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Nominations are sought for Beacon Award

April 1, 2016
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As part of the Diamond Jubilee Year (1922-1997), The Beacon Hill Civic Association instituted an annual Beacon Award to honor those people or groups deserving of particular recognition for significant and sustained contribution to the Beacon Hill community.  Such a contribution may include working with children or the elderly in the neighborhood, beautifying local...

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A Kitchen for the Whole Family

April 1, 2016
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by Suzanne Besser When they were house hunting several years ago, a young couple living on Charles Street knew exactly what they were looking for. It took them a year to find it. And when they did, they remodeled it to fit their lifestyle so attractively and effectively that it was chosen one of...

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Downtown View:Gobsmacked by the English Language

April 1, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor “Gobsmacked” came to America at just the right time. We needed a word that called to mind being unexpectedly socked in the head with a fistful of some disgusting, muddy substance. It’s what most of us have experienced during the current Republican campaign for president. Thanks, Britain, and Susan Boyle,...

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Livingstone Endorsed by Environmental Groups

April 1, 2016
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Rep. Jay Livingstone, a Boston legislator running to fill Senator Anthony Petruccelli’s vacated senate seat, has been endorsed by the Environmental League of Massachusetts and Massachusetts Voters for Animals.  This announcement follows recent endorsements from a large group of unions representing thousands of voters throughout the district. Livingstone said, “I am honored to have...

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Police Briefs 03-29-2016

April 1, 2016
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From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 03/19/16          A victim reported he parked his 2010 Land Rover at Charles and Beacon streets at 11 p.m. on March 18, and when he returned at 5:50 p.m. the next day, T-shirts and CDs were missing from the vehicle. There was no sign of forced...

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Five Simple Habits to Help Our Children Thrive

April 1, 2016
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By Ron Ferguson, Jeff Howard and Mayor Martin J. Walsh Did you know that 80% of a child’s brain development occurs during the first three years of life? That fact presents a challenge: it means we can’t wait for schools to prepare our kids to learn. But it’s also an opportunity, because much of...

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Food Trucks Coming Again to Brewer Fountain

March 25, 2016
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Food Trucks Coming Again to Brewer Fountain

By Jordan Frias Four different food trucks will be stationed at Brewer Fountain Plaza on the Boston Common this spring season. Bon Me, Blazing Salads on Wheels, Heritage Food Truck and Cookie Monstah were chosen through an RFP process through the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, with help from the Friends of the Public...

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Reinhardt Joins BHCA Staff

March 25, 2016
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Reinhardt Joins BHCA Staff

By Dan Murphy Katie Reinhardt joined the Beacon Hill Civic Association as its new administrative assistant on March 7. Reinhardt, age 29, was raised in Indianapolis and earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Indianapolis in 2009. Soon after graduating, she accepted a position as “development ambassador” for the non-profit...

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Officials Outline Plans for Managing Climate Change

March 25, 2016
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By Dan Murphy City officials outlined their plans for managing climate change at Community Church of Boston on March 15 at a forum sponsored by the Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee. Panelists included Austin Blackmon, the city’s chief of environment, energy and open space; Lourdes Lopez, community outreach manager for “Renew Boston,” the public-private...

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Downtown View:The Seaport.Is Anyone There?

March 25, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Last week this column was about fish. This week there are other matters to consider about the seaport surrounding the Seaport District. The first is the most heralded. “The harbor cleanup really only finished in 2000,” said Julie Wormser, executive director of the Boston Harbor Association. “The harbor has had...

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