Archive for August, 2017

Garden Winners Announced in Boston Contest

August 26, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Mayor Martin Walsh welcomed garden winners from around the city to join in celebration of urban gardening during the Mayor Walsh’s Garden Contest 2017 in the Boston Public Garden on August 16. This year there were 134 applicants to the Garden Contest. There are nine categories that range from small yard...
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Moondance After Dark Party Hosted by Friends Council

August 26, 2017
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The Esplanade Association’s annual Moondance Gala takes place along the banks of the Charles River in Boston on Saturday, Sept. 23. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., this magical evening in the park will host over 500 of Boston’s leaders in business, politics, and philanthropy, and serves as the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year. Beginning...
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Summer Bootcamp on the Esplanade

August 26, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Taking in the late summer light, many downtown workers carrying yoga mats and towels traveled to the Esplanade to break a sweat during the Healthy, Fit & Fun Bootcamp, on Thursday, August 17. Through September 7, the Esplanade Association is sponsoring free outdoor fitness classes, including Bootcamp on the DCR Fiedler...
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News Briefs

August 26, 2017
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SYMPHONY STATION The MBTA will hold a public meeting to discuss the Symphony Station accessibility project on Thursday, Aug. 24. The meeting will take place at Symphony Plaza East, 334 Mass Ave., at 6:30 p.m. BPL CONCERTS IN THE COURTYARD Boston Public Library’s Concerts in the Courtyard series continues this month and runs through...
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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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