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Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project Update

July 30, 2016
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MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), will close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic as follows: Through Friday, July 29, from 11:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM the following morning These closures are necessary to perform work in the downstream roadway. Bicycle and pedestrian traffic and the MBTA Red Line will be maintained...

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A Little Night Music

July 22, 2016
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A Little Night Music

The Landmarks Orchestra performing on a beautiful summer night on the Charles River Esplanade last Wednesday night.

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BRA Okays Temple St Project

July 22, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Boston Redevelopment Authority board of directors voted on Thursday to approve the approximately $162-million residential redevelopment proposed for 33-61 Temple St. Dedham-based JDMD Owner, LLC intends to transform the interconnected Hiriam J. Archer and Frank J. Donahue buildings at Temple and Derne streets, which were previously owned and occupied by...

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Downtown View:Words To Get Rid Of

July 22, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor This week is going to be pretty exciting. First, we’ll learn how many Republicans are packing guns at their convention. And, mercifully, we’ll also start to get rid of a dreadful word. The word is “presumptive.” We must endure that word every time Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is mentioned....

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Free Shakespeare On The Common Returns from July 20 through Aug 7

July 22, 2016
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One of Greater Boston’s most beloved traditions, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s “Free Shakespeare On The Common” takes up residence on the Boston Common July 20 – August 7, presenting William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost, directed by Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler. Performances are free and open to the public, Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 pm; Sundays, 7 pm;...

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John Jeffries House Sold for $25M

July 22, 2016
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The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) has sold the John Jeffries House to a Boston real-estate investment and development firm for $25 million, according to published reports. The 46-room hotel at 170 Charles St. will continue to be operated by the new owner, Related Beal Cos., which also purchased the adjacent garage at...

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BHGC Donates Record Amount to 50 Non-Profits

July 15, 2016
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BHGC Donates Record Amount to 50 Non-Profits

The Beacon Hill Garden Club, coming off one of the most successful Hidden Garden Tours in its 89-year history, is poised to contribute more than $98,000 to about 50 local, regional and national environmental and horticulture non-profits. That amount includes the $25,000 the club will donate to the reconstruction of the garden at the...

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Join Us On The Esplanade for The Summer

July 15, 2016
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Fiends of the Esplanade offer the following free summer programs and events. Healthy, Fit & Fun Beginning Tuesday, July 12 Beginning Tuesday, July 12, the Esplanade Association will be offering our hugely popular free fitness classes in the park. This year, thanks to our partners, we are thrilled to once again offer weekly Zumba,...

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Annual Evening on the Esplanade Set for July 13

July 15, 2016
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Friends and Beacon Hill residents are invited once again to a summer evening filled with music, camaraderie and gourmet food at the opening night of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra on Wednesday, July 13th, at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. Music Director Christopher Wilkins will lead the orchestra in “Rhapsody in Green”, featuring...

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Downtown View:The Toxic Culture of Guns

July 15, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Everyone is saying race relations are at a new low. We have to have a conversation, a dialogue, a national catharsis of speech. I can’t figure out how any of this will help unless we get rid of the gun culture. Good and kind Americans of any color can work...

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