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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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Olympic Debate: City Sponsors First Meeting to Discuss Bid

February 18, 2015
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The city sponsored the first of nine public meetings at Suffolk University Law School on Wednesday to discuss its bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Before more than 300 citizens, a team led by Boston 2024’s Chairman John Fish and President Richard Davey, chairman and CEO of Boston-based Suffolk Construction and the state’s former...

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Happy Holidays

December 23, 2014
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Happy Holidays

It’s the season to be grateful for all the people who volunteer their time, talent, and money to make Boston a better place. Wreaths, like this one, were created by The Garden Club of the Back Bay volunteers to raise funds for projects that keep our neighborhood green.

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Art & Science Restored

October 14, 2014
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Art & Science Restored

In the last few weeks, conservators have performed restoration work on the the sculptures of Art and Science that welcome patrons to the McKim Building of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. Here is the revitalized Science clasping a globe in her hand.

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BBAC Agenda

October 6, 2014
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The Back Bay Architectural Commission will hold a public hearingon Wednesday, October 8 at 5:00 P.M. in Room 900 (BRA Board Room), ninth floor, Boston City Hall Subject of the hearing will be applications for Certificates of Appropriateness on the agenda below, review of architectural violations, and such business as may come before the...

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Posing with Abigail

September 20, 2014
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Posing with Abigail

Sculptor Meredith Bergmann wanted the figures on the Boston Women’s Memorial to be approachable. She succeeded. Visitors are often seen copying the poses of each of the figures as they create their Boston photo memories.

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Police Briefs 09-16-2014

September 20, 2014
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August. 24 St James Avenue – Assault and Battery 569 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 760 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over Exeter Street – Larceny, Bicycle, $200 & Over 327 Newbury St. – Larceny in a Building, Under $50 900 Boylston St. – Motor Vehicle Accident...

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Glorious Morning

September 5, 2014
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Glorious Morning

The wrought iron fences of the Back Bay make perfect trellises for Morning Glory vines. In summer and fall, passersby can enjoy beautiful, velvety blooms like this one on Marlborough Street.

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New Season Brings Ways to Connect at BHWF

September 5, 2014
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The Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) was formed last year to bring together the community’s diverse group of women to connect, inspire and enjoy each other. This year there will be even more ways to connect, thanks to the creativity of the organization’s board of directors. “What a phenomenal charter year we had last...

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Ideal Models

August 25, 2014
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Ideal Models

Both as role models and artists’ models the figures on the Boston Women’s Memorial can be inspirational for the young women in Teresa Higgins’ summer art program. This artist and art teacher has been spotted from time to time on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall working with her students.

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