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Back Bay Falls Prey to Fire Again

March 31, 2014
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The Back Bay fell prey to fire for the second time in less than two months on Wednesday when a nine-alarm blaze tore through a four-story brownstone at 298 Beacon St., killing two Boston firefighters. Lt. Ed Walsh, 43, of West Roxbury and firefighter Michael Kennedy, 33, of Hyde Park died after responding to...

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Boylston St. Bike Kiosks Won’t Open until after Running of the Marathon

March 18, 2014
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Boston Bikes could launch its season by early next month, but for security reasons, four to six stations in the Back Bay won’t open until after the Boston Marathon, according to Nicole Freedman, director of bicycle programs for the city. Four impacted stations on Boylston Street are located near City Sports, the Apple Store,...

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Summer Offers Wide Range of Programs for Children

February 18, 2014
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While winter is still upon us, it’s already time for parents to look past the current school year and begin considering summer alternatives for their children. Boston-area kids can choose from a wide selection of offerings this year, including some half- and extended-day options, but enrollment for the unique programs described below is limited....

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Back Bay Voters Back Connolly in Mayoral Election

November 12, 2013
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While registered voters citywide supported State Rep. Marty Walsh in his victorious bid to succeed Thomas M. Menino as the 54th mayor of Boston, Beacon Hill voters favored his rival candidate City Councilor John Connolly in last Tuesday’s municipal election. According to the city’s unofficial election results, an average of approximately 84 percent of...

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Local Voters Favored Ross in Primary Election

October 1, 2013
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Despite placing eighth in the race citywide, City Councilor Mike Ross garnered the most votes for mayor in Ward 5 in last Tuesday’s preliminary election. According to the city’s unofficial election results, Ross earned 1,419 of 4,950 total votes in Ward 5, which includes Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Bay Village and the Fenway. City...

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City Proposes Cycle Track Around Public Garden

September 24, 2013
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City officials outlined preliminary plans to add a two-way cycle track around the Public Garden on Wednesday before a standing-room only crowd at the Mt. Vernon Street Firehouse. The concept proposes eliminating one traffic lane each on Arlington, Beacon, Boylston and Charles streets to create dedicated space for bicyclists on the roadways adjacent to...

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Potential Wind Impact is Top Concern for Proposed 40 Trinity Place High-rise Project

September 10, 2013
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The potential wind impact of 40 Trinity Place is a matter of utmost concern, according to those on hand at the Lenox Hotel last Tuesday for the second public meeting to discuss the proposed 33-story, mixed-use tower. Gary and Jeffrey Saunders of Boston’s Saunders Hotel Group and local developer Jordan Warshaw have filed plans...

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Café Esplanade Launches Sunday Jazz Brunch

September 2, 2013
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Taking a cue from the success of live music programming at urban park venues in New York City and other similar locations across the country, Café Esplanade is now offering a jazz brunch on Sundays. “It’s an upscale touch and a nice addition to the park, especially on sleepy Sunday mornings,” said Chris Sinclair,...

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Mayoral Candidates Discuss Their Views on Greenspace

August 20, 2013
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More than 300 citizens turned out to the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse on Thursday night for the Park and Open Space Mayoral Forum to hear 10 Boston mayoral hopefuls discuss their future plans for the city’s greenspace if elected. Boston Architectural College President Ted Landsmark and Boston Globe journalist Derrick Jackson moderated the forum,...

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Service Dog Finds Working on Hill No Easy Task

August 7, 2013
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West Cedar Street resident Anne Szabla was paired with service dog Sienna less than five months ago, but she soon might have to give up the golden retriever following a traumatic encounter with another canine on Beacon Hill. Szabla and Sienna were walking by the CVS pharmacy at Cambridge and Charles streets on Memorial...

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