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Downtown View:Christmas Thanks

November 19, 2015
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By Karen Cord Taylor A tree is being cut down today in Nova Scotia with great fanfare. Soon it will travel by flat-bed truck  to the Boston Common, where it will be erected, decorated and loved. Similar trees have occupied the Common or the Pru yearly since 1971. A tribute to Americans’ Christian holiday,...

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Kick Off the Holiday Season at Boston Public Market

November 19, 2015
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Like the very first Thanksgiving at Plymouth, celebrate the holidays this year with locally sourced ingredients embracing the autumn harvest of New England. Visit the Boston Public Market and support local farmers, fishermen, and food producers and check the items off your holiday grocery list and fill your dinner table with the best of...

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Mayor and IBM Announce Launch of StartHub

November 19, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the launch of StartHub, a comprehensive, centralized, online platform designed to connect, support, and grow Greater Boston’s world-class technology and early-stage community.  Developed in a public-private partnership between the City of Boston, Venture Café, IBM, and Gust, StartHub will serve as the homepage for Greater Boston’s startup community, providing...

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Boston Library is in Top Tier

November 19, 2015
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By Mayor Martin Walsh A library card gives you access to not only printed books and e-books, but streaming audio books, movies, music, television shows, and digital magazines and comics.  Last month, during ‘Library Card Sign Up Month,’ more than 6,600 individuals signed up for a free library card with the Boston Public Library....

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Mayor’s Education Plan As Easy as A,B,C,D

November 19, 2015
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Just about everyone agrees that the best investment that can be made for young people is to support their education and making sure the best learning facilities are available to them. It doesn’t matter how or who gets it done as long as students have the opportunity to take advantage of their all important...

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Celebrating Community Outreach

November 12, 2015
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Celebrating Community Outreach

The French Cultural Center celebrated the 10th anniversary of its community outreach program, Accent on Success (the free French language program in Boston area schools), with a benefit wine dinner on Monday night, October 26th, in the Back Bay In the photo from left are Hervé Sedky (French Cultural Center Trustee), Heidi Sedky, and Jérôme...

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Beacon Hill Voters Follow Citywide Trend

November 12, 2015
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By John Lynds Boston voters tossed out two incumbents during Tuesday’s citywide election with Dorchester resident Annissa Essaibi-George beating out At-Large City Councilor Stephen Murphy for one of the four at-large seats and Andrea Campbell ousting District 4 Councilor Charles Yancey who has served since 1983–doubling the number of women on council. In Beacon...

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Fireside Chat Tonight with Neighborhood Physicans

November 12, 2015
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By Kathy Hull Tonight, November 10, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) is offering “The Pinkney Street Prescription,” a panel discussion with three Beacon Hill women M.D.s. They are wives, mothers, and leaders in the Boston health care field and will discuss their specialties and share the everyday challenges of their professional and family...

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Vilna Shul Engages Community To Help Restore Historic Mosaic

November 12, 2015
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By Dan Murphy The once-radiant flowers had faded from oxidation, moisture and other elements when Deborah Feinstein conceived a plan to give another life to the mosaic in the Vilna Shul community room while emphasizing the Phillips Street non-profit’s contemporary function as an all-inclusive community and cultural center. “It came from the idea of...

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Halloween on Beacon Hill

November 5, 2015
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Halloween on Beacon Hill

Jai Undavia, 1, as a bat during the Hill House Halloween Party last Thursday evening, Oct. 29. Several children and families turned out for the annual Halloween party at the Firehouse – a neighborhood tradition.

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