Cigliano Steps Down at Nichols House

March 25, 2015
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Cigliano Steps Down at Nichols House

It was in July 1999 when the vivacious and multi-talented Flavia Cigliano stepped into her role as executive director of the Nichols House Museum. It is a small neighborhood museum, but not too small for her to envision making it as professional as those many sizes bigger. On March 31, Cigliano, now beloved by...

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Do we Have Any Privacy?

March 25, 2015
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The notion of privacy has received much attention recently. I’m still waiting for someone to draw a reasonable line about how far to go in collecting information on the world’s population. The new handringing about privacy began when Edward Snowden, the contractor working for...

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Beacon Award Nominations Requested

March 25, 2015
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association invites the community to nominate candidates for the 19th Annual Beacon Award. Instituted in 1997 by the BHCA as part of its Diamond Jubilee Year, the Beacon Award annually honors those individuals or groups deserving of particular recognition for...

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Mayor Walsh Receives Key to Beacon House

March 25, 2015
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On Tuesday, March 10, Rogerson Communities presented Mayor Martin J. Walsh with the key to Beacon House on Myrtle Street in appreciation for his administration’s support of affordable housing...

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A Challenging Winter, a Strong City

March 25, 2015
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With the cycle of what seemed like never-ending snowstorms, this winter has tested me as a Mayor, and Boston as a community. I’ve been struck by how Bostonians have...

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BHBA Officers

March 17, 2015
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BHBA Officers

The Beacon Hill Business Association (BHBA) held its annual election of officers last week at the the Hampshire. Shown above, from left, are Charles Abrahams, Vice President, Ali Ringenburg,...

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Nature’s Ice Sculpture

March 17, 2015
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Nature’s Ice Sculpture

Jim Bordewick submitted this photo of melting ice on Pinckney Street, which he and his family thought bore a strong resemblance to a jellyfish.

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Beacon Hill Market Reopens Under New Management

March 17, 2015
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Beacon Hill Market Reopens Under New Management

The Beacon Hill Market, which shuttered suddenly three weeks ago, has reopened under new management. Ramesh and Gautam Patel of Hampden, who also operate markets in Brighton and Watertown,...

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Downtown View: Saving Space

March 17, 2015
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So far this year, Bostonians have truly weathered the storms. Most people have kept their cool and maintained their good nature. I have also detected a note of pride...

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BHCA Young Friends Gear Up for Spring

March 17, 2015
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As we cross our fingers and wish for spring, the Young Friends are gearing up for a Third Thursday Indoor Bike Class at B/Spoke Studios on Thursday, March 19th....

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FOPG Seeks New Venues for Olympics

March 17, 2015
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The Friends of the Public Garden Board of Directors voted on March 2 to request that Olympic events and ancillary structures proposed by Boston 2024 for Boston Common and...

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Okay Enough, We Set a New Record

March 17, 2015
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Sunday night’s snowfall was enough to set a new record for snow accumulation in Boston in a single season. This winter will be something to tell our grandchildren as...

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Falling Ice

March 10, 2015
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Falling Ice

A reader submitted this photo of a car parked on Brimmer Street near Beacon Street that fell prey to a large chunk of ice last week.

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New Charles St. Bakery

March 10, 2015
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New Charles St. Bakery

A new bakery has opened at the retail space formerly occupied by Café Vanille at 70 Charles St. Tatte Bakery and Café, which began as a farmer’s market in 2007...

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Downtown View: A handsome Building

March 10, 2015
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All the news about Boston’s central business district has been about the Millennium Tower and the remake of Filene’s. Sitting around the tower, however, is a lot of old...

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Hidden Gems of Beacon Hill at BHWF

March 10, 2015
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association, Beacon Hill Seminars, Congregational Library and Archives, Friends of the Public Garden and Historic New England – five hidden gems of Beacon Hill that...

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Livingstone’s State House Assignments Announced

March 10, 2015
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State Rep. Jay Livingstone was recently assigned to serve on four of the Commonwealth’s bipartisan Joint Committees. Livingstone will return to the Joint Committee on Housing, which he said...

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Bill Brett’s New Book

March 4, 2015
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Bill Brett’s New Book

Suffolk University hosted a private cocktail reception and photography exhibit at its Suffolk Store on Thursday to celebrate the publication of “Boston Irish” – a 308-page hardcover volume of 275 black-and-white...

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Mass. Historical Society Celebrates Landscape Architect Arthur Shurcliff

March 4, 2015
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Mass. Historical Society Celebrates Landscape Architect Arthur Shurcliff

The Massachusetts Historical Society will celebrate the legacy of one-time Beacon Hill resident Arthur Shurcliff on March 18 as the final installment of its series honoring prominent landscape architects....

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March Street Sweeping Put on Hold Until Snow Is Cleared

March 4, 2015
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The Boston Public Works Department has announced that residential street sweeping, originally scheduled to start March 1st, will be postponed until streets are cleared to the curb and gutters are free of ice...

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Court Tennis Was in Session at TRC

March 4, 2015
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There were no signs of Federer or Djokovic but the best tennis players in the world gathered for the U.S. Open in Boston last week. Actually it was the...

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Beacon Hill Market Suddenly Shutters

March 4, 2015
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Beacon Hill Market Suddenly Shutters

The Beacon Hill Market suddenly shuttered last week, with a posted notice citing the business for more than $54,000 in unpaid rent. Waltham-based Empire Realty Trust has apparently seized...

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Downtown View:Optimism or Pessimism

March 4, 2015
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My friend and I recently attended a public meeting convened by the Boston 2024 Olympics Organizing Committee. It was entertaining in so many ways. The cast of characters was...

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Esplanade Association Paves the Way for Spring

February 25, 2015
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Esplanade Association Paves the Way for Spring

It’s no secret that Boston is a city that loves to run. Even now, in the dead of winter, many runners are heading outside and braving the elements, whether...

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