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Romney Tops GOP Presidential Primary with Back Bay Voters

March 16, 2012
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As was the case throughout the Commonwealth and city, Beacon Back Bay voters put Mitt Romney atop the GOP ballot in Super Tuesday’s presidential primary. According to the city’s unofficial election results, approximately 78 percent of Republican voters in the Back Bay (Ward 5, Precincts 6, 7, 8 and 9) supported Romney. Ron Paul,...

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TEA Unveils Ambitious Vision for the Esplanade in 2112

February 14, 2012
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After two years and more than 100 meetings with citizens, elected officials and other stakeholders, The Esplanade Association (TEA) unveiled “Esplanade 2020” Thursday, outlining the non-profit’s grand vision for restoring and enhancing the state park over the next 100 years. “This is a vision, a group of ideas, not a proposal or specific plan,”...

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Looking Back at 2011

December 28, 2011
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• On Feb. 7, Edward M. Lambert Jr. took the position of commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). • On March 11, Mayor Thomas M. Menino visited the Kingsley Montessori School, where he discussed his link to the Boston Medical Center and fielded questions from students. • On March 23, the...

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BRA Head Outlines Key City Projects: Meade is Optimistic About Boston’s Future

December 20, 2011
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At its monthly membership meeting last week, the Downtown North Association welcomed Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Director Peter Meade, who provided an optimistic outlook on the future of the city. “We want a city where people work, live and enjoy themselves – a city that people are proud of,” Meade said. “I think we...

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Two Back Bay Winners Recognized at Garden Contest Awards Ceremony

August 30, 2011
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Two Back Bay Winners Recognized at Garden Contest Awards Ceremony

Two winners from the Back Bay were among those honored at the awards ceremony for Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s 2011 Garden Contest, which was presented in partnership with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at the Public Garden last Tuesday. The Hempest at 207 Newbury St. tied for third-place in the category of Storefront,...

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Puppet Shows Return to Boston Common After a 16-year Absence

August 2, 2011
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This month marks the return of a unique tradition as Friends of the Public Garden brings puppet shows back to the Boston Common for the first time in 16 years. “Puppet theatre is popular globally, and it’s great to bring it back to the Common after all these years,” said Liz Vizza, executive director...

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Area D-4 Sees 6-percent Reduction in Violent and Property Crimes in ‘11

July 8, 2011
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Area D-4, which includes the Back Bay, South End, Lower Roxbury and the Fenway, has experienced a 6-percent reduction in violent and property crimes to date in 2011, compared with last year, Boston police said. Between Jan. 1 and June 26, 2,124 incidents of Part One crime were reported as opposed to 2,248 in...

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Esplanade 20/20 & Beyond Design Team Outlines its Latest Recommendations for the Future of Park

June 28, 2011
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The Esplanade 20/20 & Beyond Design Team presented its latest recommendations for the future of the state park Wednesday at a public meeting sponsored by the nonprofit WalkBoston. “I want you think of this as a part of a participatory project because it’s a work in progress…that hasn’t been approved by The Esplanade Association...

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