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Barks and Bagels on the Common

Barks and Bagels on the Common

Local canines had some fun on Saturday, May 21 near the Frog Pond. The Barks and Bagels group held a mini fair where canines could have their pictures taken or groomed or make sure the dog licenses were in order among other matters. Their owners were able to mingle over coffee and bagels. Shown...

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Flags Placed on Boston Common

Flags Placed on Boston Common

The Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund (MMHF), the state organization dedicated to providing support to the families of military personnel with ties to Massachusetts who have died as a result of active duty service post 9/11/2001, held its signature event on the Boston Common last week.  On Thursday, May 26 the MMHF and volunteers again...

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Boston Parks Receive High Scores in Report

By John Lynds It’s parks like the Boston Common, Public Garden, the Esplanade and other parks that dot Beacon Hill that help put Boston in the top ten of the nation’s best park systems according to the Trust for Public Land’s Fifth Annual ParkScore index. According to the Trust for Public Land’s report, Boston’s...

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Downtown View:What Could Go Wrong?

By Karen Cord Taylor You have a taxicab company, or maybe you drive a cab. You paid a lot of money for the medallion that allows you to operate that cab. People trying to hail your cab have no idea whether you are free or have a passenger because, unlike in New York City,...

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Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill Welcomes ‘Dreamology’ Author

Motivating teenagers to read books is getting harder and harder. Distractions from television to the Internet and social networking sites, to busy schedules, mean many young adults rarely pick up a book for pleasure.  Long known for her book signings and talks geared to an adult audience, Jennifer Hill, owner of Blackstone’s of Beacon...

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Massachusetts General Hospital Chapel Turns 75

By Dan Murphy Massachusetts General Hospital held a celebration on Wednesday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of its chapel. “This is MGH’s common room, where all people are equal in sharing a common humanity,” said Rev. John W. Polk, MDiv, BCC, director of the Chaplaincy Department. “To those seeking peace, quite, relief, solace, hope...

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Mayor’s Annual Garden Contest Deadline is July 8

Mayor Martin J. Walsh is alerting Boston’s green thumbs that they have until Friday, July 8, to register for Mayor Walsh’s 2016 Garden Contest presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department with a grand prize provided by JetBlue. Now in its 20th year, the contest recognizes gardeners who have landscaped, planted flowers, trees,...

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Flowering Backyards on Beacon Hill

Flowering Backyards on Beacon Hill

The 87th Annual Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill Annual tour took place last Thursday, May 19, with several thousand folks in attendance. Shown are Beacon Hill Garden Club members Keeta Gilmore (left) and Sandra Gilpatrick help guide tourist to the different gardens.

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Downtown View:Pockets of Diversity

By Karen Cord Taylor A few weeks ago I went to “The Dynamic City,” a conference at Boston University sponsored by Historic New England and two BU departments—the Initiative on Cities and the American and New England Studies Program. The presentations were first-rate, the speakers interesting and the topic of how historic preservation fits...

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Beacon Hill Art Walk Set to Return on June 5

The Beacon Hill Art Walk is an annual event that takes place on the first Sunday in June from 12-6 p.m., throughout the nooks and crannies of Beacon Hill’s North Slope. Residents open up their private gardens, alleyways and courtyards and allow artists to display and sell their artwork. It is a chance for...

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