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An Ibiza Adventure

July 18, 2015
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An Ibiza Adventure

By Sasha Mishkin The morning’s rosy glow shone through the overhead skylights when my dancing partner said it was 7 a.m. My eyes widened, but my feet kept moving. We were indulging in what Ibiza is known for—the nightlife. In the summer­time, major clubs heat up with nightly parties that feature the world’s top...

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Boston Receives 2015 City Livability Award

July 9, 2015
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Selected by former mayors from a pool of over 200 applicants, Boston was awarded first place in the 2015 City Livability Awards Program at the U.S. Conference of Mayors 83rd annual meeting in San Francisco. The award recognized mayoral leadership in developing and implementing programs that improve the quality of life in American cities,...

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Opening the New Lawn at Hatch Shell

July 9, 2015
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On Friday, June 19, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and Esplanade Association celebrated the opening of the newly restored Hatch Shell Oval Lawn on the Charles River Esplanade. On hand for the ceremonial ribbon-cutting were Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton, DCR Commissioner Carol Sanchez, State Rep. Jay Livingstone, President...

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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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