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February 25, 2013
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Employment Opportunity: Planner/Project Manager

The Downtown Boston BID is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Planner/Project Manager.

Please review the position requirements here. Please submit cover letters and resumes
to [email protected].

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  • Cleaning and powerwashing in downtown.
  • Friendly, welcoming downtown presence: helping visitors with directions, notifying fire & police personnel of incidents, and more. 
  • Downtown beautification and capital improvement initiatives.
  • Summer arts & music shows; winter Holiday Market.
  • contact [email protected] for more.
Downtown Events Calendar  

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Visit the Happening Now section at www.downtownboston.org for a listing of all the exciting activities going on in downtown Boston right now and in upcoming weeks and months.

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If you are interested in promoting
your events through us, please email [email protected].
Event details should be sent no later than Friday at 12 pm for inclusion in the following Monday's newsletter. Thank You.
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Office, Residential, Retail/Restaurant

The Downtown Boston Business Improvement District is pleased to run real estate listings on www.downtownboston.org for available office, residential, and retail/restaurant space on behalf of Downtown Boston BID members.

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Visit the Doing Business section of www.downtownboston.org
to view the current set of listings. All questions pertaining to individual listings should be directed to the broker(s) affiliated with the listing.  
Downtown Boston BID Weekly News Update

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For questions and comments, please contact Doug Meyer, newsletter editor, at: [email protected]
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A Gathering Of BIDs: BSA Symposium

Last Thursday, the Boston Society of Architects and Downtown Boston BID hosted "BIDs + DIDs 2.0," a symposium at the downtown Webster Bank that examined the past, present, and future of BIDs in the Northeast.

WebsterBank BID Symposium  

Leaders from the Downtown Boston BID, Times Square Alliance, and Providence DID spoke, followed by a Q&A session. Thank you to Webster Bank, the BSA, the participating BIDs, and all others who took part in this lively and informative event!
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Free Birthday Treatment At Macy's
Benefit Brow Bar

"This one's on us": the Macy's Benefit Brow Bar, another one of downtown's "hidden gems," now offers a free eyebrow treatment for BID newsletter subscribers on their birthday!

Macy's Benefit Brow Bar  

The offer is valid through December 31st. Call 617-357-3368 to book an appointment. Please visit here for more info about the Benefit Brow Bar.
Arts, Entertainment, Events
"Voices" Speak At Modern Theatre

What are young adults experiencing these days? "Voices For Now," a new song cycle conceived and directed by Suffolk University Theatre Department chair Marilyn Plotkins, opens Thursday at the Modern Theatre.

Voices For Now

At times serious and satiric, the piece explores the major themes of the demographic: recession and debt, social media, yearning for meaningful work and love. Scott Nicholas provides the musical direction.

When: Thursday, February 28th-Friday, March 1st
Where: Modern Theatre (525 Washington St.)
Contact: 617-557-6537
Discover Boston's "Lost Breweries"

Pop quiz: What city had the most breweries per capita in the United States in 1900? Not Milwaukee--in fact, it was Boston!

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This Thursday, historian Michael Reiskind explores the lost saga of Boston's old breweries with "Lost Breweries Of Roxbury & Jamaica Plain." Hosted at Old South Meeting House, Reiskind's talk stirs up the history of this fascinating sector of our city's industrial past, now represented by Roxbury's sole modern brewery, Samuel Adams' Boston Beer Company.

When: Thursday, February 28th, 12:15 pm
Where: Old South Meeting House (310 Washington St.)
Contact: 617-482-6439     
"Preparing Massachusetts For
Climate Change"

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy (below), the City of Boston has embarked on a major climate change initiative. Next Tuesday, Suffolk University will address the issue with a panel discussion, "Preparing Massachusetts For Climate Change."

Hurricane Sandy

Panelists include Kathleen Baskin, Will Brownsberger, Philip Griffiths, Paul Kirshen, Sue Reid, and Brian Swett, with David Barron moderating. The event will take place at Suffolk University Law School, and will include a complimentary light meal.

When: Tuesday, March 5th, 6 pm
Where: Suffolk University Law School (120 Tremont St.)
Contact: please visit here to RSVP
Downtown Celebrity Sightings: Send In Your Tips!  

Celebrities love downtown! Last Tuesday afternoon, Shawn Thornton made an appearance at the Washington Street AT&T. On Thursday morning, Ed Markey was spotted in the 101 Arch St. lobby.


If you have a certified celebrity spotting in downtown, we want to know about it so we can feature it in the newsletter! Contact [email protected] with the details: when and where the celebrity was spotted; the overall context. JPEG images are welcomed.