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‘Evening Under the Stars’ Raises $50K for Myrtle Street Playground Enhancements

June 23, 2017
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Seventy guests attended the Myrtle Street Playground “Evening Under the Stars” event at the King’s Chapel Parish House Garden on June 9, raising more than $50,000 through ticket sales, sponsorships, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds will help support planned enhancements to the playground, including the installation of “interactive play-boards” and a basketball hoop,...

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Hair’s to History:Boston Barber Co Continues Its Tradition as A Local Landmark

June 23, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Boston Barber Co. owner Robert Dello Russo is well aware why Boston tour bus and trolley operators illuminate about his Bowdoin Street shop on their daily rounds. It’s been a barbershop since 1927, serving everyone from molasses factory  workers to President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Kennedy lived above the barbershop, located just...

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FOPG Hold Grand Opening of White Fountain

June 17, 2017
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FOPG Hold Grand Opening of White Fountain

By Beth Treffeisen After months of being cocooned, The George Robert White Memorial or locally known as “The Angel”, has been revealed, making a forgotten dark corner of the Boston Public Garden into a centerpiece. On Wednesday, June 7,  The Friends of the Public Garden hosted a grand opening ceremony in the Public Garden...

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Myrtle St Playground has Diverse List of Sponsors

June 17, 2017
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By Dan Murphy An area construction firm is donating time and materials to the Myrtle Street Playground as a way to enrich the lives of neighborhood residents across the age spectrum. Dellbrook JKS of Quincy donated a pair of Red Sox tickets as a raffle item for the Friends of the Myrtle Street Playground’s...

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Downtown View:Questions You’ve Wanted Answered

June 17, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Why does the Hurley Building on Cambridge Street have chain link fence pieces around it? A person from the state Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance who said not to use his name told me that there is a drop between the plaza and the sidewalk and his department...

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Beacon Hill Civic Corner

June 17, 2017
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Hearing today on state bill combatting nip litter Members of the BHCA Cambridge Street Quality of Life Committee (CSQOL), established last year to address specific concerns of residents near Cambridge Street and businesses in the area, are exploring solutions to issues of cleanliness, public drunkenness and drug use on the street. A hearing will...

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Frog Pond Spray Scheduled to Open on June 29

June 17, 2017
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Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook and The Skating Club of Boston president Joe Blount are pleased to welcome children and guests to kick off the 2017 summer season as the Boston Common Frog Pond spray pool reopens on Thursday, June 29.  The day will include a fun and exciting celebration at 11 a.m. followed...

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Charles River Swimming Club Aims to Bring Positive Perception to an Urban River

June 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen During the early morning hours last Saturday, 200 brave swimmers pulled on their goggles and swim caps and dove into the Charles River Basin for a one-mile race that ran between the Longfellow Bridge and the Massachusetts Ave Bridge. Since 2007, the Charles River Swimming Club, Inc., has been hosting races...

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Beacon Hill Art Walk

Beacon Hill Art Walk

A curious Addisyn Long, 4, peaks in on Matthew Liebendorfer, Ivy A. Turner and Noralee Walker as they play a Franz Schubert piece in a private garden on Lindall Court during the Beacon Hill Art Walk on Sunday June 4. The annual walk has taken place on the Hill the first Sunday in June...

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Kids Discover Reading at Myrtle St Playground’s ‘Free Little Library’

Kids Discover Reading at Myrtle St Playground’s ‘Free Little Library’

By Dan Murphy Youngsters can discover the joys of reading at Myrtle Street Playground, thanks to its “free little library.” The library was made possible by a donation from Pinckney Street residents Jon and Patty Kendall, who serve as committee members on the Friends of the Myrtle Street Playground, and are the parents of...

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