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Downtown View:Welcome to Boston

September 7, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor It’s September. You’ve moved in either over the weekend or sometime this summer. You’ve not met many of your neighbors because long-time residents try to get out of town on moving days, since it can be hectic, noisy and hard to negotiate the sidewalks because they contain so much debris....

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BHCA Community Corner

September 7, 2017
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Trash and Recycling 101 With so many new residents moving into the neighborhood and others returning from a long summer away, the Beacon Hill Civic Association wants to talk trash again. Most likely it’s a topic much talked about since the neighborhood association was founded 95 years ago. There is little doubt that handling...

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Local Children Get Into Kicking with the Revolution at the Annual Esplanade Event

September 7, 2017
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New England Revolution stars Cody Cropper, Chris Tierney, Scott Caldwell, Brad Knighton and Brian Wright and Santander Bank’s Region Coach for Northeastern New England Kenneth O’Neill joined local kids and soccer fans at Teddy Ebersol Field on the Charles River Esplanade on Tuesday, Aug. 29, for a special soccer celebration. The event celebrated the...

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Artist Julia Powell to Kick-Start BHWF’s Celebratory Fifth Season

September 7, 2017
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By Amy Tsurumi The opening event of the fifth season of the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF), “Artist on the Rise with Julia S. Powell,” will take place on Tuesday, September 12 at the Hampshire House, 84 Beacon Street.  The evening will commence with a cash-bar cocktail hour at 6 p.m, followed by the...

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Kiddie Kamp Finishes Successful Summer at Hill House

September 7, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Kiddie Kamp wrapped up at Hill House on Aug. 19 after offering children ages 3 to 5 another self-described “summer full of games, crafts, stories, songs, age-appropriate athletics and outdoor fun.” Tori Frappolli, Hill House’s program coordinator, said the 10-week camp was open to up to 36 children each week, and...

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Police Briefs 09-05-2017

September 7, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny in a Building 08/26/17 – A victim reported she was eating dinner in a Park Plaza restaurant at around 11:10 p.m., when three credit cards were removed from her purse. The victim stated she left her purse on the floor when she went to the...

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ABCD Boston Supports Same-Day Voter Registration

September 7, 2017
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By Colneth Smiley Jr Assistant Director of Communications Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. While the Massachusetts Legislature strives to implement a state wide system for voter registration following the Massachusetts Superior Court’s decision to rule the current 20-day voter registration deadline as unconstitutional, Action for Boston Community Development stands with the Boston City Council and the...

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Neighbors Hear Plans to Convert 29 Comm Ave into Private Club

August 30, 2017
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Neighbors Hear Plans to Convert 29 Comm Ave into Private Club

By Dan Murphy An overflow crowd of neighbors turned out for an on-site meeting at 29 Commonwealth Ave. on Thursday, Aug. 17, to discuss the current owners’ plans to transfer the 11-story building from office use into a private club. Sandy Edgerley and her husband Paul intend to covert Haddon Hall into a club...

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Kingsley Montessori Teacher to Speak at TEDx Jacksonville

August 30, 2017
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Kingsley Montessori Teacher to Speak at TEDx Jacksonville

By Beth Treffeisen By the end of a three-week educational session on engineering, parents of the school children were invited to the Kingsley Montessori School in the Back Bay, to watch their five-year-olds give a presentation, speak in front of a large crowd and show-off their product – a self-designed shoe. “Some parents’ eyes...

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Downtown View:Uninhabitable

August 30, 2017
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Karen is on vacation. Here is a column from February that you might enjoy again.   By Karen Cord Taylor   Samuel Eliot Morison in The Maritime History of Massachusetts describes our state’s liabilities—tumbling, shallow, un-navigable rivers that could never compete with the mighty Hudson or the St. Lawrence; “long-lying snow,” making for a...

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