Archive for August, 2017

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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Harrison-Albany Block to Begin Construction Next Week

August 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Workers will begin to mobilize on East Dedham and East Canton Streets as the long-debated Harrison-Albany Block project is slated to begin construction activity on Tuesday, Aug. 22. At a construction meeting for neighbors on Tuesday night, Aug. 15, Rob Greetham of Leggat-McCall and Doug Kimble and Jason Nadeau of Suffolk...
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Police Briefs 08-17-2017

August 17, 2017
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Back Bay – Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log Aug. 7 35 Northampton St  — Death Investigation 85 E Concord St  — Larceny Theft From Mv – Non-Accessory 700 Boylston St  — Warrant Arrest Boylston St  — M/V Accident – Property Damage Arlington St  — Val – Violation Of Auto Law – Other 16...
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How We’re Creating Affordable Housing

August 17, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Boston is a diverse city made up of residents of all backgrounds, all education levels and job sectors spread out over 14 neighborhoods. Some of us were born and bred here, some with families that have been here for decades, some received a wonderful education or job here and...
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School Will Be Back – Drive with Care

August 17, 2017
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With school bells ringing for the start of the 2017-18 school year next week and the week thereafter, commuters will have to adjust to the prospect of schoolchildren and school buses returning to our streets. All of us who drive to work in the early mornings on weekdays have to admit that not having...
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Another Alcohol- Related Tragedy

August 17, 2017
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Perhaps it is because we have children who are teen-agers, but the news Monday morning of the death of a 16 year-old girl on the Merrimack River in a jet ski accident in which alcohol allegedly was involved hit us particularly hard. According to news reports, the 32 year old man who has been...
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First Ever Cat-Urday Party

August 10, 2017
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First Ever Cat-Urday Party

Riker, an exceptionally social cat, was eager to explore the Boston Common with his owner, Chris Felice, manning the leash during Boston’s inaugural First Caturday event on the Common. Hundreds of local cat owners from the neighborhoods and beyond converged with hundreds of cats to socialize and talk feline philosophy.
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