Charles River Bistro Strives to be The Esplanade’s Community Center

September 10, 2015
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Charles River Bistro Strives to be The Esplanade’s Community Center

As the café’s managers see it, the Charles River Bistro serves two primary functions: to feed visitors to the Esplanade, and, perhaps just as importantly, to function as the de facto community center for the park. “We like being a community hub, and the Bistro has become a destination,” said Christopher Sinclair, who along...

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‘Out of the Park’ Event is Sunday

September 10, 2015
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The Highland Street Foundation, the Boston Red Sox and the City’s Parks and Recreation Department, today announced the second annual “Out of the Park” event, a free, family-friendly program that will transform a busy corner of Boston Common into Fenway Park.  On Sunday, September 13, “Out of the Park” will present the Red Sox/Tampa...

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Downtown View:Donald O’Trump

September 10, 2015
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It started when the nine-year-old in our family misheard Donald Trump’s name and called him, with disgust and outrage, Donald O’Trump. She hasn’t been the only one disgusted and outraged. Globe columnists, Times columnists, television commentators have been spewing disbelief, abhorrence, indignation and revulsion. They parse his “policies” as if they actually mean something....

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Police Briefs 09-08-2015

September 10, 2015
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From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 08/29/15 – Between 11:50 p.m. on Aug. 28 and 7:10 a.m. on Aug. 29, a victim reported while his 2001 Dodge SUV was parked on Phillips Street, unknown person(s) broke the driver’s side window and removed a backpack containing personal equipment.  Larceny (Bicycle) 08/28/15  –...

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Sasha’s City Passport:A Piece of Panama

September 10, 2015
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By Sasha Mishkin “Blink and you’ll miss it,” I thought to myself, searching the open waters for a 14-foot dark object. Off the island of Contadora in the glistening Gulf of Panama, time was running out on my hour-long Humpback Whale tour.  Apparently I was looking in all the wrong directions, and was glad...

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Downtown View:More Children Downtown.Now What?

September 1, 2015
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Karen is taking a break. This column from January 2012 still has relevance three years later. New mayor, but same problem, and a new school in the North End and an expanded school in the North End is not enough for downtown families. Mayor Menino has once again focused on the schools, and we...

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BTU to Hold Back to School Fair

September 1, 2015
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Save the Date! Join the Boston Teachers Union (BTU) Sept. 19 for their 2nd annual Back to School Fair! This FREE event starts at 2 p.m. and goes until 5 p.m. and features live music, food and other entertainment to help ring in the new school year.  We’ll be giving away over 40,000 free...

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BHCA Block Party Set for Sept.20

September 1, 2015
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Don’t miss the neighborhood’s biggest party!  On Sunday, September 20th, the Beacon Hill Civic Association will once again host the Neighborhood Block Party from 12noon to 4pm in-front of The Firehouse, 127 Mt. Vernon Street. The annual event welcomes back the community after each summer for a fun-filled afternoon.  We’ll have the return of...

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Manager Says Peet’s to Stay Charles Street Coffee Shop

September 1, 2015
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Manager Says Peet’s to Stay Charles Street Coffee Shop

Adam Schuhose wants to make one thing clear: the Peet’s Coffee & Tea store he manages at 62-66 Charles St. isn’t slated to become a bank branch. “While I’m here, it will remain a retail location and not become a bank,” said Schuhose, a 28-year-old Long Island native who has worked at various area...

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Suffolk University Sells Archer and Donahue for $43.5M

September 1, 2015
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Suffolk University Sells Archer and Donahue for $43.5M

Suffolk University has sold its Hiriam J. Archer and Frank J. Donahue buildings to a New York commercial real-estate firm for $43.5 million. JDMD Owners purchased the two buildings, which are located at Temple and Derne streets and share connecting hallways, under an agreement that allows Suffolk to stay on as a tenant at...

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Can the Drug Epidemic be Stopped?

September 1, 2015
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A heroin epidemic is running rapid  throughout every neighborhood in the City of Boston. It’s cheap enough and readily available at the drop of a hat. While police are faced with a monumental task of taking drugs off the streets their efforts continue because most of the time the usual suspects are released by...

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DCF Needs a Complete Overhaul

September 1, 2015
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Governor Charlie Baker has publicly stated that the embattled Department of Children and Families (DCF) still needs to improve but he feels DCF is heading in the right direction. What direction? North, South, East, West or the usual merry-go-round circling approach. In fairness, his administration has inherited the problems facing DCF. That certainly does...

