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More Open Space Is Now On the Way

August 26, 2014
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Gov. Deval Patrick has signed into law state legislation that will allow the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) to expand its Boston campus while restoring public parkland in the Charles River Esplanade. The legislation, filed by State Rep. Jay Livingstone and co-sponsored by Sens. Anthony Petrucelli, Sal DiDomenico and Will Brownsbereger and State...

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Local Volunteers For HOTC

August 26, 2014
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Interested in volunteering at the Head of The Charles Regatta (HOTC) this fall? The Beacon Hill Civic Association Young Friends will be staffing the awards table on Saturday, October 18th from 11:30am – 2:30pm and are looking for members of the Beacon Hill community to join! Spots are filling up quickly; contact Tori Hay...

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ALS Bucket Challenge

August 25, 2014
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ALS Bucket Challenge

Mass. Eye and Ear’s ENT clinical team, including Dr. Allan Goldstein, took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday, Aug. 8, in front of the hospital. Their heads may have been wet, but their spirits were high as they helped raise awareness for ALS research. See the video on the hospital’s Facebook page www.Facebook.com/MassEyeAndEarNews,...

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Remembering Williams

August 25, 2014
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Remembering Williams

Fans erected a makeshift tribute to Robin Williams on a bench in the Public Garden last week, following his tragic death on Monday, Aug. 11. Williams acted in a scene opposite Matt Damon at the location during his Oscar-winning performance in the 1997 film “Good Will Hunting.” Meanwhile, a petition has been launched to...

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How High Is Our Status?

August 25, 2014
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Karen is taking her first break since beginning to write in this space. She is offering some of her most remarked-upon columns for you to enjoy again. How high is our status (first published in May, 2011) Recently, in another part of the country, I found myself in an unusual conversation. One person told...

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Lawsuit Filed On Sidewalk Ramps

August 25, 2014
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As Mayor Martin J. Walsh moved forward with his plan to bring Beacon Hill sidewalks into compliance with the Adults with Disabilities Act, the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) filed a lawsuit last Tuesday asserting that the construction as proposed could potentially jeopardize the historic character of the neighborhood. “The plaintiffs support the city’s...

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Final Phase of Brewer Fountain Plaza Restoration Gets Underway

August 13, 2014
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Final Phase of Brewer Fountain  Plaza Restoration Gets Underway

As the Friends of the Public Garden enters into the second and final phase of its $4 million rehabilitation of Brewer Fountain Plaza, this popular destination on the Boston Common is destined to become an even more inviting place. In 2010, Boston Parks and Recreation Department completed restoration work on a long-neglected bronze casting...

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A Memory for Life

August 13, 2014
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A Memory for Life

Life-long friends Katie Hayward and Alex Fissler have returned from a thrilling month in Tanzania, Africa where they climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro (where, as you can see, it is winter) and volunteered at a school in a Maasai village. They are now busy at their summer jobs, Katie as a counselor at Camp Harbor View...

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Mitt a Democrat?

August 13, 2014
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Karen is taking her first break since beginning to write in this space. She is offering some of her most remarked-upon columns for you to enjoy again. Mitt. A Democrat? (first published in December, 2011 (It probably applies to gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker as well.) Our guy Mitt has met trouble lately in his...

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Dead Trees Slated to Be Removed

August 13, 2014
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On August 13 and 14, the Boston Parks Department will be removing a dozen dead trees from Beacon Hill, on Charles, Chestnut, Irving, Mt. Vernon, Myrtle, and West Cedar Streets. The removals automatically generate a planting request, and a new tree will planted at a future date if the location is not too close...

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