Monthly Archives: January 2018

Energy Companies Have Helped Texas, and the Nation, Recover from Harvey

January 25, 2018
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By Andrew Langer Hurricane Harvey dumped enough rain on Texas to fill the entire Chesapeake Bay. Widespread flooding caused an estimated $190 billion in damage, meaning Harvey could be the most expensive storm in American history. The hurricane hit the energy sector particularly hard. Over a dozen oil refineries along the Gulf Coast shut...

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Have We Hit Bottom Yet?

January 25, 2018
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In the early 1960s, there was an iconic TV commercial for the long-defunct National Airlines (which merged into Pan American in 1980) with the tagline, spoken by the pert blonde stewardess, “Is this any way to run an airline? You bet it is!” Soon enough, that tagline took on an ironic twist in popular...

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All Done Until Next Year

January 20, 2018
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All Done Until Next Year

Catrina Madeira cuts the wire while Simona Sdojkoska holds the ladder on South Russell Street as they take down the holiday decorations over the past weekend.

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Proposals Discussed

January 20, 2018
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Proposals Discussed

On Jan. 10, a meting sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee discussed the Park St. School proposal as well as the plans for Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro at 25 Charles St.

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Civic Association Urges MGH to Fix North Anderson Park’s Bad Conditions

January 20, 2018
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By Dan Murphy The Beacon Hill Civic Association board of directors is urging Massachusetts General Hospital to address the deteriorating conditions in and around North Anderson Park, which it maintains now pose a “significant risk to public safety.” In a Jan. 12 letter to the hospital, Mark Kiefer, board chair, wrote that the Civic...

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Keeping Busy:Variety of Children’s Programs at Hill House

January 20, 2018
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by Marianne Salza On Saturday morning, little ones learned the fundamental skills of soccer, developing their listening and cooperative skills, and friends casually practiced their basketball shooting and blocking on the court. Pick Up Basketball and U6 Soccer are two of the many winter programs offered to children, ages five-weeks-old to 12-years-old, by Hill...

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Kapur-Dewinter Gives First BHWF Presentation of the Year

January 20, 2018
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By Amy Tsurumi An impeccable remedy for cabin fever, Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) welcomed back members to a full-capacity gathering at the Hampshire House on January 9.  Neighbors enjoyed sharing holiday stories and New Year’s resolutions over cocktails.  The evening’s opener Neighborhood Narratives speaker Gail Bray, who has been at Gary Drug for...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

January 20, 2018
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Beacon Hill Gala February 3 The Beacon Hill Civic Association invites all neighbors to come in from the cold and enjoy spending an elegant evening together at the 46th annual Beacon Hill Gala, to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston on Saturday, February 3. The black tie event that annually draws more...

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Volunteers Take Down Holiday Decorations

January 20, 2018
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By Suzanne Besser Taking down the garlands and greens that decorated Beacon Hill’s 1100 lamp posts for the holidays was a lot easier than putting them up, according to the hoards of volunteers who spent last weekend doing so. All it took was cutting down the top and bottom wires and two bows, dropping...

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Local Mother-Owned Art Tour Business Gets New Parents out of the House During Winter

January 20, 2018
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A few years ago, Renana Kehoe was on maternity leave from her career as director of development operations at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. She loved having the time with son Nolan, but she missed being able to take advantage of the cultural offerings that brought her to Boston in the first place. Kehoe,...

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