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Tree Guards on Charles Street

September 10, 2013
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Tree Guards on Charles Street

The Beacon Hill Civic Association held a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside of 26 Charles St. on Wednesday for the new tree-guards and planting, which the group donated to the community to commemorate its 90th anniversary. The ceremony was the culmination of a capital campaign that the Civic Association, which was founded in 1922, launched last...

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Educational Survey Shows Mayoral Candidates Similarities, Differences

September 10, 2013
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Like most issues in this crowded mayoral race, seven candidates who responded to a survey on educational priorities conducted last month by the nonprofit Downtown Schools for Boston share the same basic position on education: All school-age children must have equal access to quality schools and the new school Superintendent must make that happen....

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Esplanade Association and DCR to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for Eliot Memorial

September 10, 2013
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On Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 4:30 p.m., The Esplanade Association (TEA) and the state’s the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking at the Charles Eliot Memorial, adjacent to the Community Boating Docks. The groundbreaking is the result of over two years of fundraising and advocacy efforts to revitalize this...

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Pushing Hard to Fully Reopen

September 2, 2013
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Pushing Hard to Fully Reopen

Workers are seen moving a new set of cases for frozen food into DeLuca’s Market at 11 Charles St. last week. Owner Virgil Aiello told the Times that the market is “pushing hard to fully reopen.” DeLuca’s fell prey to a four-alarm fire on July 9, 2010, which caused an estimated $1 million in...

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Proper Bostonian Quilters Guild Exhibits Work by Local Artists

September 2, 2013
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Proper Bostonian Quilters Guild Exhibits Work by Local Artists

“We’re Not in Kansas Anymore,” detail of a hand pieced, hand-quilted and embroidered wall-hanging created by Terri Mazzulli of the West End, is seen above. Her original design (using “Wizard of Oz” fabrics) is one of more than 200 quilts created by members of the Proper Bostonian Quilters Guild (PBQ), which will be on...

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Boston Hockey Hotbed Attracting Beacon Hill Players

September 2, 2013
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When Brian Leetch moved to Boston after signing with the Boston Bruins for the final year of his Hall of Fame career in 2005, he made a telephone call looking for a hockey program for his oldest son. He quickly found what he wanted in Charlestown. Leetch, who grew up in Connecticut and played...

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noa Celebrates First Year on Charles Street

August 27, 2013
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noa Celebrates First Year on Charles Street

With next month marking its first anniversary on Charles Street, noa jewelry, fine handcrafts & gifts has already become a fixture among the neighborhood’s small, independently owned shops. “Part of our mission is to be involved in a viable downtown community,” said Ian Scofidio, who owns the store with his wife Barbara. “The Flat...

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First Pitch

August 27, 2013
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First Pitch

On Sunday, Aug. 4, Chestnut Street resident and cancer survi­vor Karen Lee Sobol threw out the ceremonial first pitch when the Red Sox faced the Arizona Diamondbacks at Fenway Park. 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the Sox’s support for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the team dedicates the entire month of...

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Owner Discusses Latest Design Plans at 124 Chestnut Street

August 27, 2013
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The owner of 124 Chestnut St. held an informal meeting Wednesday to discuss his latest design plans for the single-family home. Dean Stratouly, co-founder and president of Boston real-estate firm The Congress Group, said he purchased the three-story building in February with the intention of making it his personal residence before discovering significant structural...

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Cool Globes at the Brewer Fountain Plaza

August 20, 2013
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Cool Globes at the Brewer Fountain Plaza

The traveling art exhibit, co-sponsored by Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s Greenovate Boston initiative, had its grand open­ing near Brewer Fountain Plaza on the Boston Common Thursday. Other globes are on display at the John Hancock Tower and the Massachusetts Statehouse. The globes are each 5 feet in diameter and have been designed by local,...

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