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‘Moondance Gala’ Returns Sept. 26

August 20, 2015
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The Esplanade Association’s annual “Moondance Gala” takes place along the banks of the Charles River in Boston on Saturday, Sept. 26. Beginning at 9 p.m., the event will open for the “Moondance After Dark” portion of the gala.  Co-chaired by Ashlee Robertson and Carolina Save, it is organized by the Esplanade Friends Council and...

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Blackstone’s Beacon Hill Announces the Rebranding of Reflections

August 20, 2015
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KrzysHill Stores Group, the Boston based retail entrepreneurs behind award winning Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill and Kitchenwares by Blackstones, have announced the rebranding of the their 3rd retail location — Blackstone’s Back Bay — (formerly Reflections) at 223 Newbury Street.  Changing the name on the newest store extends the 33 year legacy of Blackstone’s to the Back...

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Bill Geary Elected to Board of Trustees at MGH Institute of Health Professions

August 20, 2015
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Back Bay resident Bill Geary, a partner at Flare Capital Partners, a leading healthcare technology venture capital firm, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. “We are excited about Bill joining the Board,” said George E. Thibault, MD, Board of Trustees chair at the Boston...

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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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