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BHAC in the Thick of it Again

April 28, 2016
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Trying to protect the historical integrity of the Beacon Hill neighborhood seems to becoming more difficult these days for the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission (BHAC). A few years back, the commission refused to grant the approval for a generically  manufactured signal box that the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) wanted to put on Charles Street...

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Boncore Wins Senate Election,Livingstone Carries Beacon Hill

April 22, 2016
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Boncore Wins Senate Election,Livingstone Carries Beacon Hill

By Cary Shuman Winthrop attorney Joseph Boncore won the Democratic nomination for the State Senate seat in the First Suffolk and Middlesex District that includes Beacon Hill. Boncore received 4,013 votes to take first place in the field of seven candidates in the April 12 Democratic Primary. He carried his hometown of Winthrop by...

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Esplanade Association Outlines Year’s Goals at Annual Meeting

April 22, 2016
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By Dan Murphy At the group’s 15th annual meeting at Hampshire House on Monday, April 11, representatives from the Esplanade Association outlined their major goals for 2016, including the restoration of the historic Lotta Fountain and the launch of the park’s “wayfinding system.” Tani Marinovich, executive director of the Esplanade Association, said work on...

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Postal Worker Helps Police Thwart Package Thief

April 22, 2016
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By Dan Murphy An observant postal worker led officers to a thief who was seen stealing delivery packages on Beacon Hill, Boston Police said. On April 7, at around 1 p.m., the mailman flagged down officers on detail in the neighborhood after witnessing the suspect steal a package from a doorway in the Mt....

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Downtown View:Finally the T Did Something Right. Almost.

April 22, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor The new Government Center T station opened with cheers all around. It finished ahead of schedule despite complicated underground construction, trains that had to keep running while work went on and a setback with glass design. Everyone heaved a sigh of relief that finally the MBTA did something right. Inside,...

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Brownies and Refugees: A Partnership Begins to take Root

April 22, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser Although some have not yet reached the age of nine, seventeen compassionate Brownies have taken a step far beyond most adults by reaching out to the more than 450 refugees who annually arrive in Boston seeking a better life. Second and third graders, the girls are members of Girl Scout Brownie...

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William James College to Host a Public Forum to Address National Opioid Crisis

April 22, 2016
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William James College, a leader in educating mental health professionals and the largest graduate psychology program in New England, hosted “Opioid Crisis: Thinking Outside the Box” on Tuesday, April 5, at the Back Bay Events Center. The event was part of the William James College Forum series, which convened thought leaders to address societal...

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MFA,Boston Celebrates 40th Annual ‘Art In Bloom’

April 22, 2016
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The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), welcomes back one of Boston’s most celebrated signs of spring, the annual “Art in Bloom” festival of flowers. Now in its 40th year, the festival blossoms with art-inspired floral arrangements handcrafted by New England garden clubs and acclaimed professional designers from Saturday, April 30, through Monday, May...

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Correction

April 22, 2016
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The story on the handicapped ramps that ran in last week’s Beacon Hill Times contained incorrect information. The City of Boston has submitted their Environmental Notification Act to the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office but has not received approval from this agency.  The 16 locations as reported are slated to receive the handicapped...

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Letter to the Editor

April 22, 2016
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Getting the facts straight  about urban renewal In last week’s article “Community Leaders Express Outrage at BRA’s 6-year Extension of Powers,” the Beacon Hill Times showed an incredible lack of sound judgment in its reporting of the Boston City Council’s reauthorization of the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s urban renewal powers. Having facilitated a robust, year-and-a-half-long...

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