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The Boston Art Festival is Back for 2016

August 22, 2016
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Boston’s vibrant Arts Community is back for the annual Boston Arts Festival! On Saturday, September 10th, 55 local artists and 10 local musicians will be supported and celebrated in a colorful showcase of painting, jewelry, photography, glass making, wood working and more. Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park is set to welcome tens of thousands of...
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Boston Center of the Arts Welcomes New President & CEO

August 22, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Bouncing from desk to desk as his new office gets some new carpeting, Gregory Ruffer, the new president and CEO of the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA), was at the end of his second week of work at his new job. “It’s just been two weeks that I’ve been here...
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Medieval Manor Throws in the Towel

August 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel After an encouraging push in June to re-open the Medieval Manor, last Thursday the long-time restaurant and period performance venue said it would not be returning to the South End. Medieval Manor has been located on East Berkeley Street for decades, but suddenly closed its doors late last year. A campaign...
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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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