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July 11 Deadline Set for Mayor’s Garden Contest

June 16, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh reminds Boston’s green thumbs that they have until Friday, July 11, to register for Mayor Walsh’s 2014 Garden Contest, presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department with a grand prize provided by JetBlue. Now in its 18th year, the contest recognizes gardeners who have landscaped, planted flowers, trees and...

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Capturing Different Scenes

June 10, 2014
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Capturing Different Scenes

Area artists were busy on Beacon Hill on Saturday capturing different scenes from the perspective of various streets, alleys and yards. Shown above is Meghan Weeks painting the Advent Church.

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History Lesson

June 10, 2014
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History Lesson

The Freedom Trail Station was a popular attraction at the Friends of the Public Garden’s fifth annual “Making History on the Common.”

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New Off-leash Dog Areas Designated on Common

June 10, 2014
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After more than a decade of lobbying for an off-leash dog park in the Boston Common, Boston dog owners finally have a place – or places – to let their doodles, dachshund and Dalmatians romp freely without having to keep an eye out for an approaching Park Ranger. Freely, that is, as long as...

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BHCA Young Friends Summer Soiree Is Set for This Friday

June 10, 2014
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Kick off the summer season on Friday, June 13th with the BHCA Young Friends at the Summer Soirée, from 7-11pm at The Hampshire House. Put on your best summer cocktail attire and get ready to dance to live music by the band Panic Button, while enjoying specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Photographs will be...

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New Bakery Aims to Take over Café Vanille Space

June 10, 2014
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As Café Vanille prepares to close its location of the past 15 years at 70 Charles St., another local bakery is already moving forward with plans to take over the storefront. Tatte Bakery and Café, which began as a farmer’s market in 2007 and has since spawned four brick-and-mortar locations in Brookline and Cambridge,...

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Sculptures out of Bronze and Glass

Sculptures out of Bronze and Glass

Chris Williams, and third generation metal fabricator, creates sculptures out of bronze and glass.

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Erin Der-mcLeod, Was Named the Winner of the Frances G. Frank Prize

Erin Der-mcLeod, Was Named the Winner of the Frances G. Frank Prize

Erin Der-McLeod, 29, was named the winner of the Frances G. Frank Prize in Gerontology at her recent graduation from the Boston University Graduate School of Social Work. Der-McLeod served as an intern at Beacon Hill Village during the past school year and worked with the demographics of downtown Boston to create a presentation,...

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Duckling Day

Duckling Day

Mayor Martin Walsh receives a “Duckling Day” T-shirt from Friends of the Public Garden Executive Director Elizabeth Vizza.

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Shuttle Offered to Logan

June 3, 2014
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The public commute from Logan International Airport to the Back Bay has grown considerably easier since the launch of shuttle-bus service between the two destinations earlier this spring. As part of a two-year pilot program, Massport is now offering service between the airport Hynes Convention Center and the Copley MBTA Station on Boylston Street...

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