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BLO Launches ‘Breaking Down Barriers’ Initiative to Welcome People with Disabilities to Summer Concerts

July 12, 2011
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The board of trustees and overseers of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra recently announces a new initiative for its 2011 season entitled “Breaking Down Barriers” designed to remove barriers for people with visual, hearing and mobility disabilities to attend its concerts. “Boston Landmarks Orchestra is serious about making great music accessible to everyone,” said Charles...

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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Committee Votes not to Oppose Two Modified Proposals

July 12, 2011
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday not to oppose modified versions of two proposals it had previously vetted last month. The owners of a single-family townhouse at 3 Spruce St. and 5-7 Spruce Court – two adjacent single-family townhouses being converted into one single-family residence – have jointly...

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Cooling off at Beacon Hill Nursery School

Cooling off at Beacon Hill Nursery School

The hot summer days have finally arrived in Boston, but the campers at Beacon Hill Nursery School (BHNS) are enjoying some cool wet fun in the school’s newly renovated back playground. This new outdoor natural playscape is a perfect opportunity for your child to watch a piece of nature change through the season –...

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Lions Keep Mass. Eye and Ear Pediatrics ‘hopping’

Lions Keep Mass. Eye and Ear Pediatrics ‘hopping’

Things were hopping last week at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary when the Boston Host Lions stopped in to donate $1,250 and lots of cute stuffed animals to the hospital’s pediatric department.          The Lions raised the money from sales at their annual “Bunnies for Babies” fundraiser, where they sold chocolate bunnies earlier...

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Area A-1 Sees 16-percent Reduction in Violent and Property Crimes in ‘11

July 8, 2011
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Area A-1, which includes Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown and downtown, has experienced a 16-percent reduction in violent and property crimes to date in 2011, compared with last year, Boston police said. Between Jan. 1 and June 26, 1,277 incidents of Part One crime were reported as opposed to 1,528 in the same timeframe in...

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‘Fighter’ Micky Ward helps Combat Blindness at Mass. Eye and Ear Golf Tournament

June 28, 2011
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‘Fighter’ Micky Ward helps Combat Blindness at Mass. Eye and Ear Golf Tournament

Boxer Micky Ward, inspiration for the hit 2010 movie “The Fighter,” helped raise funds to fight blindness and hearing loss at Massachusetts Eye and Ear’s Third Annual Golf Classic at the Weston Golf Club on June 20. This tournament was the hospital’s most successful tournament to date, raising $264,150 to support the hospital’s mission....

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Esplanade 20/20 & Beyond Design Team Outlines Recommendations for the Future of Park

June 28, 2011
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The Esplanade 20/20 & Beyond Design Team presented its latest recommendations for the future of the state park Wednesday at a public meeting sponsored by the nonprofit WalkBoston. “I want you think of this as a part of a participatory project because it’s a work in progress…that hasn’t been approved by The Esplanade Association...

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Developer Files New Plans for the Government Center Garage

June 28, 2011
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A Boston developer filed new plans with the city last week to redevelop the Government Center Garage into a sprawling 2.4 million square-foot, mixed-use complex. In a June 21 letter of intent submitted to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), Boston-based HYM Investment Group LLC outlined its proposal to build “a multi-phased and multi-story development...

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Esplanade Steps to the Front

June 28, 2011
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The City Parks Alliance (CPA) – a Washington, D.C.-based national urban-park advocacy group – has named the Charles River Esplanade a “Frontline Park.” “We selected The Charles River Esplanade for recognition because it exemplifies the power of public-private partnerships to create and maintain urban parks that build community and make our cities sustainable and...

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Esplanade Playspace Moves One Step Closer to Reality

June 22, 2011
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Esplanade Playspace Moves One Step Closer to Reality

-By Dan Murphy A dream that began two years ago came one step closer to reality Thursday at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Esplanade Playspace. “You guys are the reason we did this, so you can play on one of the greatest playgrounds that’s ever been built,” said Tani Marinovich, president of the nonprofit...

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