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About downtownbostontoday

I live and work in downtown Boston.

Christmas in the City

Christmas has always been one of my favorite holidays.  I remember coming in Town to see all the lights on the Common and the windows at Filenes and Jordan Marsh in Downtown Crossing.  We would also go to the Enchanted … Continue reading

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Pirate Party

Well the Pirate Party went excellent. Before I get to the party here is the rest of the preparations. The Treasure Chest had to be filled. We filled ours with little Treasure Chests. So you put 24 of these together … Continue reading

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Pirate Party Preparation

After much discussion, we decided to have a Pirate Party for my little ones 6th birthday.  Apparently her she has to invite her whole class or no one from her class, according to her teacher.  So, now we are expecting … Continue reading

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Time To Carve The Pumpkin

One of the things I discovered about living in the city is that if you don’t have outdoor space, you carve your pumpkin as close to Halloween as you can.  There have been years that I never had a chance … Continue reading

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Frankenstorm Apocalypse III

Sandy has come and gone.  I went out today with the kids to see what the storm had done to the area.   We went down to the waterfront and the only damage we came across was the fence at the … Continue reading

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Frankenstorm Apocalypse Part II

High tide was supposed to be around noon, so we headed back out towards the waterfront at 11:45.  The wind had really picked up and so had the rain. We were rewarded by flooding all along the Harborwalk and three … Continue reading

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Frankenstorm Apocalypse

The hype around Hurricane Sandy reached a peak this morning. School was called off, I was told to stay home from work and the TV stations are doing live remotes from all the usual waterfront areas and are preempting the … Continue reading

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Walking Home From School

The kids and I like to walk home from school through Chinatown and the Financial District. The other day when we were walking on Chauncy St. I noticed a Vermont State Seal on the old Jordan Marsh building.  I took … Continue reading

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Cooking

I have been cooking with the 5 and 7 year old on Sunday afternoon.  They crack me up about what they want to know.  Why do you add red powder to the chili?  It is chili powder, without it it’s … Continue reading

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Fun With Dick and Jane

My five year old has been reading my “Fun With Dick And Jane” compilation.  She really likes the book. She likes reading about Spot and Puff.  All of the characters resonate with her.

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