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Good Places to Eat While Enjoying Free Summer Events

Good Places to Eat While Enjoying Free Summer Events

Around the city, all summer long, free events invite us to grab a picnic and spend a few hours enjoying a concert, movie, play, or festival. As you plan to take advantage of these opportunities, here are a few places around the city where you can find good food near popular venues. Hatch Shell...

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Staying Healthy for Free This Summer on the Esplanade

Back by popular demand, the Healthy, Fit and Fun program returns to the Charles River Esplanade this summer. The Esplanade Association (TEA) is continuing to offer free outdoor fitness classes this July and August. TEA’s Healthy, Fit and Fun programs are taught by professional trainers from premier Boston area sports clubs and yoga studios....

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Traffic and Parking Advisory for Fourth of July Celebrations

The City of Boston Transportation Department is advising motorists that traffic delays and detours should be expected in Downtown Boston and the Waterfront due to the upcoming celebrations of the anniversary of the War of 1812 and Boston’s annual Fourth of July fireworks. People coming into Boston to join in festivities are strongly encouraged...

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Myrtle Street Playground

June 26, 2012
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Myrtle Street Playground

Petting a bird was one of the many experiences at the Myrtle Street Playground.

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Motor Vehicle Uproots Tree Outside 20 West Cedar St.

June 26, 2012
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Motor Vehicle Uproots Tree Outside 20 West Cedar St.

A tree outside 20 West Cedar St. was uprooted by a passing vehicle Wednesday, according to Boston Police. An officer responded to the scene for a report of a motor vehicle accident and observed a large tree lying on the ground, with a white box-truck parked at an angle near its base. The vehicle’s...

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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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