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‘Public’ Pianos Coming to the Hill

September 15, 2016
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Between Sept. 23 and Oct. 10, the sight and sounds of passersby tickling the ivories will be commonplace on Beacon Hill with the installation of two “public” pianos. The pianos located at King’s Chapel and the State House in Ashburton Park on Bowdoin Street will be part of the Celebrity Series of Boston’s “Street...

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A Distinguished New Neighbor:Cross Takes Over Consul’s Role,Residence in Beacon Hill

September 15, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Harriet Cross, a career diplomat with extensive experience in international relations, is the new British Consul General of Boston and New England. Mrs. Cross began her work on Aug. 22 in the esteemed position as the leader and liaison for the 70,000 British nationals living in the region, succeeding former Consul...

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Pop-Up Farmers Market at the Fall HillFest

September 15, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser No need for Beacon Hillers to trek their way up and down a grocery aisle this weekend. Instead, they can make their way to Mt Vernon and Brimmer streets where a Farmers Market will pop up Sunday between noon and 4 pm at the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Fall HillFest. At...

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Biergarten, Farmers Market, Family Activities at Fall HillFest

September 15, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser This Sunday, September 18, marks the fifteenth year the Beacon Hill Civic Association has welcomed residents back to the Hill by throwing a block party on Mt. Vernon Street between Charles and Brimmer streets from noon to four. This year, though, it’s far more than a block party. It’s new name,...

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Thursday’s Primary Results are Posted

September 15, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Last Thursday, Massachusetts voters cast their ballots in the state primaries. Due to the Labor Day holiday, the election was held later in the week, landing on the first day of school for Boston Public Schools. Due these events and the fact that there were few contested races the voter turnout...

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‘Awakening to Joy’ Class Set at First Church Boston

September 15, 2016
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First Church Boston is offering a class “Awakening to Joy” beginning on Tuesday, October 11 from 6:30 – 8 pm.  It will be presented by H. Constance Hill, author, artist, and Inner Life coach, on the second Tuesday of every month in the relaxed setting of Hale Chapel. First Church Boston is located at...

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Police Briefs 09-13-2016

September 15, 2016
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 09/04/16 – A victim reported he left his 2007 Toyota Camry parked on Mt. Vernon Street at around 10 p.m. on Sept. 3, but when he returned at about 10 a.m. the next day, the front passenger’s side window was smashed, the...

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Preparing Boston Children to Take Exam School Entrance Test

September 15, 2016
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By Superintendent Tommy Chang As we approach the start of the 2016-2017 school year, we are setting out to increase awareness of the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) for entrance to the city’s three examination schools, Boston Latin Academy, Boston Latin School, and John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics & Science, and highlight that...

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How Boston Public Works Helps You

September 15, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh  While we may want to think that winter is a long way away, the reality is that the season is just around the corner. In order to keep our infrastructure winter-ready, our Department of Public Works has spent the summer preparing our City for snowier days. They have been...

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Remembering the Heroes of 9/11

September 15, 2016
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For every generation of Americans for the past near-century, there have been seminal events for which those who were of a certain age can recall “where they were” when they “heard the news.” Every member of the Greatest Generation could recall with vivid clarity the announcement by President Roosevelt of the Day of Infamy...

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