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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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Restored Lotta Fountain on Esplanade ReOpens June 15

By Dan Murphy Dogs and their owners will have reason to rejoice with the grand reopening of the restored Lotta Fountain on the Charles River Esplanade on Thursday, June 15. The 6-foot granite fountain, adorned by a statue of a dog, the face of a cat and etched drawings of a duck and a...

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Downtown View:The Filene’s Block

By Karen Cord Taylor I’m sitting in the sun at a corporate event on Summer Street. Newspaper people often get invited to occasions like this. Millennium Partners are the hosts. They redeveloped the Filene’s block, restoring the 1912 Daniel Burnham Building, named after its architect, and adding the new residential tower built on the...

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BHCA Community Corner

The panelists addressed important issues facing historic preservation today, including the impact of climate change on historic properties, the role and influence of new technologies, and the importance of preservation amidst Boston’s current development boom. Rivero is the executive director of the Museum of African American History in Boston and Nantucket, and chair of...

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MassGeneral Hospital for Children Previews ‘Storybook Ball’

On May 24, MassGeneral Hospital for Children hosted a special reception previewing this fall’s “Storybook Ball” and its fundraising mission at The Paul S. Russell, MD, Museum of Medical History and Innovation. Dr. Wayne Shreffler, chief of pediatric allergy and Iimmunology and director of the MGHfC Food Allergy Center, and Dr. Qian Yuan, associate...

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