Monthly Archives: February 2017

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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Hill Moms Have Night In

February 10, 2017
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Hill Moms Have Night In

The Beacon Hill Women’s Forum Mom’s Group gathered at Sarah Papajohn’s home on Jan. 31 for “Mom’s Night In.” Pictured top left to right: Jennifer Gifford, Brittany Seymour, Sandra Gilpatrick and Sarah Papajohn; bottom left to right: Lindsay Sullivan, Laura Chassaigne and Emily Synk; attended but not in photo: Jennifer Zipp and Erica Grey.

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Dr.Atul Gawande Headlines Beacon Hill Village’s 15th Year Celebration

February 10, 2017
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Dr.Atul Gawande Headlines Beacon Hill Village’s 15th Year Celebration

By Suzanne Besser Dr. Atul Gawande, whose life-affirming and important book ‘Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End’ challenges readers to think about how they can transform the later chapters of their lives, will talk February 13 at the 15th year celebration of the Beacon Hill Village’s founding. Dr. Gawande is a...

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Sidewalk Ramp Court Case Set for Feb 14

February 10, 2017
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By Dan Murphy A judge will hear an argument against a summary judgment that could potentially allow the city to resume installing ADA-compliant ramps on Beacon Hill at the Suffolk County Courthouse in Boston’s Pemberton Square on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The Hon. Rosemary Connolly is then scheduled to determine whether to rule on the...

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Downtown View:Thinking About Taxis

February 10, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor It’s oppressive. You can’t get away from the Trump chaos. Everyone talks about it. Walk down the street, meet a friend. Immediately they bring it up even if you don’t want to hear it. A friend who is skiing in Vermont emailed me about meeting for dinner. But then she...

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Torit Montessori Students Perform Greek Mythology Play

February 10, 2017
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Torit Montessori School students performed a four-act Greek mythology play for parents in early February, the culmination of weeks of preparation and planning. Through their study of ancient Greece in combination with art, engineering, history, literacy and dramatic arts, these young (first and second-grade aged) students brought gods and goddesses to life. The teaching...

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Beacon Hill Offers Romantic Options for Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2017
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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, couples can enjoy a romantic evening without straying far from Beacon Hill. Couples can begin the night with cocktails at the Taj Boston or the Four Season Hotel, both of which provide spectacular views of the Public Garden, before enjoying ice stating for two on the Boston Common’s Frog...

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Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson Calls for Sanctuary Public Schools

February 10, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Mayoral candidate and Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson called for a hearing on a resolution to affirm sanctuary schools in the Boston Public School (BPS) system at the last week’s Boston City Council hearing. The hearing will reaffirm that students, parents, and staff in the Boston Public School system have the...

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