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Associates of The Boston Public Library Announces Changes

July 13, 2018
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The Associates of the Boston Public Library announced today that its Chairman of the Board, Vivian K. Spiro ,stepped down on June 30, after serving for 20 years as head of the organization. She will be succeeded by Associates Board member Peter R. Brown. During Spiro’s tenure as board chairman she has overseen the Associates of the...
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YMCA Promotes Safety Around Water with Free Programs for Children

July 13, 2018
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The YMCA is known nationwide for their swim classes, but this year Massachusetts YMCAs will offer a Safety Around Water program free of charge to members of the community. According to a press release, Massachusetts YMCAs will use $400,000 of their Fiscal Year 2018 Youth-at-Risk allocation to provide swim instruction, education, employment, and training...
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Ayanna Pressley for Congress Holds Endorsement Event with Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu

July 13, 2018
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Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu this week announced her endorsement of Ayanna Pressley’s campaign for Congress at an event at Vejigantes Restaurant in Boston’s South End. Councilor Wu is the first Asian-American woman to be elected to the Boston City Council, and became the first woman of color to serve as City Council president,...
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Mapparium, Mother Church are Hidden Gems in the Back Bay

July 13, 2018
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Inside the Mary Baker Eddy Library on Massachusetts Avenue sits a vivid, 608-panel glass globe. Called the Mapparium, the 83-year-old globe is 30 feet in diameter and three stories high, according to tour guide Bert Hogan. The Mapparium opened in 1935, with the expectation that the panels would be updated to keep up with...
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Braintree Native Creates Gilded Age,Concrete Furniture to Spark Conversation about Access to Space

July 13, 2018
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From a very young age, Liz Glynn knew she wanted to be an artist. The daughter of an architect and an engineer, Glynn grew up in Braintree and studied at Harvard University before earning her MFA at California Institute of the Arts in 2008. Glynn said she likes to think about understanding the world...
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Cleaning Blood from the Brownstone

July 13, 2018
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It’s pretty tough watching all of the violence that has been unleashed by various ne’er-do-wells in our city over the past few months – particularly over the July 4 holiday and into this week. There are too many guns and bullets, but to speak freely, there are too many nutsos out there. People who...
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Frog Pond Opening

July 7, 2018
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Frog Pond Opening

It was a scorcher last Friday afternoon (and pretty much every day afterward), but little Sara Lakin of the South End and her caregiver, Joan Menzie Brown, had the right way to cool off – at the season’s opening of the Frog Pond on Boston Common. Hundreds of children flocked to the Frog Pond...
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New Interest in Alexandra Hotel Percolates through Neighborhood

July 7, 2018
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A Boston development company apparently has expressed an interest in developing the Hotel Alexandra on Washington Street in the South End, preserving its historic nature and developing it without any additional properties attached. JB Ventures (Eric Colavito) and TLC Development, both of Boston, have apparently approached the Landmarks Commission and City officials together about...
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Councilor Wu Holds Hearing on Resident Permit-Parking

July 7, 2018
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City Councilor Michelle Wu held a hearing regarding the resident permit-parking program in the city on June 28. On the panel were transportation experts from the city as well as members of organizations who have advocated for and researched better ways of managing parking in the city. This hearing was the beginning of the...
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Boston Landmarks Orchestra 2018 Season Begins July 11

July 7, 2018
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The Boston Landmarks Orchestra is gearing up for their 2018 season of free concerts at the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade. On July 11, the the first ever “Season Tune-Up”  will be held at the Hatch Shell one week before the concerts begin. Landmarks Orchestra conductor and music...
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