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Love in the Lab

June 18, 2015
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Kerfuffle. Brouhaha, contretemps, a wrangle, rumpus, melee, a ruckus, a to-do. It is curious that some of the best words in the English language describe a commotion, a disturbance, a fuss. My big American Heritage dictionary, published in 2000, strangely does not include the word. But the online Oxford English Dictionary traces its origin...

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Duckling Day

Duckling Day

More than 1,000 people enjoyed a Mother’s Day full of feathers, frolicking and fun at the Friends of the Public Garden’s annual  “Duckling Day”   event, presented in partnership with the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department.

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Barks & Bagels: A Dog Event

For years the Boston Common Frog Pond has been the place for ice skaters twirling, toddlers splashing, parents picnicking, yogis posing and families watching movies. And next week, for the first time, the Frog Pond has set aside a special time for another growing group of park users: dogs playing. This Saturday, June 6,...

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Downtown View:Embracing the Greenway

June 4, 2015
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It has been six years since the Rose Kennedy Greenway’s first spring. It has been even longer since the Greenway was established, since the non-profits that hoped to cover the ramps abandoned their plans, and since frustrated horticultural volunteers fled the park leaders as too annoying to deal with. Things are looking up though....

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‘Outside the Box’ Organizers Seek to Mitigate Impact

June 4, 2015
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“Outside the Box” organizers are working with the community to help mitigate the impacts on the Boston Common of the free performing arts festival, which returns to the park from July 14 to 19. “We take our responsibility as respectful stewards of the Common quite seriously,” said Susan Darian, the festival’s managing director. “Our...

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More Employees Added to Help With Maintenance at Greenspaces

June 4, 2015
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Boston’s greenspaces will soon shine a little brighter, with the addition of a second maintenance crew for city parks in fiscal ’16. Ryan Woods, director of external affairs for the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, said the new crew, consisting of four or five employees, will work after regular hours and on weekends. “We...

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TEA to Restore Lotta Fountain

June 4, 2015
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TEA to Restore Lotta Fountain

The Esplanade Association has launched a capital campaign to restore the Lotta Fountain, once a popular destination for dog and their owners in warm weather. The project has an estimated budget of between $250,000 and $300,000, and begins with updating a design study of the site completed in 2003. Anticipated work includes a thorough...

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Beacon Hill Art Walk

This Sunday, June 7th from 12-6pm is the Beacon Hill Art Walk in which local artists are able to exhibit and sell original, one-of-a-kind art from picturesque settings throughout the streets, secluded gardens, and alleyways of this historic neighborhood. Since 1990 this free public art fair has enlivened the neighborhood with paintings, collages, sculptures,...

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Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals

On Sunday May 17, members of the local community joined King’s Chapel’s Assistant Minister Shawn Fiedler in the garden of King’s Chapel’s Parish House on Beacon Street for the annual “Blessing of the Animals.” Pictured Rev. Fiedler is seen offering blessings and prayers for Tucker and his owner Joe.

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Downtown View:Recycle City

May 28, 2015
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We can get pretty depressed at the precarious state of the environment and the steps public officials are not taking to remedy the problem. Even more depressing are the climate change deniers, the clean coal boosters, the natural gas pipeline aficionados and the people who lack concern about fossil fuels damaging our air and...

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