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August Happenings At The Boston Public Market

August 5, 2016
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Savor your last month of summer and come see what’s buzzing at the Boston Public Market! Join us in the kitchen to find out why honey is so unBEEleivably sweet. Need inspiration for your next summer dinner? Surprise your guests with an Orange Zest pasta salad. Top this bright dish with fresh tomatoes and...

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Downtown View:Donald O’Trump

August 5, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor This column was published last fall. Things haven’t changed except that Donald is now the Republican nominee. But only a few weeks ago The New York Times reported he wouldn’t rule out quitting shortly after he was elected, if he did win. So I’m thinking he still is running partly...

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Friends of the Public Garden Summer Party

July 30, 2016
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Friends of the Public Garden Summer Party

Friends Dedra Estes, Cathy Iacobo, Patricia McAuley, and Cheri Meckley at The Friends of the Public Garden Summer Party on the Taj Boston rooftop.

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City to Remove Dead Trees

July 30, 2016
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Nearly 50 dead trees throughout Beacon Hill are expected to be removed this week and next by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, according to Max Ford-Diamond, Tree Maintenance General Foreman. And he’s let us know which ones by providing a tree maintenance list of the addresses abutting each tree. That list is now...

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Mayor Walsh Brings Coffee Hour to Myrtle Street Playground

July 30, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Mayor Martin J. Walsh brought his neighborhood coffee hour to the Myrtle Street Playground on Friday. Walsh told the crowd that the city would hold a meeting in the near future to address moving forward with its commitment to make the neighborhood’s sidewalks handicap accessible. He added that he intends to...

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Downtown View:Meeting Over Coffee

July 30, 2016
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Our local elected officials usually schedule coffee hours once a month or so in each neighborhood in case constituents want to come and chat about important public matters. So a couple of weeks ago I sat down with state Rep. Jay Livingstone as he waited in Panificio on Charles Street for people to come...

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BHAC Grants Permission for Cellphone Towers Here

July 30, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen At Thursday’s meeting of the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission (BHAC),  proposals by two cell phone service providers, AT&T and T-Mobile were unanimously passed by the board despite previous denials for a similar proposal by Wireless PCS LLC in April. The BHAC went into a closed executive session for 30 minutes to...

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George Looks to Get the Upper Honk on Problem Geese in Local Open Spaces

July 30, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Resisting all references to the silly geese, Councilor Anissa Essaibi George is preparing to introduce an order at the City Council next month to investigate ways to rid the City’s parks and open spaces of a growing and aggressive population of geese. George said it’s a little comical and most people...

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City Officials Unveil New Website

July 30, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the launch of Boston.gov, the redesigned digital front door for the City of Boston on Wednesday. The website features significant changes to the visual design, organization and underlying technology of the City’s website. “The launch of the new website marks a meaningful step in making the City’s digital services...

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Mohona Siddique Steps Down as City Councilor Zakim’s Neighborhood Liaison

July 30, 2016
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By Dan Murphy After more than two years in the position, Mohona Siddique is stepping down as City Councilor Josh Zakim’s neighborhood liaison at the end of the week to pursue a master’s degree in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania. “My role in shaping the landscape of city comes from advocating for...

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