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Kingsley Montessori Students Reflect on Boston Marathon Tragedy

March 10, 2014
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Kingsley Montessori School announced last week that it would commemorate the Boston Marathon tragedy by sharing students’ essays written about bravery with the Greater Boston community. “While this is a challenging time for many of our families who were directly impacted by this horrible event, we wanted Kingsley to be a part of the...

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Callahan Tunnel Now Open

March 10, 2014
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The Callahan Tunnel, which has been closed since late December, has re-opened — ahead of schedule.  Given the way that public projects are usually completed in Massachusetts, this is a novelty. While the headache of trying to find another way to get to the airport quickly  from Beacon Hill for close to three months...

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Let’s Be Good Neighbors

March 10, 2014
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Putting out your rubbish on time is not rocket science.  The trucks collect the rubbish three times a week and are usually finished by about 8:30 a.m. So if you look out your front door and see that there are no trash bags left on your street on the appointed day, then you probably...

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Supporters for Feast of Music

March 3, 2014
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Supporters for Feast of Music

New England Conservatory exceeded its goal of raising $750,000 at its annual scholarship gala “El Festín de la Música (A Feast of Music),” which took place on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. Co-chairs for the event, which pairs gourmet-banquet courses with musical performances by NEC students, were trustee Suki de Bragança...

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Street Sweeping Starts This Week

March 3, 2014
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In case you have not noticed, it is March and the street sweeping program starts in earnest this week. Looking at the mounds of ice that show no signs of melting anytime in the near future, one is puzzled as to how the street-sweeper will move about — never mind get the debris that...

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Police Briefs 03-04-2014

March 3, 2014
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Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Knife 02/20/14 – At approximately 9:50 p.m., two male witnesses reported while walking their dog on Brimmer Street, they observed a male suspect looking into the windows of homes. At that time, they approached the suspect, who displayed a knife before fleeing on foot towards Charles Street. Incidents...

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Never Too Young to Start Cooking

February 24, 2014
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Never Too Young to Start Cooking

Children learning French through authentic regional recipes at the French Cultural Center in Back Bay. Here they’re making delicious madeleines. Miam miam. The Center’s “Summer in French” program, taught by native French speakers, offers half-day or full-day immersion programs. Children (ages 3 to 12) and teens (ages 13 to 17) discover French culture and...

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Esplanade Cafe to Open under New Management

February 24, 2014
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The former Café Esplanade will reopen under new management as the Charles River Bistro on March 21, according to Anthem Hospitality. Boston-based Anthem Hospitality and its parent company The Anthem Group assumed control of the café located near the DCR Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade last year and invested more than $250,000...

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Marathon Bomb Victim Is Featured Speaker at March’s Women’s Forum

February 24, 2014
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Allison Byrne, a marathon runner and bomb victim of last year’s Boston Marathon, will speak at the March 4 meeting of the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum, an organization formed last May to connect and inspire neighborhood women. April 15th marks the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. As the city remembers the devastating...

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Does flying make you sick?

February 24, 2014
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Every week more and more Beacon Hill families lift off from Logan, packed shoulder to shoulder with others in giant aircraft heading to ski areas, beach resorts and family compounds for much-deserved school vacations. And many of them will arrive back home with stuffy noses, itchy throats and annoying coughs. Airplane passengers, it turns...

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