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April 8, 2013
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Macy's Spring 2013 Friends &
Family Sale: Reserve Now!

The Downtown Macy's annual spring "Friends & Family" sale will take place Wednesday, 24th-Monday, April 29th.

Macys F&F Spring Sale

Now is the time to reserve the best styles, colors, and sizes in advance of the season's biggest event. Friends & Family features an extra 25% off on regular, sale, and clearance items, including the designer names you love: Michael Kors, Cole Haan, The North Face, Calvin Klein, INC, Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Hugo Boss. Call 617-357-3000, ext. 7276, for more info.
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. Submit cover letters and resumes to [email protected].     
Internships Available

The Downtown Boston BID is seeking  interested students to help out with a variety of projects. Please send cover letters
and resumes to [email protected]
Downtown Events Calendar

Last Will      

Visit the Happening Now section at 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.
BID Services 

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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.
Development & Research

With so much going going in the downtown area--new businesses, major development projects--it is important to keep tabs on all the changes occurring in our dynamic neighborhood.

The Downtown Boston BID website maintains the following databases, free to browse:
CityServicesCity Services
RealEstateListingsReal Estate Listings   
Office, Residential, Retail/Restaurant

The Downtown Boston Business Improvement District is pleased to run real estate listings on 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
to view the current set of listings. All questions pertaining to individual listings should be directed to the broker(s) affiliated with the listing.  
FeaturedThisWeekFeatured Stories
Downtown Home Tour: Tickets Now Available

Downtown Home Tour vertical Explore our neighborhood's new look with "Downtown: Home Where The Heart Is," a self-guided home tour hosted by the Downtown Boston BID.

With thousands of new residents having moved downtown in the past decade, and 2,000 new units opening in the next five years, downtown is Boston's hottest residential neighborhood. 

On Saturday, May 11th, from 11 am-3 pm, come find out why. Attendees will see what it's like to live downtown in residences of all shapes and sizes, including 45 PROVINCE, The Kensington, The Devonshire, and more.

From 3-4 pm, Millennium Partners will open their 172 Tremont St. showroom to preview the Millennium Place model unit. Tour attendees will pick up their credentials at 49 Social (49 Temple Pl.) which will serve as a hospitality suite throughout the event.

For tickets and more information, please visit here.There's no place like home!

Revised Newsrack Ordinance Passed

The Boston City Council recently approved a revision to the City's newsrack ordinance.

Newsracks At Macys

The ordinance allows the newsrack permitting and monitoring process to be moved on-line. This should greatly expedite the removal of abandoned newsracks that create visual clutter and pedestrian obstacles on sidewalks. We congratulate City Council for passing the revised ordinance and we look forward to partnering with the Public Works Department on compliance & enforcement. 
Development News 
Millennium Place Milestone

The development of Millennium Place (580 Washington St.), which broke ground in November 2011, is nearing its final stages. Having completed most of the exterior work, crews recently dismantled the project's construction crane (below).

MPlace Crane Removal

Millennium Place is set to open this fall, over 50% of its condominiums are already under agreement. Keep reading for future updates!
Arts, Entertainment, Events 
Webster Bank Hosts Breakfast
On Northern Ireland

Fifteen years ago this Wednesday, the four decades of sectarian strife in Northern Ireland known as "The Troubles" officially ended with the signing of the Good Friday peace accords.

Angila Chada  

Since then, what has changed? What is still the same? What remains to be accomplished?

On Thursday morning, Angila Chada (above), Executive Director of Springboard Opportunities, a Northern Ireland-based youth-empowerment organization, will address these questions at a breakfast discussion to be held at Webster Bank. The event is free to attend.

When: Thursday, April 11th, 7:30 am.
Where: Webster Bank (100 Franklin St.)
Contact: Call 617-542-7654 to RSVP. 
Spring Comes Around: Frog Pond Carousel Opens Friday

The Boston Common's Frog Pond Carousel is back! Now in its second year of operations, the ride will spring to life on Friday, April 12th, at 10 a.m.

Frog Pond Carousel

Named one of "America's Best Carousels" last year by
Travel & Leisure, the ride will run daily from 10 am-6 pm (hours extended to 8 pm on weekend nights). Contact 617-635-2120 for more info.   

"Pericles" Performing At Modern Theatre

"How much can one man take?" Shakespeare posed the question four centuries ago in "Pericles," his 1609 play about a Lebanese prince who endures unimaginable hardship. Next week, the Actors' Shakespeare Project will take on the drama at the Modern Theatre.

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Directed by Allyn Burrows, the show opens Wednesday, April 17th, for a four-week run. Post-show discussions will be hosted following the Sunday afternoon matinees. 

When: Wednesday, April 17th-Sunday, May 12th
Where: Modern Theatre (525 Washington St.)
Contact: Please visit here for tickets and more info. 

Downtown Boston BID Weekly News Update

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