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Downtown View:A Look at the Library

October 14, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Summer has ended. We’re back. The renovations to the 1972 Johnson building at the Central Library are finished. You must see the results. They are scrumptious. It was the former library president, Amy Ryan, whose experience in other parts of the country helped her envision a happier and more serviceable...

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BHCA Community Corner

October 14, 2016
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Membership in the Beacon Hill Civic Association offers many benefits, including the opportunity to meet and connect with neighbors. To that end, the BHCA hosts a monthly gathering at one of the neighborhood’s most popular local watering holes, 75 Chestnut, on the first Monday of every month from 6 pm-8 pm. “Our First Monday...

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‘Canine Promenade’ Returns to the Esplanade Oct 23

October 14, 2016
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On Sunday, Oc. 23, the Esplanade Association, in partnership with Pawsh Boutique, will host their sixth annual “Canine Promenade” on Fiedler Field from noon to 2 p.m. The Promenade is a 1/2‐mile Halloween costume parade around the Esplanade to benefit the park, highlight the park as a resource for dog owners and celebrate the...

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Play Set at Huntington Theatre for City’s Parks and Open Spaces

October 14, 2016
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On Thursday, Oct. 13, guests will have the opportunity to see a performance of “Sunday in the Park with George” at the Huntington Theatre while supporting Boston’s parks and open space. Stephen Sondheim’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical focuses French post-Impressionist painter and draftsman Georges Seurat and his search for love, inspiration, and “the art of making...

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Boston House Museums Present “Bostonians at Home: Servant Life in Downtown Boston

October 14, 2016
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On Saturday, October 22, three Boston house museums draw on their rich stories and collections to illuminate domestic life in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Otis House Museum, Gibson House Museum, and Nichols House Museum offer a series of special guided tours focusing on servant life at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Tickets are...

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Suffolk DA Conley’s Top Staff Lead Mandatory Training on Witness Protection

October 14, 2016
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Members of Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s top legal, advocacy, and organizational staff yesterday led prosecutors on a training in use of the state’s Witness Protection Fund to ensure that they have the tools necessary to keep victims, witnesses, and their loved ones safe. Deputy Chief of Staff Catherine Rodriguez, Chief Trial...

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Local Riders, Rancher Hope to Make Boston a Polo City

October 14, 2016
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By Joseph Prezioso Around 30 horses and six riders gathered on a rainy Sunday afternoon, Oct. 2, to take part in the first inaugural Boston Professional Polo Match, with riders hailing from all over the area neighborhoods to play the sport draped in prestige and honor. The match featured Boston taking on their favorite...

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News 09/27/2016

September 29, 2016
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Downtown View Infrastructure. Investment. Interesting. By Karen Cord Taylor Throughout the 1990s and into the early 2000s, Boston boldly invested in itself. It cleaned up the harbor, spending $3.8 billion on the Deer Island Treatment Plant alone. It spent from $650 to $850 million, depending on how you count, in state money for the...

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News 09/27/2016

September 29, 2016
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Longfellow Bridge to be closed at nights MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), will close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic overnight from Monday, September 26, through Friday, September 30. The bridge will be closed from 11:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM the following morning. The closures are necessary to perform utility work...

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News 09/27/2016

September 29, 2016
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MassDOT installs two pedestrian hybrid beacons to improve pedestrian safety Beacon Hill Times Report The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has installed two new pedestrian hybrid beacons at the intersection of Land Boulevard and Cambridge Parkway in Cambridge, which are intended to improve pedestrian safety in the area. A pedestrian hybrid beacon is designed...

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