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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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The Learning Project Reaches New Heights with their August Scholars Program

July 28, 2015
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This summer, 114 students from all over Boston have come together to dive deeply into their academics in order to stem potential ‘summer learning loss’.  August Scholars was founded in 2008 by The Learning Project Elementary School, and what started with just 8 students has now hit record numbers. The August Scholars program is...

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A Little Night Music

July 22, 2015
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A Little Night Music

The Beacon Hill Civic Association hosted their annual July event of attending the opening concert by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. This year’s event was enjoyed by all who attended. Shown (left to right) Keeta Gilmore, chairman of the board of the BHCA, Laura Connors, executive director of Beacon Hill Village, and Allison Ryder, member...

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Downtown View:The Vision-Where Is It?

July 22, 2015
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Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation, the operator since 2011 of the city-owned Faneuil Hall Marketplace, has been in recent tussles with its merchants, pushcarts, street performers and history-loving Bostonians. After public outcry and several meetings, some matters may be worked out. The latest round occurred last week when the BRA board, showing little knowledge and only...

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