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Summer Dock Party Returns on July 20

July 14, 2017
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Summer Dock Party Returns on July 20

On Thursday, July 20, the Esplanade Friends Council will host the seventh annual “Esplanade Summer Dock Party” on the Community Boating Docks on the Charles River Esplanade from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Set against the incomparable backdrop of the Charles River at sunset, this annual summer soirée has become a social highlight for young...

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Downtown View:Imponderables

July 14, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor News articles extoll Massachusetts’ wealth. From the Boston Globe on June 28: “The Massachusetts miracle: rich and thriving.” In January, “A Waterfront that’s rapidly transforming,” which reports that $1.5 billion of construction was taking place with $850 million about to begin. These new properties mean exploding tax revenue for Boston...

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BHCA Community Corner

July 14, 2017
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Evening on the Esplanade July 19 The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) invites families and friends to an Evening on the Esplanade, a summer evening filled with music, camaraderie and tasty food. The popular annual summer event, which marks the opening night of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, takes place on Wednesday, July 19th, at...

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The List of Top 100 Highest Paid Municipal Employees

July 14, 2017
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The Top 100 highest paid employees in the City of Boston show that six are now earning more than $200,000 per year in regular pay and that Supt. of Schools Tommy Chang continues to be the highest paid employee in the City. The numbers reflect base pay from the calendar year 2016 and do...

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Get Fit on the Esplanade this Summer

July 14, 2017
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“Healthy, Fit and Fun” returns to the Charles River Esplanade Tuesday, July 11. Throughout the summer, the Esplanade Association (EA) partners with three fitness organizations to sponsor free outdoor programming for people of all ages and abilities at the park. Programming includes “Zumba,” led by Healthworks and sponsored by Healthworks, Polar and Peapod by...

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Friends of the West End Branch Hold Annual Meeting

July 14, 2017
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The Friends of the West End Branch of the Boston Public Library (FWEBBPL) held their annual meeting at the West End Branch on June 8. Chairperson Barbara Haley welcomed the members and guests and introduced Branch Librarian Helen Bender, West End Civic Association President Susann Benoit, City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library President...

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21st Annual Rose Garden Party

21st Annual Rose Garden Party

Chronical-ing the Weather: Shayna Seymour of ‘Chronicle’ and Mike Wankum of WCVB’s Weather Team enjoy the Mayor’s 21st Annual Rose Garden Party at the Kelleher Rose Garden in the Back Bay Fens on Thursday, June 15. More than 400 showed up to help raise money for programming in the City’s parks.

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Donna Summer Roller Disco Party

Donna Summer Roller Disco Party

Cary Sherman from the South End fires off some bubbles in line for the skating rink, during the Donna Summer Disco Party, on Friday June 23.

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Legislators Delay Bill on Changing Shadow Law

By Beth Treffeisen In an unexpected turn of events, state lawmakers put on hold for two weeks a bill that will give a one-time exemption to the developers Millennium Partners to build a 775-foot high building exempting them from laws meant to protect the Boston Common and Boston Public Garden from new shadows. Secretary...

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Compassionate Organics Wins Small Battle with Boston City Council

By Beth Treffeisen The Boston City Council voted to send a letter of non-opposition in the first step to allow Compassionate Organics to operate a medical dispensary at 331 Newbury Street in the Back Bay, at a hearing held on Wednesday, June 28. The dispensary needs a letter in non-opposition from the Boston City...

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