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Downtown View:One Immigrant’s Story

By Karen Cord-Taylor In 1990 eight-year-old Victoria Glazomitsky stepped off a plane at Kennedy Airport with her mother and father, her paternal grandmother and grandfather and her three-year-old brother, Misha. They were immigrating from what was still the Soviet Union. Her grandmother didn’t want to leave. But everyone else did, including her father, who...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Corner

BHCA elects 26 Beacon Hillers as directors At the recent annual meeting of the Beacon Hill Civic Association, 26 Beacon Hill residents were elected to serve on the board, including six who are serving for their first time. The directors will lead community efforts to beautify, clean and maintain the neighborhood, launch new initiatives...

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BHCHP Honors Anne Finucane, Mike Barnicle, BMC, and MGH

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) recognized two individuals and two institutions that have made invaluable contributions to the organization’s mission. Bank of America Vice Chairman Anne Finucane and her husband, journalist and MSNBC Commentator Mike Barnicle, honored with the Tim Russert Award. Boston Medical Center President & CEO Kate Walsh and...

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Interactive Groundwater Well Caps Allow Residents to View Data from Their Smartphones

By Beth Treffeisen In effort to make the invisible more visible, a new app in the City is working to bring awareness and a better understanding to the groundwater levels in the downtown and historic neighborhoods of Boston. Restoring and maintaining groundwater levels in the infill downtown neighborhoods, including parts of Beacon Hill, Back...

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DCR Unveils Design Concepts for Proposed Esplanade Riverfront Pavillion

By Dan Murphy The Department of Conservation and Recreation unveiled three design concepts for the proposed Esplanade Riverfront Pavilion during a public meeting on Wednesday at the Massachusetts Transportation Building. Architect Maryann Thompson said all three include plans for an occupiable roof garden accessible by terrace steps that would connect with the footbridge across...

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City Looks to Improve Mobility Around North Station

June 30, 2017
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By Dan Murphy In the draft final report for its “action plan,” the city is making several short- and long-term recommendations for improving various modes of transportation around North Station. The project area, bound by Cambridge Street on the south, New Sudbury and North Washington streets on the east and the Charles River on...

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Border Brigade Brings Life to the Corners of the Public Garden

June 30, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Everyone knows the Boston Public Garden for the Swan Boats, colorful roses, and palm trees that line George Washington Statue during the summer but few, if not most, pay no attention to the borders that line the garden. One group, the Friends of the Public Garden (FOPG) Border Brigade, in partnership...

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Downtown View:Harbor Walk—Signs Needed

June 30, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Last Thursday, I took a walk along the harbor with four friends from downtown Boston and others from Iowa, Kentucky and Washington, DC, to assess how the 33-year-old HarborWalk is doing. Its purpose is to connect neighborhoods along the harbor and enable aall Bostonians access to that scenic and economically...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Corner

June 30, 2017
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By Suzanne Besser, BHCA President Community Service Officer talks about the homeless At a Beacon Hill Civic Association meeting last week, Kerri Wells, community service officer for Boston Police Area A-1, urged the residents and businesses present to call 911 whenever they see public drinking, urination or aggressiveness by homeless individuals and panhandlers on...

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BPDA Board Approves New Residential Tower in Bay Village

June 30, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen After much debate between residents of the Bay Village, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board approved the 199-foot, mix-use building at 212-222 Stuart Street with a unanimous vote at the hearing held on Thursday, June 15. “The collaboration between the neighborhood association and the City made this project better,”...

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