Monthly Archives: February 2016

Letter to the Editor

February 18, 2016
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We all deserve to be paid fairly To the editor: I enjoyed the “Downtown View” in Feb. 11’s The Back Bay Sun, but disagree with the section on the highly compensated MBTA workers. If I recall correctly, the two highest paid workers made over $200,000 and $300,000 in one year with overtime and some...

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The Wynn and City of Boston Deal

February 18, 2016
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The recent announcement that Wynn Resorts and Mayor Martin Walsh have reached a deal on mitigation should come as no surprise.  Since the Boston lawsuits were dismissed last November, the legal options available to Mayor Walsh were dwindling. We congratulate Mayor Walsh for recognizing this reality and negotiating in getting some added benefits for...

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Civic Association Gala

February 12, 2016
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Civic Association Gala

Winter Gala Co-Chairs Frank McGuire and Deb Hanley with Kyra and Charlie Haydock stop for a photo during Saturday night’s 44th Annual Beacon Hill Civic Association Winter Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel. The gala was well attended and all had a good time.

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Friends of Public Garden Staff Member Branches Out

February 12, 2016
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Friends of Public Garden Staff Member Branches Out

It was a sense of connection to the Public Garden that brought Eileen Lee Scafidi to the Friends of the Public Garden in 2014 to serve as the organization’s first communications and outreach director. A friend forwarded her the job description and suggested that it would be a good fit.  “I wasn’t really applying...

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Beacon Hill Village Hosts Presentation on Brain Healthy Diet

February 12, 2016
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Beacon Hill Village Hosts Presentation on Brain Healthy Diet

By Betsy Peterson Yes, the right diet can help protect your brain as well as your heart! There are steps you can take to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. The evidence has mounted in recent years, from hundreds of studies, that the way we eat can significantly affect the health of...

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Advent School Purchases Third Building on Hill

February 12, 2016
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The Advent School has completed the purchase of 99 West Cedar St. on Beacon Hill, school officials announced Thursday. The two-story 5,500-square foot building adds to space currently owned and occupied by the school just a few blocks away at 15 and 17 Brimmer St. The school completed an extensive renovation of 99 West...

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On the State Senate Campaign Trail

February 12, 2016
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Joseph Boncore announces candidacy for State Senate Winthrop native and attorney Joseph Boncore has announced that he will run for State Senate to represent the First Suffolk and Middlesex District, which includes Cambridge, Revere, and Winthrop, along with the neighborhoods of East Boston, the North End, Chinatown, Bay Village and portions of Beacon Hill...

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Zoning and Licensing Committee Votes Not to Oppose Full Liquor License for Antonio’s

February 12, 2016
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Citing the restaurant’s more than two decades of exemplary service to the neighborhood, the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday to not oppose an application allowing Antonio’s Cucina Italiano to secure a full liquor license. The Cambridge Street restaurant has held a license for beer, wine and cordials for most...

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Nucci Appointed to Massport Board of Directors

February 12, 2016
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On January 28th, the Massachusetts Port Authority Community Advisory Committee (Massport CAC) unanimously elected lifelong East Boston resident and Senior Vice President of External Affairs at Suffolk University John Nucci as the committee’s appointment to the Massport Board of Directors. Nucci is the Senior Vice President for External Affairs at Suffolk University and has...

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Downtown View:A Different Take

February 12, 2016
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Things happen. A story gets told. It gets hardened by conventional wisdom. But you can look at it in a different way. City boosters are ga-ga over GE. We’ve been told this company is relocating because of Boston’s robust, synergistic economic environment. But there might be another reason. An executive I once interviewed told...

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