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Love that Charles River Water Quality:EPA Gives Another B+

August 5, 2016
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The EPA has given a grade of “B+” for water quality in the Charles River during 2015, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New England regional office. Water quality improved slightly from the 2014 calendar year, but fell just short of an “A-.” This is the 21st year EPA has issued a Charles...

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Closures Continuing At Longfellow Bridge

August 5, 2016
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MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), will close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic as follows: Through Friday, August 5, from 11:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM the following morning The closures are necessary to perform utility work in the downstream roadway and track work from the upstream roadway. Bicycle and pedestrian traffic...

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Beacon Street Brownstone Speaks History Through Reclaimed Wood

August 5, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen A historic brownstone on Beacon Street gave up a hidden secret during a gut-rehab project with the rare discovery of wooden joists made of Heart Pine,  uncommon to the late 19th century Boston buildings that are normally built with fir joists. Discovered by Catamount Builders during the buildings demo, the floors...

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Fresh & Local:Wasted Food When Dining Out

August 5, 2016
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by Penny Cherubino There are ways for you to cut down on wasted food when you dine out at your favorite restaurants. Too many of us don’t think about wasted food when we push away a restaurant plate with food remaining on it. You’re not only wasting food, you’re also not getting top value...

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‘Puppets on the Common’ Returns Aug 16

August 5, 2016
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The Friends of the Public Garden will present the sixth annual presentation of its popular “Puppets on the Common” show featuring Rosalita’s Puppets from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common. Master puppeteer and creative director Charlotte Dore will direct a performance of the marionette show “The Enchanted...

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August Happenings At The Boston Public Market

August 5, 2016
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Savor your last month of summer and come see what’s buzzing at the Boston Public Market! Join us in the kitchen to find out why honey is so unBEEleivably sweet. Need inspiration for your next summer dinner? Surprise your guests with an Orange Zest pasta salad. Top this bright dish with fresh tomatoes and...

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Downtown View:Donald O’Trump

August 5, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor This column was published last fall. Things haven’t changed except that Donald is now the Republican nominee. But only a few weeks ago The New York Times reported he wouldn’t rule out quitting shortly after he was elected, if he did win. So I’m thinking he still is running partly...

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Friends of the Public Garden Summer Party

July 30, 2016
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Friends of the Public Garden Summer Party

Friends Dedra Estes, Cathy Iacobo, Patricia McAuley, and Cheri Meckley at The Friends of the Public Garden Summer Party on the Taj Boston rooftop.

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City to Remove Dead Trees

July 30, 2016
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Nearly 50 dead trees throughout Beacon Hill are expected to be removed this week and next by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, according to Max Ford-Diamond, Tree Maintenance General Foreman. And he’s let us know which ones by providing a tree maintenance list of the addresses abutting each tree. That list is now...

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Mayor Walsh Brings Coffee Hour to Myrtle Street Playground

July 30, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Mayor Martin J. Walsh brought his neighborhood coffee hour to the Myrtle Street Playground on Friday. Walsh told the crowd that the city would hold a meeting in the near future to address moving forward with its commitment to make the neighborhood’s sidewalks handicap accessible. He added that he intends to...

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