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Work on Esplanade Playspace Set to Begin Next Month

March 22, 2011
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Work on Esplanade Playspace Set to Begin Next Month

-By Dan Murphy With all the necessary permits in hand from the city and state, Friends of the Esplanade Playspace is scheduled to break ground on its new playground on the Charles River Esplanade in mid-April. The non-profit is building an approximately 10,000 square-foot playground for 5- to 12-year-olds on state land a short...

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Common Garage Rep Addresses Community Concerns

March 22, 2011
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-By Dan Murphy A representative of the Boston Common Garage was on hand at the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Traffic and Parking Committee meeting Thursday to address community concerns with the operation. Fred Peterson, director of facilities and operations for the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA), which owns the underground garage, said the...

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BHCA Board Votes to Support Request for Anderson Memorial Bridge Underpass

March 15, 2011
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BHCA Board Votes to Support Request for Anderson Memorial Bridge Underpass

-By Dan Murphy The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) board of directors voted unanimously last week to support the position of the Charles River Conservancy, requesting that an underpass be included in the planned restoration of the Anderson Memorial Bridge. In a March 4 letter to Secretary of the Executive Office of Energy and...

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TEA Prepares for Charles Eliot Memorial Plaza Rehab

March 15, 2011
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TEA Prepares for Charles Eliot Memorial Plaza Rehab

-By Dan Murphy After receiving a matching grant from the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s partnership program, The Esplanade Association (TEA) is preparing to re-landscape and revitalize the Charles Eliot Memorial Plaza on the Charles River Esplanade. The plaza, located between Community Boating and Commissioners’ Landing, currently has “severely compacted soil and a shoreline...

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New Book Details Nichols House Museum Collection Item

March 9, 2011
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New Book Details Nichols House Museum Collection Item

-By Dan Murphy The Nichols House Museum is receiving new recognition, thanks to the recent publication of  “American Furniture,” which devotes an entire chapter to the significance of one piece in its collection. The book, which was published by the Chipstone Foundation in January and is distributed through the University Press of New England,...

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Ward 5 Democratic Ccommittee Selects Delegates

March 9, 2011
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Ward 5 Democratic Ccommittee Selects Delegates

The Ward 5 Democratic Committee selected 23 delegates last month to represent the ward’s registered Democrats at the Democratic State Convention in Lowell on June 4.The newly named delegates are seen with Sen. John Kerry (second from left) at the Ward 5 Democratic Caucus on Feb. 19.

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Friends of the Phillips Street Play Area 2011 Kick-off Planning Meeting

March 1, 2011
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Friends of the Phillips Street Play Area 2011 Kick-off Planning Meeting

Spring is almost here, and the Friends of the Phillips Street Play Area (PSPA) would like to invite all neighbors and friends to its first meeting of 2011 at the Vilna Shul, 18 Phillips St. (across from the playground) on Monday, March 7, from 7 to 8 p.m. In one short year, the PSPA...

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Public Joins in Planning Process for Proposed Public Market

March 1, 2011
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By Dan Murphy Around 130 citizens met at the Stansoll Building on Wednesday to share their ideas for the proposed Boston Public Market – an indoor, year-round public market that would showcase local produce, cheeses, seafood and meat. The approximately 40,000 square-foot market would be located on the first floor of 136 Blackstone St.,...

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Proposed Mass. Eye and Ear Expansion Remains Controversial

February 22, 2011
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By Dan Murphy The planned expansion of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) campus remained a controversial topic last week at the second public meeting to vet the proposal. According to hospital officials, the development would consist of three projects, including a new approximately research facility at 325 Cambridge St. to replace of three...

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Neighbors Express Concerns over Garden Garage Proposal

February 22, 2011
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By Dan Murphy Around 40 West End residents met at the Amy Lowell Apartments Wednesday to discuss their concerns with the approximately $300 million proposal to replace the Garden Garage with two residential towers and an underground parking structure. Chicago-based Equity Residential has filed plans with the city to raze the existing five-story, 710-spot...

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