorial...

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Kristen Mobilia Wants to Go “Back to the Basics” in Her Run for District 8

July 18, 2017
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Long-time community advocate and leader, Kristen Mobilia of the Fenway, is taking a bold step into local politics and running against the popular City Councilor Josh Zakim for District 8.  “It wasn’t something I planned on doing and it wasn’t part of my master plan,” said Mobilia. But, the results of the recent national election combined...

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Sandwich Board Signs Regulations Will Soon be up for Debate

July 18, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In bright colored letters across chalkboard signs, witty remarks or inspirational quotes entice a passerby to stop, look in and see what’s inside. These free marketing tools aid many small and larger businesses alike to get shoppers in the store across major shopping areas in Boston. In an effort to provide...

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Esplanade Association’s Healthy Fit and Fun off to a Great Start

July 18, 2017
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The Esplanade was hot and steamy on Tuesday evening with over 300 people dancing and jumping to the rhythms of Zumba at the kick off of the Esplanade Association’s summer long free fitness series Healthy, Fit and Fun! For the 7th year the Esplanade Association has joined forces with some of Boston’s top fitness...

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Leventhal Map Center Gala

July 14, 2017
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Leventhal Map Center Gala

Hilary and Chris Gabrieli at the Map Center Gala, which raised over $1.5M to support educational programs.

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