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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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A New Street Cleaning Program

April 22, 2016
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 For the last 18 months, the city has run a pilot program on parking regulations regarding street cleaning in Charlestown.  The new regulations for street cleaning replace the current fine of $40, plus having your car towed, with only a $90 ticket if a driver fails to remove their car prior to the designated...

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Advent School Benefit

April 14, 2016
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Advent School Benefit

Serafin Sanchez, Danielle Bing, Roburt Lightbody. are shown at the Advent School Spring Gala.

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Dust Off the Tux and Dancing Shoes:Green and White Ball Set for April 29

April 14, 2016
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The Friends of the Public Garden and Taj Boston will host the annual Green and White Ball on Friday, April 29, in the Taj Boston ballroom. This black tie and fabulously fashionable event will feature a cocktail reception, followed by dinner, a jazz trio and dancing with DJ Kupah James. This year’s co-chairs –...

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City Files ENF for 36 Sidewalk Ramps

April 14, 2016
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By Stephen Quigley The long legal battle between the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) and the City of Boston over handicapped sidewalk ramps on Beacon Hill as proposed by Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) took a new twist when the City filed with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) office on March 15 to...

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IAG Meeting on Temple St Project

April 14, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The public is invited to 74 Joy St. for the first Impact Advisory Group (IAG) meeting on the proposed residential redevelopment of the Hiriam J. Archer and Frank J. Donahue buildings on Temple St., Wednesday, April 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The project would transform two interconnected, six-story buildings at...

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Downtown View:Leslie Adams Goes Shopping

April 14, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Downtown Boston residents have embraced the Boston Public Market. It arrived along the Greenway at the right time. Food-lovers were tired of the agriculture-industrial complex and wanted their food to be real, local, maybe organic. They were repelled by the whipped-petroleum products lining the shelves in traditional supermarkets. I’ve been...

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Boston Strong

April 14, 2016
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That is the slogan, a rallying cry, that came out of the senseless bombings of the Boston Marathon in 2013.  While the culprits and their associates are either dead or in jail, their actions still live on for the familes who lost their loved ones and the survivors that still carry the wounds that...

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150th Anniversary of Christian Science Church Points to a Future of Good

April 14, 2016
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By Cheryl Petersen One hundred-fifty years ago, a woman living in Swampscott, Mass., had an ah-ha moment. She couldn’t describe the epiphany, but it resulted in an instant recovery from an injury caused a few days earlier that had left her bedridden. The attending physician and friends of the New England woman called the...

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