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Budding artists at work

October 7, 2010
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Budding artists at work

Chloe Atkinson, age 8, and her mom, Tess of Beacon Hill, paint their masterpieces in the Public Garden after attending a free Landscape Watercolor Painting Workshop, which was presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and sponsored by Blick Art Supplies. (Lauren Patrick photo)

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New initiative aims to transform empty storefronts into gallery space

October 7, 2010
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Frustrated landlords and up-and-coming artists rejoice: A Revere Street resident is now spearheading an effort to transform empty storefronts on the Hill into new gallery space. David Greenwold recently proposed establishing the “Roving Gallery” – a non-profit initiative that would allow landlords to donate unoccupied retail space for use as a temporary gallery. This...

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The Pops marks milestone anniversary on the Common

October 7, 2010
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The Pops marks milestone anniversary on the Common

Completing the 125th Anniversary Celebration, Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops performed the first free Boston Pops “Concert on the Common,” featuring “The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers” – the centerpiece of the Pops’ 125th anniversary season. The concert was presented by the Boston Pops with support from the Boston...

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BRA board approves MGH Museum & History Center

September 30, 2010
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BRA board approves MGH Museum & History Center

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board of directors unanimously approved the proposed $8.25 million Massachusetts General Hospital Museum & History Center last week. The 8,000 square-foot, two story building will feature a rooftop terrace and be located at the corner of Cambridge and North Grove streets, adjacent to the Resident Physician’s House. The space...

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Road sign: Drivers texting ban goes into effect Sept. 30

September 30, 2010
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State Rep. Marty Walz wishes to remind drivers that a new safe driving law banning text-messaging, prohibiting junior operators from using cell phones while driving, and instituting revised license renewal procedures for older drivers goes into effect on Sept. 30. Under the new law, any driver caught using a mobile electronic device to compose,...

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BHCA Block Party

September 22, 2010
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BHCA Block Party

   

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Charter school will teach in Chinese

September 22, 2010
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By Jacqueline G. Freeman For the first time in three years the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has accepted applications for new charter schools in Boston and if all goes as planned a charter school offering Chinese language immersion will be accepting students next year, according to Helen Chin Schlichte, one of the...

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Hill, West End voters back Mac in primary election

September 22, 2010
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While incumbent U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch was reelected to his 9th Congressional District seat in last Tuesday’s primary election, Beacon Hill and West End voters favored his Democratic rival Mac D’Alessandro at the polls. According to the city’s unofficial election results, approximately 71 percent of Beacon Hill voters in Ward 3, Precinct 6 and...

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‘Ducklings’ sculptor recognized for her contribution to children’s lit

September 16, 2010
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‘Ducklings’ sculptor recognized for her contribution to children’s lit

Nancy Schön – the sculptor who brought the family of aquatic birds from Robert McCloskey’s “Make Way for Ducklings” to life in the Public Garden – will be honored for her contribution to children’s literature later this month when she receives the Bridge Award from the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art at...

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Natural playscape opens at Beacon Hill Nursery School

September 16, 2010
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Natural playscape opens at Beacon Hill Nursery School

By Jacqueline G. Freeman This year, the first day of school at the Beacon Hill Nursery School was also the first day children could enjoy the newly completed natural playscape in the school’s back yard. The renovation was just as much a philosophical one as it was physical. “We have taken a city playground...

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