Blog Archives

Esplanade Playspace Gains National Prominence

January 8, 2013
By

The Esplanade Playspace opened a little more than a year ago, but the state-of-the-art playground has already gained national prominence, even gracing the pages of the Wall Street Journal in November. “This is now becoming the new standard for play in this country,” said Tani Marinovich, who co-founded the Playspace with Jean Egan and...

Read more »

2012: The Year in Review

January 1, 2013
By

• On Jan. 6, William Onuoha stepped down as the city’s neighborhood coordinator/district representative to Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Mission Hill and the Fenway to join the staff of Northeastern University. • On Feb. 9, The Esplanade Association (TEA) presented its long-term vision for the Charles River Esplanade at a public meeting entitled “Esplanade...

Read more »

TEA and DCR Seek Input on Concessions

December 25, 2012
By

The Esplanade Association (TEA) joined the Department of Conservation and Recreation for two meetings Wednesday to gather public input on future food concessions and other facilities on the Charles River Esplanade. The meetings followed the recent announcement that DCR would issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a vendor permit to operate the food...

Read more »

Workshop Explores Neighborhood’s Residential Groundwater Issues

November 20, 2012
By

With groundwater at Beacon and Dartmouth streets reaching an alarmingly low level, the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) sponsored a workshop at the French Cultural Center Wednesday to address residential groundwater issues in the neighborhood. The discussion included speakers Elliot Laffer and Christian Simonelli, executive director and technical and recharge coordinator of...

Read more »

By the Numbers: Back Bay Voters Support Obama, Warren

November 13, 2012
By

Like voters across the country, the Back Bay supported President Barack Obama in his re-election victory over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in last Tuesday’s race. According to the city’s unofficial election results, approximately 63 percent of voters in Ward 5, Precincts 6, 7, 8 and 9 backed the Obama-Biden ticket, while around 35...

Read more »

Residents Urged to Attend Meeting to Get Downtown Grammar School

September 11, 2012
By

Elected officials and other community leaders are encouraging residents to use tomorrow’s community meeting of the External Advisory Committee on Improving School Choice and School Assignment as a forum to petition for a new public grammar school to serve downtown neighborhoods. “This is an opportunity to advocate for a new public elementary school,” State...

Read more »

‘Puppets on the Common’ Returns Thursday

August 21, 2012
By

When  “Puppets on the Common” returns for its second season Thursday, master puppeteer, actress and singer Charlotte Dore hopes the universal appeal of her craft will again serve to unite disparate families from across the city. “Theatre brings people together who would otherwise have nothing in common,” Dore said. “It’s something that transcends language...

Read more »

Gas-main Replacement on Commonwealth Avenue Now Underway

July 24, 2012
By

National Grid is now replacing 2,000 square feet of gas main on the inbound side of Commonwealth Avenue between Exeter and Hereford streets, according to company spokesman David Graves. Graves said the project, which began July 5 and will continue through mid-October, entails the decommissioning of infrastructure that dates back to the early 20th...

Read more »

Public Input on Charlesgate Greenway Path Linking Emerald Necklace to Esplanade

May 15, 2012
By

Community input is being sought as a long anticipated public-private partnership gets underway to design what could be the first step in reclaiming a pedestrian and bicycle route between the Emerald Necklace and Charles River Esplanade displaced by highway construction a half century ago. The Lawrence and Lillian Solomon Foundation, in partnership with the...

Read more »

Miguel Rosales: Building a Better Bridge for Esplanade

April 10, 2012
By
Miguel Rosales: Building a Better Bridge for Esplanade

Anyone to ever gaze upon the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge knows the indelible imprint that architect Miguel Rosales has left on the City of Boston. A native of Guatemala, Rosales came to the Greater Boston area in 1985 to pursue a Master of Science in Architectural Studies from the Massachusetts Institute...

Read more »

Search The Back Bay Sun