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Coffee Hour with Mayor Walsh

July 20, 2017
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Coffee Hour with Mayor Walsh

Mayor Martin Walsh visited the new Monsignor Reynolds Playground on Tuesday morning, July 18, and found a time for fun and a time for serious conversations. While ribbons were cut, children had fun, the elderly were given beautiful flowering plants, there was also a large contingent of neighbors who wanted to talk serious matters...
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Festival Betances Greased Pole Climbing Contest

July 20, 2017
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Festival Betances Greased Pole Climbing Contest

Jose M. Rodriguez can attest that pole climbing is a greasy, dirty job – something everyone came to find out during the annual Festival Betances Greased Pole Climbing Contest on Sunday, July 16. The contest has been going on for decades alongside the Festival, but this year, no one was able to capture the...
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Marinovich to Step Down as Exec Director of Esplanade Association

July 20, 2017
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After five and a half years at the Esplanade Association (EA), the last three serving as its executive director, Tani Marinovich plans to step down this fall.  She will continue in her position through September overseeing the organization’s busy summer schedule in the park and its largest annual fundraising initiative, the Moondance Gala, which...
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East Springfield, Worcester Square Demand Mayor do More on Neighborhood Opiate Scourge

July 20, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Mayoral coffee hours tend to border on the whimsy, but Tuesday’s time with Mayor Martin Walsh in Monsignor Reynolds Park was anything but whimsical. Instead, the annual event became a sounding board for frustrated residents of East Springfield Street and Worcester Square. Those residents had a pointed conversation with the mayor...
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Sandwich Board Sign Regulations Will Soon be Up for Debate

July 20, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In bright-colored letters across chalkboard signs, witty remarks or inspirational quotes entice a passerby to stop, look in and see what’s inside. These free marketing tools aids many small and larger businesses alike to get shoppers in the store across major shopping streets in Boston. In an effort to provide consistent...
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David Barry O’connor – A Master of Lifelong Learning:Back Bay Resident and Retiree Earns Third Suffolk University Degree

July 20, 2017
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David Barry O’Connor knows what it’s like to be a lifelong learner. “I was always taking a class here, a class there,” said the Back Bay resident. “I tried to stay academically engaged as much as I could. But partly because of my work schedule, I never was able to attend college full time.”...
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A Sign of the Past:Historic Hite TV Sign Needs A Good Home

July 20, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There are only a few vestiges of the old South End left on the streets, but one of the old South End landmarks – the old Hite TV lighted sign that shone over Washington Street for 80 years – is still intact and looking for a good home in the neighborhood....
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South End Scores U19 Team Wins State Tournament of Champions

July 20, 2017
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By Delila Keravuori In a battle that came down to penalty kicks on June 25, South End Soccer’s most senior team comprised of 16 Boston Public High School students – known as the U19 South End Scores – won the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Tournament of Champions. It was also the first tournament the team...
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Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement to Cause Major Delays throughout Boston

July 20, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Commonwealth Avenue Bridge replacement project to begin on July 26 2017 will have major impacts every single mode of transportation for commuters leaving or entering Boston from the west. “It’s going to be highly impactful,” said James Kersten from MassDOT at a public meeting held on Tuesday, July 11. “It...
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Boston Landmarks Orchestra Returns to the Hatch Shell

July 20, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen With summer in full swing, it is time to sit back, relax, and enjoy a free night of classical music, courtesy of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. Under the leadership of Music Director Christopher Wilkins and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer, the 2017 season of free concerts at the DCR’s Hatch memorial...
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