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DCR Begins Process to Revitalize Lee Pool on the Esplanade

March 17, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The Department of Conservation and Recreation has initiated a planning and design process that reimagines the long-dormant Lee Pool complex on the Charles River Esplanade as a waterfront pavilion with adjacent parkland, as well as a LEED-certified building that would be the first new construction on the park in more than...

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Boston Police Agree to Continue to Wear Cameras for 6 Months

March 17, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans announced an agreement with the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association (BPPA) to extend the Body Worn Camera Pilot Program by an additional six months to ensure sufficient data is available for an effective study of the program. “This extension is a positive development and I...

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Downtown View:Finding Hope

March 17, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor After the election, Nancy Schön was blue. When faced with sadness, what’s a sculptor to do? She fashions a piece that acknowledges her feelings, yet points toward hope. The mother dove has a tear in her eye. But her fledgling is rising from a lilac branch that already has buds...

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Specialized Med Spa Opens in Newbury Street Location

March 17, 2017
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By Marianne Salza There are plenty of med-spas in Boston that offer an array of services from Botox and fillers to laser treatments and body contouring; but friends, Alexa Nicholls Costa and Alexandra L. Rogers aspired to go further and become specialists. The 28-year-old entrepreneurs founded LexRx, an exclusive boutique that focuses on non-invasive...

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More Longfellow Bridge Closures Announced

March 17, 2017
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MassDOT will implement overnight double lane closures on Storrow Drive westbound in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge through Friday, March 17. The closures will be implemented from 11:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM the following morning. The closures are necessary to safely perform work on the Longfellow Bridge above the roadway. Traffic...

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Museum Marks ‘Irish Heritage Month’ by Honoring Notable West Enders of Irish Descent

March 17, 2017
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As part of Irish Heritage Month, The West End Museum is once again celebrating notable West Enders of Irish descent. On Tuesday, March 14, the Museum will host its Irish Heritage Honoree Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. This year’s honorees...

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Go Boston 2030 Aims to Transform the Way People Move Around Boston

March 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen There is no question that Boston is booming with both increased development and with an influx of residents. Between the years 2000 and 2010, Boston’s population grew by five percent to more than 620,000 residents. By 2030, the population is expected to exceed 700,000. Already, Boston has crowded roadways, trains, and...

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MFAC Receives Great Donation from Cheers Owner Kershaw

March 10, 2017
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MFAC Receives Great Donation from Cheers Owner Kershaw

Photos by Joe Prezioso Cheers owner Thomas A. Kershaw recently donated $10,000 to Mascots for a Cure (MFAC) through his Cheers for Children Program. MFAC was on hand with two mascots and some twist and shout music to accept the check. MFAC is teaming up with hundreds of mascots for a cross country fundraising...

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Greenway May Lose 40 Percent of State Funding

March 10, 2017
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The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is in danger of losing a substantial portion of its state funding but officials are meeting with the hope of maintaining the current funding structure. According to a front page story in Friday’s Boston Globe, the Greenway could lose 40 percent of its funding which is roughly $2 million...

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Ward 5 Democrats to Hold Caucus

March 10, 2017
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Registered Democrats in Boston Ward 5 will be holding a caucus at the First Church of Boston (66 Marlborough Street) on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10 a.m. to elect 19 delegates and 4 alternates for the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will gather to adopt a new Party Platform....

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