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BPDA Approves Twelve Residential Units for 171 Tremont St

October 28, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Late last week, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), formerly the Boston Redevelopment Authority, approved the proposed project slated for 171 Tremont Street, located next to the Boston Common. This project will include the construction of a 13-story building with 12 residential units, a welcoming lobby, and a public park...

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Massgeneral Hospital for Children’s Storybook Ball

October 28, 2016
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On Saturday, October 15, 2016, MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) celebrated its seventeenth year of supporting pediatric health via Storybook Ball and raised close to $1.7 million. Demi & Tate Isenstadt, Tiffany & David Ortiz and Paige & Rick Sutphin co-chaired the event, which showcased the incredible strides MGHfC physicians and researchers are making...

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City Hall Gets Glitz Up with New Light Installation

October 28, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen A new exterior lighting installation that brings life to Boston City Hall’s architectural exterior was unveiled last Thursday, October 13 during the year’s final Beer Garden on the Bricks event on City Hall Plaza. The permanent fixture highlights and enhances the building’s original design and increases public safety on the plaza....

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Community Residents Speak Against Temporary Emerson Dorms in the Fenway

October 28, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen At the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) meeting held on Monday, October 17, at the Morville House, community members came together to voice their concerns about Emerson College reverting a previous hostel at 12 Hemenway St. into a two-year temporary dorm. “You have to understand, we commend Emerson for doing...

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Horses in Back Bay

October 21, 2016
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Horses in Back Bay

Leonora Hailer enjoys a horse ride as her mother, Maureen, looks on at the 50th Annual John Winthrop School Street Fair that was held last Saturday.

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Anne Brooke,Former FOPG Chair,Succumbs to Illness

October 21, 2016
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Anne Brooke,Former FOPG Chair,Succumbs to Illness

Anne Brooke who was the Chair of the Board of the Friends of the Public Garden for the past four years up until June 2016, has passed away on October 13 after a lengthy illness. She resided with her husband Peter in the Back Bay. As Chair of  The Friends of the Public Garden,...

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Charles St Clean-Up Set for Wednesday

October 21, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Joint Charles Street Committee is spearheading a fall clean up on Wednesday, Oct. 19, to not only beautify the street, but also to raise awareness of its tree-pits. “We want residents to get involved and adopt a tree-pit, and for businesses to become stewards of the tree-pits in front of...

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Fundraiser Aims to Call Attention to Gas Leaks

October 21, 2016
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By Dan Murphy An upcoming fundraising event at Hampshire House intends to bring the issue of natural-gas leaks throughout Massachusetts to the forefront. Ania Camargo, who is heading the statewide gas-leak campaign for Mothers Out Front, which she describes as a  “grassroots movement made up of mothers, grandmothers and other caregivers who care passionately...

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Downtown View:A Poligrip Ad: Is this Us?

October 21, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Some pundits investigate the culture of America though our political system, which shows us as basically nuts. I prefer advertisements—television advertisements during the 6:30 evening news to be exact. I watch those shows because I expect them to be fairly neutral in coverage. Fox News is out of the question—all...

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BHCA Community Corner

October 21, 2016
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Our Homeless Population Who are they? Boston’s downtown area is home to one of the city’s largest homeless populations, according to the Boston Police Department Street Outreach Team’s semi-annual census. Conducted last summer and winter during the night, officers gather demographic information by conducting interviews with homeless individuals they encounter in parks, garages, alleys,...

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