Archive for July, 2018

Letters to the Editor

July 28, 2018
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Boston Foundation salutes retiring Police Comm. Evans, congratulates incoming Comm. Gross Dear Editor: We at the Boston Foundation applaud Commissioner Evans for his hard work not just as Commissioner, but in a career spanning nearly four decades as a member of the Boston Police Department. His hard work, dedication, and leadership skills have made...
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How to Address the Coming Shortfall of Primary Care Doctors

July 28, 2018
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About 20,000 students recently graduated from U.S. medical schools. Now, they’re beginning the next chapter of their training, as residents. Yet less than 7,000 will be pursuing careers in primary care. America will be short up to 43,100 primary care physicians by 2030, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Medical schools have...
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Charlie Baker Represents All of Us

July 28, 2018
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A recent news article in the Boston Globe quoted a number of reportedly-important RepubIican party members who asserted that they have been disappointed in the performance of Gov. Charlie Baker because he has been “too liberal.” They are upset with his support both for social causes they deem “liberal” and for his assent to...
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Archer and Donahue Project Moves Closer to Receiving BHAC Approval

July 21, 2018
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Archer and Donahue Project Moves Closer to Receiving BHAC Approval

The team behind the proposed residential redevelopment of the Hiriaam J. Archer and Frank J. Donahue buildings at Temple and Derne streets is one step closer to receiving approval from the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission after representatives viewed proposed building materials and a site mockup on July 10. Dedham-based JDMD Owner, LLC, is converting...
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Florina Wins Popular Vote in Second Annual Boston Pizza Festival

July 21, 2018
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Florina Wins Popular Vote in Second Annual Boston Pizza Festival

Florina Pizzeria and Paninioteca beat out 30 vendors to take first prize in the popular vote in the second annual Boston Pizza Festival at City Hall Plaza on July 7 and 8. Barry Proctor, who co-owns the pizzeria at 16 Derne St. with John Cucinatti, said they churned out around 400 pizzas over the...
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Garden Tour Profits Up, Garden Club Gives it Away to Local Organizations

July 21, 2018
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Garden Tour Profits Up, Garden Club Gives it Away to Local Organizations

Proceeds from the Tour of the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill enabled the Beacon Hill Garden Club to donate $111,500 to mostly local environmental and horticultural organizations in June. Revenues were up 23 percent and ticket sales rose more than 13 percent. The tour took place on May 17. “We were thrilled with the...
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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

July 21, 2018
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BHCA Membership Season is Here! It’s time for all BHCA members to renew The Beacon Hill Civic Association would like to remind you that membership season is here! Summer can be a busy time for many families living on the Hill, making it easy to forget that your membership has expired, but all membership...
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Spiro Steps Down as Chair of Board for Associates of Boston Library

July 21, 2018
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The Associates of the Boston Public Library announced that its Chairman of the Board, Vivian K. Spiro ,stepped down on June 30, after serving for 20 years as head of the organization. She will be succeeded by Associates Board member Peter R. Brown. During Spiro’s tenure as board chairman she has overseen the Associates of the Boston...
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Linda Champion Announces for Suffolk County DA

July 21, 2018
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Linda Champion has announced her intention to run for the position of Suffolk County District Attorney. The following is her statement: “We are prosecuting people but we are not prosecuting the conditions that exist in our society that cause a person to act out: poverty, substance abuse, trauma and ptsd. In order to prevent...
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Friends Introducing a Pilot Restroom Facility On Boston Common

July 21, 2018
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The Friends of the Public Garden is introducing a pilot program for a new addition of restroom facilities to Boston Common. The Friends wishes to thank the Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust for their very generous gift to fund this test program that would increase the availability of restrooms on the Common, given the...
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