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BHCA Community Corner

January 13, 2017
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association invites all neighbors to come in from the cold and enjoy spending an elegant evening together at the 45th annual Beacon Hill Gala, to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston on Saturday, February 4. The black tie event begins with cocktails at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner...

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Downtown View:Good Stories

January 13, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor So we’re sitting in a movie theatre at Loews on Tremont Street, waiting for “Manchester by the Sea” to begin. The previews are too loud. The themes are sadistic, violent, cruel, creepy, pathological. Silence is one of movies. The others I can’t remember but they involved cars blowing up, gunshots...

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Street Closures Planned Around Longfellow Bridge

January 13, 2017
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MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), will close Land Boulevard/Memorial Drive westbound in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge overnight through Thursday, January 12. The roadway and sidewalk will be closed from 11:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM the following morning. The closure is necessary to safely demolish Pier 12 of the Longfellow Bridge between the roadway and sidewalk. Detour routes...

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Supt O’Rourke Set to Retire from Boston Police Department

January 13, 2017
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By Dan Murphy When Bernard “Bernie” O’Rourke steps down from his role as superintendent of the Bureau of Field Services for the Boston Police on Thursday, it will conclude a career with the department that spanned exactly 39 years. “It’s been a long time, but it’s also gone by quite rapidly,” said O’Rourke, who...

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Community Building Activities Planned at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on Jan 16

January 13, 2017
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To celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will open its doors on Monday, Jan. 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a free day of community-building activities, art-making projects, and performances around social justice and healing. Throughout the day, the Museum will come...

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Boston’s Use of Dry Ice for Rodent Control is Placed on Temporary Ban

January 13, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen A successful new program of using carbon dioxide in the form of dry ice for rodent control was recently put on hold after it came to the attention of the State’s Department of Agricultural Resources that it was unclear as to whether or not dry ice needed to be registered as...

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Police Briefs 01-10-2017

January 13, 2017
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From Boston Police Area A-1 Assault and Battery 01/01/17 – A male operator of a Mitsubishi put his vehicle in the park position and got out of the vehicle in front of 8 Park Plaza at around 1:11 a.m. At this time, the suspect approached the passenger’s side of the female victim’s boyfriend Chevrolet...

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Ringing in the New Year

January 6, 2017
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Ringing in the New Year

The parade of Boston’s First Night ended with fireworks over the Boston Common around 7:15 p.m.

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New Balance Renews its Sponsorship with DCR

January 6, 2017
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Boston-based New Balance has renewed a sponsorship agreement with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to ensure area runners, joggers and walkers have clear and safe running paths along the Charles River during the 2016-2017 winter season. The sponsorship enters its seventh year and is designed to allow those seeking to get into...

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Musician Ilana Katz to Perform at J. P. Licks on Charles Street

January 6, 2017
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Fiddler, singer, songwriter, visual artist and frequent subway busker Ilana Katz will perform live to kick off the Hidden Art Gallery’s “Art and Music” monthly series at J. P. Licks at 150 Charles St. on Friday, Jan. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. Katz, whose music delves into the sounds the blues and Appalachian...

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