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Linda Champion Announces for Suffolk County DA

July 21, 2018
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Linda Champion has announced her intention to run for the position of Suffolk County District Attorney. The following is her statement: “We are prosecuting people but we are not prosecuting the conditions that exist in our society that cause a person to act out: poverty, substance abuse, trauma and ptsd. In order to prevent...

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Friends Introducing a Pilot Restroom Facility On Boston Common

July 21, 2018
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The Friends of the Public Garden is introducing a pilot program for a new addition of restroom facilities to Boston Common. The Friends wishes to thank the Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust for their very generous gift to fund this test program that would increase the availability of restrooms on the Common, given the...

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Ayanna Pressley for Congress Holds Endorsement Event with Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu

July 21, 2018
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Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu this week announced her endorsement of Ayanna Pressley’s campaign for Congress at an event at Vejigantes Restaurant in Boston’s South End. Councilor Wu is the first Asian-American woman to be elected to the Boston City Council, and became the first woman of color to serve as City Council president,...

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YMCA Promotes Safety Around Water with Free Programs for Children

July 21, 2018
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The YMCA is known nationwide for their swim classes, but this year Massachusetts YMCAs will offer a Safety Around Water program free of charge to members of the community. According to a press release, Massachusetts YMCAs will use $400,000 of their Fiscal Year 2018 Youth-at-Risk allocation to provide swim instruction, education, employment, and training...

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Mapparium, Mother Church are Hidden Gems in the Back Bay

July 21, 2018
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Inside the Mary Baker Eddy Library on Massachusetts Avenue sits a vivid, 608-panel glass globe. Called the Mapparium, the 83-year-old globe is 30 feet in diameter and three stories high, according to tour guide Bert Hogan. The Mapparium opened in 1935, with the expectation that the panels would be updated to keep up with...

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Kids Cool Down at Frog Pond

July 13, 2018
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Kids Cool Down at Frog Pond

Youngsters from Boston and beyond cool down in the spray pool at the Boston Common Frog Pond minutes after it was turned on during the opening celebration on June 29. The Frog Pond spray pool is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Labor Day and managed by The Skating Club of...

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Don’t Forget to Prune Your Trees

July 13, 2018
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Don’t Forget to Prune Your Trees

Miguel Rosales, who co-chairs the Beacon Hill Civic Association Tree and Civic Beautification Committee with John Corey, is seen pruning a tree on Mount Vernon on Sunday.“It is important to remove the low branches or suckers as they are not beneficial for the tree and also can block sidewalks and hide trash and debris,”...

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Councilor Wu Holds Hearing on Resident Permit Parking

July 13, 2018
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City Councilor Michelle Wu held a hearing regarding the resident permit parking program in the city on June 28. On the panel were transportation experts from the city as well as members of organizations who have advocated for and researched better ways of managing parking in the city. This hearing was the beginning of...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

July 13, 2018
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Evening on the Esplanade – Wednesday, July 18 Beacon Hill residents are invited once again to a summer evening filled with music, camaraderie, and delicious food and wine at the opening night of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra on Wednesday, July 18th, at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. Music Director Christopher Wilkins will...

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Hebrew Reading Crash Course Offered

July 13, 2018
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A new, cutting-edge, Hebrew-reading crash course is taking the Jewish world by storm. The flashcard based language course developed by the Jewish Learning Institute, promises users that they can learn to read Hebrew in only four weeks if they follow the program. Beginning Monday, July 30, at 8 p.m., Rabbi Yosef Zaklos director of...

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