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Downtown View: This is a Column of Sidewalk Pictures

October 6, 2014
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Downtown View: This is a Column of Sidewalk Pictures

I want to show you what a good job the City of Boston’s Public Works Department can do. I learned this several years ago when I was a member of a committee that worked to improve Cambridge Street. City employee Peter Scarpignato, now retired, was exceptional in judgment, sense of street design and safety...

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BHAC Determinations

October 6, 2014
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission met on Thursday, September 18.  The following determinations were made: APPROVED WITH PROVISIONS Application 15.366 BH Putnam Avenue Applicant: Lawrence Hayden (property manager): Replace gate at West Cedar Street outlet of Putnam Ave APPROVED Application 15.367 BH 5 Louisburg Square Applicant: Dola Hamilton Stemberg (owner): Construct garden gazebo on...

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Letter to the Editor

October 6, 2014
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Reader says ‘no’ to Question 2 It is my hope that all Beacon Hill residents are taking a close look at Question   2,which will appear on this November’s ballot. The referendum seeks to add 5-cent deposits to countless additional beverage containers. As someone who cares greatly about our environment, I’ve concluded that this...

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Beautify Beacon Hill Award Winners

September 23, 2014
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Beautify Beacon Hill Award Winners

The Beacon Hill Civic Association, the Beacon Hill Garden Club and the Beacon Hill Times would like to thank all those who submitted pictures to the Beautify Beacon Hill Awards – Spring Session. The submissions demonstrated the exemplary effort many Beacon Hill residents put into their seasonal displays including window boxes, containers, tree pits,...

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New Administrator At Gibson House Museum

September 23, 2014
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After a focused search, the Gibson House Museum has appointed Michelle Marchetti Coughlin as its new museum administrator, according to a press release. Coughlin is a historian and the author of “One Colonial Woman’s World,” which reconstructs the life of the author of what may be the earliest surviving diary by an American woman....

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Letters To The Editor

September 23, 2014
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The BHCA thanks all who participated in the Neighborhood Block Party! Dear Editor: Beacon Hill residents and friends gathered on sunny Mount Vernon Street on September 14 to participate in the annual Neighborhood Block Party. The Beacon Hill Civic Association would like to thank the 20 non-profit participants who set up tables and provided...

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BHWF Starts Second Season

September 20, 2014
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BHWF Starts Second Season

Lindsey Higgins, Kristin Connell, Danielle Frissell, Jacqueline Leahy and Shannon McAllister were on hand last week for the opening session for the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF).

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Music Center of Boston Kicks Off 105th Year

September 20, 2014
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Music Center of Boston Kicks Off 105th Year

Community Music Center of Boston in the South End recently kicked off its 105th year of music education. “Community Music Center of Boston is a truly unique place,” said Executive Director David Lapin, who has been with the organization since 1981. “Through face-to-face interactions and increasingly high-tech means of marketing, more than five generations of...

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King’s Chapel Welcomes Children and Families Back to Family Worship Service

September 20, 2014
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Folks on Beacon Hill remember a time when the King’s Chapel Church School and the family services at the Little Chapel on Beacon Street epitomized community. Families raised their children and watched them grow up together in values they treasured. The recent arrival of two new staff, Assistant Minister Shawn Fiedler, and Church School...

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Myles’ Musings

September 20, 2014
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The world’s in such a bloody mess I only skim the papers And find myself, I must confess, Amused by politicians’ capers. With the electorate in their sights, They think they can deceive them. I can only hope that they’re not right, And voters won’t believe them. By Myles Musings

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