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Back Bay Voters Support Markey in Special Election

July 2, 2013
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Back Bay voters supported seasoned Democrat Edward Markey in his victory over GOP newcomer Gabriel Gomez in the race for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry in last Tuesday’s special election. According to the city’s unofficial election results, an average of approximately 64 percent of voters in Ward 5, Precincts 6, 7,...

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TEA Outlines Memorable Achievements During Year

May 14, 2013
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The Esplanade Association (TEA) outlined its noteworthy achievements of fiscal ’13, recapping a fruitful business year that included a merger with another non-profit dedicated to enhancing park life, the completion of planning for the revitalization of the Charles Eliot Memorial and the establishment of the park’s first composting program.  In its recently published Report...

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Local Group Sees New Downtown School as Good First Step

April 23, 2013
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Downtown Schools for Boston has welcomed the news of the city’s plans to open a new public elementary school at 585 Commercial St. in September of 2016, but the recently established group of families, residents and supporters views the announcement as merely an important step on a long journey. “The school helps the Back...

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Longfellow Bridge Project to Impact Traffic, MBTA Service

April 16, 2013
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When construction on the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT)  $255 million rehabilitation of the Longfellow Bridge gets underway in July, impacts will include extensive traffic diversions and interruptions to MBTA Red Line service. At a public meeting last week, representatives from White-Skanska-Consigli – the joint venture firm awarded the design/build contract for the project...

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DCR Opens Construction Bids for Eliot Memorial Project

April 2, 2013
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The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) opened construction bids Wednesday for a project to revitalize the Charles Eliot Memorial on the Charles River Esplanade. Through its Partnership Matching Funds Program, DCR has partnered with The Esplanade Association (TEA) to underwrite the estimated $388,040 construction cost of the project. Its scope includes “parkland renovation...

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Hill House Offering Spring Programming

March 26, 2013
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With the start of spring, Hill House is expanding its offerings for children and, for the first time, providing programming for adults. “We’re going to begin incorporating cooking as a seasonal program,” said Rebecca Yudkoff, program director. “We have a very spacious kitchen, and we feel we haven’t made use of it.” The Adult...

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Eliot Memorial Project Bids to Be Opened on March 20

March 12, 2013
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Bids for a project to revitalize the Charles Eliot Memorial and surrounding parkland near the Community Boating facility on the Charles River Esplanade are expected to be opened March 20, according to Fritz Casselman, vice chair of The Esplanade Association (TEA). “Completion of this project will benefit the entire community by restoring an amazing...

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Two Hill Residents Running for State Rep. Seat

February 12, 2013
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Two Beacon Hill residents have announced their candidacies as Democrats in the race for State Rep. Marty Walz’s soon-to-be vacated seat. Jay Livingstone and Nils Tracy will both run for the 8th Suffolk District, which includes the Back Bay and portions of Beacon Hill, the West End and Cambridge. The primary election takes place...

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Families and Residents Offer Fresh Approach to Opening New Public School

January 22, 2013
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A group of families, residents and supporters are taking a proactive approach to bringing a new public elementary school to serve downtown neighborhoods, even helping the city to identify possible sites for the proposed educational institute. The newly established Downtown Schools for Boston focuses on neighborhoods that currently have no primary schools, including Back...

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Area D-4 Sees 10-percent Reduction in Violent and Property Crimes in ‘12

January 15, 2013
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Area D-4, which includes the Back Bay, South End, Lower Roxbury and Fenway, saw an approximately 10-percent reduction in violent and property crimes in 2012 from the previous year, according to Boston Police. Between Jan. 1 and Dec. 30 of 2012, 4,365 incidents of Part One crime were reported, compared with 4,834 during the...

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