Archive for October, 2018

Havana Nights

October 26, 2018
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Havana Nights

Mario Signore spins a chip at the roulette table and is feeling lucky during the Hill House’s Havana Nights fundraiser on Friday night, Oct. 19, at the new City Winery in Haymarket. The night featured charity gaming and tons of fun in a wonderful Caribbean setting – and a little bit of luck as...
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Architectural Commission Approves Same Sign for Two Charles St Locations

October 26, 2018
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission faced an unusual quandary at City Hall during its Oct. 18 hearing when an applicant proposed installing two identical signs at storefronts only two doors apart at 122 and 126 Charles St., respectively. Amanda Pratt of Salon intends to add two wood-blade signs made from Spanish cedar and measuring...
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City Council Holds Hearing Regarding Dockless Mobility and Electric Scooters

October 26, 2018
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Dockless scooters are a big question mark in Boston, but the City Council is trying straighten that punctuation into an exclamation point. The City Council Committee on Planning, Development, and Transportation, chaired by Councilor Michelle Wu, held a hearing on Oct. 15 regarding dockless mobility and electric scooters in the City of Boston, indicating...
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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

October 26, 2018
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October and November are busy months for the BHCA as we get ready for the holidays. Mark your calendars and join us in these special community activities! Halloween on the Hill, Wednesday, October 31, 4:30-8 p.m. We have secured Street Closing permits from the City for Halloween on the Hill, an annual tradition that...
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Neighborhood Roundup

October 26, 2018
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Friends of the        West End Branch annual meeting The Friends of the West End Branch of the Boston Public Library will hold its annual meeting at the West End Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 151 Cambridge St., on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)...
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Harvard Travelers Club Seeking New Members to Join Group Dinners

October 26, 2018
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From trekking in the Kalahari to exploring the ghostly ruins of Sable Island, every month the members of the Harvard Travelers 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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MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s Storybook Ball Raises More than $2.1 Million for Pediatric Care and Research

October 26, 2018
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On Saturday, Oct. 13, MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) raised more than $2.1 million in its 19th year of supporting pediatric health via its premier annual event, Storybook Ball. Jennifer and Mark Dolins and Sonja Kelly and Steve Tordone co-chaired the event, which showcased the work of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry...
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Personal Trainer Wants Clients to Feel at Home

October 26, 2018
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When he opened a state-of-the-art gym adjacent to his Back Bay apartment in June, personal trainer Ryan Ankner set out to offer his clientele not only a customized exercise regimen in a comfortable and private atmosphere, but also one that best fits their schedules. “The workouts are client-specific because not everyone has the same...
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Police Briefs 10-23-2018

October 26, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat Larceny from a Building 10/09/18 – At about 3:17 p.m., officers responded to a larceny in progress at a Charles Street market. The male suspect allegedly stole the female victim’s wrist purse from the store backroom before fleeing on foot. The store has a surveillance video of the incident, which staff...
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Nurse Staffing Ratios Would Harm Cambridge Health Alliance

October 26, 2018
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As the Chair of the Board of Trustees at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a health system that serves more than 140,000 patients in Cambridge, Somerville, Everett, Malden and Revere, I am writing to express concerns about Question 1, the government-mandated nurse staffing ratio proposal on the November ballot. If approved, this mandate would negatively impact...
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