Monthly Archives: February 2017

Sledding Is Not Just for Kids

February 17, 2017
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Sledding Is Not Just for Kids

Romeo, Sloane and Kim Furmonavicius ride together in style in the Common on Friday afternoon.

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Four Female Councilors Embark on Study,Meeting Series on Early Ed,Childcare Here

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel While there is frequently a lot of emphasis on public schools and private schools, and where parents will send their school-age children, not much attention has been paid to policies surrounding and even more critical time in a child’s life – the years before school. Four female City Councilors look to...

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Zakim Appointed to Chair Committee on Civil Rights

February 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston City Council voted to unanimously re-establish the Special Committee on Civil Rights, at the hearing this past Wednesday, February 8. City Councilor Josh Zakim of District 8 will chair the new special committee. He has previously chaired the discontinued committee on Human Rights and Civil Rights in the 2014...

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Downtown View:The Pitfalls of Symbols

February 17, 2017
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Super Bowl fever brought up the topic of sports design. Surely you have noticed the Super Bowl trophy. Once in awhile someone mentions its shape, but not much. Apparently two prominent football guys sat down in a restaurant and designed it, and Tiffany made it and continues to make it. Maybe the guys who...

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BHCA Community Corner

February 17, 2017
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BHCA urges residents to attend today’s hearing The BHCA believes it is important that all accessibility improvements to pedestrian intersection ramps comply with both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and with the architectural guidelines of the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission that protect the character of the historic district. In response to the city’s...

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Handmade Jewelry Store Opens on Charles Street

February 17, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Rebekah Brooks Jewelry has opened a third retail location at 96 Charles St., offering the store owner’s custom line, alongside a selection of engagement and wedding rings and antique jewels. “We cannot think of a better location for our newest store,” said Brooks, a New Hampshire native and second-generation artist who...

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Zakim and Locals Host Rally in Support of HAIS National Day of Action for Refugees

February 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen This past Sunday, over a hundred people came together to join City Councilor Josh Zakim and community allies across the region for a rally in support of HAIS National Day of Action for Refugees. The rally was held despite the snow on February 12, at 11:00 am at the New England...

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BPL Offers Online Lottery to Wed in the Copley Square Courtyard

February 17, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The Boston Public Library is now offering an online lottery for six couples to exchange vows in its iconic Italianate courtyard at the Central Library in Copley Square on Sunday, June 11. “Long a much sought-after wedding venue, this initiative offers everyone regardless of economic capacity a chance to have Boston...

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Police Briefs 02-14-2017

February 17, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Burglary 02/02/17 – A victim reported unknown person(s) stole a purse, U.S. currency, a pair sunglasses and clothing from her Cordis Street apartment some time between 8:40 a.m. on Jan. 30 and 4:45 p.m. on Feb. 2. There was no sign of forced entry.   Vandalism...

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Letter to the Editor

February 17, 2017
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Beacon Hill Friends House supports ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement Dear Editor The residents of the Beacon Hill Friends House would like to publicly share our support for “Black Lives Matter.” We hope that by doing so, our interfaith intentional living community grounded in Quaker values can more deeply engage in conversations about racism in...

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