Monthly Archives: October 2017

BHV Members Hear Talk by Gawande

October 17, 2017
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BHV Members Hear Talk by Gawande

by Suzanne Besser When author Atul Gawande joined NPR host Robin Young to discuss his best seller Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End recently, he spoke before a sold-out crowd of individuals seated at the Boston Public Library. They had come to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Beacon Hill Village...

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Downtown View:What Happens to the Millionaires?

October 17, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor The constitutional amendment that imposes a “millionaires’ tax” will likely be on our ballots in November, 2018, along with the candidates for governor and Congress. You probably already know that this amendment would levy an additional tax on any person or couple who makes more than a million dollars in...

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BHCA Community Corner

October 17, 2017
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by Suzanne Besser, BHCA President Historic Home Renovation Roundtable tomorrow Thursday, October 19 6-8 p.m. On October 19, the Beacon Hill Civic Association will sponsor a lively and informative panel discussion about the unique joys, challenges, and responsibilities involved in renovating a historic home, from the perspective of architects, preservationists, and homeowners who’ve had...

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BPL Adds Outreach Manager to Help Homeless

October 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In an effort to provide additional care to individuals in need, the Boston Public Library (BPL) has created a new outreach manager position to provide a path of services to unsheltered individuals drawn to the spaces and resources of the libraries in Boston. The goal of the program is to ensure...

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Juice Bar Gets Okay from Zoning and Licensing

October 17, 2017
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By Dan Murphy A cold-pressed juice bar and health food restaurant is one step closer to opening in the former home of Fresco Flowers after receiving a vote of non-opposition from the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee on Wednesday. Owner Susan Cabana intends to open a third Nourish Your Soul at...

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Marinovich Assumes Philanthropy Position at Charles River Watershed Association

October 17, 2017
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Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA), the leading science and advocacy nonprofit protecting and restoring the Charles River and its watershed, announced today that Tani Marinovich has joined the organization as director of philanthropy. CRWA’s work monitoring the Charles River and designing greener more resilient neighborhoods takes on special importance as government funds for environmental...

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Charles River Bistro Winding Down for Season

October 17, 2017
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The popular Charles River Bistro will be winding down for the season just after Veterans Day. The Bistro, located on the Esplanade, is the go-to for so many locals. But The Bistro also caters to thousands of visitors, concert-goers, Fourth of July celebrants and tourists from around the world each season. Guests of the...

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Harvard Travellers Club Seeks New Members, to Hold Dinner

October 17, 2017
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From trekking in the Kalahari to exploring the ghostly ruins of Sable Island, every month the members of the Harvard Travellers Club are transported to another part of the world—from the comfort of the Harvard Club on Commonwealth Avenue. In November, they are inviting other interested travelers to join them for dinner, conversation, and...

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Figs Reopens on Charles St Following Blaze

October 17, 2017
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By Dan Murphy After closing for renovations following a fire last year, Figs restaurant at 42 Charles St. held a soft opening on Aug. 18 before officially reopening for business four days later. “Business has been great so far as word is getting out that we’ve reopened,” said Pablo Avalos, general manger. “Delivery is...

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ACS Boston Lawyer Chapter Celebrates Constitution Day

October 17, 2017
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The American Constitution Society (ACS) Boston Lawyer Chapter’s 10th annual Constitution Day Celebration was held in the Great Hall at the John Adams Courthouse on Beacon Hill on Wednesday evening, Oct. 4. Over 100 attendees celebrated the enactment of the Federal constitution and also of John Adam’s 1780 Massachusetts Constitution. Robert A. Whitney, Beacon...

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