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Downtown View:Recycle City

May 28, 2015
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We can get pretty depressed at the precarious state of the environment and the steps public officials are not taking to remedy the problem. Even more depressing are the climate change deniers, the clean coal boosters, the natural gas pipeline aficionados and the people who lack concern about fossil fuels damaging our air and...

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Helping Friends Care for Historic Parks

The Friends of the Public Garden was founded in 1970, and is now over 2,500 members strong. Becoming a member of the Friends means helping to care for the 1,700 trees that grow in the Boston Common, Public Garden and Commonwealth Avenue Mall, as well the historic and beloved sculptures and extensive turf that...

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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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29 Newbury to Close after 30years

April 15, 2015
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After more than 30 years in business, the Back Bay restaurant 29 Newbury will close its doors in mid-April. “I am absolutely heartbroken to shut my doors after 30 years,” owner Debbie Lewis said. “My biggest concern is for my employees. They have been like family to me, and I want them to land...

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Donut Lovers Unite:Charlestown Resident Greg John Brings Kane’s Donuts to Boston

April 15, 2015
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Donut Lovers Unite:Charlestown Resident Greg John Brings Kane’s Donuts to Boston

Kane’s Donuts has been packing customers in to its store in Saugus for decades. The Delios family is well known on the North Shore and beyond for creating sumptuous, uniquely flavored donuts. Paul and Maria Delios have brought their award-winning donuts to Boston’s downtown financial district, International Place, opening the region’s first handcrafted donut...

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Downtown View:Re-Envisioning City Hall Plaza

April 1, 2015
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Mayor Walsh has asked for help in remaking City Hall Plaza. He has resorted to Twitter to re-invent, re-imagine, re-envision #CityHallPlaza. In letters, radio commentary and Twitter, Bostonians have chimed in. Art exhibits, a baseball diamond, a roller rink, Yo-Yo Ma’s music garden idea, trees, an inexplicable suggestion for an “enhanced multimodal hub-ness”—all these...

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Keeping Boston Intersections Moving During High Traffic

April 1, 2015
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For those who think the traffic signals in Boston work in some sort of random, mechanical fashion, look up at the cameras on about every intersection – smile big – and think again. High up on the seventh floor of Boston City Hall, a well-publicized, but still mostly unknown, Traffic Management Center (TMC) monitors...

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Downtown View:Saving Space

March 17, 2015
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So far this year, Bostonians have truly weathered the storms. Most people have kept their cool and maintained their good nature. I have also detected a note of pride in our resilience and bravery in the face of unprecedented snowfalls. The T didn’t work. The city’s plows and melters had trouble keeping up. But...

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Levin,Starr to Be Honored by Tufts Medical

March 17, 2015
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Revolutionary.  Passionate.  Courageous. These are all words to describe the co-founders of Third Rock Ventures.  Kevin Starr and Mark Levin of the Back Bay will be honored by Tufts Medical Center with the Ellen M. Zane Award for Visionary Leadership at the 2015 Working Wonders Gala for Tufts Medical Center. The Gala will be...

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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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