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Fetch those Photos:Esplanade Association Kicks Off ‘Dog Days Of Summer in the Park’ Photo Contest

June 17, 2016
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The Esplanade Association, the 100-percent privately funded friends group for the Charles River Esplanade, has announced its “Dog Days of Summer on the Esplanade” social media photo contest. Starting June 10 and ending Aug. 19, the Esplanade Association will be celebrating the canine companions in local Bostonian’s lives.  For this contest, the Esplanade Association is looking for photos...

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Downtown View:Make No Little Plans

June 17, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Hey, Bostonians. Can we stop complaining about the Big Dig? Yes, it cost almost $15 billion. Yes, it took 15 years to complete. (It was a big job, moving all those utility lines and keeping the cars running overhead.) It was also worth every penny we spent on it. It...

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Positive Response from Charlesgate Neighbors for Fence Removal

June 17, 2016
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By Margaret Pokorny The Friends of the Public Garden and the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) are reaching out to their members to learn if the removal of the fence on the Charlesgate block is supported by the neighborhood. So far the answer is overwhelmingly yes! Margaret Pokorny, chairman of the Commonwealth...

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Shakespeare Exhibit This Fall Will Feature All BPL’s Collection for the First Time

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel One of the most famous lines in William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ actually didn’t even exist in the first version of the play, which was much different than what modern readers of the Bard might know. It’s a fact that’s verifiable through materials at the Boston Public Library (BPL), but very few are...

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Fresh and Local:Add Creme Fraîche to Your Party

June 17, 2016
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by Penny Cherubino Crème fraîche is one more old thing that is becoming new again as home cooks add this versatile ingredient to their pantry. It has been one of my favorite go-tos for adding richness, moisture, and creaminess to dishes for years. I often use it where someone else would use mayonnaise. I...

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Frog Pond Spray Pool Scheduled To Re-Open on Friday,June 24

June 17, 2016
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Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook and The Skating Club of Boston president Joe Blount are pleased to welcome children and guests to kick off the 2016 summer season as the Boston Common Frog Pond spray pool reopens on Friday, June 24.  The day will include a fun and exciting celebration at 11 a.m. followed...

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More than 300 Runners Take Part In 5K Benefit Esplanade Sunset Run

June 17, 2016
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On Thursday evening, June 2, close to 300 runners participated in the inaugural Esplanade 5K Sunset Run along the Charles River Esplanade. Presented by the Esplanade Association, this evening race brought together runners from throughout the community, with many bringing along their dogs to run the beautiful course with them. The top winners, both...

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171-172 Tremont St Building Plan Lowered to 235 Feet

June 17, 2016
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By John Lynds The developers of the building being proposed at 171-172 Tremont St. said they have dramatically reduced the height of the building by 100 feet since first pitching the development close to two years ago. In December 2014, TD Street LLC and Center Court Partners LLC teamed up with Maurice Dabbah of...

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Full Social Calendar on Beacon Hill

June 10, 2016
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Full Social Calendar on Beacon Hill

The last week was a busy time on the Beacon Hill Social calendar as several events kept many residents in a party setting.In the top photo,visitiors look at one of the stalls at the annual Beacon Hill Art Walk that was held Sunday on the north slope.

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FOPG Opposes 355-Foot Tremont Street Building

June 10, 2016
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By John Lynds With the developers of a 355 foot building on Tremont Street near the Public Garden and Boston Common slated to be voted on by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), the Friends of the Public Garden sprung into action to oppose the project and last week asked residents to write letters of...

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