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Obituaries 06-02-2015

Cornelia Diane Golding Patten Lifelong social activist, active in racial integration and urban housing causes; had private audience with Dalai Lama Cornelia Diane Golding Patten of Boston, known affectionately as “Boots,” died Saturday, May 23 at Hearthstone at New Horizons in Marlborough. She was 88 years old. Born January 29, 1926 in Valdosta, Georgia,...

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Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals

On Sunday May 17, members of the local community joined King’s Chapel’s Assistant Minister Shawn Fiedler in the garden of King’s Chapel’s Parish House on Beacon Street for the annual “Blessing of the Animals.” Pictured Rev. Fiedler is seen offering blessings and prayers for Tucker and his owner Joe.

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Beacon Hill Circle Helps Charities

It’s a proven formula. Neighborhood tours with visits to private homes equal new funds for local charities. That’s the formula the Beacon Hill Circle for Charity has followed for 53 years to raise funds for Greater Boston institutions serving women and children in need. By doing so, Circle members were able to raise about...

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Liza Roman Retires:Helped Many Beacon Hill Nonprofits

 Liza Roman has closed the books on Beacon Hill for the last time. For 33 years Roman, a resident of the Fenway who has owned a bookkeeping business since 1980, made her way to Beacon Hill to watch over the financial records of many small businesses, including Hill House, the Beacon Hill Civic Association,...

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Let Us Never Forget Their Sacrifice

Of all of our national holidays, Memorial Day is the most solemn. Memorial Day reminds us of the Supreme Sacrifice that has been made by so many of our fellow citizens to keep us a free people and provides us with an opportunity to honor their sacrifice. Memorial Day has its roots in what...

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Police Briefs 05-19-2015

Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Assault and Battery 05/11/15 – At approximately 2:40 a.m., officer observed a male suspect punching a taxi driver in the face multiple times on Cambridge Street. The victim said he asked the suspect to get out of the cab after he said he had no money....

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New Bridges to Hope in the Wake of Long Island

On October 8th of last year, I had to make a painful but necessary decision. The Long Island Bridge, after years of neglect, had to be shut down. The decaying 63-year-old structure posed imminent danger to the clients and staff of the shelter, transition, detox, and treatment programs housed on Long Island in Boston...

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Getting to Know the Public Garden

Getting to Know the Public Garden

More than a dozen people have recently taken a very special interest in the Public Garden and have been studying this iconic greenspace for hours on end. What they are learning about America’s first public botanical garden is not for a class or research for a book.  This studious bunch is the inaugural group...

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Hidden Garden Tour is May 21

With a record number of gardens never seen before, this tour is one not to miss. This year’s tour on Thursday, May 21, will open the gates to 12 hidden gardens, five of which are new member gardens and three “ribbon” gardens that are viewed from the street. This is a self-guided tour and...

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Esplanade Association Awarded $1M ‘Challenge’ Grant

The Esplanade Association was recently awarded a $1-million “challenge grant” in memory of Frances W. Hatch Jr. by a longtime Boston resident who has asked to remain anonymous. The four-year “challenge grant” was made to support the horticultural priorities and special projects within the Charles River Esplanade, and each annual gift of $150,000 of...

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