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Have We Become Numb to The Shootings?

February 2, 2018
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Mass shootings seem to be happening too often all across this country and it seems that we are  becoming numb to them, even if they occur in school buildings and children are the ones who are being shot. The latest mass school shooting in our nation occurred in Kentucky last week and resulted in...

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A Great State of the State

February 2, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker’s impressive and commanding State of the State address to the state legislature last week truly was one of the most powerful such speeches in recent memory. Gov. Baker listed a host of accomplishments of his administration, most notably the progress in combating the opioid addiction crisis and reducing homelessness across the...

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Hero among Us

January 25, 2018
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Hero among Us

On Thursday January 18, Coryn Bina was inducted by the Boston Celtics into their community program as a “Hero Among Us”. Coryn, wife of Babak Bina of Lala Rokh and Bin 26 Enoteca in Beacon Hill, has worked with many non profits, which is how she and Babak met. She was honored for her...

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Esplanade Visitor

January 25, 2018
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Esplanade Visitor

Rare bald eagle seen on Esplanade. Winged park visitor one of estimated 70,000 remaining bald eagles in North America

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Appreciation:Bernard Borman, Former BHCA President

January 25, 2018
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Appreciation:Bernard Borman, Former BHCA President

By Dan Murphy Bernard Borman, who served as president of the Beacon Hill Civic Association board of directors from 1971 to 1974 and spearheaded the successful campaign to save Park Plaza from redevelopment in the ‘70s, died at Massachusetts General Hospital on Dec. 13. He was 85. Raised in Belleville, Ill., a small city...

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Residents Still Concerned Over Natural Gas Pipeline

January 25, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen As National Grid is in the final stages of securing the rights to snake a natural-gas main extension through the Back Bay, concerned residents, in almost a last-ditch effort, came out to stop the pipeline last week. At a public hearing put on by the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay...

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Conservation Commission Position Seeks Nominations

January 25, 2018
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The City of Boston needs to fill a vacancy on its Conservation Commission by mayoral appointment. The ConComm is responsible for protecting wetlands and related natural resources in Boston. The only formal requirement for a conservation commissioner is residence in Boston. Background in wetlands and project review is welcome from a wide variety of...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

January 25, 2018
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By Suzanne Besser, president Why Support the BHCA? Year after year, the Beacon Hill Civic Association turns to the community, asking contributions to its Annual Appeal. So, why support the non profit organization? Take a look outside and you’ll find the answer. For 95 years the BHCA has been affirming the integrity of Beacon...

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Affordable Housing is Coming to the Heart of Downtown Boston

January 25, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen In a whirl of excitement, members of the community and elected officials gathered together in celebration of the groundbreaking ceremony of “The Union”, which will included 46 units of affordable housing at 48 Boylston Street last week. “These units of affordable housing will provide stability and hope for the future,” said...

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The New Hot Address in Town is One Dalton:Campion and Company to be Exclusive Marketing Agent

January 25, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Tucked behind the Christian Science Center and the Prudential Center in the Back Bay, a concrete outline of a tower is starting to grow into what will become One Dalton, a Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences. Once construction is over, it is expected to be a towering architectural landmark in...

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