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Dock Party

August 28, 2015
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Dock Party

Peter Steinberg, Megan Nelson, Sara Beth, and Michael Cohen walk the docks at sunset during the 1st Annual Young Professionals Dock Party at Community Boating, July 30. The event was a kick-off for the Raise the Sails Planning Committee, which will be putting on a gala Nov. 4 at the Liberty Hotel.

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Mayor Walsh Highlights Freedom Trail Extensive Improvements

August 28, 2015
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today highlighted the extensive improvements the City’s Department of Public Works has been making to Boston’s iconic Freedom Trail in over 60 locations from Boston Common to Bunker Hill. The planned project includes replacing all sections of sidewalk under City jurisdiction in need of repair...

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New Photography Exhibit Captures Italy’s Beauty and Mystery

August 28, 2015
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This fall, The West End Museum will host a new photography exhibit in its Members’ Gallery that celebrates the beauty and mystery of Italy. “Indelebile Italia” is part of the museum’s annual commemoration of Italian Heritage Month in October. The exhibit runs from Sept. 22 through Nov. 28. The show reception takes place on...

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Soccer Workshop Comes to Esplanade’s Ebersol Fields

August 28, 2015
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Soccer scored with local youth on Thursday, when the New England Revolution hosted a workshop at the Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Fields on the Charles River Esplanade. At that time, Santander Bank, joined the Revolution and the Esplanade Association, to sponsor a free event featuring a Revolution Academy public clinic, with skills and drills,...

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Police Briefs 08-25-2015

August 28, 2015
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Armed Robbery 08/16/15 – At around 5:37 p.m., a male suspect was arrested on Boston Common opposite 38 Beacon St. after a foot chase. Officers observed the suspect kicking the male victim in the head several times before stealing his cigarettes. The suspect was charged with armed robbery and assault and battery with a...

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Mayor’s New Number is 311

August 28, 2015
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By Martin J. Walsh Bostonians are the eyes and ears of their communities. That’s why, in every neighborhood, I’m always asking residents what we can do better. I count on your responses to make our city services the best they can be. But I can’t take every request myself. That’s why the Mayor’s 24-hour...

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Mayor Committed to End Human Trafficking and Dealing with Climate Change

August 28, 2015
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Organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, a conference to discuss human trafficking and climate change, was held at Vatican City with leaders from around the world, including Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The workshops entitled “The Modern Slavery and Climate Change” and “Prosperity, People, and Planet: Achieving Sustainable Development in Our Cities” brought...

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Hill Residents Lend Support To Historic New England Benefit

August 20, 2015
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Hill Residents Lend Support To Historic New England Benefit

Beacon Hill residents Ernie and Joan Berndt and Leigh and George Denny were among the guests at Historic New England’s Feast for the Farms on Aug. 7. The event raised funds to benefit the preservation and care of Casey Farm in Saunderstown and Watson Farm in Jamestown, two of the oldest working farms in...

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Bill Geary Elected to Board of Trustees at MGH Institute of Health Professions

August 20, 2015
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Back Bay resident Bill Geary, a partner at Flare Capital Partners, a leading healthcare technology venture capital firm, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. “We are excited about Bill joining the Board,” said George E. Thibault, MD, Board of Trustees chair at the Boston...

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Beacon Hill Nursery School to Open Front Playspace

August 20, 2015
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To mark its 60th anniversary, the Beacon Hill Nursery School will open a newly renovated front play-space on its Joy Street campus in mid-September. Acton landscape architect Holly Ben-Joseph designed the playground that features educational elements for children ages 2 to 6, including a discovery/science center, as well as a full-body length slate board,...

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Police Briefs 08-18-2015

August 20, 2015
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Larceny from a Motor Vehicle 08/08/15 – A victim reported that he parked his 2006 Ford Explorer on Mt. Vernon Street, but when he returned to his vehicle in the morning, the rear passenger’s side window was broken and a Mac laptop was stolen from the vehicle. Drugs – Sale 08/06/15 – Between 5:30...

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Downtown View:Is There Hope for Downtown?

August 20, 2015
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Karen is taking a break. Here is a column from 2010. Isn’t it interesting how times have changed? Even though Downtown Crossing’s central location should make it a convenient destination for Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, North End and Waterfront residents, few choose to go there, even though a good number work nearby. I...

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