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Old Fashioned Family Fun at Lala Rokh

October 5, 2017
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For over 20 years, family has always been a huge part of Lala Rokh. They have watched kids grow up over the years and then come in with their own children. This community has always been important to us which is why every Sunday night is Sunday Night Family Night. On Sunday, September 17...

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Public Garden’s Ducklings Turn 30

October 5, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The sculptor who brought Mrs. Mallard and her family of aquatic birds from Robert McCloskey’s classic children’s story “Make Way for Ducklings” to life in the Public Garden will preside over a 30th-birthday celebration for this Boston landmark in the park this Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m....

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Downtown View:Passive vs Active

October 5, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Boston is an odd city in many ways. We do have a lion and a unicorn, but our favorite icons are a grasshopper (Faneuil Hall) a cod (State House) and ducklings and swans (Public Garden). Those creatures might seem insignificant in some cities, but we’re going with what we’ve got....

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Annual Storybook Ball Scheduled for Oct 14

October 5, 2017
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Every three minutes a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room. Scary for adults—and even scarier for children. MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) will bring a heightened awareness to this growing problem at its upcoming Storybook Ball. Now in its 18th year, the Storybook Ball is one of Boston’s pinnacle events, bringing...

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Artists Crossing Presents the Boston unCommon Music Festival

October 5, 2017
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Artists Crossing will present the Boston unCommon Music Festival, taking place at the Parkman Bandstand on Saturday October 7, and featuring seven Boston-based bands. Artists Crossing is proud to bring the Boston unCommon Music Festival to the Boston Common for the first time. This debut event will showcase local bands I Was Awake, Colbis...

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Walsh’s Fall Pumpkin Float Set for Oct 20

October 5, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced that the annual Fall Pumpkin Float will be held at the Boston Common Frog Pond on Friday, October 20, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Hundreds of illuminated jack-o’-lanterns will be floated on the water accompanied by spooky family activities. Attendees are asked to bring 8-inch or smaller...

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Exploring the Charles River Esplanade with Margo Newman at BHWF Oct 10

October 5, 2017
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By Amy Tsurumi The Charles River Esplanade is no doubt one of the most vibrant areas of Boston and a city icon. On any given sunny day, masses of people enjoy running along the Charles, soaking up the sun on boats of various shapes and spending time with family on the playground.  Home to...

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Esplanade Association’s ‘Moondance Gala’ A Spectacular Success, Raises $980,000

October 5, 2017
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On Saturday evening, Sept. 23, the Esplanade Association held its annual “Moondance Gala” under the stars along the banks of the Charles River in Boston. This year’s gala brought together 450 friends, supporters, and business and civic leaders from throughout the city to celebrate the iconic green space. The evening raised a record $980,000...

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Swan Boats Wrap Up 141st Season

September 26, 2017
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Swan Boats Wrap Up 141st Season

By Dan Murphy While Boston was spared the brunt of Hurricane Jose, it still created unforeseen challenges for the Swan Boats, which was forced to wrap up their 141st season in the Public Garden a day earlier than anticipated last week to prepare for the incoming, inclement weather. “Logistically, it made thing more difficult...

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Applicant Aims to Calm Concerns Over Proposal to Convert 29 Comm Ave into Private Club

September 26, 2017
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By Dan Murphy At a special meeting of the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) Licensing and Building Use Committee on Tuesday, Sept. 19, the owner of 29 Commonwealth Ave. sought to assuage neighbors’ concerns regarding the potential traffic, delivery and noise impacts from changing its use from an office building to a...

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