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Returning to the Greenway

Returning to the Greenway

Splash all summer long at seven water fountains now open on The Greenway, daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., from Chinatown Stream to the Canal Fountains in the North End to the parks’ Rings Fountain.

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Restauranteurs Bring Flavor of the North End to Encore Boston Harbor

Encore Boston Harbor has picked two North End restaurant legends—Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano—to operate a 135-seat, 5,200-square-foot Italian restaurant at the five-star, $2.5 billion Encore Boston Harbor Resort. ‘Fratelli’ (which means brothers in Italian) is the first local restaurant partnership between DePasquale and Varano and the first locally operated restaurant at the 3...

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Boston Public Library Schedule

Boston Public Library’s Concerts in the Courtyard (www.bpl.org/concerts) series will run through Friday, August 31, bringing a range of free music to one of Boston’s most beautiful spaces during one-hour concerts throughout the summer. Concerts are held twice each week on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and on Fridays at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday concerts are...

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Electrical Workers Local 103 Partners with Red Sox for Charitable Initiatives

For many years, union electricians from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103 have been brightening historic Fenway Park by providing comprehensive electrical services to the Boston Red Sox organization – including the operation and servicing of the lights that shine over the most historic park in Major League Baseball.  Now, IBEW Local 103 members, along with the union...

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Frog Pond Spray Pool Opens on June 29

Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook and The Skating Club of Boston president Joe Blount are pleased to welcome children and guests to kick off the 2018 summer season as the Boston Common Frog Pond spray pool reopens on Friday, June 29.  The day will include a fun and exciting celebration at 11 a.m. followed...

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PAAE ‘After School Arts Programs’ Held at Nazzaro Center

Due to continuing support, Public Action for Arts and Education (P.A.A.E), the Nazzaro Center in the North End of Boston is able to sustain a thriving Arts program for the past eleven (11) years. Under the direction of Josephine Lepore, Arts Teacher, the Center offers children instruction in drawing (pencil, black and white, charcoal),...

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Celebrating Pride in Our Communities

Every June, our communities come together to celebrate Pride Month, a tradition that grows stronger every year. In 1989, Massachusetts became the second state to pass a law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. In 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry. Our state has always been a national...

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A Tragedy with a Lesson for All of Us

Most of us probably never heard of Charlotte Fox, who was the first American woman to ascend three, 26,000-foot or higher mountains, including Mt. Everest. Yet she tragically made the news recently when she was found dead at her home in Telluride, Colorado, apparently from a fall while she was descending a steep flight...

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Glenda Jackson — A True Inspiration

Glenda Jackson, the brilliant British actress, is 82 years old. Yet despite being an octogenarian, she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a play Sunday night. Performing on the stage on Broadway is grueling work — eight shows a week — for anyone, let alone a person who is well beyond...

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A Great Day for All Bostonians

Saturday’s Boston Pride Parade, in which mayors from across the nation and  coast-to-coast joined with our Mayor, Marty Walsh, in showing their support for the Rainbow Resistance, was a manifestation of the depth of support for the LGBTQ community throughout the United States. This show of strength is needed more than ever because it...

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