Archive for August, 2017

Concerts in the Courtyard

August 17, 2017
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Concerts in the Courtyard

As Copley Library patrons relax and eat lunch last Friday in the Courtyard, the Boston Philharmonic’s Yoonhee Lee plays with a trio as part of the weekly Concerts in the Courtyard. The library’s lunchtime series every Friday has become a “can’t miss” activity in the heart of the city.
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Annual SEBA BBQ At Above and Beyond Catering

August 17, 2017
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Annual SEBA BBQ At Above and Beyond Catering

President of South End Business Alliance (SEBA) Brendan Ayer with Mark Carrig of Carrig Kitchens and SEBA co-chair Eve Ward during the annual SEBA BBQ at Above and Beyond Catering in the South End Tuesday night, Aug. 15. Scores of business leaders and neighbors attended the event.
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Berklee College of Music Holds Meeting to Air Grievances with the Public

August 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Berklee College of Music held a public safety meeting to discuss the recent outcry amongst Fenway residents over the lack of communication and engagement over arming the schools police force. A sparse showing appeared to the meeting at 31 Hemenway St., on the evening of Aug. 15, with residents citing...
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Rights Vs Recovery: Courts Embark on Delicate Balancing Act

August 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After more than a year of planning, the Boston Municipal Court has embarked on a pilot program led by Judge Kathleen Coffey to help make it easier for police and physicians to involuntarily commit people who are a threat to themselves and the public because of their addiction – and it’s...
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ZBA Approves Proposed Bay Village Tower on Stuart

August 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) voted to approve the proposed 212 Stuart St. tower in the Bay Village during the board of directors hearing on Aug. 15. This comes after many hotly contested community meetings led up to the approval by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) this past...
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Discreet Alleyway Leads to Hidden Treasures Unexpected Finds at 46 Waltham Street

August 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Off Washington Street in the South End in a large complex, is a brick entranceway with an iron gateway that leads down a discreet alleyway on Waltham Street. Once off the busy street, a quiet brick oasis is met with an iron-worked sculpture, back-deck porches and twinkle lights above. Hidden in...
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Big Changes are Underway in Renovating the Huntington Theatre

August 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Opened in 1925 as America’s first civic playhouse, the Huntington Theatre has been hosting plays, movies, and entertainment for close to century along the Avenue of the Arts in the Fenway. The theatre, which was set to close in 2015, was given to the Huntington Theatre Company for $1 by the...
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New Walk Up Window to be Installed at 40 Berkeley St Hostel

August 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In a series of modifications, the hostel at 40 Berkeley St. in the South End is in the midst of some serious renovations, but a playful idea to add a walk up window in a brick wall – which is unseen in the South End – is what got the South...
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Esplanade Association Hosts ‘Children in the Park: Science Day’

August 17, 2017
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On Wednesday, Aug. 9, the Esplanade Association (EA) hosted the first ever “Children in the Park: Science Day,” in collaboration with the New England Aquarium and Museum of Science. To everyone’s delight, the New England Aquarium’s “traveling tide pool” exhibit and the Museum of Science “Science Truck” came to the Esplanade and taught close to 150 children participating in the...
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Silence is Golden – and Melodic – in BPL’s Courtyard Concerts

August 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As the sun shone brightly last Friday afternoon on the shrubbery of the Copley Library’s celebrated Courtyard, string music from the Boston Philharmonic permeated the air as shadows danced off of the columns and statuary. It was like a scene right out the Victorian television series ‘Downton Abbey,’ except there were...
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