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First Day of School

September 17, 2015
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First Day of School

Anderson Street residents Erin and Ross Murphy taking pictures of their daughter, Paige, on her first day of nursery school.

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TEA’s Moondance Gala On Sept 26

September 17, 2015
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The Esplanade Association’s annual “Moondance Gala” will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26, along the banks of the Charles River in Boston. This highly anticipated elegant evening joins friends from throughout the city and all facets of industries together for one unifying purpose: to celebrate the beautiful Charles River Esplanade, one of Boston’s most...

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Women’s Forum Kicks Off Third Year

September 17, 2015
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By Suzanne Besser Liana Cheney, a neighbor, art scholar and professor, captivated the audience of more than 50 women with a talk on female self-portraits from the 16th century to the present day at last week’s meeting of the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum. Susan Symonds briefly introduced her business, Infinity Portrait Design, to members...

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Block Party Returns On This Sunday

September 17, 2015
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Usher in autumn at the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s “Neighborhood Block Party,” which takes place outside the Firehouse at 127 Mt. Vernon St. this Sunday, Sept. 20, from noon to 4 p.m. For more than 10 years, the event has showcased the Civic Association’s non-profit members, providing each with a table to promote their...

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Downtown View:City Council Blahs

September 17, 2015
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So last Tuesday, I go to vote in the city council preliminary election. I think I’m pretty smart, but not smart enough I guess. There was no election—at least in my precinct. My district city councilor had no opposition. There were not enough candidates running at-large to hold a preliminary election anywhere. “For an...

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Charles River Bistro Strives to be The Esplanade’s Community Center

September 10, 2015
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Charles River Bistro Strives to be The Esplanade’s Community Center

As the café’s managers see it, the Charles River Bistro serves two primary functions: to feed visitors to the Esplanade, and, perhaps just as importantly, to function as the de facto community center for the park. “We like being a community hub, and the Bistro has become a destination,” said Christopher Sinclair, who along...

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‘Out of the Park’ Event is Sunday

September 10, 2015
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The Highland Street Foundation, the Boston Red Sox and the City’s Parks and Recreation Department, today announced the second annual “Out of the Park” event, a free, family-friendly program that will transform a busy corner of Boston Common into Fenway Park.  On Sunday, September 13, “Out of the Park” will present the Red Sox/Tampa...

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Downtown View:Donald O’Trump

September 10, 2015
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It started when the nine-year-old in our family misheard Donald Trump’s name and called him, with disgust and outrage, Donald O’Trump. She hasn’t been the only one disgusted and outraged. Globe columnists, Times columnists, television commentators have been spewing disbelief, abhorrence, indignation and revulsion. They parse his “policies” as if they actually mean something....

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Downtown View:More Children Downtown.Now What?

September 1, 2015
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Karen is taking a break. This column from January 2012 still has relevance three years later. New mayor, but same problem, and a new school in the North End and an expanded school in the North End is not enough for downtown families. Mayor Menino has once again focused on the schools, and we...

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BTU to Hold Back to School Fair

September 1, 2015
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Save the Date! Join the Boston Teachers Union (BTU) Sept. 19 for their 2nd annual Back to School Fair! This FREE event starts at 2 p.m. and goes until 5 p.m. and features live music, food and other entertainment to help ring in the new school year.  We’ll be giving away over 40,000 free...

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