Monthly Archives: September 2012

‘Ducklings’ Sculptor to Preside over 25th-birthday Celebration in Public Garden on Saturday

September 25, 2012
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‘Ducklings’ Sculptor to Preside over 25th-birthday Celebration in Public Garden on Saturday

The sculptor who brought Mrs. Mallard and her family of aquatic birds from Robert McCloskey’s “Make Way for Ducklings” to life in the Public Garden will preside over a 25th-birthday celebration for the Boston landmark this Saturday. “It’s unbelievable what an important part of Boston has become, Nancy Schön said. “I can’t...

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Neighborhood Favors Helping Charles St. Mkt.

September 25, 2012
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A plan that would enable the Charles Street Market to stay in its current location met with a favorable public response at the Firehouse Wednesday during an informal meeting sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA). Market proprietor Tracy Hollander and Joel Kadis, a partner at Burlington-based Linear Retail Properties, which owns the...

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Color is issue on curb cuts

September 25, 2012
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When city officials sought public input on the materials used to construct pedestrian ramps within Boston’s historical districts Wednesday, the conversation at City Hall quickly turned to the most appropriate color for the tactile strips in the curb cuts. The Public Works Department is currently repaving streets citywide and required under federal law to...

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BHCA Campaign Drawing to a Close

September 25, 2012
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At its annual meeting on May 21st, the BHCA Board of Directors announced that it was launching a 90th Anniversary capital campaign to enhance Charles Street.  The goal of the campaign was to celebrate the organization’s anniversary by raising funds to install uniform tree guards and planting for the 53 trees on Charles Street,...

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A Great Time Was Had by All

September 25, 2012
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Last week’s Beacon Hill Civic Association annual block party was a tremendous success. Hundreds of Beacon Hill residents attended the affair which featured multiple venues that appealed in one way or another to nearly all those who came out for the event. The weather was fabulous, so warm and sunny – a quintessential pre-fall...

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The Day of Atonement

September 25, 2012
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Wednesday will mark the Jewish High Holiday of Yom Kippur. For Jews this is the most sacred holy day of the year, when God closes the Book of Life after deciding whose names get written into it. The Day of Atonement is indeed the moment all Jews are asked to atone for the sins...

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EAC Fails to Address New School : Downtown Grammar School Not on Agenda

September 18, 2012
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EAC Fails to Address New School : Downtown Grammar School Not on Agenda

While many applauded the efforts to date of the External Advisory Committee (EAC) on Improving School Choice and School Assignment at Wednesday’s community meeting, a resounding concern among those in attendance was that their work doesn’t address the need for a new grammar school to serve downtown neighborhoods. “We very frustrated again in this...

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Mass. Eye and Ear Teams Up with Joslin Center on Research

September 18, 2012
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Mass. Eye and Ear Teams Up with Joslin Center on Research

The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Joslin Diabetes Center announced last week that they have reached agreement to form a clinical and research alliance, aimed toward providing coordinated high-quality care to eye patients throughout Greater Boston, especially those with or at-risk for diabetes-related eye disease. The new collaboration brings together Boston’s two...

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Moon Dance by TEA Set for Sept. 29

September 18, 2012
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The Esplanade Association (TEA) is celebrating Boston’s historic park and the organization’s vision for its thorough restoration during the Esplanade Moon Dance Gala. The party will take place on Saturday, September 29, from 6:30pm-midnight at the Charles River Esplanade. The Gala is TEA’s largest fundraiser and will help support priorities addressed in Esplanade 2020,...

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Redistricting Veto by Mayor; the Right Thing

September 18, 2012
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Without getting into the Boston neighborhood redistricting minutiae, suffice to say the Boston City Council erred when it went about changing voter lines and city council districts in what appears to have been a highly questionable manner. It was so questionable that Mayor Thomas Menino vetoed the measure. As a result, the redistricting bill...

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