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Power of Music: Pinckney Street Resident Aims to Get Word out About Community Music Center of Boston

September 13, 2011
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Power of Music: Pinckney Street Resident Aims to Get Word out About Community Music Center of Boston

Pinckney Street resident Bill Knowlton first learned of Community Music Center of Boston (CMCB) around seven years ago during his family’s search to find an appropriate program for their autistic daughter Hope. His wife Deb read about the South End-based non-profit in a local community newspaper and enrolled Hope, who was not yet 2...

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State House Post Office Considered for Closure

September 13, 2011
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The fate of the State House post office now hinges on the outcome of a study being undertaken by the United States Postal Service (USPS), said USPS spokesman Dennis Tarmey. The State Office branch is among the 31 postal outlets being evaluated for “possible discontinuance” out of a total of 330 in the Greater...

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Police Briefs 09-13-2011

September 13, 2011
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Larceny in a Building 09/01/11 – A victim reports while moving her daughter into a West Cedar Street apartment at around 4:30 p.m., unknown person(s) stole her handbag, which she left on the floor outside the door of the apartment. The handbag contained U.S. currency, an iPod, a cell phone, keys, credit cards and...

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Benefit for Park Horses

September 6, 2011
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Benefit for Park Horses

Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit greeting fans on the Common.   

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Lease Signed for Common Eatery

September 6, 2011
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Lease Signed for Common Eatery

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has announced that Mayor Thomas M. Menino has signed the lease for the adaptive reuse of the former Men’s Comfort Station on Boston Common with Earl of Sandwich, a Florida-based franchised restaurant chain. Earl of Sandwich is a collaboration between Robert Earl and John Montagu, the 11th Earl...

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Renovations Underway at Myrtle Street Playground

September 6, 2011
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Through a partnership between the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Friends of the Myrtle Street Playground, the Beacon Hill play area is receiving an approximately $75,000 makeover. Friends group board member Tara Gohlmann said the project entails constructing a permanent playhouse at the location, as well as installing new  “rubber safety surfacing” on...

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Summer Scene from the Public Garden

August 30, 2011
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Summer Scene from the Public Garden

As the summer of 2011 drew to close, throngs of people descended on the Public Garden Wednesday to enjoy the seasonable warm weather. See page 12 for more photos.

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Remembering Gail Weesner

August 30, 2011
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Remembering Gail Weesner

Gail (Gruner) Weesner of Boston died on Aug. 19 after a brave fight against cancer. She was 75. Born on Sept. 7, 1935, in Danville, Ill., Mrs. Weesner was the daughter of Earnest and Eunice (Foss) Gruner. She was a 1953 graduate of Watertown High School in Watertown, Wis., and a 1957 graduate of...

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Fun in the Park

August 23, 2011
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Fun in the Park

The Esplanade Association held its first Sunday in the Park community day on Aug. 21 on the Esplanade. Above, children and adults are shown participating in a yoga exercise.

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Future of Hubway Stations Uncertain

August 23, 2011
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More than three weeks after Hubway got underway, the future of stations for Boston’s bike-share program on Beacon Hill remains uncertain. Nicole Freedman, the city’s director of bicycle programs, told the Times last week that Hubway was awaiting approval from the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) on two proposed locations – one on...

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