Monthly Archives: January 2015

Grogan to Host Heirloom Discovery Evening Feb. 5

January 30, 2015
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Michael P. Grogan, who set up shop on Charles Street in December, is a celebrity in his own right. A nationally known fine art auctioneer and appraiser, he is often featured on WGBH’s Antiques Roadshow. Grogan & Company, the family-owned business he founded in 1987, is recognized and respected all over the world. And...

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BPL Officials to Open Renovated Space Feb. 21

January 30, 2015
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The date has been set for the opening of the renovated second floor of the Johnson building at Boston Public Library’s Central Library in Copley Square. On Saturday, Feb. 21, the residents of Boston and beyond will get their first look at the new second floor, which includes a new children’s library, teen area, non-fiction collection, reference services...

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Blizzard of ’15

January 30, 2015
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We have been fortunate so far this winter in avoiding a major snowstorm but Mother Nature is unleashing her fury today with a blizzard. Those of us who were around for the Blizzard of ‘78 remember the devastating effects that storm had on the entire Greater Boston area. Motorists were stranded on highways and...

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Downtown View Mayor Walsh: We’re Okay with Bold

January 30, 2015
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Downtown View Mayor Walsh: We’re Okay with Bold

This is an advice column. To Marty Walsh. With pictures. The message: You’ve been bold. Expand your efforts.                 The mayor’s State of the City speech showed his intention to solve two of the Boston’s thorniest problems—housing and education. Downtown residents need affordable housing and good public education as much as other neighborhoods. But...

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New ways to connect at BHWF

January 22, 2015
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New ways to connect at BHWF

Now there are even more ways for Beacon Hill Women’s Forum members to forge friendships and generate a sense of community with other women in the neighborhood and beyond. Founded last year to bring together the community’s diverse group of women to connect, inspire and enjoy each other, BHWF meets at the Hampshire House...

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Closings for Bowker Overpass

January 22, 2015
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During the week of January 19 the Storrow Drive Eastbound off ramp to Bowker overpass daily will be closed (as needed) to continue the Stage II deck reconstruction.  The closure will take place from the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m through Friday, January 23, 2015.  On Saturday, January 24, 2015, the Storrow...

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Education Is Walsh’s Top Priority

January 22, 2015
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Listening to the Mayor Martin Walsh’s State of the City address last Tuesday night, one had to be struck by his emphasis on education for Boston Public School students. More than a quarter of his address was devoted to initiatives that he has committed city resources and his time and effort to. A longer...

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The Ever Changing New Boston

January 22, 2015
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Boston, today, is seen as one of America’s best cities. But this latest incarnation of what John Winthrop called the “City on a Hill” is a fairly recent one. The “New Boston” only came into being in the second half of the twentieth century. The “Old Boston” was described as a “hopeless backwater” and...

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Downtown View: The Calm Month

January 22, 2015
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Lots of people complain about January. It is dark. It is cold. It’s a day longer than some months. The hoopla about the holidays is over. Thank goodness. That is the beauty of January. It is not like autumn, the season in which everyone and every organization are trying to crowd in every event...

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Plans Shown for 8 Story Building on Cambridge St. Cambridge Street.

January 22, 2015
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In an informational meeting sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee last Tuesday, an applicant outlined preliminary plans to demolish the two-story building at 156 Cambridge St. that houses the Beacon Hill Athletic Club and Seoul restaurant and replace it with an eight-story building that would accommodate an extended-stay...

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