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Charles River Watershed Association Hosts Largest Champions of the Charles Gala to Date

November 16, 2017
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Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA), the leading science and advocacy organization protecting the Charles River and its watershed, honored the Museum of Science at its Champions of the Charles gala on Thursday, Nov. 2. The gala, held at the Museum of Science raised funds to continue CRWA’s ongoing work monitoring and protecting the Charles...

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Hill Voters Help Re-Elect Walsh for Second Term

November 16, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Like voters citywide, Beacon Hill turned out to support the incumbent Mayor Martin J. Walsh for a second term over his challenger City Councilor Tito Jackson in last Tuesday’s municipal election. According to the city’s unofficial results, nearly 70 percent of voters in Ward 3, Precinct 6 and Ward 5, Precincts...

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Storrow Drive Closures for Nov 18 Listed

November 16, 2017
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MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli (WSC), will continue erecting elements of the new Frances “Fanny” Appleton Bridge on Saturday, November 18. The work will require lane and full closures in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge on Storrow Drive east and westbound and a full closure of the Mugar Way off-ramp to Charles Circle. The closures...

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St Cecilia Celebrates Father John’s 25th Year

November 10, 2017
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St Cecilia Celebrates Father John’s 25th Year

Father John Unni with Noel Christopher (8), Jack Kelly (8), Hal Tailor (4), Quinn Taylor (8) enjoying the event which honored Father John on his 25th year as a priest; St. Cecilia’s Party with hundreds of children, families and parishioners on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 29, in the Back Bay.

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DCR Unveils Final Design for Esplanade Riverfront Pavilion

November 10, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The Department of Conservation and Recreation and its development team unveiled the design for the proposed Esplanade Riverfront Pavilion at the third and final public meeting on the matter at the State Transportation Building Wednesday while proposing a unique, public-private partnership for underwriting the project. Watertown-based architect Maryann Thompson said the...

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Downtown View:Thanks for the Memories

November 10, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Dear Readers, U.S. Representative Niki Tsongas is retiring. Harvard President Drew Faust and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf also are doing so. I’m following their lead. I’m retiring. This is the last Downtown View column I will write. I’ve enjoyed creating them. I’ve enjoyed interviewing the people who participate in...

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BHCA Community Corner

November 10, 2017
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By Suzanne Besser, BHCA President An Evening at 74 A celebration of music, performance, artisan food, Beacon Hill artistic heritage and the sense of community will take place on Thursday, November 9, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at 74 Joy Street. Called An Evening at 74, the event is a collaboration of Beacon Hill...

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Boston’s Christmas Tree Arrives on Nov 21

November 10, 2017
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The annual gift of an evergreen Christmas tree from Nova Scotia will arrive by police escort at Boston Common on Tuesday, Nov. 21. This year commemorates 100 years of friendship between Nova Scotia and the people of Boston after our city provided emergency assistance when Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital, was devastated by a wartime...

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Small Wireless Antennas are Causing A Stir in Neighborhoods Across Boston

November 10, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Popping up across the city, small antennas attached to streetlights, utility poles, traffic lights and on the sides of buildings are causing some concern among residents who don’t know where they are coming from. In order to shed some light on this issue, Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty has called for...

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Appleton Pedestrian Bridge Comes Closer to Completion

November 10, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Construction is one step closer to completion on the $12.5-million Frances “Fanny” Appleton Pedestrian Bridge with the recent installation of a soaring arch over Storrow Drive. “The installation of the elegant arch over Storrow Drive marks an important milestone for the completion of this critical and beautiful link to the Esplanade and...

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