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Letter to the Editor

March 11, 2016
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Faithful reader grateful for memorial Thank you, most kindly, for giving space to the piece on Bob Goodwin’s passing. Your thoughtfulness will bring much comfort not only to the seniors at Beacon House but to his family and friends in the community. Mary Hirsch Beacon House

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‘Spotlight’ is an Important Film for Healing and Renewal

March 11, 2016
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By Cardinal Sean O’Malley Spotlight is an important film for all impacted by the tragedy of clergy sexual abuse. By providing in-depth reporting on the history of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, the media led the Church to acknowledge the crimes and sins of its personnel and to begin to address its failings, the...

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Driving Bill will Save Lives and Injuries

March 11, 2016
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House and Senate elected officials have a chance to pass a solid public safety bill that would put the brakes on Massachusetts drivers using hand-held mobile electrical devices while on the road. The bill would make it illegal to use cell-phones while driving and prohibit drivers from entering information by hand to a GPS...

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DPW Resumes Beacon Hill Street Sweeping

March 4, 2016
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DPW Resumes Beacon Hill Street Sweeping

The Boston Public Works Department (PWD)  announced that efforts are underway to clean the streets following this winter’s snow and ice, morning posted street sweeping has resumed and posted residential street sweeping will resume in Beacon Hill on March 1. Snow and ice no longer pose an issue for street cleaning on these routes...

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Parkman Plaza Slated to Get Reconstruction

March 4, 2016
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Parkman Plaza Slated to Get Reconstruction

By Dan Murphy The Boston Parks & Recreation Department and its design team are moving forward with plans for the $3.5 million reconstruction of the Boston Common’s Parkman Plaza and Tremont Street edge. At a public meeting at Emerson College’s Little Building last Thursday, Gary Claiborne, lead designer for Boston-based Pressley Associates, Inc., outlined...

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Ending Breast Cancer Talk at BHWF

March 4, 2016
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Ending Breast Cancer Talk at BHWF

By Kathy Hull On Tuesday, March 8, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) will present “Good Funding & Good Fortune: Ending Breast Cancer,” featuring two distinguished women leaders wh o are leading the charge to cure breast cancer. Myra J. Biblowit has been President and CEO of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in New...

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Traffic Issues A Worry For Temple St Residents

March 4, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser The owners of the largest redevelopment project ever proposed for Beacon Hill reached out to their Temple Street and Ridgeway Lane neighbors last week, this time under the auspices of the Beacon Hill Civic Association traffic and parking committee. The project is welcomed by many neighbors who look forward to sharing...

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Downtown View:The World Will End

March 4, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor One of the entertaining aspects of living in downtown Boston is to watch the doomsayers. Whenever a new development or a large undertaking is proposed, someone claims it will ruin Boston forever. Back in the 1990s, it was the structure that later acquired that clunky name, “The Leonard P. Zakim...

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An Appreciation:Bob Goodwin Made a Difference at Beacon House

March 4, 2016
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By Mary Hirsch It’s a sad day at Beacon House, a senior community residence on Beacon Hill because Bob Goodwin, one of its most beloved and respected residents, “bit the dust” (as he would have said) last Monday and took all the joy with him: he was laughter and positivity personified, unlike most of...

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Upcoming Lecture Recalls History of Public Garden’s Swan Boats

March 4, 2016
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By Dan Murphy As an upcoming lecture sponsored by the Friends of the Public Garden will attest, the Swan Boats have become inextricably linked to the park during their 139-year history. “You will see evolution of boats since the late 19th century and the evolution of the Garden,” said Liz Vizza, executive director of...

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