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The Hidden Story of the Science Park/West End T-stop Restoration

November 15, 2011
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Ten years ago, the only means of reaching the tracks of the Green Line’s “Science Park/West End” Station, on a historic viaduct was an exhausting climb of three sets of stairs. It presented a serious challenge for the handicapped, the elderly and mothers with children in strollers living in the nearby buildings of Boston’s...

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Esplanade Playspace Opens to Help Boston Fight Childhood Obesity

November 8, 2011
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Esplanade Playspace Opens to Help Boston Fight Childhood Obesity

Beacon Hill’s new 10,000 square-foot Esplanade Playspace is as exciting to the doctors as it is to the kids; experts say the park will play a leading role in helping Boston fight childhood obesity. Until now, 5-to 12-year-olds in Beacon Hill, Back Bay and the West End have not had a designated space to...

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Involvement Key to Bullying Prevention

November 8, 2011
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Involvement Key to Bullying  Prevention

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, more than 50 parents, teachers and members of the Greater Boston community gathered at the Kingsley Montessori School to learn more about the problem of bullying and cyber-bullying in schools which has received increased media attention in recent years.  As we have come to know, this is a serious issue,...

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Street Scene

November 1, 2011
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Street Scene

A street musician delights a young listener at the Charles/MGH MBTA station.

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Councilor At-large Candidates Engage in Lively Forum on Citywide Issues, Personal Priorities

November 1, 2011
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Councilor At-large Candidates Engage in Lively Forum on Citywide Issues, Personal Priorities

The seven candidates vying for four at-large city council seats took the center stage last week during a lively forum at the Park Street School that highlighted their positions on major issues now facing the city, as well as their priorities if elected. The incumbents – current City Council President Stephen Murphy and Councilors...

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‘Boston Public Library’ a Story Worth Telling

November 1, 2011
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Catherine J. Willis first devised the idea for “Boston Public Library” – the most recent addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America book series – as a way to help the library as it struggled with budgetary cutbacks. “I thought, ‘What can one person do to help the library?’” said Willis, a Charles River...

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‘Top Dish’ Serves Healthy Food for a Good Cause

October 25, 2011
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‘Top Dish’ Serves Healthy Food for a Good Cause

On Friday, Oct. 14, Exhale Magazine and Billy Costa of NECN’s “TV Diner” hosted the first annual “Top Dish” event, which brought together local chefs, farmers and producers at the Epi Center in South Boston to raise funds for The Greater Boston Food Bank and celebrate local, healthy food. The event featured samplings from...

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A Memorable Dining Experience

October 25, 2011
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Despite the scores of autographed photos and countless other pieces of sports memorabilia that adorn the walls of West Side Johnnie’s, owner John Caron insists the Portland Street establishment isn’t a sports bar. “There’s a lot of nostalgia here, but not just sports,” Caron said. “It’s also politics religion, movies and music.” A Melrose...

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Proposed Redistricting Could Mean New Elected Officials on Beacon Hill

October 25, 2011
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The Proposed redistricting of Massachusetts’ U.S. house and Senate seats could mean changes in the elected officials representing Beacon Hill and the Back Bay. According to a map unveiled by the state legislature’s Special Joint Committee on Redistricting last Tuesday, Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz would lose districts in Beacon Hill, and the Back Bay, while...

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BHCA Safety Committee to Welcome Police at Informal ‘Meet and Greet’

October 18, 2011
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BHCA Safety Committee to Welcome Police at Informal ‘Meet and Greet’

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Safety Committee will again welcome police at an informal “meet and greet” later this month, allowing residents the opportunity to talk with local law enforcement. Captain Bernie O’Rourke and Sgt. Tom Lema, both of Boston Police Area A-1, are expected to join Safety Committee Chair Paula O’Keeffe at...

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