Archive for June, 2018

A Tragedy with a Lesson for All of Us

June 16, 2018
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Most of us probably never heard of Charlotte Fox, who was the first American woman to ascend three, 26,000-foot or higher mountains, including Mt. Everest. Yet she tragically made the news recently when she was found dead at her home in Telluride, Colorado, apparently from a fall while she was descending a steep flight...
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Glenda Jackson — A True Inspiration

June 16, 2018
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Glenda Jackson, the brilliant British actress, is 82 years old. Yet despite being an octogenarian, she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a play Sunday night. Performing on the stage on Broadway is grueling work — eight shows a week — for anyone, let alone a person who is well beyond...
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A Great Day for All Bostonians

June 16, 2018
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Saturday’s Boston Pride Parade, in which mayors from across the nation and  coast-to-coast joined with our Mayor, Marty Walsh, in showing their support for the Rainbow Resistance, was a manifestation of the depth of support for the LGBTQ community throughout the United States. This show of strength is needed more than ever because it...
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Twilight Gala

June 12, 2018
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Twilight Gala

Margaret Pokorny, chair of the Tree Committee, with Bryan Koop of Boston Properties, Magnolia Award recipient, and Christine Bouffard during the Garden Club of the Back Bay’s 11th Twilight Garden Party on June 5, at the Saint Botolph Club.
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BCA Gala

June 12, 2018
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BCA Gala

Richard Baiano, Gina Morda, and Michael Lee during the BCA Ball in the South End on Saturday, June 2. Guests immersed themselves in a botanical wonderland that featured roaming, living art birch trees, improvisational dancing, and a flash mob. The fundraiser displayed more than 70 contemporary visual and performing art installations.
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Shawmut Avenue Developers Pledge to Fund New Park

June 12, 2018
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The Davis Companies has agreed this week to fund a new park in the New York Streets area on what is now vacant land on Shawmut Avenue, and also to cede some of its land to make a wider public walkway abutting The Lucas building. The developer also committed to making donations to Peters...
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South End Valedictorian says Lack of Funding, Resources Left Her Frustrated

June 12, 2018
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As bright as Lea Barros is, Brighton High was a school that often left her frustrated due to the lack of funding and opportunities that were presented to her and her classmates. Barros – a 17-year-old South End resident who lives with her grandmother, Margaret Fernandes – will graduate on June 13 as the...
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Boston Pride Parade to Celebrate Boston’s LGBTQ Community

June 12, 2018
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As the nation celebrates Pride Month, the first 10 days of June also marks an event-packed Pride Week in Boston. All the celebrations will culminate in this weekend’s 48th Boston Pride parade, which begins at noon on Saturday, June 9 from Copley Square. “The goal is to provide visibility and empower the LGBTQ community,...
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News Briefs

June 12, 2018
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BOSTON PRIDE PARADE & EVENTS The 48th annual Boston Pride Parade will take place on Saturday, June 9, with step-off at noon from Copley Square. The route starts on Boylston Street and Clarendon Street, turns right onto Clarendon St, left onto Tremont St, left on Berekeley St, right onto Boylston St., left onto Charles...
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FOSEL Roiled Over Budget Snub, BPL says Process Will Play out over the Year

June 12, 2018
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As South End residents who are dedicated to the library branch are crying foul this week for what they define as a snub in this year’s City Budget, officials from the Mayor’s Office and the Boston Public Library said the critical renovation project is still moving forward. Marleen Neinhuis, president of the Friends of...
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