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National Parks in Boston Ready to Celebrate 100 Years

August 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The National Park Service (NPS) is about to turn 100 years old this summer, and the Boston Parks are planning a major celebration on Aug. 25- 27 in and around the three major Boston parks – including a huge celebration on Aug. 25 in Christopher Columbus Park. The Boston National Historic...
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Boston City Council Opposed Ballot Initiative To Raise Charter School Cap

August 22, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston City Council voted 11–2 to support the charter cap resolution filed by Councilors Tito Jackson and Matt O’Malley opposing the 11–2 Question 2 ballot initiative to raise the charter cap in Massachusetts. By voting against it, the city council helped to prevent the raise of the state’s charter schools...
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Phase 1 of the Muddy River Project is Complete

August 22, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Back in October of 1996 a major storm traveled its way through Boston, causing the water to rise from the Fenway Muddy River, over the banks, and into the Green Line tunnel, causing millions of dollars of damage to signals, utilities and tracks. In response to this storm and the several...
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South End Community Health Center Holds Health Week

August 22, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Upstairs on the second floor of the South End Community Center on Washington Street, two staff members leading the Weight Initiative Now, a weight management program for kids, greeted guests with hand-made fruity drinks and helpful pamphlets. “There are a lot of misconceptions about juice,” said Erin O’Dwyer, one of the...
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Garden Contest Winners

August 19, 2016
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Garden Contest Winners

Local winners of the Mayor’s Garden Contest are top photo, a view of Ric Cirace’s of the Back Bay garden from the Charles Esplanade.
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Open Newbury Brings New Life To Street

August 19, 2016
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Open Newbury Brings New Life To Street

Newbury Street was filled with foot traffic, but no car traffic, for a special Sunday afternoon, Aug. 7, in which the street was shut down for most of the day. Businesses had sales and residents flocked to the street to take a stroll where they usually cannot.
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Gas Leaks Continue to Spark Uproar Among Residents

August 19, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Underneath the battered Boston streets, miles of gas lines, some more than 100 years old, are spewing out natural gas and causing consequences that often go unnoticed. “One thing is to highlight it to make the indivisible, visible,” said Steven Hamburg, the chief scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund. With more...
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Drought Has Left Its Mark On Street Trees In Boston

August 19, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen A severe drought has taken over most of Massachusetts, including Boston, where many of the trees that line the sidewalks may need a bit more love. The city of Boston planted 1,424  new trees during the spring, leaving the younglings as the most vulnerable in the hot heat. The city takes...
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Harrison Albany Block Continues To Get Pushback from Neighbors

August 19, 2016
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By Seth Daniel After a lot of noise, the Harrison Albany Block project has now gone into a quieter period, waiting for the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to issue its Scoping Determination. That doesn’t mean neighbors are any less riled up about the 600-plus unit development by Leggat McCall that would take up an...
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Downtown View:When Should A Building be Landmarked?

August 19, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Karen is on a break. This subject continues to be important. Recently the Boston Landmarks Commission voted to study whether this commercial artifact should be given landmark status. For some people, it’s only a sign. Others believe it gives Boston a sense of place. In any case, the results of...
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