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Esplanade Associations Summer Dock Party

July 28, 2015
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Esplanade Associations Summer Dock Party

Friends enjoying the evening at the Esplanade Friends Council Summer Dock Party on July 16.

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Downtown View:Read Locally

July 28, 2015
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Whether you go away in August or not, it is a good time to read. Everyone assumes everyone else is away. Few neighborhood meetings take place. Work is easier because some clients, customers and colleagues actually are on vacation. The “livin’ is easy,” as long as you have a beach, an air conditioner or...

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Livingstone Supports Equal Pay Bill

July 28, 2015
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On Tuesday, July 21st, State Representative Jay Livingstone, who represents Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and the West End in the 8th Suffolk District, participated in a press conference and rally in support of the Equal Pay Bill at the State House. Rep. Livingstone is a co-lead sponsor of the bill in the House. Rep....

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DCR Seeks Public-Private Partnership to Revitalize Lee Pool on Esplanade

July 28, 2015
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More than 15 years after its closure, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is seeking to explore public-private partnerships for the reuse of the deep-water Lee Memorial Pool area on the Charles River Esplanade. “The Department of Conservation and Recreation has engaged in a number of projects throughout the Charles River Esplanade through...

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The Learning Project Reaches New Heights with their August Scholars Program

July 28, 2015
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This summer, 114 students from all over Boston have come together to dive deeply into their academics in order to stem potential ‘summer learning loss’.  August Scholars was founded in 2008 by The Learning Project Elementary School, and what started with just 8 students has now hit record numbers. The August Scholars program is...

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A Little Night Music

July 22, 2015
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A Little Night Music

The Beacon Hill Civic Association hosted their annual July event of attending the opening concert by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. This year’s event was enjoyed by all who attended. Shown (left to right) Keeta Gilmore, chairman of the board of the BHCA, Laura Connors, executive director of Beacon Hill Village, and Allison Ryder, member...

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Downtown View:The Vision-Where Is It?

July 22, 2015
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Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation, the operator since 2011 of the city-owned Faneuil Hall Marketplace, has been in recent tussles with its merchants, pushcarts, street performers and history-loving Bostonians. After public outcry and several meetings, some matters may be worked out. The latest round occurred last week when the BRA board, showing little knowledge and only...

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Indoor Cycling Studio Closer to Opening on Cambridge Street

July 22, 2015
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An indoor cycling studio is one step closer to opening in the neighborhood after the Beacon Hill Civic Association board of directors voted last week not to oppose the necessary zoning for SoulCycle to open at 300 Cambridge St. The New York City-based company, with 45 locations nationwide, intends to operate a new outpost...

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New Foot Bridge to be Next to Longfellow

July 22, 2015
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A critical component of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s ongoing renovation of the Longfellow Bridge, the Frances “Fanny” Appleton Bridge will allow pedestrians to cross Storrow Drive at Charles Circle – a route that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow walked to court the footbridge’s namesake in the 1840s as he made the trek from his Cambridge...

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Rep. Livingstone Outlines Local Aid In State Budget

July 22, 2015
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The House and Senate finalized a joint budget, which each passed on Wednesday, July 8. The budget passed by the House and the Senate included notable increases for the 8th Suffolk District. The governor had until July 11 to consider the budget. The Boston Landmarks Orchestra, an organization that provides many services throughout Boston...

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