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Walsh to Focus on Education in State of City Address

January 22, 2016
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By John Lynds In a letter to parents last week, Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang said the school department will face a $50 million deficit. The announcement by Chang has made education one of the focal points of Mayor Martin Walsh’s annual State of the City address to be delivered tonight at Boston...

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Zakim Named to Council Committees

January 22, 2016
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By John Lynds Newly sworn in Boston City Council President Michelle Wu has appointed City Councillor Josh Zakim to chair the Committee on Housing and Community Development as well as vice-chair of the Committee on Government Operations and the Special Committee on Charter Reform. Zakim, who represents Beacon Hill previously chaired the Committee on...

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From Classrooms to Residences

January 22, 2016
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by Suzanne Besser Residents and neighbors of Temple Street had their first look at plans for the mega-redevelopment project proposed for their short one-block street when they met with its developers at a special meeting called last week by the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s zoning and licensing committee. About forty attendees listened, questioned and...

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Lana Barakat and her December Thieves

January 20, 2016
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Lana Barakat and her December Thieves

By Suzanne Besser Like the boutique she owns at 88 Charles Street, Lana Barakat is at once classic and edgy, sophisticated and artsy, bold and trendy. Her warm smile and passion for artistry envelopes those who step into the unique space she calls December Thieves. She chose the name from a verse by the...

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Public Broadcasting Vet Named MAAH Executive Director

January 20, 2016
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Public Broadcasting Vet Named MAAH Executive Director

By Dan Murphy A longtime veteran of Boston public broadcasting was recently named executive director of the Museum of African American History, Boston and Nantucket (MAAH). Raised outside of Philadelphia in Lincoln University, Pa., Marita Rivero began producing public-affairs programming for WGBH-TV in 1970 after graduating from Tufts University. Rivero’s early credits included “Say...

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Downtown View:Is Traffic Bad?

January 20, 2016
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Millennium will soon finish its tower, and new people will move in. Avalon Bay’s residential tower adjacent to the Tip O’Neill building has topped off. A hotel and residential building is rising on Dalton Street in the Back Bay. 888 Boylston is going up too. Eight million square feet of construction is slated for...

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British Diplomacy at Beacon Hill Women’s Forum

January 20, 2016
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Tonight, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) presents “The British are Coming!” with diplomate Susie Kitchen.  Ms. Kitchen, who has seen a great deal of the world, currently is Britain’s Consul General in Boston and has lived on Beacon Hill since 2012 with her husband and two children. In previous assignments, she served the...

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Beacon Hill Gala on February 6

January 20, 2016
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Plans are underway for the 44th Annual Beacon Hill Gala and the Gala After Hours Party to be held on February 6th at the Four Seasons Hotel. The Beacon Hill Civic Association After Hours Committee is busy preparing the 9-12 PM portion of the Gala, called Gala After Hours, which includes open bar, dessert...

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Delicious Winter Wvents at the Boston Public Market Set for January 20

January 20, 2016
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Presented as a joint initiative by the Trustees of Reservations, the Beacon Hill Civic Association Green Committee, and the Conservation Committee of the Beacon Hill Garden Club, you’re invited to attend a private tour of the Boston Public Market and/or a cooking class led by a local chef on Wednesday, January 20th. There’s no...

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Police Briefs 01-12-2016

January 20, 2016
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny 01/03/16 – At around 4:27 p.m., a victim reported that she ate lunch at a Myrtle Street restaurant and left her purse behind. When she returned to retrieve the handbag, property was stolen from it. The manager said he would retrieve video footage to assist...

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