When night falls on Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum the landscape is transformed -- towering trees assume ominous forms, leaves rustle, bushes stir. It is the perfect setting, the Boston Ballet decided, to shoot a promotional spot for its season opener, a ghost-filled, romantic ballet set in medieval Germany. “When we were brainstorming ideas for our fall ballet, ‘Giselle,’ we knew our key scene was going to be the forest,” said Kristin Carr, the company’s director of creative services. “The main character, Giselle, dies of heartbreak and is buried deep in a forest haunted by Wilis -- ghostly apparitions of folklore, girls who have died betrayed by their faithless lovers on the eve of their weddings.”
The company was drawn to the Arboretum’s Tilia collection, a grove of sweet-scented lindens planted at the turn of the 19th century, but the space was attractive for other reasons, too. Carr said the dance company looks for opportunities to take the ballet out of the studio, creating engaging content by making use of Greater Boston’s landmarks.
The first of the long-awaited new MBTA Orange Line trains debuted on Wednesday afternoon. It performed three round trips, which drew plenty of excitement -- and derision around the city. There was one train with six cars that left from Wellington Station exciting riders...and made its way back to the station in the afternoon...thus, teasing expectant riders. There will be 152 new Orange Line cars when all is said and other cars are currently undergoing testing. Presently, there are 120 Orange Line cars, so the fleet is increasing, and that will increase the capacity of the line by 30,000 seats daily.
Rep. Ken Buck: “You believe that you could charge the President of the United States with obstruction of justice after he left office?”
Special Counsel Mueller: “Yes.”
And then later... House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff: “The (Trump) campaign welcomed the Russian help, did they not?”
Special Counsel Mueller: “Yes.”
With one simple word, "yes," former Special Counsel Robert Mueller was issuing a call to action to Congress. Mueller's testimony, and the Mueller Report itself, leads to only one undeniable conclusion – the House of Representatives must begin impeachment proceedings against this president. Robert Mueller has clearly indicated that President Trump would be indicted for obstruction if he were not the president, and that the Russians are still interfering with our elections. Why wouldn't they after Trump welcomed them to do so?
With many thanks to a lot of support from many community partners, the Boston Police
Department hosted the annual, “National Night Out”, in Jamaica Plain on August 5. Hundreds of friends, supporters and elected officials gathered on Metcalf Court in the South Street Apartments for an evening of food, music, awards, entertainers, games, demonstrations, education, camaraderie and more. Four local neighbors were awarded for their selfless contributions to their community. Wendy Polanco of the Mildred Hailey Tenants’ Task Force was awarded by Mayor Walsh as the Boston Crime Fighter of the Year for her constant efforts to improve the lives of her neighbors. Francisco Fernandez was awarded by District 6 City Councilor Matt O’Malley, for his Community Service to the South Street neighborhood through his hard work at the Happy Market.
A public meeting is being held on Aug. 14 to discuss Faulkner Hospital's proposal to build a 5-story addition to its current structure. This meeting will be the first time the Faulkner Hospital team will publicly present the institution's proposed plan. Brigham & Women's Faulkner Hospital (BWFH) proposal is for a 5-story, approximately 98,000 sq. ft inpatient addition adjacent to and south of the hospital's main entrance, according to the Boston Development & Planning Agency (BPDA).