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Beacon Hill Village Announces a Series on Living Well / Ending Well

November 11, 2016
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With the publication of Atul Gawande’s book Being Mortal in 2014, the difficult subject of death and dying was brilliantly reframed as living to the last with autonomy, dignity, and even joy. In it, Dr. Gawande, a renowned surgeon, writer and public health researcher at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, describes how...
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New Memorial May Soon Come to Lederman Park along the Charles River Esplanade

November 11, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Situated along the Charles River Esplanade, the Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Field at Lederman Park may soon get an added addition. The Boston Landmarks Commission approved the design concept for a new memorial honoring the Massachusetts General Hospital surgeon and Navy Commander Melvin Lederman who was killed while participating in field...
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Local South Ender Opens Holiday Pop-Up Store in Copley Place

November 11, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen A new kind of store has opened up shop at Copley Place in the Back Bay. A Ruby, a local store that sells comfortable yet chic women’s clothing stands out amongst the other brand name stores such as Tiffany & Co. and Barney’s that fill the upscale shopping mall. The founder...
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Question 5 Passes in Boston

November 11, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The Community Preservation Act, that is designed to help Massachusetts cities and towns create affordable housing, preserve open space and develop outdoor recreation opportunities and rehabilitate historic sites passed yesterday in Boston. “We are thrilled that Boston voters have voted yes for this opportunity to fund affordable housing, parks and open...
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Friends, City to Focus on Priorities in Peters Park Renovations; Landwave to Wash Out

November 11, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Landwave looks like it might finally be headed out to sea, and neighborhood organizers report being very encouraged by initial meetings with the Boston Parks Department regarding a first-step meeting to set priorities for the renovation of Peters Park. The Friends of Peters Park, Old Dover Neighborhood Association and the...
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Northeastern to Update Institutional Master Plan to Include Space at Christian Science Complex

November 11, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Northeastern University will soon lease additional space in the Christian Science Complex on Massachusetts Avenue, for office use and in a separate item, Northeastern officials are working to develop a small addition to the Badger and Rosen Squashbusters Center located at 795A Columbus Ave. The First Church of Christ, Scientist offices...
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A Day in the Life of Council President Michelle Wu

November 4, 2016
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A Day in the Life of Council President Michelle Wu

  In spending a day with Council President Michelle Wu, one quickly sees her talk is her walk. The sun hadn’t quite made it up Thursday morning when City Council President Michelle Wu began rushing around her Roslindale home to get out the door and get on the go. A lone jogger chugged up...
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African American Artist and Bostonian Bob Freeman to Show at the Adelson Galleries

November 4, 2016
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African American Artist and Bostonian Bob Freeman to Show at the Adelson Galleries

By Beth Treffeisen Tarps with splatters of paint covered the wooden floors as large canvasses filled with dressed up characters at various black and white social events lined the walls. Located within Robert Freeman’s studio in Waltham, the behind the scenes look of his upcoming show in the South End, made the otherwise simple...
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South End Forum Discusses Position on Potential Heliport

November 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A Request for Propsals (RFP) from the state and City, along with several months of quiet government discussions regarding the siting of a heliport – potentially in or next to the South End, had the South End Forum on the hurry-up Tuesday night at its meeting. Moderator Steve Fox introduced the...
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Phase II of the Comm Ave Improvement Project to Begin

November 4, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen This past Friday, October 28, elected officials from both the city and state level came together with members of advocacy groups at a ground breaking ceremony to celebrate the start of the Phase II Commonwealth Avenue Improvement Project at Turnpike Park. The $20 million project will help transform Commonwealth Avenue between...
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