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Downtown View:Leslie Adams Goes Shopping

April 14, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Downtown Boston residents have embraced the Boston Public Market. It arrived along the Greenway at the right time. Food-lovers were tired of the agriculture-industrial complex and wanted their food to be real, local, maybe organic. They were repelled by the whipped-petroleum products lining the shelves in traditional supermarkets. I’ve been...

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Boston Strong

April 14, 2016
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That is the slogan, a rallying cry, that came out of the senseless bombings of the Boston Marathon in 2013.  While the culprits and their associates are either dead or in jail, their actions still live on for the familes who lost their loved ones and the survivors that still carry the wounds that...

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150th Anniversary of Christian Science Church Points to a Future of Good

April 14, 2016
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By Cheryl Petersen One hundred-fifty years ago, a woman living in Swampscott, Mass., had an ah-ha moment. She couldn’t describe the epiphany, but it resulted in an instant recovery from an injury caused a few days earlier that had left her bedridden. The attending physician and friends of the New England woman called the...

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Mass General Hospital for Children Celebrates 16th Annual ‘Aspire Gala’ to Support Autism Programs

April 14, 2016
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Mass General Hospital for Children recently celebrated the 16th annual Aspire Spring Gala, raising more than $2.3 million to support Aspire, a highly successful, therapeutically-based program of the Lurie Center for Autism that helps children, teens and adults with high cognitive autism spectrum disorder or a related social profile develop interpersonal skills and independence....

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Marathon Daffodils will Line Boylston St for Marathon Race

April 14, 2016
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Marathon Daffodils is pleased to announce that for the third year, they will be displaying thousands of daffodils in businesses along Boylston Street, Boston’s busy Marathon Finish Line area for the 2016 BAA Boston Marathon. Marathon Daffodils is an annual program founded in 2014 by Diane Valle, a passionate urban horticulturist, to bring beauty...

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Bringing the City to Life, One Baby at a Time

April 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Last July, Catherine Walker was driving home from her job as a Certified Nurse Midwife at Boston Medical Center (BMC) when a women stopped dead in her tracks right in front of Walker’s car – staring intently through the windshield at her. The intense stare soon turned into a big smile,...

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Esplanade Association Seeking ‘Recurring Volunteers’

April 14, 2016
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By Dan Murphy As volunteer and programs manager for the Esplanade Association, Kyle Richard is now seeking what he calls “recurring volunteers” in the park. Beginning May 3, Richard, who oversees the non-profit’s volunteer program, which brings more than 3,000 volunteers to the Esplanade each year, will help facilitate the launch of an eight-week...

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Swan Boats to Open Season on Saturday

April 14, 2016
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Celebrating the end of winter and the onset of spring in New England, Mayor Martin J. Walsh will host the first ride of the season as the popular Boston Swan Boats open at the Public Garden lagoon at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 16. “We are proud to celebrate the 140th year that the...

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April Snow

April 7, 2016
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April Snow

The spring flowers in this windowbox on Chestnut St. might seem out of season as Monday’s snowstorm dumped a few more inches in Beacon Hill.`

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Walsh Discusses Small-Business Report at BHBA Annual Meeting

April 7, 2016
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Walsh Discusses Small-Business Report at BHBA Annual Meeting

By Dan Murphy Mayor Martin J. Walsh detailed findings from the city’s recently released report on small businesses during the Beacon Hill Business Association’s annual meeting at Hampshire House on Monday, March 28. According to the “Small Business Plan – Summary Report,” Boston’s 40,000 small business generate about $15 billion in revenue and 170,000...

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