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Boston Mayor Walsh Invests $2.78 Billion in Boston Neighborhoods in Five-Year Capital Plan
Boston Real Estate Times, April 23, by staff
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced $2.78 billion in capital investments over the next five years, including investments in Franklin Park as a flagship park, completing the Emerald Necklace, reimagining Moakley Park and restoring the Boston Common to its full vibrancy. [READ MORE]

Ferry Proposal Aims To Connect Downtown, Dorchester And Quincy
WBUR, April 23, by Miranda Suarez
Development along Boston’s waterfront has led to greater demand for transportation, and that need could be met by new ferries serving downtown Boston, Quincy and Dorchester, according to two business plans released Tuesday.  The plans, from the nonprofit Boston Harbor Now and state agencies including the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Port Authority, received funding from the National Park Service and waterfront businesses. [READ MORE]

Eco-Park and Urban Beach Pier 35 Opens to the Public in Manhattan
Interior Design, April 22, by Jenna Adrian-Diaz
As April showers subside in New York City, residents and visitors alike can enjoy a new addition to the waterfront: the SHoP Architects- and Ken Smith Workshop-designed Pier 35, an outdoor public space with the public—and the environment—in mind. [READ MORE]

Mayor Walsh's 2019 Coffee Hour Series at Martin Playground
Dorchester Reporter
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the 20th Annual Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series in local parks citywide from April 30 to June 19. {READ MORE]

Cape Air on course for seaplane takeoff in Boston
Boston Globe, April 19, by Jon Chesto
Dan Wolf needed to get his hands on an amphibious aircraft before he could fulfill his yearslong quest to bring seaplane service back to Boston Harbor. Now, the chief executive of Cape Air has an entire squadron. The Hyannis-based airline disclosed this week that it had acquired the assets of Shoreline Aviation, a Connecticut company that has billed itself as the biggest seaplane operator on the East Coast. [READ MORE]