25th Anniversary

March 24, 2017
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25th Anniversary

Upstairs Downstairs Antiques shop owner Laura Cousineau with family and friends outside the store on Saturday, March 18, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the store. Former owner Rebecca Hackler, Joan O’Brien, Moley Manning, Cousineau with Quinn and Bob Cousineau, Former owner Lauren Decatur and Peggy Glynn.

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AMC Buildings Returning to Condominiums

March 24, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The current home of the Appalachian Mountain Club  (AMC) headquarters on Joy Street in Beacon Hill will soon be condos. The architect Guy Grassi, who is behind the major renovations and restoration of these three brick row houses, presented the changes...

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Downtown View:Where Things Stand: Winthrop Square

March 24, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor The proposed 775-foot tower to be built on the site of a grungy city garage started out nicely when plans were unveiled last summer. The developer, Millennium Partners, was largely responsible for revitalization of Washington Street with the Ritz complex,...

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Nichols House Receives Accreditation from AAM

March 24, 2017
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The Nichols House Museum has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community,...

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BHCA Community Corner

March 24, 2017
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Public Forum on Millennium Partners’ proposal April 3  The Beacon Hill Civic Association will host a public forum on April 3 at which the Millennium Partners will present their...

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MassDOT Seeks Comments on Five-Year CIP Plan

March 24, 2017
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Neighborhood organizations, as well as individual residents should take full advantage of expressing comments and suggestions on potential transportation projects which could be included in the Massachusetts Department of...

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Beacon Hill Village Offers Help on Planning for Critical Medical Care

March 24, 2017
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By Betsy Peterson The choices of medical treatment–and how far to pursue treatment–are confusing and hard enough when you are healthy. Palliative care or hospice (and what’s the difference?)...

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Overnight Closures on Storrow Drive Posted

March 24, 2017
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MassDOT will implement overnight double lane closures on Storrow Drive westbound in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge through Friday, March 24. The closures will be implemented from 11:00...

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Kids 4 Coding Youth Summer Programming:Camps plug into Cambridge and Brookline

March 24, 2017
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Kids 4 Coding, the Atlanta-based technology startup creating a tech-ready generation, expands its Boston offerings in 2017 with campus-based summer programs at both Newberry College in Brookline and the...

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Police Briefs 03-21-2017

March 24, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 03/08/17 – A victim reported that her 2006 Acura MDX was broken into at Beacon and Charles...

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Obituaries 03-21-2017

March 24, 2017
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Cynthia Sue Weaver Pyschologist, heavily involved in her community      patron of the arts, cared deeply for family, animals and the less fortunate Cynthia Sue (Welch) Weaver of Boston and Chatham,...

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Learning Project Students Honor ‘International Women’s Day’

March 17, 2017
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Learning Project Students Honor ‘International Women’s Day’

At 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, the corner of Marlborough and Clarendon streets came alive with a crowd of elementary school students holding mini “picket signs,” each marked...

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Esplanade Association Welcomes New Marketing and Events Manager

March 17, 2017
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Esplanade Association Welcomes New Marketing and Events Manager

By Dan Murphy Kelsey Pramik comes to her new role as the marketing and events manager of The Esplanade Association with a heartfelt appreciation for the city’s parklands that...

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DCR Begins Process to Revitalize Lee Pool on the Esplanade

March 17, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The Department of Conservation and Recreation has initiated a planning and design process that reimagines the long-dormant Lee Pool complex on the Charles River Esplanade as...

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Boston Police Agree to Continue to Wear Cameras for 6 Months

March 17, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans announced an agreement with the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association (BPPA) to extend the Body Worn Camera Pilot Program by...

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Downtown View:Finding Hope

March 17, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor After the election, Nancy Schön was blue. When faced with sadness, what’s a sculptor to do? She fashions a piece that acknowledges her feelings, yet...

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Specialized Med Spa Opens in Newbury Street Location

March 17, 2017
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By Marianne Salza There are plenty of med-spas in Boston that offer an array of services from Botox and fillers to laser treatments and body contouring; but friends, Alexa...

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More Longfellow Bridge Closures Announced

March 17, 2017
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MassDOT will implement overnight double lane closures on Storrow Drive westbound in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge through Friday, March 17. The closures will be implemented from 11:00...

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Museum Marks ‘Irish Heritage Month’ by Honoring Notable West Enders of Irish Descent

March 17, 2017
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As part of Irish Heritage Month, The West End Museum is once again celebrating notable West Enders of Irish descent. On Tuesday, March 14, the Museum will host its...

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Go Boston 2030 Aims to Transform the Way People Move Around Boston

March 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen There is no question that Boston is booming with both increased development and with an influx of residents. Between the years 2000 and 2010, Boston’s population...

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Police Briefs 03-14-2017

March 17, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Assault and Battery 03/05/17 – A female victim reported being assaulted at a Stuart Street establishment at around 1:30 a.m. The...

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Rick Perry’s DOE Agenda:Cleaning House Trump’s Clean Energy

March 17, 2017
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By Merrill Matthews As the new head of the Department of Energy, Former Texas Governor Rick Perry faces many challenges from the bureaucracy, environmentalists, and the media. President Jimmy...

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MFAC Receives Great Donation from Cheers Owner Kershaw

March 10, 2017
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MFAC Receives Great Donation from Cheers Owner Kershaw

Photos by Joe Prezioso Cheers owner Thomas A. Kershaw recently donated $10,000 to Mascots for a Cure (MFAC) through his Cheers for Children Program. MFAC was on hand with...

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Greenway May Lose 40 Percent of State Funding

March 10, 2017
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The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is in danger of losing a substantial portion of its state funding but officials are meeting with the hope of maintaining the current funding...

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