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State Issues Blue-Green Algae Advisory for Charles River

June 26, 2012
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The state has issued an advisory on the levels of blue-green algae in the Charles River that recommends limiting contact with river water and rinsing with fresh water should contact occur. According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), algae blooms of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) can grow quickly in fresh water and produce...

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Victorian Society in America New England Chapter to Hold Annual Preservation Awards Thursday

June 26, 2012
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The Victorian Society in America New England Chapter will hold its Annual Preservation Awards ceremony at the West End Museum, 150 Staniford St., on Thursday, June 28, at 6 p.m. The Society traditionally acknowledges groups or individuals for the restoration of a 19th century building or landscape, a book on 19th Century art, architecture...

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Ave Bridge

June 21, 2012
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Ave Bridge

In their own express lane are these two rowers as they glide across the Charles River by Mass. Ave Bridge.

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Recalling a Visit to Mary Baker Eddy Library

June 21, 2012
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Ten years ago, I traveled from my agrarian hometown in Washington State to the big city of Boston. After the trip, our local newspaper, the Tri-city Herald, ran an article on my excursion, probably to prove I’d survived the 6,000-mile airline trip. With the New York City Twin-Towers attack of Sept. 11, 2001, still...

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The Sad State of Architecture in Boston

June 21, 2012
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It’s exciting to look at the drawings of Millennium Partners’ skyscraper superimposed on the Filene’s hole. Its interesting shape and slender profile make it look like a building in 2012 should look—at least in conservative Boston. I wish the building had a more interesting top, and I wonder why city officials tolerate these flat-topped...

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Eye and Ear Infirmary Solicits Public Feedback as It Eyes Campus Expansion

June 21, 2012
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As the hospital begins exploring new options for the expansion of its campus, the Massachusetts Ear and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) is soliciting the public’s input at an informational meeting next week. Hospital spokesperson Jennifer Street said this new effort is a departure from last year’s proposal, which included three development projects and drew criticism...

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Fashion Show ‘Sparkles’ for Rosie’s Place

June 12, 2012
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Fashion Show ‘Sparkles’ for Rosie’s Place

Left to right: Sparkle V models (Top Row) Bianca de la Garza, Cheryl Fenton, Alexandra Hall, Lisa Pierpont: (Bottom Row) Megan Johnson. Kelly Malone, Jenny Johnson and Ami Albernaz.

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UClub Awards 3 Scholarships to BPS Students

June 12, 2012
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UClub Awards 3 Scholarships to BPS Students

The University Club of Boston announced recipients of its “Future Leaders of Boston” scholarship awards.  The winners include three Boston Public High Schools students:  Nancy Figueroa of East Boston High School; Samuel Obanla of Boston Preparatory Charter School and Joana Rosa of Madison Park High School..  Each will receive $5,000 annually for four years...

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Louisburg Sq. Renovation Tabled by Bhca

June 12, 2012
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In light of serious concerns raised by abutters to the project, the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday to table its decision on the planned rehabilitation of a townhouse at 12 Louisburg Square. The homeowner intends to convert the three-family house into a single-family unit in multiple phases, resulting...

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Myrtle Street Playground Kicks off Summer Programming Thursday

June 12, 2012
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The Friends of the Myrtle   Street Playground kick off its summer programming on Thursday, June 14, at 4 p.m., with a visit from the owners of Sweet Georgia P’s organic farm in Scituate. Former Beacon Hill residents Joe and Rebecca Pimentel will be on hand with live baby chicks, eggs and seedlings to help...

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