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Cirque du Soleil Brings Color and Imagination to the Community

July 7, 2018
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A surreal setting where you are immersed in Mexico’s many vivid landscapes, a running woman who is half monarch, a live band, and a giant treadmill where hoop divers spring through the air effortlessly. These are a few of the many unforgettable scenes that you will become a part of when you are an...
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Liz Glynn: Open House Reimagines a Gilded Age Ballroom and Invites You In

July 7, 2018
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Public art curator Now + There will unveil its 2018 season on July 26 in the Commonwealth Avenue Mall with Open House, an exhibition by nationally acclaimed Boston-born artist Liz Glynn. Open House takes the form of one of the grandest interior spaces of the Gilded Age, a private ballroom historically accessible only to...
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Back Bay’s First Parklet Will Debut at Third Year of Open Newbury Street

July 7, 2018
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Shoppers and diners will be soon able to enjoy three more car-free Sundays on Newbury Street. On July 8, August 12, and September 9, Newbury Street will be closed to vehicles from Arlington Street to Massachusetts Avenue for the third year of Open Newbury Street. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on those three...
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Cathedral High School Graduates the Class of 2018

July 7, 2018
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With the Cathedral of the Holy Cross closed for renovation, graduation exercises for the Cathedral High Class of 2018, the 87th in the school’s history, took place at the Mission Church in Roxbury recently. Welcoming all and serving as mistress of ceremonies was Dr. Helenann Civian, principal. The invocation was delivered by school chaplain,...
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Carolyn A. Lynch Garden Dedicated on Newbury Street; Blessed by Cardinal O’Malley

July 7, 2018
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The late Boston philanthropist Carolyn A. Lynch, who died in 2015, was recognized in a ceremony on Friday, June 8, 2018 dedicating a garden in her memory in the front courtyard of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) at 99-101 Newbury Street in the Back Bay, where she served as a longtime trustee...
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School Committee Approves Appointment of Interim Superintendent

July 7, 2018
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The Boston School Committee on Monday unanimously voted to approve Laura Perille as Interim Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools (BPS). Laura Perille previously served as the President and CEO of EdVestors, a school improvement nonprofit with the mission of increasing the number of schools in Boston delivering dramatically improved educational outcomes for all...
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News Briefs

July 7, 2018
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SOUTH END DATES On July 11, a major meeting for the Harrison/Albany Corridor traffic concerns/updates will be held at the AC Hotel in Ink Block from 6-8 p.m. The meeting is seen as a comprehensive look at the many concerns for traffic on the corridor. BACK BAY HAPPENINGS The Friends of the Public Garden...
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Police Briefs 07-05-2018

July 7, 2018
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Police News LOST AND FOUND On Monday, June 25, at about 11:15 a.m., police responded to a radio call for a fight in the lobby of the Yawkey Building at 850 Harrison Ave. Upon arrival, officers met with Boston Medical Center security guards, who said there had been an altercation on Harrison Avenue, and...
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An Honorable Decision, and an Old Rowboat

July 7, 2018
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High school graduations have come and gone over the last few weeks, and students all over Boston have moved into a new season in their lives. This year, my neighbor graduated, and it was quite a wake-up call for us. Not only because of the passage of time, but also because she has decided...
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School’s Out — Drive Carefully

July 7, 2018
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With the school year having just ended (thanks to all those snow days that lengthened the school year), motorists need to adjust their driving habits to take into account that children will be in our streets all day long and into the evening. Although operating a motor vehicle during the school year presents its...
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