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Beacon Hill Nursery School to Open Front Playspace

August 20, 2015
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To mark its 60th anniversary, the Beacon Hill Nursery School will open a newly renovated front play-space on its Joy Street campus in mid-September. Acton landscape architect Holly Ben-Joseph designed the playground that features educational elements for children ages 2 to 6, including a discovery/science center, as well as a full-body length slate board,...

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‘Moondance Gala’ Returns Sept. 26

August 14, 2015
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‘Moondance Gala’ Returns Sept. 26

The Esplanade Association’s annual “Moondance Gala” takes place along the banks of the Charles River in Boston on Saturday, Sept. 26. Beginning at 9 p.m., the event will open for the “Moondance After Dark” portion of the gala.  Co-chaired by Ashlee Robertson and Carolina Save, it is organized by the Esplanade Friends Council and...

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Those Who Keep the Harbor Safe

August 14, 2015
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Those Who Keep the Harbor Safe

Most police officers walk the streets, many patrol the city in cars and even a few keep things safe on motorcycles and bicycles, but those officers are patrolling the land. In Boston, there is another type of patrolman, the members of the Boston Police Harbor Patrol. Seventeen officers and eight boats make up this...

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Downtown View:Predicting the Future

August 14, 2015
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Karen is taking a break. In 2009, she asked several Bostonians to predict the future. How did they do? Last June, I bet you didn’t think we’d be here now: Obama as president, Hillary as secretary of state, the economy gone bust, General Motors in bankruptcy, Lehman Brothers no more, Sal DiMasi under indictment....

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Swimmers make ‘Splash’ in Charles

August 4, 2015
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Swimmers make ‘Splash’ in Charles

For the third consecutive year, State Rep. Jay Livingstone was among the 500 swimmers to take a dip in the Charles River on July 25 as part of the Charles River Conservancy’s “City Splash.” “It’s a fun, safe swim, and it’s part of the Conservancy’s and my efforts to bring swimming back to Charles,”...

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Boy and Birds

August 4, 2015
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The Boy and Bird fountain in the Public Garden was decorated, as it often is, with an extra bird. The Boston Public Art Commission notes that this sculpture, “ … was installed in 1934, but it was later stolen from the park and has since been replaced twice.”

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Esplanade Associations Summer Dock Party

July 28, 2015
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Esplanade Associations Summer Dock Party

Friends enjoying the evening at the Esplanade Friends Council Summer Dock Party on July 16.

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Downtown View:Read Locally

July 28, 2015
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Whether you go away in August or not, it is a good time to read. Everyone assumes everyone else is away. Few neighborhood meetings take place. Work is easier because some clients, customers and colleagues actually are on vacation. The “livin’ is easy,” as long as you have a beach, an air conditioner or...

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Livingstone Supports Equal Pay Bill

July 28, 2015
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On Tuesday, July 21st, State Representative Jay Livingstone, who represents Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and the West End in the 8th Suffolk District, participated in a press conference and rally in support of the Equal Pay Bill at the State House. Rep. Livingstone is a co-lead sponsor of the bill in the House. Rep....

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DCR Seeks Public-Private Partnership to Revitalize Lee Pool on Esplanade

July 28, 2015
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More than 15 years after its closure, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is seeking to explore public-private partnerships for the reuse of the deep-water Lee Memorial Pool area on the Charles River Esplanade. “The Department of Conservation and Recreation has engaged in a number of projects throughout the Charles River Esplanade through...

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