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‘Outside the Box’ Returns to Boston Common Next Week

“Outside the Box” – touted as the city’s “premier performing-arts festival” – returns to the Boston Common for the third time from July 13 to 17. “’Outside the Box’ shows us how performing arts can bring a community together, breaking down barriers and inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds,” Mayor Martin J. Walsh...

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Downtown View:July’s Tradegy or Comedy

By Karen Cord Taylor You’ll have to admit democracies are more entertaining than dictatorships. Nothing ever happened in East Germany except for people trying to get over the wall. Nothing happens now in North Korea, where everyone follows the same orders or else. Instead democracies have uninformed people deciding matters of great importance. Rabble...

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BPL Officials Announce Re-Opening Date for Library Renovation in Copley Square

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Public Library announced this week that the grand reopening of the Central Library Renovation will take place Saturday, July 9, and will be commemorated with a 10:30 a.m. ribbon cutting. The grand reopening will celebrate the completion of the second and final phase of the renovation of the...

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July Events Listed for the Boston Public Market

Summer is here! Grab the picnic basket from the attic and stock up on fresh, seasonal, picnic-friendly foods at the Boston Public Market. Hang out in your favorite spot on the Waterfront, by the Charles River, or along The Greenway during our Berklee Summer Concert Series – right outside the Market on Friday evenings,...

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10th Anniversary

10th Anniversary

The Friends of Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Fields (TERSF)   recently got  together with representatives from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation to celebrate TERSF’s 10th Anniversary and to say  ‘Thank You’ to leaders from the  Commonwealth and Newman Schools, whose generous support made possible  the acquisition of a state-of-the-art field sweeper. The...

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Developer Unveils Latest Proposal for Temple St

By Dan Murphy Neighbors got a look at the latest, revised plans for 33-61 Temple St. on Tuesday, June 21, at the third public meeting sponsored by the Boston Redevelopment Authority to review the proposed residential redevelopment project. Dedham-based JDMD Owner, LLC intends to transform the interconnected Hiriam J. Archer and Frank J. Donahue...

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Downtown View:Summer Reading

You’re probably not looking forward to a summer that is sure to contain a series of outrages from Donald Trump. I’ve got relief for you. Concentrate on Amitov Ghosh’s Ibis trilogy instead. This series takes awhile to get through. You may want to keep a list of characters. You might need a bigger map...

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Hill House to Celebrate its 50th Anniversary,Oct 1

By Suzanne Besser Fondly known as ‘your backyard in the city,” Hill House was once a small oasis for recreation on Beacon Hill that after years of nurturing by community members grew big enough to provide acres of opportunities for city children.  This year it’s having a big birthday. The community center that offers...

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Boston Pops Fourth of July Spectacular Set for Monday

The nation’s most famous Fourth of July celebration is happening right here in Beacon Hill’s backyard. The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will be held on the Charles River Esplanade on Monday, July 4. The gates will open at 9 a.m. The concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. while the fireworks will begin at 10:30...

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MBTA Red Line Weekend Diversion and Longfellow Bridge Closure, July 8-11

MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), will close the Longfellow Bridge and implement an MBTA Red Line diversion during the weekend of July 8 through July 10. WSC will close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic, except MBTA buses, from 11:00 PM on Friday, July 8, to 5:00 AM on Monday, July 11. The...

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