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A Word for the Wise

April 7, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone Anyone who stays alive long enough sees trends circle and circulate through the culture. So many things that were “out” or forgotten suddenly have a way of popping up again – such as when a celebrity is suddenly photographed in a suit coat you own, but were told never to...
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Walsh’s and Park Department’s Cup Street Hockey Tournament will take Place April 19-22

April 7, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the 2016 Mayor’s Cup Street Hockey Tournament over the April public school vacation week on April 19, 20, and 22.  “Boston is a hockey town and we are pleased to be able to offer our young players Mayor’s Cup tournaments...
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150th Anniversary of Christian Science Church Points to a Future of Good

April 7, 2016
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By Cheryl Petersen One hundred-fifty years ago, a woman living in Swampscott, Mass., had an ah-ha moment. She couldn’t describe the epiphany, but it resulted in an instant recovery from an injury caused a few days earlier that had left her bedridden. The attending physician and friends of the New England woman called the...
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The Boston Athenæum Exhibition Runs through September 4

April 7, 2016
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The Boston Athenæum at 10½ Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108 is proud to present the exhibition, Collecting for the Boston Athenæum in the 21st Century: Prints & Photographs  in the Athenæum’s Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery on view through Sunday, September 4. Curated by Catharina Slautterback, Curator of Prints & Photographs, the exhibition will include...
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Police Briefs 04-07-2016

April 7, 2016
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March 28 236 Newbury St. – Larceny – Theft from Building 535 Newbury St. – Assault Simple – Battery 110 Huntington Ave. – Investigate Person 16 Queensberry St. – Motor Vehicle Accident – Other City Vehicle 132 Jersey St. – Property – Lost, then Located 105 Peterborough St. – Larceny – Theft of Bicycle...
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Downtown View:Heroic

April 7, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Mayor John Hynes was elected in 1949, John Collins in 1960. Collins brought in Ed Logue as the director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, established in 1957. These men faced a problem. Boston was in trouble. After a depression, two wars, long-time corruption and a changing industrial base, the city...
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Boston Strong

April 7, 2016
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That is the slogan, a rallying cry, that came out of the senseless bombings of the Boston Marathon in 2013.  While the culprits and their associates are either dead or in jail, their actions still live on for the familes who lost their loved ones and the survivors that still carry the wounds that...
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The Anime Boston 2016 Festival

April 1, 2016
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The Anime Boston 2016 Festival

The Back Bay was invaded last week. The Anime Boston 2016 festival at the Hynes Convention Center caused more than a few neighbors to do a double take as elaborately consumed characters made their way through he streets and byways of the Back Bay on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In the photo to the...
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Officials Announce Five Goals for Cultural Plan

April 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Creates team held its final Town Hall meeting at Bunker Hill Community College on Monday night, March 28, and revealed five goals that will be used to form the upcoming Boston Cultural Plan – due out on June 17. Julie Burros, chief of arts and culture, moderated the meeting,...
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Local Reaction to BRA Extension by City Council

April 1, 2016
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By Jordan Frias and Dan Murphy The decision to allow the 14 urban renewal districts to extend for six more years by the City Council has caught the attention of several neighborhood associations who were not pleased with the outcome. The urban renewal districts include the South End, Bay Village, Fenway and Park Plaza,...
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