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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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Boston Athenæum to Digitize Confederate Imprints Collection

August 23, 2011
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Thanks to a generous gift from Trustee Emeritus Caleb Loring Jr., the Boston Athenæum will conserve, catalogue, photograph, digitize and release on the Internet important selections from its world-renowned Confederate Imprints Collection. The collection, with more than 12,000 items,  is one of the largest and most important of its kind in existence. It includes...

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Suspect in Hill Bank Robberies held on $750,000 Bail

August 23, 2011
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A 54-year-old man was held on $750,000 cash bail on charges that he robbed a Beacon Hill bank Thursday after allegedly telling authorities that he held the same bank up on two prior occasions, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley s Patrick Cannon of Boston was charged with masked and armed robbery for...

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Reception Held at Scampo for Talk Show Sensation Ellen DeGeneres

August 16, 2011
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Reception Held at Scampo for Talk Show Sensation Ellen DeGeneres

Talk show host and comedienne extraordinaire Ellen DeGeneres attended a private reception held in her honor last Wednesday at Scampo at The Liberty Hotel on Charles Street. DeGeneres was in Boston promoting the “Ellen” show’s change in time slot to 4 p.m. weekdays on WCVB-TV Channel 5. The show will begin airing at its...

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Police Briefs 08-16-2011

August 16, 2011
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Drugs 08/05/11n – Officers responded to a Charles Street South garage for a report of found drugs at around 8:35pm. Garage security handed over a bag of marijuana, which was found in the trunk of a 2000 Toyota Zipcar. The operator of the motor vehicle turned it over to garage security then left the...

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