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A rhythmic, rocking Cradle of Liberty no more

City corrals street artists at Faneuil Hall

'This is a sad state of affairs for the city of Boston,' said Gayle Gazdik, a face-painter who was told to pack up and move on. "This is a sad state of affairs for the city of Boston," said Gayle Gazdik, a face-painter who was told to pack up and move on. (Boston Globe Photo / Wiqan Ang)
By Donovan Slack
Globe Staff / August 1, 2008

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Mayor Thomas M. Menino, upset by the drumming and chanting of street performers outside his office windows at City Hall, recently asked his staff to do something about the din. This week, city security officers descended on the plaza around nearby Faneuil Hall and imposed new restrictions on the artists who have become accustomed to entertaining the crowds on the ... (Full article: 887 words)

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