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TEA Takes Steps to Combat Growing Geese Population

May 5, 2015
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The Esplanade Association is now taking steps to combat the ever-growing population of Canadian geese, which often has a detrimental impact on the park. “Unfortunately, geese can be rude, noisy and sometimes aggressive,” according to a press release detailing the new initiative. “They’re not familiar with the concept of bathrooms – instead they leave...

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Proposed Volleyball Stadium on Common Raises Concerns

February 18, 2015
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A plan to erect a temporary volleyball stadium on the Boston Common if the city wins its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics already has some civic leaders fearing it would greatly reduce public access to the national landmark and potentially cause long-term damage to the park. Elizabeth Vizza, executive director of the...

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Olympic Debate: City Sponsors First Meeting to Discuss Bid

February 18, 2015
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The city sponsored the first of nine public meetings at Suffolk University Law School on Wednesday to discuss its bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Before more than 300 citizens, a team led by Boston 2024’s Chairman John Fish and President Richard Davey, chairman and CEO of Boston-based Suffolk Construction and the state’s former...

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Couple Killed in Back Bay Car Crash

June 24, 2014
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Two pedestrians were killed on Saturday following a car crash in the Back Bay. Boston Police said one motor vehicle collided with another at the corner of Beacon and Fairfield streets at about 9:13 p.m. before rolling over and striking two pedestrians. The pedestrians were later identified John Lanzillotti, a 28-year-old who served as ...

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Shuttle Service Offered from Back Bay to Logan

June 10, 2014
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The public commute from Logan International Airport to the Back Bay has grown considerably easier since the launch of shuttle-bus service between the two destinations earlier this spring. As part of a two-year pilot program, Massport is now offering service between the airport Hynes Convention Center and the Copley MBTA Station on Boylston Street...

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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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