Monthly Archives: March 2017

Museum Marks ‘Irish Heritage Month’ by Honoring Notable West Enders of Irish Descent

March 17, 2017
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As part of Irish Heritage Month, The West End Museum is once again celebrating notable West Enders of Irish descent. On Tuesday, March 14, the Museum will host its Irish Heritage Honoree Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. This year’s honorees...

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Go Boston 2030 Aims to Transform the Way People Move Around Boston

March 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen There is no question that Boston is booming with both increased development and with an influx of residents. Between the years 2000 and 2010, Boston’s population grew by five percent to more than 620,000 residents. By 2030, the population is expected to exceed 700,000. Already, Boston has crowded roadways, trains, and...

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Police Briefs 03-14-2017

March 17, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Assault and Battery 03/05/17 – A female victim reported being assaulted at a Stuart Street establishment at around 1:30 a.m. The victim said while in the club, she and a friend had a drink thrown on them, and a fight started. She said five or six...

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Rick Perry’s DOE Agenda:Cleaning House Trump’s Clean Energy

March 17, 2017
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By Merrill Matthews As the new head of the Department of Energy, Former Texas Governor Rick Perry faces many challenges from the bureaucracy, environmentalists, and the media. President Jimmy Carter created the agency in 1977, partly in response to Middle Eastern oil-exporting countries’ decision to use oil as a political weapon. DOE, whose proposed...

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MFAC Receives Great Donation from Cheers Owner Kershaw

March 10, 2017
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MFAC Receives Great Donation from Cheers Owner Kershaw

Photos by Joe Prezioso Cheers owner Thomas A. Kershaw recently donated $10,000 to Mascots for a Cure (MFAC) through his Cheers for Children Program. MFAC was on hand with two mascots and some twist and shout music to accept the check. MFAC is teaming up with hundreds of mascots for a cross country fundraising...

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Greenway May Lose 40 Percent of State Funding

March 10, 2017
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The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is in danger of losing a substantial portion of its state funding but officials are meeting with the hope of maintaining the current funding structure. According to a front page story in Friday’s Boston Globe, the Greenway could lose 40 percent of its funding which is roughly $2 million...

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Ward 5 Democrats to Hold Caucus

March 10, 2017
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Registered Democrats in Boston Ward 5 will be holding a caucus at the First Church of Boston (66 Marlborough Street) on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10 a.m. to elect 19 delegates and 4 alternates for the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will gather to adopt a new Party Platform....

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Downtown View:Class Divides?

March 10, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor A few weeks ago I took the T over to Prudential Center. I wanted to check out Eataly, since I’d heard so much about it. Was it really a sign that tradition-bound Boston can handle the latest, greatest retail concept? Would it finally make the Pru cool? Would it edge...

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BHCA Community Corner

March 10, 2017
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Street sweeping season is here again! Caption: The north side of Mt Vernon Street got a good clean sweep Friday, thanks to the city sweepers that removed winter debris that had accumulated in January and February. The Street Cleaning Program on Beacon Hill kicked off March 1 and runs until December 31. Along with...

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Art and Jewelry Auctioneer Lucy Grogan at BHWF

March 10, 2017
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By Kathy Hull There are few things more exciting in the world of dusty antiques than finding a “gem” of unexpected value, as attested by the continuing popularity of PBS’s “Antique Roadshow.” On Tuesday, March 14, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) welcomes Lucy P. Grogan, local fine art and jewelry appraiser and auctioneer,...

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